Have Book - And They Turned it Into a Movie: Amazing Read Challenge Week 3

amazing read graphicThis week on the Amazing Read we challenge you to read a book that has been (or will be) turned into a movie!  For bonus points (not that we're keeping track) you could also watch the movie.  I always like to compare the two and see what they decided to change and which one I like better.  Spoiler alert: the book is (almost) always better.  I watched Warm Bodies, a zombie rom-com, over the weekend and I'm looking forward to reading the book this week.  We’d love to hear what you’re reading, so consider sharing with us through your Summer Reading Program log, by commenting on this post, or on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

In addition to the suggestions below, be sure to check out our Pinterest board: "Before They Were Movies."  Are we missing any of your favorites?

Picture Books

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

Chapter Books

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Capture by Kathryn Lasky

Young Adult Books

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Adult Books

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
The Princess Bride by William Goldman

 

Comments

Ender's Game by Orson Scott

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Movie comes out this fall. So hyped.

I'm excited for this movie as

I'm excited for this movie as well!  I'm a sucker for sci-fi

The Tale of Despereaux by

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo is a GREAT book that they made into a movie. The book is far better than the movie!

I have to agree with you!

I have to agree with you!

I thought Life of Pi was ok

I thought Life of Pi was ok as a movie but Safe Haven in movie form was awful compared to the book.

I was pretty worried when

I was pretty worried when they first announced that they were filming Life of Pi, but I ended up liking the movie.  I still like the book better, of course :)

I am reading The Color

I am reading The Color Purple(my all time fave) My daughter is reading Disney's The Princess and the Frog for the umpteenth time!

Both are great choices!

Both are great choices!

Enchanted April.  I watch it

Enchanted April.  I watch it whenever I am sick and it  makes me feel better.

I haven't seen this one.

I haven't seen this one.  Thanks for the recommendation!

I was going to say "The

I was going to say "The Princess Bride" but that one is on the list above. Another favorite book-to-movie is "The Neverending Story."

The Neverending Story is one

The Neverending Story is one I love in book and movie form!