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100 Books to Read Before They're Movies

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Wow - so many books on this list I have not read. Can anyone recommend any?

Misc thoughts:
I loved East of Eden, but I really don't want to see a movie adaptation with Jennifer Lawrence.
Harlan Coben's Six Years - I read this but don't remember much - I'd probably watch this movie.
Night Circus - been trying to decide if I want to read this. Maybe I'll watch the movie instead.
1984 - I'd watch this!
The Nightingale - I'd watch this!
The Grapes of Wrath - loved this book - this could be good with Steven Spielberg as director!
Still looking forward to Devil in the White City.
I want to read Ready Player One.
I loved Bel Canto, but don't know if it will make a good movie.
Agatha Christie - why do they keep making movies out of Witness for the Prosecution and Murder on the Orient Express? - she has so many other great books.
So many people recommended Beautiful Ruins - but I did not like it.
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - loved this book - I think it will make a good movie!

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https://www.popsugar.com/---/Books-Made-Movies-List-32193133

Wow - so many books on this list I have not read. Can anyone recommend any?

Misc thoughts:
I loved East of Eden, but I really don't want to see a movie adaptation with Jennifer Lawrence.
Harlan Coben's Six Years - I read this but don't remember much - I'd probably watch this movie.
Night Circus - been trying to decide if I want to read this. Maybe I'll watch the movie instead.
1984 - I'd watch this!
The Nightingale - I'd watch this!
The Grapes of Wrath - loved this book - this could be good with Steven Spielberg as director!
Still looking forward to Devil in the White City.
I want to read Ready Player One.
I loved Bel Canto, but don't know if it will make a good movie.
Agatha Christie - why do they keep making movies out of Witness for the Prosecution and Murder on the Orient Express? - she has so many other great books.
So many people recommended Beautiful Ruins - but I did not like it.
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - loved this book - I think it will make a good movie!
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and some on Mt.TBR. But quite a lot of titles I don't know.

I'm quite curious to see how A Wrinkle in Time will turn out, I liked the book.
The Circle, saw a trailer last week and sounds interesting (haven't read it yet).
I also loved the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society!
Ready Player One is also on Mt.TBR.. and My Cousin Rachel.
I enjoyed Where'd You Go Bernadette.
And I wouldn't mind seeing the Agatha Christie movies (though David Suchet is still my favorite Hercule Poirot).
One I know I won't watch is Stephen King's It. Gave me nightmares as a a kid :P

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The Circle, saw a trailer last week and sounds interesting (haven't read it yet).

Free sample from The Circle here: it creeped me out.
http://www.openculture.com/---/free-audio-a-taste-of-dave-eggers-new-novel.html
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I can tell you one movie adaptation I do not want to see - The Thin Man. I am not a Johnny Depp fan, and I love the William Powell/Myrna Loy Thin Man movies.

I loved The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, I would definitely recommend reading it.

I could not finish the book or the previous movie version of Dune, so I'd approach that one with caution.

Reese Witherspoon is involved in a lot of these! I am a big fan of her.
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Yeah - the Johnny Depp thing totally turned me off. I think I will rent the Powell/Loy one. I don't remember if I've seen it or not.
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Is there a website like Goodreads to keep track of movies you've watched? I am getting to the point where I can't remember everything I've read and watched.
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Is there a website like Goodreads to keep track of movies you've watched? I am getting to the point where I can't remember everything I've read and watched.


I used to be a member of a site called Get Glue, where you would "check in" whenever watching a movie or tv show. When the site started you could also "check in" for books, but they eventually took that option off, and the rest of the site was clunky to me so I stopped using it. I don't know if it's still around, but it was the only site I'd found for tracking what you watch. Now I just keep a list and write down movies as I watch them.
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Yeah - the Johnny Depp thing totally turned me off. I think I will rent the Powell/Loy one. I don't remember if I've seen it or not.


They made six of them! After reading that list I'm wanting to watch all of them again.
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[I think I spotted a typo: there's an entry on that site for "Men of Granite", about New Hampshire fighting men, but the blurb under the picture describes an Illinois basketball team. So, something's clearly awry! I'm wondering if the basketball-film is based on a book with a similar title?]

For most of the films based on books I've read, I'll wait for reviews before deciding whether to see them or not.

I've read and will want to see:

The Devil in the White City ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14242421/ )

Annihilation ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12992191/ )

I've read, but will wait for reviews:

The Lost City of Z ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11215923/ )

The Billionaire's Vinegar ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12253472/ )

The Night Circus ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13414364/ )

Ready Player One ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13136319/ )

Witness for the Prosecution ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3939615/ ) - this one is almost in the "why a remake?" category for me, as I loved the Charles Laughton/Marlene Deitrich version, but I'll reserve judgement.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13867630/ )

I've read and probably won't watch at all:

1984 ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7817887/ ) - not sure why a remake's needed here.

The Thin Man ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14231776/ ) - ditto. The Powell/Loy film was *awesome*; no remake could be worthy!

It ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11635137/ ) - ditto. The mini-series was very good - why make it again? [Then again, if the reviews are awesome, I may give it a look.]

Dune ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1102394/ ) - yet another why-a-remake - though in this case the previous ones weren't all that successful, so perhaps somebody will finally make a really good version. But I'll have to be convinced!

Films I'm interested in seeing even though I haven't read the books yet:

Black Count - the biography of the father of famed author Dumas

Facing the Wind - I hadn't heard of this one before, but if Alessandro Nivola is in it, I'm there! {grin}

The Engagements sounds rather fun - following one engagement ring through several different relationships over the decades.
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There is a book Men of Granite by Dan Manoyan about the Illinois Basketball team. That must be the one they meant. (Haven't read.) Good catch!
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Interested in reading:

• The Lost City of Z by David Grann
• (there are others that look interesting, but I have too many TBRs as it is!)

On one of my TBR stacks:

• The Billionaire's Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace
• The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale
• In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
• Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
• The Dark Tower by Stephen King

Read & enjoyed and am curious about the movies:

• The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
• Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (not sure how the format will translate to a movie)
• The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson
• A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (saw a previous version, which was...ok)
• The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
• Wonder by R.J. Palacio (loved this as audio)
• The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Read and liked at the time but don't need to experience again:

• It by Stephen King (saw parts of the mini-series)

Read but don't really remember...but movie versions could be interesting:

• 1984 by George Orwell
• Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick (SYNC audio)
• The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (saw a play)

Never managed to get into:

• A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
• Dune by Frank Herbert (saw one movie which required a lot of explanation from my companion)

Read an excerpt and am not at all sure I want more:

• The Circle by Dave Eggers

Keep thinking I should read (passed through my hands more than once):

• Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Read the first book in the series and thought it was ok but didn't keep going, possibly because it took too long to get my hands on the other books:

• The Death Cure by James Dashner
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The zookeeper's wife : I really enjoy the book and I think Jessica Chastain will be great !
The night circus : enjoyable read.
The devil in the white city : with Leonardo di Caprio it should be a great movie !
The guernsey literary and potato pie society ; I can't wait to see the film !
It : by curiosity only.
Wonder : I can tell yet, the book is in my TBR but should be read in a few.
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Wonder : I can tell yet, the book is in my TBR but should be read in a few.

Wonder is such a good book! I am quite excited for the movie, too!

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