Day 7: Movie Adaptations
We all love it when we hear a book is getting a movie adaptation… but that excitement is often quickly followed by nervousness and hesitation. Movie adaptations can be hit or miss sometimes, but I always love giving them a try. Starting by reading the book first (or trying to anyways), here a few books with movie adaptations (or soon to be adapted):
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs
I don’t know much about this trilogy, but I’ve heard it is one of the most peculiar books ever written. I had seen Miss Peregrine’s around a couple years ago and admittedly walked right on past it because of the cover – I like a creepy book every now and again but at the time I wasn’t in the mood for something creepy. Not entirely sure how creepy it truly is, but I must read it before I see the movie. Are you a fan of the Peculiar Children, if yes are you excited or nervous for the movie adaptation?
Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen
I’ve actually already seen this movie adaptation (I know, for shame!) and I adored it, you can’t go wrong with an animal movie. Once I finished the movie I knew I had to read the book, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.. probably because I know I shouldn’t have seen the movie before reading the book 😦 when that happens I tend to prefer the movie more.
This is why I always try to read the book before seeing the movie adaptation so I can fully enjoy the book in all its glory.
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Another case of seeing the movie before reading the book with this one I’m afraid… but again I absolutely adored the movie so it stands to reason that I will also enjoy the book right? The reason this little gem remains on my TBR is because I’m very rarely ever in the mood for a historical fiction book, despite historical fiction being a genre I enjoy reading when I do decide to pick one up.
The young lady who played Liesel was fantastic in the movie.
The Light Between Oceans
by M.L. Stedman
One thing you should know about me is I’m mildly obsessed with Michael Fassbender, so when I heard he was going to be in the movie adaptation of The Light Between Oceans I knew I had to see this movie. The book was already on my TBR when I stumbled upon this information so I’m not just interested in it because of the movie adaptation 😛 hehehe. If that was the case I wouldn’t bother reading the book, I’ll be honest.
It sounds like a potentially sad read, as if I need another tearjerker book/ movie in my life haha.
Queen of the Tearling
by Erika Johansen
Apparently Emma Watson is set to star and direct the movie adaptation for Queen of the Tearling, I have to admit that while I have yet to read the book I think it will be a successful adaptation. Emma has previous experience portraying characters from a book (Hermione Granger anyone?!) so I think she knows how to stay true to a book while taking just the right sort of creative liberties. Adapting a book to screen can’t be easy and I think as readers we forget that some changes must be made to make the story work as a visual experience instead of an imagined one.
How many books with movie adaptations are on your TBR?
Seven days down, three days remaining in my 10 Day TBR series. I can hardly belive it! If you aren’t sick of me yet I imagine you will be by the end of our ten days together hehehe.