LitFlix for 2013

So I noticed that this year there are a lot of movies coming out that are based on books. In the past, when there was a movie coming out I wanted to see based on a book, I tried to read the book first. For example, reading Lord of the Rings before Fellowship came out. Or, if I find out the movie is based on a book, I will try and read it such as True Blood (I know it is not a movie, but the idea still holds true).

So this formed a perfect idea: that is, to read the book, then watch the movie based on the book, and give you a handy comparison review. Some people cannot stand to watch a movie of a book they love or read a book based on a movie, but I think there are interesting things that can present themselves in each medium that you cannot necessarily find if you do not mix it up.

Now there are times that movies have ruined great books, but there are other times that I think movies have breathed life into a great idea in a book that was not fully explored. So here it is, my list of LitFlix for 2013:

February 1 – Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies written by Isaac Marion – 258 pages (Kindle Edition)

February 14 – Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures written by Kami Garcia – 577 pages (Kindle Edition)

March 29 – The Host

The Host written by Stephanie Meyer – 619 pages (Hardcover Edition)

May 10 – The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald – 180 pages (Paperback Edition)

June 21 – World War Z

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War written by Max Brooks – 352 pages (Kindle Edition)

August 16 – Percy Jackson: Sea Monsters

No Trailer Availabe Yet

The Sea Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) written by Rick Riordan – 290 pages (Kindle Edition)

August 22 – Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments Book 1) written by Cassandara Clare – 503 pages (Kindle Edition)

October 18 – Carrie

Carrie written by Stephen King – 243 pages (Paperback Edition)

October 18 – The Seventh Son

No Trailer Available Yet

The Spook’s Apprentice written by Joseph Delaney – 324 pages (Hardcover Edition)

(Might be hard to find.)

November 1 – Ender’s Game

No Trailer Available Yet

Ender’s Game written by Orson Scott Card – 352 pages (Paperback Edition)

November 22 – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

No Trailer Available Yet

Catching Fire written by Suzanne Collins – 391 pages (Kindle Edition)

December 13 – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

No Trailer Available Yet

The Hobbit written by J.R.R Tolkien – 322 pages (Kindle Edition)

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