Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is a Page to Screen Freebie. Movie adaptations are possibly the most contentious part of any book related conversation. It’s almost a badge of honor to read the book before seeing the movie. This week, I’m going to highlight some of my favorite screen adaptations.

  1. The Martian – I absolutely adored this book and was very curious to see how they could possibly adapt it for the screen – luckily, they really hit this one out of the park. It stands as one of my favorite adaptations of all time.
  2. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – This is one of those few cases where the movie is much better than the books. I can’t wait for the sequel to come out on Netflix!
  3. The Fault in our Stars – This was one of the first truly sad books I had ever read (I think I went through a full box of tissues when I read it). I hadn’t expected much from the adaptation, but after watching it, I was just as much of a mess as when I finished the book.
  4. Pride and Prejudice – I’ll watch Kiera Knightly in any historical movie.
  5. Austenland – Was the book the best ever? No, but it was a fun ride that translated pretty well to screen.
  6. Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda (Love, Simon) – Another one where the movie was borderline better than the book.
  7. Crazy Rich Asians – Basically the best romantic comedy of last year.
  8. Brooklyn – Romance in New York of last century. Yes, please.
  9. Where Rainbows End (Love, Rosie) – Not a cinematic masterpiece, but a dishy fun ride that I enjoyed more than the book.
  10. The Hunger Games – Specifically, the adaptations of The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. They were pretty true to the books and nailed the casting.

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  1. Love your list! A lot of them are some of my favourite book to movie adaptations too, especially The Hunger Games – Catching Fire was honestly incredible and felt so true to the book as well.

  2. I liked Kiera Knightley’s P&P, even if I’ve never read the book. In fact, both movie versions of P&P I’ve really liked- maybe I SHOULD read the book lol. And same with To All The Boys- I thought it was really fun.

  3. I enjoy the Pride and Prejudice adaptation as well, and I think the Hunger Games adaptations were pretty good too. I watched To All the Boys, but haven’t read the book yet! I’d like to though. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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