Wednesday, January 14, 2009

January - Books being turned into movies

At least once a year our book club reads current books being turned into movies.  Here are the picks for this month:

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Not enough reading for you?  Or maybe you're curious about other movies in the works? Here's a list with links for more info that club member Scott Knopf helped me put togther:

39 Clues got picked up by Dreamworks, Steven Spielberg is rumored to direct!  Should be out in 2011.
Chocky by John Wyndham (Spielberg acquired film rights in September)  Should be out in 2010.
Eloise in Paris by Kay Thompson
The Giver by Lois Lowry (A lot of you might have already read this one but it's a classic) (Should be out in 2011)
Magic Kingdom for Sale/SOLD by Terry Brooks
Ollie the Otter by Kelly Alan Williamson
Pattington Bear by Michael Bond
Punk Farm by Jarrett J Krosoczka
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett 


I am Laura said...

i am totally going to read the diary of a wimpy kid with you guys this month. i really miss book club. I have joined a few others here and there since I lived in Columbus, but people never seem to pick books I want to read. It seems every book picked in your book club is one I want to read. Thanks for keeping this up and giving me ideas to get me reading.

Kim said...

Sounds like a very fun book club. I am really tempted to see if I can join.

Okie said...

I guess I hadn't been keeping up on movies lately. I knew Desperaux was a movie, but I didn't know about any of the others except Magic Kingdom (and that because I've been a fan of Brooks since I was a kid and still frequent his author site).

Lightning Thief and Inkheart have been sitting on my shelf since I bought them last year...and they've finally moved up my reading list and will hopefully be read this spring.

Hopefully I can get to some of these others before they turn into movies and taint my opinions. :)

Katie said...

Just finished reading Tale of Despereaux last week... it's amazing and I've decided to make it be the next book for my Literature Lounger's Book Club selection! And I've got Diary of a Wimpy Kid on my TBR list!

Amy @ Literacy Launchpad said...

I need to jump in reading all these before the movie comes out. So many books being made into movies lately. What are your feelings about that? Good thing? Bad thing? I'm often torn about it.

Christine said...

What fun books! I have to tell you that I'm worried about the film version of "Coraline." I took my kids to see "Despereaux." They loved it, but the very scary trailer for "Coraline" ran before it, and my 8 year old daughter, who's pretty tough, covered her ears and eyes and put her head on her knees like an air raid whistle went off. Oddly, that kind of made me want to read the book.

Lindsay said...

Oh! That makes me so happy! I can't believe Percy Jackson is going to be made into a movie! I really love the way mythology is used in Riordan's books.

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