The Twisted Library — January 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm

How to Complete Your Daunting Reading List in 2016



January is the time of year when everyone jump starts their New Year’s resolutions. Personally, I don’t really believe in resolutions. If there’s something you want to change in your life or a goal you want to achieve, I think you should start it right away and not wait for a New Year to begin. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things that I want to accomplish in 2016. For example, thanks to GoodReads, I set myself an insane reading goal for the year. For some reason I thought reading 100 books in a year sounded doable. Then I saw one of my friends put her goal as 12 and I realized that in order to read 100 books in a single year, I’d need to read 8+ books a month. Kind of crazy. Now, I love reading as much as anybody, but I suddenly realized I was in way over my head. How would I complete my reading goal? Would books on tape help me? Probably not too much. And then it hit me – movies!

While it probably doesn’t technically count as reading a book, many films are based upon novels, and instead of taking days and days of reading to complete, a movie only takes a couple hours to watch. (I’m sure this is the trick many students use to get their “reading” done.) Nevertheless, I figure that between actual reading and watching movies, I can hopefully make it to “reading” 100 “books” this year. Ha!

Verizon FiOS, as you may know, has a ton of movies on demand. More than any other network I’ve encountered! After browsing through their seemingly never-ending library, I’ve created a list of movies based on books that I’ve either seen, want to see, or have read. If you find yourself struggling to get through page after page of reading material, or simply need a break from those reading glasses, tuning in to FiOS will provide with a much needed break, and plenty of entertainment! Check out my list below and make sure to comment on whether you’ve seen any of these book to screen movies and whether you thought the book or movie was better. Happy “reading!”

  1. The Longest Ride thelongestride_fios
  2. The Martian  themartian_fios
  3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower  perksofbeingawallflower_fios
  4. The Maze Runner & The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials  mazerunner_fios
  5. Divergent & Insurgent  divergent_fios
  6. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug & There and Back Again  thehobbit_fios
  7. The Wolf of Wall Street  wolfofwallstreet_fios
  8. Goosebumps  goosebumps_fios
  9. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants I & II  sisterhoodoftravleingpants_fios
  10. The Hunger Games & Catching Fire  hungergames_fios
  11. Fifty Shades of Grey  fiftyshadesofgrey_fios
  12. Harriet the Spy  harrietthespy_fios
  13. Forrest Gump  forrestgump_fios
  14. Unbroken  unbroken_fios
  15. The Bonfire of the Vanities  bonfireofthevanities_fios

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for which I have received compensation. My opinions are my own.

Twisted Talk: Which of these movies and books have you seen and/or read? Which version did you like better? Discuss below!


  1. Great suggestions. Now if I only had the time to read :(

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