2013 Book to Movie Challenge


Alright folks! Today we have another exciting new first for Doing Dewey! I will be hosting my first ever reading challenge, the 2013 Book to Movie Challenge. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to review books and the movies which they’ve been made into. It’s a tough job, but someone has to let us book lovers know which movies are going to fulfill our dreams of watching our favorite books come to life and which movies are going to ruthlessly shatter those dreams!

To enter, just click through to the linky at the bottom of this post and link to a post on your blog mentioning the challenge and the challenge level you’re attempting. You can change challenge levels at any time and the challenge levels are as follows:

Movie Fan – read 3 books and watch their movies
Movie Devotee – read 6 books and watch their movies
Movie Lover – read 9 books and watch their movies
Movie Aficionado – read 12 books and watch their movies

Click here to enter your link and view this Inlinkz list (feel free to type n/a instead of actually leaving your e-mail)…

Those of you who signed up earlier will note that we’ve moved from Linky Lists to Inlinkz, for reasons of not having to pay money to keep the list up. I moved over everyone’s earlier entries (by hand – yes, this was about as fun as it sounds, haha) which means you’ll need to let me know if you want your link removed. Also, Inlinkz won’t let me not require an e-mail address so feel free to fill in that box with whatever if you don’t want to leave your e-mail. Thanks guys!

Credit for the logo, to which I artistically added writing, goes to the Ozark Dale County Public Library.


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156 responses to “2013 Book to Movie Challenge

  1. Can’t wait to get started on this challenge! It will be a great one.

  2. Gah – why are you trying to get me to break my no challenge rule for 2013! This one looks too good to pass up, and there are quite a few movies coming out that I want to read the books for too.

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  4. Thanks for hosting this. It sounds like a ton of fun =) I can’t wait!

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  6. I think that I will most definitely do the Movie Aficionado level. I watch ALOT of films and reading is my first love, so why not combine them?

    • Great! I didn’t used to watch a lot of movies, but it’s become a pretty standard date night for the boy and I. I especially like seeing what he thinks of the movies not having read the book, compared to how I feel about it 🙂 I hope you have fun with the challenge!

  7. Dina ^_^

    I’m so joining in!!

  8. Dina ^_^

    Reblogged this on The Moonlight Serenity and commented:
    Comments? Keep them short, clear, and to the point. So this is Diana, reporting that I’m excited to make this challenge. =)

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  11. Oh I may have to join you even though I said no more challenges! I will do this anyway because I’m in a book group at my local library that does books into movies. We’re discussing Rosemary’s Baby tonight.

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  14. Thanks for hosting this, it looks like fun. I was looking for a third challenge to do in 2013, and now I have one 🙂

  15. Thanks for hosting. Looks like a fun challenge! I signed up and I’m looking forward to getting started!

  16. I have a question. Can we watch movies that are already out or is it movies that are releasing in 2013?

    • Nope, any movies count. I’m also counting TV shows as long as I watch at least a “movie length” amount of them. And I think an a book you’ve already read is fine, although I think it’s the most fun if you’ve done or do a review of both the book and the movie so people can get your thoughts on both 🙂 I’m planning on posting guidelines and a linky for reviews around Jan 1st, so all these details will be included there.

  17. Another. And do they have to be new books. I have read The Host and City of Bones, but the movies releases in 2013.

  18. We have decided to go for the Movie Aficionado level. I must admit a guilty pleasure of mine is books that have been turned into movies. I have already thought of a few books that i will be revisiting and ones i want to read as part of the challenge.

    Some I will be reading are:

    The Help
    Beautiful Creatures
    The Twilight Saga (will try and read the whole thing and class it as one)
    Lord Of The Rings (will try and read the whole thing and class it as one)
    A Stephen King (not sure which one yet)

    We will post our book list in the next few days please keep an eye out for it!

    • That sounds like a great selection! Also, I think it would be totally legitimate to count your trilogies as three movies, but combining them is definitely fine too 🙂 Thanks for joining the challenge!

      • Here is the full list I am aiming for (if I need to split the three that are currently in series I will thank you for letting me know =)

        Beastly (Alex Flynn)

        Beautiful Creatures (Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl)

        Dear John (Nicholas Sparks)

        Inkheart (Cornelia Funke)

        Legends Of The Guardians: The Capture (Book 1) (Kathryn Lasky)

        Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)

        Misery (Stephen King)

        The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe / Voyage Of The Dawn Treader and Prince Caspian (C.S. Lewis)

        The Help (Kathryn Stockett)

        The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring / The Two Towers and Return Of The King (J.R.R. Tolkein)

        The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)

        The Twilight Saga: Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse and Breaking Dawn (Stephanie Meyer)

      • Thanks for sharing! I’ve already heard about a couple of movies I didn’t realize were based on books and some books I didn’t know were currently being made into movies, so I’m excited to check out everyone’s lists 🙂

  19. I’m in! A number of books on my 2013 TBR stack have been made into movies…so this fits right in!

  20. This is a fantastic challenge! I’m hoping to turn it into a monthly family event. And this works well with my “bucket list” of books to read.

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  23. I’m belatedly joining in and thanks for having me (though at the moment the links seems to be ‘inoperative’) – I posted a post here: http://bloodymurder.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/2013-book-to-movie-challenge/

  24. Success – thanks Katie, greatly appreciated!

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  27. Jenny Hubenthal

    I am looking forward to this challenge as I love reading books made into movies and have several on my list

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  30. Great reading challenge! I’m excited to combine my love of reading and my love of watching movies! 🙂

    I’ve gone with books/films that I’ve neither read nor watched before.
    Here’s my list –

    Never Let Me Go
    The Prestige
    Winter’s Bone
    Sophie’s Choice
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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  32. Love to do this challenge.

  33. Oooh ! This sounds a lot of fun !! :)) I will definitely join ^^ ♥

  34. Linky is expired T^T. But I’ll definitely join.

    Whatever You Can Still Betray

  35. This will give me an excuse to revisit some old favourites and discover a few new ones I am sure…

    The Melancholy of Resistance ~ Laszlo Krasznahorkai (film version Werckmeister Harmonies)

    Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass ~ Bruno Schulz

    Keep the Aspidistra Flying ~ George Orwell

    Roadside Picnic ~ Arkady Strugatsky (Film version Stalker)

    And many more.

    • The only thing I’ve read by Orwell is Animal Farm, for high school of course, but I liked it a lot so I’ll be particularly interested to read your review of Kaep the Aspidistra Flying 🙂 Thanks for joining in!

  36. Was there a cutoff date for joining or is there a problem with the linky tool? I want to join, and here is my post, I’ll check back again later 🙂


    • there was a problem with the list – it turns out you have to pay to use linky lists long term, so I’ve posted a new Inlinkz list you can use and that’s up now. Thanks for joining in 🙂

  37. Does anyone have a list of 2013 movies based on books?

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  39. I’ve been wanting to read several books before their movies come out this year…Movie Devoteee for me please & thank you!

  40. I signed in! thanks for hosting!

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  42. Hy! I’ve heard about your challenge from my friend Roxana and I accepted it. Great ideea! 🙂

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  45. Gena

    I’m in just finished reading The Lovely Bones and I’m in the process of watching the movie. I’ll see how far I can go with this, I’ll post links later.

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  47. Hey I finished my 1st book for this challenge yesterday =D

    Misery by Stephen King


  48. one question: do i have to have read the book this year? i read life of pi couple of years earlier and watched the movie last week – does that count?
    i do have the whole year ahead for my goal anyways:)

    • I think having read the book earlier is fine – or the other way around, if a movie was out earlier. It would be nice if you mention the book a little – did you like it or not, do you remember any big differences from the movie, etc – but not necessary. I’m really hosting this challenge as a way for people to have fun, so whatever you’d enjoy the most is great 🙂

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  50. Hi, I’m kind of joining the party late here, is this challenge closed? I’ve already started reading a bunch of books in January for the Goodreads yearly challenge and they happen to all be books-to-film anyway before I even saw this challenge because those are the types of books I like to read. Well anyway hope to jump in late if I can!

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  52. Well I didn’t read that you wanted us to review the movies in full. My blog isn’t for that purpose, but I would be glad to put my opinion in on whether I thought the movie was a good book to movie adaptation in my end of the year wrap up post.

    • That’s fine! I really want the challenge to just be a way for everyone to find everyone else’s reviews and don’t think we need to be to stuck on the “rules”/guidelines. I would love to hear what you think about the movies if you have somewhere to include that, so I can learn about really good book to movie adaptations 🙂

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  56. Megan

    Great challenge! There are several movies I’ve been waiting to see because I haven’t yet read the books (e.g. Anna Karenina, Silver Linings Playbook, LOTR …), so this is a great excuse to pick them up!

  57. Love this challenge. Thanks for hosting! I joined in!
    -Amanda @ Always A Book Geek

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  97. Hi, are you planning to do this challenge next year? I didn’t get around to signing up for this year and with the year almost over, I don’t want to start so late. It sounds like a fun challenge and I often try to read a book before its film comes out.


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