March Book Challenge: Stories to Stitch By
Made into a movie March!
It’s time for our March book challenge…and this month we are reading books that have been made into movies!
This means that our choices can cover pretty much any length, genre, or style! Really, there are so many possibilities for any kind of book that might interest you.
Below I’ve put together a list of books that I have read and enjoyed…that said…I read and enjoyed the books but have not seen the movies (or TV shows) for most of them. (Actually I have only seen 5 of the movie adaptions from the 15 books on the list….maybe my challenge this month should be to watch some of the movie versions of the books I have read!)
Now, one last thing before I get to my list: The list I put together includes everything from Non-Fiction to Classics to Mysteries to Young Adult Fiction. Some are heart warming, some are disturbing, some are sweet, and some are heart breaking.
Sooooo…while I love all the books on this list all the books might not be for every person.
Alright…15 books that have been made into movies that I have read and enjoyed:
- Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
2. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
5. Holes by Louis Sachar
6. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
7. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
8. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K. Rowling
10. The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
11. Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
12. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
13. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
14. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
15. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Now….aside from the above list… I’ve made myself a personal list of books that have been made into movies that I HAVE NOT read but would like to. Again, I have not seen most of the movies but would like to read the books.
Here is that list:
- The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
2. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
3. Matilda by Roald Dahl
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
5. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
6. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
7. Jurassic Park by Micheal Crichton
8. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
I’ve already put a hold on both Olive Kitteridge and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy…so hopefully I will get one of them soon.
What about you? Do you have any good recommendations that I didn’t include on the list? If so, PLEASE share! We are always on the look out for good reads.
Aright! Now that we have the stories we need some projects to stitch up!
Because it is a movie themed month we picked out some PDF quilt patterns that are good to curl up with while watching the television.
First up we have our Kids Couch Quilt:
Finishing up at about 47″x 47″ the Kids Couch Quilt PDF Pattern is a perfect couch lounging size for kids.
It is also a quick sew that is great for precut strips or using up scraps!
Next up we have our “Chips and Salsa” PDF Quilt Pattern:
For some people it is popcorn but for me…I can’t watch a movie at home without chips and salsa! Chips and salsa are life…and this quilt is inspired by the staple that I was raised on.
Made with over sized half square triangles The Chips and Salsa PDF Quilt Pattern comes together quickly and turns out great in solids or in prints.
And last but not least we have a PDF Pattern inspired by a movie:
The Santa and His Elf PDF Quilt Pattern is inspired by Buddy the Elf from the movie “Elf”.
In the photo above it is sewn up in the Santa version of the pattern but…if you click HERE to the post about the pattern you can see it sewn up in all its Buddy the Elf splendor.
I’ve made at least a dozen of these quilts and even currently have another one cut and ready to be sewn up! They are fun to make, give, and use.
So there you have it…a perfect pairing of pages and patterns!
We hope that you are enjoying sewing and reading along with us.