Thursday, February 3, 2011

Book to Film Club

January 10-December 31, 2011

Movie Moxie is hosting the Book to Film Club in 2011.  She writes:

Hello book and film lovers!
  • Do you enjoy reading books before the film adaptations come out?
  • Want to know about a bunch of upcoming adaptations?
  • Want to read & watch along with other folks?
So do I! Here's the plan: 11 Books + 11 Films = The 2011 Book to Film Club!

How it works:
  • Read 1 book a month for 11 months
  • Watch each of the films as they come out in 2011
  • I'll share a book reading and film release schedule, but you are free to go at your own pace
  • You can play along for as many or as few titles as you'd like.
  • If you'd like to document the experience along the way by reviewing along the way, you can! I know I will! I'll put up a post with questions to explore the book and film experience, so we'll have a home base for each of the titles. You can leave a link to your own reviews so they will all be in one place for everyone to find them.
  • I'll have a email list set up for reminders about book selections, film release dates and time lines.
Below are 11 books that have film adaptations scheduled for the 2011 year. We'll go through them one at a time, reading, watching and sharing along the way. It's going to be a nice pace of a book a month for the reading, and hopefully around the same pace for films. As release dates for films are subject to change (and some have yet to be announced beyond '2011'), we'll keep our fingers crossed that everything will fall nicely into place. The titles are a wide variety of titles from classics to new releases that cover many genres. I hope there is something for everyone!

Reading List:
  • Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant
  • Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore - book 1 of the Lorien Legacies
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  • plus room for one happy surprize along the way
Reading Schedule:
  • January 2011 - I Am Number Four
  • February 2011 - Jane Eyre
  • March 2011 - Water for Elephants
  • April 2011 - Bel Ami
  • May 2011 to Dec 2011 To Be Confirmed
Film Schedule:
  • January 2011 - month off!
  • February 2011 - I Am Number Four, release date: Feb 18, 2011
  • March 2011 - Jane Eyre, release date March 11, 2011
  • April 2011 - Water for Elephants, release date: April 22, 2011
  • May 2011 - Bel Ami, release date: May 12, 2011
  • June 2011 - TBC
  • July 2011 - TBC
  • August 2011 - TBC
  • September 2011 - TBC
  • October 2011 - The Three Musketeers, release date October 14, 2011
  • November 2011 - TBC
  • December 2011 - Hugo Cabret, release date Dec 9, 2011
You can join anytime.

To join, go to Book to Film Club.