I want to extend a big thank you to Carol Fitzgerald for her post this week in which she bemoaned NetFlix's lack of a books into movies section, which then prompted Jessica's comment that there is indeed a website that provides such a list. The Mid-Continent Public Library's Based on the Book list is a pretty comprehensive one, spanning from About a Boy to Zoom's Academy. Jessica then takes it one better to introduce us to her Lit Flicks Challenge. What's the challenge? Between now and the end of February, read 5 books that have been made into movies and then watch 2 film adaptations of those books. Check in here at the beginning of each month to learn about activities and giveaways for participants. This sounds like a lot of fun and could be a great way to guide your group's choices over the next few months! Three more lists to check out beyond the Based on Books list are ReadingGroupGuides.com's Books into Movies, The Guardian's Top 50 Movie Adaptations and Amazon's Top 50 Movie Adaptations.
Writing this makes me think about my favorite books into movies. It's always such a tough call as of course the book and the movie are two different artistic forms and you can't judge them by the same standards.I guess my top choice would have to be Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird -- both a book and a film I love. What's your favorite adaptation?