Books to Movies 2019 | My “To-Watch Before the End of the Year” List!

Part 2 of my End of the Year To-do list is here!

Yesterday, I quickly mentioned in my End of the Year Book Tag that I’d like to make a mini blog series, where I share my plans and to-do lists to accomplish before the end of the year. This is the second part, in which I take a look at all book adaptations released in 2019 and make a list of all films I still want to watch this year. 

2019 wasn’t the best “movie” year, in my opinion, especially in comparison with the previous year. So far there was only one movie that I think deserves all the awards in the world, and that was «Joker». If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend watching it before the end of the year, as I’m sure it will be nominated for many Oscar categories.

But of course, I haven’t seen ALL the movies that came out this year, and I want to correct that by starting with these ones:


Welcome to Derry, Maine … It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real …

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them back to Derry to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name.


Bernadette Fox has vanished.

When her daughter Bee claims a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for perfect grades, Bernadette, a fiercely intelligent shut-in, throws herself into preparations for the trip. But worn down by years of trying to live the Seattle life she never wanted, Ms. Fox is on the brink of a meltdown. And after a school fundraiser goes disastrously awry at her hands, she disappears, leaving her family to pick up the pieces…

the goldfinch

It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

pet sematary

The road in front of Dr. Louis Creed’s rural Maine home frequently claims the lives of neighborhood pets. Louis has recently moved from Chicago to Ludlow with his wife Rachel, their children and pet cat. Near their house, local children have created a cemetery for the dogs and cats killed by the steady stream of transports on the busy highway. Deeper in the woods lies another graveyard, an ancient Indian burial ground whose sinister properties Louis discovers when the family cat is killed.

five feet apart

Can you love someone you can never touch?

Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.

The nightingale

In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.

France, 1939
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When France is overrun, Vianne is forced to take an enemy into her house, and suddenly her every move is watched; her life and her child’s life is at constant risk.

little women

Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War

Only seven movies, not too bad! I’m sure I can watch them all this year 🙂

Let me know in the comments below!

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9 thoughts on “Books to Movies 2019 | My “To-Watch Before the End of the Year” List!

  1. This year’s movies were really disappointing actually. I feel like last year was so much better. To me, only Doctor Sleep and Wonder Woman were really great.

    And ALL of these are in my watchlist but I don’t think I’ll get to actually watch many of them. I recently watched Let It Snow and it was a pretty fun little christmas movie, a bit different than the book but overall a good adaptation.

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    1. Yeah, agree! I feel like I went to the movies way more last year, because tjere actually were many cool movies coming out. This year… Either I’ve been too lazy, or nothing caught my attention.

      I completely forgot about Let it Snow! I read the book a few years ago, the movie is probably just as sweet. Thank you for reminding me! 😀

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  2. I watched It with my brother… all though to be fair I watched my brother watch it, which was very funny!
    I also need to watch 5 Feet Apart and Little Women, they both look so good!
    I hope you enjoy these when you see them 🙂
    – Emma

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  3. I’ve only read one of the books on this list (The Nightingale) and I had no idea that it was adapted into a movie. I enjoyed the book a lot, but I don’t think I’ll watch it because I’m not huge on WWII movies or books.

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