November 10: Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch
I’m one of those people who 9 times out of 10 reads the book before watching the corresponding movie or TV show, but then I swiftly pounce on the screen adaptation. As a result I could only think of five Book to Movie adaptations that I’ve yet to watch, and therefore I’ve also included five books I intend to read before watching the film version.
Books I’ve read but haven’t seen the film adaptation
1. Insurgent (Veronica Roth)
‘Insurgent’ for me was a huge let down following ‘Divergent’, and that has hampered my desire to watch the adaptation – although I’ve heard many details have been changed in the film, so perhaps it will now exceed my low expectations.
2. Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
I thoroughly enjoyed this psychological thriller, featuring a psychopathic female lead, and her somewhat deranged husband. I own the film but have yet to work up the courage to see those insane characters brought to life.
3. The Scorch Trials (James Dashner)
I really enjoyed ‘The Maze Runner’ film (more so than the book), and did intend to watch ‘The Scorch Trials’ in the cinema, but time evaded me and now I’m going to have to wait for the DVD release.
4. City of Bones (Cassandra Clare)
This book was so fast-paced I feel like I didn’t manage to fully understand the world, or remember who and what the characters are. I feel by watching the film it might make me more inclined to carry on with reading this series.
5. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Jesse Andrews)
I still have mixed feelings about this as a novel, but I can imagine it would translate well to film – so I’m excited to see what they’ve done with such a random premise (I think I’ll wait for it to hit Sky Movies or Netflix though – I’m in no rush).
Books I want to read before watching the film adaptation
6. The Silver Linings Playbook (Matthew Quick)
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper star in adaptation of the book, both of whom I love, so for it to have been made for the big screen it must be good.
7. Beastly (Alex Flinn)
This has a really interesting premise about a boy who is beautiful and then becomes a beast, and the movie stars Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Anne Hudgens, and it just sounds like a really fun read/watch.
8. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (David Levithan and Rachel Cohn)
I read ‘Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares’ earlier this year and really enjoyed it, so I’m looking forward to reading another novel by the duo – the film looks really cute too.
9. The Duff (Kody Keplinger)
Whilst I’ve heard that the book and movie are wildly different, I still want to check them both out. In my mind ‘The Duff’ is ‘Mean Girls’, but regardless it sounds like a hilarious book.
10. The Host (Stephenie Meyer)
I have high expectations for this book following ‘The Twilight Saga’, and part of me is a little daunted by the prospect that it won’t live up to it. However, I really want to read this book (probably over the winter) and then settle down with the film adaptation.
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