movies and the books that spawned them: a challenge

I love "Based on the Book" movies.

Some of my favourites: Pride and Prejudice, Excalibur, Dune, Bridget Jones' Diary, The Count of Monte Cristo, 101 Dalmatians, and of course, the Bond flicks.

I see the movie, then I always tell myself that I really should read the book... but I rarely do.

So, for my installment in Shai's 52WoC#38: Join or Start a Challenge!, I challenge myself -- and you -- to...

Read 9 books that have been made into movies.

The rules are easy:

1. Anyone can participate.

2. Choose 9 books that have been made into movies. (9 because it's 2009!)
- You can get some ideas here.
- You can change your list of books at any time.
- It's okay if you haven't seen the movies. Re-reads are acceptable.

3. To join, leave a comment with this post or email me.

4. Finish reading your books by December 31, 2009.
- I'll check in monthly to share my progress... and allow you to share your own.

Easy, non?

Okay, here's MY LIST
:

1. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien (I know this is more than one book, but still)
2. Under the Tuscan Sun - Frances Mayes
3. Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
4.
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
5. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
6. A Scanner Darkly - Phillip K. Dick
7. Chocolat - Joanne Harris
8. A Room with a View - E.M. Forster
9. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis

Honourable Mentions... in case I have extra time:
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - Rebecca Wells
The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman

Okay, now you. :)
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