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I am offering a release challenge again for 2016. No prizes, only bragging rights.


1. Book must have been made into a movie
e.g., Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
or book was based on a movie
e.g., Fantastic Voyage, by Isaac Asimov

Made-for-television movies and mini-series count, as well as motion pictures that were shown in theatres.

Except for mini-series, books that were made into television series or which are based on television series are not included in this challenge.

Books published in any year, and movies released in any year, are eligible.

2. All releases must be wild. Releases to OBCZs or thrift shops will be considered wild.

3. Releases that fit multiple release challenges are welcome.

4. After journaling your release, record it here with a link to your journal entry. Please mention in your release note that the book was released as part of this challenge.

5. Optional: celebrate catches and new members resulting from this challenge.

6. This challenge will run from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, your time.


Thank you, for hosting this again this year.

#001: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12673286 - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson.
#002: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878926 - Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow.
#003: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12690951 - Rogue Robots! by Disney, Jillian Joy Samuels.


With release photo

1. Fiddler on the Roof - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13782405


With release photo

1. Fiddler on the Roof - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13782405

I am very much rooting for AF.


1. Fiddler on the Roof - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13782405

I am very much rooting for AF.

So am I. Let's hope the book provides some sort of distraction while AF recovers.


wingNancyNovawing 3 yrs ago
release 1


Hey, I'm not waiting until March this year to jump into my own challenge!

Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden

It also counts for Never Judge a Book by Its Cover, where this week's challenge is author names beginning with the letter A.


1. Jane Eyre ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13785010 ), multiple challenges, photo.

2. The Secret Garden ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13785015/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


With release photo

2. Herbie Goes Bananas - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13782411


#004: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13033257 - Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.



3. Les Miserables ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794936/ ), multiple challenges.


with release photo

3. Ella Enchanted - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13782407


1. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
BCID 9686080

Just realized this book was made into a made for television movie in 1999 starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria, both of whom won Emmy Awards for their performances...Lemmon for Lead Actor, Azaria for Supporting Actor...and the movie itself won an Emmy for both Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing and Outstanding Made For Television Movie. It was watched by 22.5 million viewers when it aired!

Will add link as soon as I have computer time.


4. The Incredible Journey ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13803946/ ), photo.

5. Sweeney Todd ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13803969/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


The Firm

Also counts for this week's Never Judge a Book by Its Cover (trade paperbacks and TALL mass market paperbacks).



2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13688765/ The Glass Castle: A Memoir

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13708939/ Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469617/ Medea

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13695338/ One Shot: A Reacher Novel

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13724938/ Safe Haven

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13783408/ Life of Pi

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13627340/ The Scarlet Letter

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13713549/ Fifty Shades of Grey

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13692374/ Million Dollar Baby: Stories from the Corner

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718775/ For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469691/ Cry, the Beloved Country

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13800874/ Life of Pi

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13778721/ The Glass Castle: A Memoir

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664001/ Life of Pi


I released a book which is coming out as a movie in November of 2016. http://www.imdb.com/---/tt2872518/?...

Okay to list it in the Challenge, or better to wait until the movie is actually released in theaters?


I released a book which is coming out as a movie in November of 2016. http://www.imdb.com/---/tt2872518/?...

Okay to list it in the Challenge, or better to wait until the movie is actually released in theaters?

Sorry, I just now saw this.

I think it'd be better to wait until the movie is released. Movie projects can sometimes be announced but then never get completed.


Okay. Thanks.


Movie projects can sometimes be announced but then never get completed.

Too true. :(


4. モンスターズ・インク (Monsters, Inc.) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13789958



6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13806959/ ), with photo. I've seen the previews for this at theaters recently. It looks... well, rather more of a dark action flick than the dark-comedy of the book.

7. The Hound of the Baskervilles ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13806989/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

8. Wuthering Heights ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13810077/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


9. Batman ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11494655 ), multiple challenges, photo.

10. Ten Things I Hate About You ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13615712 ), multiple challenges, photo.

11. Ice Castles ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13615630 ), themed release, multiple challenges, photo.

12. Towards Zero ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7535870 ), multiple challenges, photo.

13. Skipping Christmas ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12782402 ), multiple challenges, photo.


wingNancyNovawing 3 yrs ago
release 6


14. The Ruins ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13810067/ ), photo.

15. The Haunted Doll's House ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13783122/ ), multiple challenges, photo. [The book includes the story which inspired the 1945 film "The Body Snatcher".]



Combined release challenges.

#005: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13797904 - The Coolangatta Gold by Richard Butler.
#006: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7856385 - For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke.



Combined release.

#007: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7796961 - For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke.


Wild releases with photos

5. にんぎょひめ (The Little Mermaid) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13821013

6. Superman vs. Aliens - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13825211
Yes, *those* Aliens. Ick.


msrubble 3 yrs ago
Release 3
I didn't even realize that this had been made into a movie. It was, in 2013.

Bless Me, Ultima


16. To Kill a Mockingbird ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13810066/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


with release photo

7. Coraline - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13620807


2. Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan


19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13645566/ Walt Disney's Bambi: A Little Golden Book

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13693575/ Walt Disney's Peter Pan: A Little Golden Book

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13158031/ The Help


With release photo

8. Flower Drum Song - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13824119


17. Lady Chatterley's Lover ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13839024 ), multiple challenges, photo.


22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469665/ The Help

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718956/ Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets


wingNancyNovawing 3 yrs ago
release 7


18. The Jungle Book ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13642163/ ), photo.


3. The Cat in the Hat Movie Storybook...Themed/Multiple Challenges


4. Freaky Friday by Mary Rogers...Multiple Challenges


tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release 1
1. The Return of the King http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13358954


19. The Wings of the Dove ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13839590/ ), multiple challenges.


1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Movie Novel

2 Schindler's Ark - Thomas Keneally

3 Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

4 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark


4. Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading) by A. A. Milne...Multiple Challenges

Movie info from Wikipedia... https://en.wikipedia.org/---/Winnie_the_Pooh_and_Tigger_Too


6. Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 4) by C. S. Lewis

Movie info from Wikipedia... https://en.wikipedia.org/---/The_Chronicles_of_Narnia:_Prince_Caspian


7. The Baby-Sitters Club Book 31: Dawn's Wicked Stepsister by Ann M. Martin

Movie info from Wikipedia... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Baby-Sitters_Club_(film)


8. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

9. Harcourt School Publishers Treasury of Literature: Library Book Grade 3 Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

Movie info from Wikipedia... https://en.wikipedia.org/---/Ramona_and_Beezus


10. Disney/Pixar Cars: What Am I? First Concepts by Studio Mouse
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13853259 ...Multiple Challenges

Movie info from Wikipedia... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cars_(film)


starred items include release photo

9. Snow Falling on Cedars - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8497881
10. The Pit and the Pendulum - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13800855
*11. A Beautiful Mind - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11426555
*12. Fahrenheit 451 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13847579
*13. Something Wicked This Way Comes - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13853381


2 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13857191/ The Shipping News
3 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13857195/ Close Range: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN


20. Hamlet ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13860767/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

21. The 10th Kingdom ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13858928/ ), photo.

22. My Family and Other Animals ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13860769/ ), multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]


11. Finding Nemo: The Junior Novelization by Disney Pixar...Multiple Challenges


wingNancyNovawing 3 yrs ago
release 8
8. The Fellowship of the Rings http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13285774/


24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13692670/ Walt Disney's Peter Pan: A Little Golden Book

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13854570/ The Mortal Instruments Book One: City of Bones

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718959/ Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469666/ The Help


28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718973/ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718970/ Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794177/ Peter Pan

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794178/ Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13770153/ Transformers

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13012716/ The Client

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13158086/ At Risk

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13757647/ One for the Money: A Stephanie Plum Novel


Combined challenge

#008: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13033211 - Toy Story by Disney - Pixar


#009: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12690996 - Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
#010: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13033258 - Thinner by Richard Bachman.
#011: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13033209 - The Golden Monkey and the Duel of the Daemons by Phillip Pullman.


With release photo

14. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13847572 - CAUGHT!


With release photo

15. Mockingjay - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13857059



#012: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10437030 - Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.



23. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13414383/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

24. Brighty of the Grand Canyon ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13882763/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


with release photos

16. The Mosquito Coast - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13877412
It's hard to see the book in the photo, but it's there. :)

17. A Thousand Acres - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13864072



with release photo

18. The Bridges of Madison County - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13886426


25. The Fault in Our Stars ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13858914/ ), multiple challenges, photo.



wingNancyNovawing 3 yrs ago
release 9


26. Gone With The Wind ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13884901 ), multiple challenges. [Update: caught!]

27. 11/22/63 ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13866301/ ), a mini-series; photo.


26. Gone With The Wind ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13884901 ), multiple challenges.

That's funny, you're giving away one of my examples. So when are you going to release Fantastic Voyage?


That's funny, you're giving away one of my examples. So when are you going to release Fantastic Voyage?

Hey, if I come across a copy, I'll include it!


26. Gone With The Wind ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13884901 ), multiple challenges.

That's funny, you're giving away one of my examples. So when are you going to release Fantastic Voyage?

Well, phooey, did I forget to post that here? Off to fix that now... ;)



msrubble 3 yrs ago
Release 4


36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664004/ Beauty and the Beast and Other Stories

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13872887/ Shrek 2: The Movie Novel

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13713823/ Disney Pixar A Bug's Life Volume 2: Blueberries on Parade

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13856856/ Disney's Pocahontas

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469498/ Cinderella

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13658824/ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13725462/ King Kong the 8th Wonder of the World: Escape from Skull Island

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13259990/ The Help

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13753317/ Star Wars: Dark Apprentice

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469667/ The Help

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13158033/ The Help

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13853025/ Star Wars: Jedi Search

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13713550/ Sleeping Beauty

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13036236/ The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469509/ Cinderella

51 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718777/ A Midsummer Night's Dream


wingPlum-crazywing 3 yrs ago
release 5
5 The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards




54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13694093/ Disney Princess: Sleeping Beauty: Jewels to Rule By

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13872945/ The Sum of All Fears


wingNancyNovawing 3 yrs ago
release 10



with release photo

19. The Te of Piglet - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13918556


wingPlum-crazywing 2 yrs ago
Release 6
6 Let the Right One In - John Ajivde Lindqvist


with release photo

21. The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13857061
Apparently there was a made-for-TV movie.



60 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13091028/ Rugrats in Paris The Movie


with release photo

22. The Sea of Monsters - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8580636
Percy Jackson



11 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13932756/ Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


64 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13693580/ How To Train Your Dragon

65 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13877470/ China Cry: The Nora Lam Story

66 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13880827/ Nobody's Fool


67 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13692453/ Running with Scissors

68 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13866440/ Windmills of the Gods


28. Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3297688/ )

29. The Thing on the Doorstep ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13936044/ )


69 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794331/ The Merchant of Venice


#013: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8369668 - McLibel by John Vidal.


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