Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Announcing The 2019 Book to Screen Challenge!

I don't know why but I have always loved reading books that are turned into movies or television shows. I enjoy imagining the characters in my head and then seeing who they choose to play them and if they match how I imagined them to be. I also enjoy seeing if the plot is the same or different from the book. I also want to know if the book or the show ends up being better. And believe it or not, there are a few times that I have thought the movie and television show was better!

So this year I decided to host a reading challenge with a theme that covers some of my favorite books to read: Books that are turned into movies and television shows!

This isn't just a reading challenge but a watching challenge as well. Because of that, this challenge is a bit more complicated and involved than your usual reading challenge.

Rules for the 2019 Book to Screen Challenge:
  • In order to count a book you must watch the movie or the television show. 
  • If it's a television show you do not have to watch an entire season. Ideally you should watch at least 3 episodes unless it is a mini-series. If it is a mini-series you must watch them all.
  • If you choose to read a book series turned into a television show you do not have to watch every corresponding season to count each book. (For example, there are four seasons of Outlander. You can count as many books of the Outlander series as you want as long as you watch some episodes of the first season of the television show.)
  • However, I won't be allowing this for a book series turned into a movie series. If you read a book series turned into a movie series you must watch every corresponding movie that has been released so far. (For example, if you choose to read the Harry Potter series you cannot count every book you have read unless you have also watched the corresponding movie.)
  • If there are a number of movie or television adaptions of the book you do not have to watch them all. You may choose to watch only one. 
  • If you have already read the book or book series but are just now watching the movie or television show you may count the book. Please note the approximate year or years you read the book or book series. (For example, I read The Mortal Instruments series years ago but have not yet watched the Shadowhunters television series.)  
  • If you have already seen the movie or television show before reading the book you do not have to rewatch it. 
  • The only exception is if the movie or television show won't be released until 2020 or later. If this is the case you may still count the book. 
  • If you have any questions about the rules please leave a comment on this post or tweet me
Additional rules for the 2019 Book to Screen Reading Challenge:
  • This challenge runs from Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019.
  • You may sign up anytime during the challenge. 
  • This is a low pressure challenge. I want you to choose your own reading goal. I won't be creating different levels. Read as little or as many books as you want. Even if you just read one book you can still participate!
  • Books can be any genre including fiction, nonfiction, comics, or graphic novels.
  • You may include books of any format including traditional books, ebooks, or audiobooks.
  • You may include television shows and movies of any format including theater releases, DVD or Blu-ray releases, streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu, or shows on television.
  • You may reread books.
  • You may rewatch movies or television shows.
  • Books may count towards other reading challenges.
  • Use the hashtag #2019BooktoScreenChallenge on social media
  • If you could be so kind, please place the 2019 Book to Screen Challenge banner on your blog to help spread the word. 
  • Please link back to this blog, post about it on Facebook, Tweet about it, and so on to help spread the word.
  • When you have reviewed a book, movie, or tv show, you are encouraged to come back to this post and add the link to your review in the comments.
  • Please sign up using the link below.


  1. I would like to enter. I have several books that I want to read so I can watch TV show or movie. I don't have a blog but will post on Facebook. Keli Meesick

  2. I'm in! Looking forward to playing!

  3. I managed to cross one Book2Screen off my list this month!

  4. I'm on 3 so far!

  5. Three years ago I started a movie/book club. Every month we read a book, discuss over dinner, watch the movie, discuss over dessert.

  6. Coffee pods are expensive,pink coffee maker but they are not as messy and are very convenient. Ground coffee on the other hand makes more traditional lattes, but they tend to lose the delicious coffee taste after a few days.