The Movie Book Challenge: Update #1

It's time to check in on how you're all doing on your "Books Adapted into Movies" challenges!

For all the folks new to Life Candy and going "whatcha talking 'bout, Nen?", I challenged my readers to read 9 books that have been made into movies. You can still join! For the details, go to the original post.

It's been a couple of months now since I sent out the challenge. How ya doin'? How many have you finished? 1, 2? None?

I admit that, although I've started 3, I've finished none. I've changed my list a bit:

1. A Room with a View - E.M. Forster

2. Howard's End - E.M. Forster

3. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
4. Under the Tuscan Sun - Frances Mayes
5. Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
7. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
8. Chocolat - Joanne Harris
9. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis

Have you changed your lists? Got a whole new one? Are you done? Are you just joining us now? Let me know!


  1. I'm new to here and I've only read 2 of those on the list but the other titles don't really pull me to want to read them. I saw under the Tuscan Sun movie but didn't even know it was a book.

  2. I just finish "Thank You for Smoking" - great book. Even better then the movie.
    Loved "Princess Bride" - way better than the movie.
    "Chocolat" - meh
    "Romancing the Stone" -zzzzz
    I'm trying to read "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe". I haven't gotten past the 1st page, but I think it's because I'm just so damn tired. Bedtime is the only time I get to read.
    I'll probably change my list...

  3. I didn't join the challenge, but I am reading the Bourne Supremacy right now! And will follow with Bourne Ultimatum... but maybe not for a while. I'm so stuck on books right now, I find it really hard to find good reads. I need to do more research. One thing I picked up from someone's (completely unrelated) Flickr photo was this list:, so I will be looking to it for inspiration before my next library visit.

  4. @Nicola:
    Great link, Nic! Thanks for letting us know about it. How do you like the Bourne books?