Books Becoming Movies in 2017: What I’ll read and what I’ll pass on

Do you plan on watching any of these movies?
Will you read the book as well?
Before or after the movie?

Taking on a World of Words

I’m sure I’m not the only person who likes to read the book before seeing the movie. I love being able to compare the two and come to the ultimate decision that the book is better. (Does anyone ever disagree?) Using this and this articles, I’d like to present a list of books that I’m either going to hurry up and read or let the movie woo me without preconceived notions.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (Diane Ackerman, March 31)- Pass. I might as well write a whole post about how sick I am of books about being the daughter or wife of someone noteworthy. This is me on my feminist soapbox at it’s finest. I’ll consider it for next week.

Wonder (R.J. Palacio, April 7)- Pass. My husband is reading this one now and I don’t want to make him wait to read it. I’ll go to this one, but I don’t…

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Jack Nicholson Will Un-Retire to Play the English-Speaking ‘Toni Erdmann’

I would watch it.

Still want to see the original first though.

Have you watched Toni Erdmann?

Subtitles: Who needs ‘em? That seems to be the logic at work in one of American moviemaking’s most inexplicable trends: taking a perfectly approachable foreign film that is released, acclaimed, and widely available on our shores, and just remaking it in English. It usually goes poorly, but that doesn’t seem to matter; we’ve got Force Majeure…

via Jack Nicholson Will Un-Retire to Play the English-Speaking ‘Toni Erdmann’ — Flavorwire

Movies I Really Want to Watch

After such a long time without a single movie that I really had to watch, there are quite a few now that I do not want to miss.

In no particular order, here are the 11 movies that I am looking forward to watching over the next couple of months (the covers link to IMBD page):

Moonlight

Moonlight
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.


Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.


Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann
A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach.


Split

Split
Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities, and must try and escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.


Rings

Rings
A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in 7 days.


20th Century Women

20th Century Women
The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.


Fences

Fences
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.


The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us
The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be.


The Eyes of My Mother

The Eyes of My Mother
A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.


The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Autopsy of Jane Doe
A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.


Ah-ga-ssi

Ah-ga-ssi
TA woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.


Please let me know if you watched any and let me know what you thought – no spoilers, though!

Read the book before watching the movie in 2016

As a fan of doing exactly what the title says, I found this idea by Book Depository very cool!

They also have a ‘Books on screen’ and Books about films’ tabs in the same page.

How tempting is that??

Click the image below to see the full list:

Have you read any of these books?
Do you plan to?

I have read Luckiest Girl Alive and definitely plan on watching the movie.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and A Monster Calls have been on my to buy list for a while, so I am very tempted to buy them.

If you do plan on buying any of these books, will you get a hard or e-copy?

Tell me everything!


PS: There, I caved.

I bought:

A Monster Calls

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had a nifty 10% discount lying around as well so just could not resist! Argh!

Have you caved in yet? :)