Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
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This weeks Top 10 Tuesday we are touching on books to screen adaptions. I didn’t want to just focus on my favorites, I also wanted to include ones I am excited to watch and ones that I want to read the book before watching the adaption!
Can we please just take a quick moment to appreciate some of my all time favorite adaptations?
(In no particular order)
MEAN GIRLS – partly based on Queen Bees & Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman.
The book was one of my favorites when I was in grade 6/7 and the movie is a high school favorite!
THE HUNGER GAMES – based on the Hunger Games series.
Do I have to explain why I love this adaptation?
The books were my first big deep dive into a distopian world and the movies for me are an absolute beauty.
THE HATE U GIVE – based on the book of the same name by Angie Thomas
READ THIS BOOK. The movie was well done, even though I wish there was some part in it that they excluded but over well it will still stand as my favorites.
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY – based on the comic series.
I fell down a deep hole when it came to this show. It was so well done. I only read the first of the series but it was so well done.
Books I Need to Read Before the Adaptation Releases
THE KITCHEN – DC Comic
I am complete garbage for most things Melissa McCarthy and when I heard there was going to be a movie based on mafia wives who pick up where their husbands left off when they went to prison, I knew I had to watch it.
Now I am on the hunt to read everything before its release in October.
THE NIGHT CIRCUS – Book written by Erin Morgenstern
I have heard through the many different media outlets that The Night Circus is in development. This is a book that many of my friends ADORE and I need to get to it before I see the movie.
THE HAZEL WOOD – Book written by Melissa Albert
I didn’t rush to pick this up because of the many mixed reviews, especially with the ending. This movie release makes me want to pick it up though.
NOS4A2 – Book written by Joe Hill.
Joe Hill is an author I am nervous to pick up. His books are creepy and HUGE and he is a big name in the literacy world, but these are all big reasons why I NEED to read the book before I see the ABC Series. This may be one that I will have to see if there is an Audiobook for so I can read and listen at the same time.
Adaptations I am excited for.
I have already read all of these books, so when I heard the movie was going to be released I squealed in excitement.
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE – Book written by Laini Taylor.
I do want to re-read this before I see the movie but I am very excited to see what can be done with this beautiful world.
CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE – Book written by Tomi Adeyemi
I really enjoyed the book and I feel this movie could go either way but the real reason I am stoked for this movie is because I love Tomi Adeyemi as a person. She is young and brilliant and the success she has created for herself is beautiful.