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I am offering a release challenge again for 2018. 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 related to television series can be part of Davros-10's 2018 TV Book Release Challenge, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/548134 .)

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, 2018 through December 31, 2018, your time.


1. Hidden Figures ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14747296 ), multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]


wingBasculawing 3 yrs ago
A movie book
The Color Purple http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14584546
Themed release.


with release photo

1. Eragon - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14834656



with release photo

2. Tuesdays with Morrie - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14860917
TV movie



3. The Phantom of the Opera ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14869825/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


4. Sole Survivor ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14870961/ ), photo.



with release photo

3. Eragon - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14872117


1 Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe

2 Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen





6. Poe's Tales of Mystery and Terror ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813432/ ), multiple challenges, photo.



tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release 1
1. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14200746



8. Tales of Mystery and Imagination ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14894743/ ), multiple challenges, photo. [Several Poe stories that inspired films.]


9. Must Love Dogs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14868508/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14800804/ Disney's Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin



10. The Falcon's Malteser ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14796280/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


11. The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14908578/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14764577/ Walt Disney Pictures Presents The Tigger Movie

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753301/ The Wind in the Willows

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14739831/ Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel: The Junior Novel


6 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14907029/ Cold Comfort Farm
7 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14907039/ What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?


12. Dune ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813415/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

13. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14913066/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


14. A Night to Remember ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813403 ), multiple challenges, photo.

15. The Snowman ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14913063 ), photo.


with release photos

4. Room - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14919191
5. Old Yeller - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14918202
6. Under the Blood-Red Sun - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14834655

no release photo

7. Mythic Vision (Eragon) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14880685


8 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14924375/ Girl With a Pearl Earring


16. Bound and Gagged: The Story of the Silent Serials ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14866133/ ), photo.


17. To Build a Fire and Other Stories ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14717126/ ), multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]

18. The Big Wave ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14720763/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

19. Catching Fire ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14721247/ ), multiple challenges, photo.



20. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14894752/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

21. La Chica Del Tren ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14846323/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14832985/ Star Wars

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14805183/ Independence Day

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14900608/ Star Wars: Before the Storm

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14738315/ Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge Of the Sith

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14843003/ Blood on the Moon [Cop]

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14810244/ Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14859218/ Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice # 17: The Only Witness


22. And Then There Were None ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14940878/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


10 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14945869/ Like Water For Chocolate
11 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14945878/ A Year in Provence (TV mini series)


21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14908887/ Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace



23. Vanity Fair ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14939837/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296518/ Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14779785/ Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal


27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762600/ Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14941086/ Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14832987/ Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14933028/ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs


24. Weight of Water ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14935773/ ), multiple challenges, photo.



25. Anne of Green Gables ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813378/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


26. Beyond Rue Morgue ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14610083 ), multiple challenges, photo.

27. Tideland ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14794841/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

28. Count of Monte Cristo ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14959049/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


29. Gold Diggers of 1933 ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14844088/ ), multiple challenges, photo.



30. Los Angeles' Bunker Hill: Pulp Fiction's Mean Streets and Film Noir's Ground Zero! ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14502629/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

31. The Martian ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14964169/ ), photo.


14 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14950419/ When I Fell From the Sky (filmed as Miracles Still Happen)
15 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12833082/ When I Fell From the Sky (second copy)
16 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14968111/ True Grit
17 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14968618/ On Chesil Beach


with release photos

8. Hidden Figures - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14949566
9. To Dance with the White Dog - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14961212


18 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14972134/ The Princesses of Iowa

According to IMDB, was made into a short film.


"Atomised" by Michel Houellebecq.
Was made into movie in 2006.
Link to release entry - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14955284/


with release photo

10. The World of Moana: A Guide to Motunui and Beyond - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14980078


31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14916485/ Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do: A Jesse Stone Novel


1. The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg (photo)
Made into a movie in 2009 for the Swedish TV

2. To πεθαμένο λικέρ (The dead Liquor) by Giannis Xanthoulis (photo)
Made into a movie in 1992

3. Running Man by Stephen King
Made into a movie in 1987, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger also on the cover of the book

4. Lunes de fiel (Bitter Moon) by Pascal Bruckner (photo)
Made into a film by Roman Polanski in 1992

5. Πανσέλινος (Full Moon) by Antonio Munoz Molina
Made into a movie in 2002

6. Je l'aimais (Someone I loved) by Anna Gavalda (photo)
Made into a movie in 2009

7. Parce que je t'aime (Because I Love You) by Guillaume Musso (photo)
Made into a movie in 2012

8. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Made into a movie in 2010

9. Viento del Norte (North Wind) by Elena Quiroja
Made into a movie in 1954

10. Το νησί του Αρτούρο (Arthur's Island) by Elsa Morante
Made into a film in 1962

11. One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson (photo)
Made into a TV film for the BBC in 2011

12. The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi
Made into a movie in 2012

13. Le roi des aulnes (The Ogre) by Michel Tournier (photo)
Made into a movie in 1996

14. True Grit by Charles Portis (photo)
Made into a movie twice : in 1969 starring John Wayne, and in 2010 by the Coen Brothers


15. Mια γυναίκα χωρίς όνομα (Τhe Woman Has no Name) by Duygu Asena
Filmed in 1998 by director Atif Yilmaz

16. Οι μάγισσες της Σμύρνης (The Witches of Smyrne) by Maria Meymeridi
Adapted into a Greek TV series in 2005-2006



32. Million Dollar Baby ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14891336 ), photo. [Update: caught!]




with release photo

11. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14987127


1. Roald Dahl, Matilda

2. Evelyn Waugh , Scoop

3. Richmal Crompton, Just William

4. George Lucas , Gwiezdne wojny [Star Wars]

5. J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace

6. Alan Sillitoe, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

7. Barbara Taylor Bradford, Act of Will

8. Stephenie Meyer, The Host


"Salem's Lot" by Stephen King.
Was made into miniseries in 1979 and 2004.
Link to release entry - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14953393/


33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14897459/ Treasure Island

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14784011/ Irish Drama Selections # 6: Selected Plays - [Philadelphia, Here I Come was made into a movie]

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875593/ Winesburg, Ohio


Wish upon a Pike.

Fantasy film by A. Rou in 1938.
Multiple challenges - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14995115/


33. The Secret Garden ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14964116/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


19 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14989177/ Doctor in Clover
20 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14989182/ The Perks of Being a Wallflower
21 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15001344/ Snow Flower and the Secret Fan


34. Blackberry Winter; A Street Cat Named Bob ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813420/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

35. Mayflower Madam ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14874927/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


From my International BC Day road-trip:

36. The Wind in the Willows ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14739241/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

37. Wild ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14930514/ ), multiple challenges, photo. [And a catch!]

38. The Mist ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14732715/ ), photo.

39. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14739368/ ), photo.

40. Gone Girl ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14738199/ ), photo.

41. Into the Wild ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14964093/ ), multiple challenges.


42. A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15014649 ), a two-in-one omnibus edition; from one LFL to another. Photo.


The Deep End of the Ocean
Oops. I actually released this in late December 2017, but the site wouldn't let me into the Release Challenges forum.


Mutiny on the Bounty

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold


43. Beowulf ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15001825/ ), photo. (I came across a charming sculpture, tiny figures of beach-goers on a boulder in a Maine seaside park, and couldn't resist leaving a book there.)


msrubble 3 yrs ago
Release #3


Pride and Prejudice.

Also qualifies for Never Judge a Book by Its Cover.


3 A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden) - Charlaine Harris

4 The Life of Pi - Yann Martel

5 Philomena - Martin Sixsmith


44. William Shakespeare's Star Wars ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15019098/ ), photo.


The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

(also NJABBIC); and

The Thorn Birds

(also April Showers/May Flowers)


msrubble 3 yrs ago
Release #7


Into the Wild

Also in the April Showers/May Flowers challenge.


9. Corrie ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill, The Hiding Place

10. Aldous Huxley, Le meilleur des mondes (Brave New World)


no release photo

12. Spis Bed Elsk - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14497805
Translation of Eat Pray Love; donated to the Friends of the Library

with release photos

13. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14916749
14. The Postman (Il Postino) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13067350


A Prayer for Owen Meany

The Bridges of Madison County
(themed release, with photo)

The Nanny Diaries



45. King of the Wind ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15001819/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


46. Perks of Being a Wallflower ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14729920/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


47. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14436070 ), multiple challenges, photo.


22 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15025187/ Midwives (TV movie)
23 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15030422/ Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader


48. The Age of Innocence ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15028333/ ), photo.

49. The Prince and the Pauper ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15029683/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


msrubble 3 yrs ago
Release #14
A Prayer for Owen Meany (a second copy, different cover)


50. The Wicker Man ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13132552/ ), photo.


6 A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - Marina Lewycka

7 Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen

8 Sanctuary - Nora Roberts

9 Wuthering heights - Emily Bronte


with release photo: went to a book festival and left a box for people to choose from

15. The Fellowship of the Ring - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15025226
16. The Return of the King - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15020199
17. The Two Towers - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15017934


51. One Gallant Rush ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564463 ), themed, photo.


msrubble 3 yrs ago
Release #15


msrubble 3 yrs ago
Release #16


52. William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15012305 ), multiple challenges, photo.

53. The Empire Strikes Back ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15043889/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

54. The Return of the King ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15043882/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


11. Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

12. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World


55. The Once and Future King ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15043892/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

56. Dune ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15046379/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

57. When Worlds Collide ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15046370/ ), photo.

58. The Talented Mr. Ripley ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15039670/ ), photo.

59. The Return of the King ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15044899/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


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