Books I want turned into Movies

I’ve been thinking about it for awhile and I really want a lot of books to be made into movies. Really, I think movie producers and writers should get a bunch of books lovers together to get them to brainstorm ‘best books to be made into movies’!

I know that 90% of the time books that are made into movies are usually butchered, but lets just pretend that these ‘movies’ will stay true to the original.

Anyways, here are some of the books that I’m really excited about!

Yes, most of these books are ‘adventure’ style novels, but I enjoy movies like that. Not a fan of drama or romance. Ridley Pearson is actually a screen writer, and please, please make Kingdom Keepers: The Movie, a reality! I actually want to re-read the whole series again.

Let me know if you guys have any books that you’re dying to see on the big screen. Mind you this is not one of those butchered movies, but rather a very well made movie that sticks to the original!

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Mid-Year Update

This Mid-Year Update is more like a Mid-Year Freak out! I haven’t been doing a lot of reading lately and the reading that I have been doing I’ve been stalling and procrastinating. ACK! Here is my post for my Reading Challenge for the year 2017, just in case you want to understand my overwhelming goal!

So here’s the quick version of an update, that’s slowly starting to make me panic!

GOODREADS Reading Challenge: I’ve read a total of 32 books out of 70!

I also set 5 other goals I wanted to accomplish this year:

  1. Finish my 12 months Challenge – I’ve been well on this challenge every month except for June. Booo…! I’m suppose to read a none mystery ‘adult’ novel!
  2. Read an adult book that NOT a mystery – ARGH! I’m not even sure why I put this challenge. I’ve actually only read 2 book for this whole year and its almost JULY!
  3. Start and Finish a Trilogy in the same year – This challenge is a tough one for me, tougher than the previous. I actually haven’t started this and this is hitting me harder than the other challenges.
  4. Finish 5 Series that I have started – I’ve actually finished one series already so four more to go. I have 2 trilogies that I only have one more book to go. So I’m fairly confident that I can accomplish this one. YAY!
  5. Read my Fixed TBR: Ummm…yea. I’ve read 5 of the 20 books I wanted to get rid off my TBR.

It’s not pretty I warned everyone and I’ve only just begun (insert crying emoti!)

On top of these ‘Mini’ goals I wanted to accomplish, I also ‘entered’ 4 Blog Challenges.

Dystopia Reading Challenge: Read 6-10 Books 

I’ve read four books so far. Not bad actually, could be worst.

Flights of Fantasy: Read 8 Books extra points for Reading books in the host’s list

I’ve read 6 books out of 8. Whaaaaat…!!! I’m pleasantly surprised. I really do want to read more so maybe I’ll try to surpass 8 books.

Motif Challenge: Read 1 Book a month that fits a certain theme.

I actually have only done three of the five months that has passed and I’m trying to finish the book for this month – Destination Unknown!

TBR Challenge: Read 1 Book a month that fits a certain theme AND write a review on a certain date. 

This, I’m proud to say, I’ve been doing well. I’ve been able to finish a book each month, except for April. Took a Holiday in April and wasn’t able to finish the book I wanted for that month. I tried tho, just didn’t make it for the month of April.

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So as you can tell I’ve been using the same books for certain challenges and goals, which I think is valid enough. I’m actually doing fairly well on the Blog Challenges, but horrible in my personal goals, as seen on the first half of this post. I really want to remedy that in this last few months of 2017. I still can’t believe we’re already half way through 2017. YIKES!

Hows your reading goal this year so far? Let me know if you’re freaking out like me, or you’re totally calm and collected because you have your sh*t together.

 

 

Series of Books in 2017

So I was watching booktubers and I came across JessetheReader’s ‘Series I’m going to read in 2017‘. Since I thought it was a fantastic topic, I decided to create my own. I did a similar post last year of series I will be continuing in the future, which can be found here, but these only focus on series that I have started and will finish. Jesse’s topic is a little bit more precise and I thought it would be a cool way to keep track of series I want to finish and series I want to start.

Let’s begin with the series that I want to finish. I actually started a lot of series last year and I want to make sure I catch up on them. I also finished a few series so it kinda evens out.

SERIES I WANT TO FINISH 

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it a lot. I really wanted to continue with it last year, but just lost track of time.

White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter

I read the first book in 2014 and pretty much got spoiled for the last book, so I’m a bit apprehensive about finish this series. I do want to know what happens to our characters though. So this will be one of those series I want to get a crack on.

Dorothy must Die by Danielle Paige

I actually thought this series will be a trilogy, but I was wrong. This is actually one of my most anticipated release of this year. So of course a must read!

Croak by Gina Damico

The first book in this series is really unique and left me wanting more. I didn’t really prioritize this trilogy last year, but I will definitely get my hands on them this year!

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

I’ve said this a million times on my blog, I’m not a contemporary reader, but I was actually really impressed with Anna and the French Kiss. Since I had fun reading the first in the trilogy, I figured trying the companion books might give me the cuddles again.

The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

This trilogy was a recent read for me. The first book left off with the cliffhanger an I’ve been meaning to read the other books last year, but, you know, time just flew by.

The Darkest Mind by Alexandra Bracken

This is another one of those trilogies that 2016 didn’t let me finish. I really don’t know what happened to 2016 it’s like one minute its there and the next, its gone!

Deana Madden by A.R. Torre

I’m actually surprised I really enjoyed The Girl in 6E. This was getting all the buzz a few months ago an I definitely had a go at it and really enjoyed it. This is actually the first erotica suspense that I read and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Definitely will be reading the rest in the trilogy.

The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

One of my most anticipated book release of 2017 is the third book in the trilogy. I had a rough start with Illuminae, but ended up enjoying it. I need to see the cover of the 3rd book!

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

I wasn’t blown away by the first book in this duology, but I really want to read the second book to see what happens to our two protagonist.

Wolf by wolf by Ryan Graudin

This is one of those books that you can’t pass up once you’ve read the first book. The story is amazing and I can’t wait to see what happens to out heroine.

Phew! That’s a lot of books I want to get to before this year is done. I’m not sure how many I’ll be able to tick off, keeping my fingers crossed, I want to get to all of them!

SERIES I WANT TO START

Here are the series I do want to start for this year. I won’t go into details, like the above part, but I will include the first book in the series.  Of course I won’t try to finish all the books this year, but I want to at least read the first book.

There are more that I want to include, but these are the priority and these are the ones I’m really excited about!

So that’s it for books I want to read in 2017. I’m a bit unsettled that there’s so many books here, but these are just guidelines and wishful thinking!

I’ll look back at the end of the year to see if I have actually accomplished any of these.

Let me know down below if there are books on this list that I should push higher on my TBR pile!

A Break

I took a much needed break on anything bookish. I love reading but I do get burnt out pretty easily. Also, life has been getting in the way lately but I’ve figured out a balance that will allow me to update my site regularly. Anywyas, tune in for more book reviews and bookish related things.

Series I want to Start in 2016

One of my challenges for this year, and even last year, was to finish off as many series as I can before the year ends. Last year was a total bust, but this year I’m actually ticking off more books from my ever growing TBR. Even if I do have tons of books lined up for years to come, I’ve been eyeing a lot of series/trilogies that I want to start. I’m really the type of reader who doesn’t power through books, but I would prefer if all the books are all out already. Cliffhangers doesn’t really bother me, but I would prefer to know the endings of the series/trilogies I read. Yes, I’m that type of reader!

Here are some series I will be starting. Most of these books have already been released, while others, the last book will be released either this year or beginning of next year.

 

The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

the winner's curse

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. 

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

I’ve heard so many good things about this trilogy and I just can’t help myself but add it to my list of things to read. The last book will be released this year, March 2016.

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

raven boys

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

I read and really enjoyed Stiefvatter’s Scorpio Races. I’ve been wanting to read more of her works, unfortunately her Shiver Trilogy never enticed me. So when I heard so many good things about this series, I just had to add it to my list.

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

the archived

Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was: a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous—it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost, Da’s death was hard enough, but now that her little brother is gone too, Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself may crumble and fall.

I’ve only recently heard of V.E Schwab/aka Victoria Schwab and ever science I’ve been wanting to read something of hers. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this duology, but it really does sound interesting for me.

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

red rising

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.

Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power.

I’m actually still on the fence with this book. I’ve heard tons of great things about it, but I’m not really a fan of ‘adult’ books. The suspense of not knowing just how good the book is, is killing me. So I might, might, most likely, grab the first book.

The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo

shadow and bone

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Evidently enough with my reviews, I’m the type of person who enjoys being spoiled with endings. I actually like knowing the ending of a trilogy/series before I go into it, not the whole story, just the basic ending of who gets together with who and who dies in the end. I’ve been hearing different things about this trilogy tho. I want to read at least the first and then take it from there.

***That’s it for now. Those are the series that I am planning on starting this year. Hopefully I’ll get around to them once I’ve finished off more of my series. Hopefully, the book community stops making more great books. hahahah…kidding! Keep them coming!

Comment down below if you think I should start a series that you enjoyed and love. Also if you want to start any of these, then let me know, maybe we can buddy read ^_^***

 

 

Books into Movies 2016

There are so many books being turned into movies lately and a lot are going to be released this year, 2016. I’ve decided to make this list to keep track of what books I need to read before seeing the movie. Hopefully, this will inform others that some of their favorite books has been made into a movie!

1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – Release Date: October 7, 2016
Starring: Emily Blunt
I’ve been seeing this around a lot, not just on Goodreads, but also around my town. So obviously I’ve been wanting to read. I was actually surprised that they made this into a movie so fast.

2. The BFG by Roald Dahl
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Starring: Mark Rylance
I love anything Roald Dahl! Even if I haven’t read this book yet, which I will before seeing the movie, I’m really excited about it. I really have no clue what it is about, but I’ve enjoyed almost everything Dahl movie adaptation.

3. The Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Release Date: October 14, 2016
Starring: Liam Neeson
Anything Patrick Ness is worth watching AND reading. So of course, this is a MUST read and MUST watch. Actually, truth be told this books has been on my TBR for quite awhile now. AND yes, its starring Liam Neeson!

4. The Inferno by Dan Brown
Release Date: October 28, 2016
Starring: Tom Hanks
Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series is my guilty pleasure. I know a lot of people hate his book because of historical inaccuracy, but I just LOVE them. I’m not all that bummed out that they aren’t making a movie of The Lost Symbol, because you have got to admit that one really did suck!

5. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by J.K Rowling
Release Date: November 8, 2016
Starring: Eddie Redmayne
Do I really have to say anything about why I want to read and watch this. Really!?!?! The fact that it will give us more insight to the wizarding world of Harry Potter is enough for me!

6. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Release Date: September 30, 2016
Starring: Eva Green
I admit I’m not a fan of the book, it’s a pretty good concept, but there are too many loopholes for my liking. Watching the movie is different tho. This I might actually like a lot better. Plus, its going to be directed by Tim Burton!

let it snow

7. Let it Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green, Lauren Myracle
Release Date: December 9, 2016
Starring: Unknown Info
I love reading these three short stories awhile back and I think it will be a cute romantic comedy. Maybe I won’t watch it in the theaters, but its definitely on my list to keep an eye on.

Comment down below if there is a book-turned-into-movie that you are dying to see this year. Maybe I’ve missed a favorite that’s going to hit the big screen!