(EN) Top Ten Tuesday: Books Turned Into Movies/TV Series

Top Ten Tuesday is created by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl and it’s purpose is that you make a top 10 list on Tuesday out of the topics she provides. However, you don’t have to stick exactly to 10, you may also put more or less books/things on the lists. Moreover, you are allowed to give an “unique” spin to the topic whenever that works better for you. Well, let’s move on to this week’s list!

This week we got a freebie for page to screen, so I decided to talk about books which have been adapted into movies or tv series. I have to warn you that I barely watch TV, so I haven’t seen most series. Oh well, let’s find out which books have been adapted!

Harry Potter

Incredibly obvious, Harry Potter. I have seen all the movies except the movies for book 7. I watched them all in Dutch, so I have to do a rewatch sometime soon. Yes, this has been on my planning for ages, but I still haven’t done so. Likewise, my rereading project of this series was a giant epic fail. I only made it halfway The Chamber Of Secrets.

The Book Thief

I think that this is one of the best adaptations I have ever seen. The movie stays really close to the story and it was just so good.

The Fault In Our Stars

Duhhhhh, classic! I liked both the book and the movie.

Me Before You

Same, I liked both the book and the movie.

Pretty Little Liars

The books are completely different from the series. I binged the series back in 2016, only to find out that we still had to wait another year for the big finale which was soooooooo anti-climactic and trashy wow.

Confess

I haven’t read the book, but it’s still on my TBR. However, there is a series made out of it, but I haven’t watched that either.

The Hate U Give

A story that worked so much better on screen is The Hate U Give. I liked the book, but I liked the movie better. In my opinion, the focus in the movie was better and therefore the impact. The movie focused more on the shooting of Khalil and all the riots cq. protests, while the book focused more on Starr’s life. I went to see it for a platform and went to the press screening, but I probably wouldn’t have gone to theatres myself to see it.

Love, Simon

They changed the titles and it’s time for an unpopular opinion. I liked the movie and it definitely has an important message, but I’m not raging about it like most people do. I went and saw it in theatres, but if I had seen this movie on the couch at home, it would be fine too. It was okay but I got a little bored halfway through. I’m happy this movie was included to an event, otherwise I wouldn’t be happy paying €12,50 for it.

Five Feet Apart

We Dutchies are incredibly late to the party, likewise with THUG and Simon, but we will get Five Feet Apart here on June 13. It’s not as bad as THUG, which we only got in January this year. Simon we got three months late as well. But back to Five Feet Apart. No, I’m not going to pay €12,50 (that’s how expensive movie tickets are here) to see this movie. I enjoyed the book, but I’m afraid that this is just another TFIOS remake kind of thing. Maybe I’ll rent it on iTunes when it’s out.

The Vampire Diaries

I started this series, but after 6 months I was still stuck on season 1. That’s how much I care about tv shows. I find the episodes too long and often find myself other things to do. So I canceled Netflix. I found the series okay though, but I rather spend my time different from watching TV.

6 comments

  1. I actually think I liked Me Before You better as a movie than the book but I did love The Fault In Our Stars in both screen and book form! I haven’t read the Vampire Diaries but sometimes I watch it.

    <3 I enjoyed reading your list!

  2. I liked The Vampire Diaries in the earlier seasons but it got worse and worse after the Mikaelsons left town. I stopped reading the books somewhere n book 5, think. I’m not surprised since none of my favorite characters were as good in it (f they were at all) and I started hating Elena and the Salvatores.

    I liked love, Simon but I think the book was better, surprise surprise.

    Some of the adaptions I like are Shadowhunters, The Host, True Blood (even though I have been disappointed since s5), The Mortal Instruments etc.
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  3. I absolutely adored The Hate U Give and I think the casting was spot on for Love, Simon and I think that somehow made the movie really stand-out for me. I was crying in the theater. I did see it at a matinee which is only 5 dollars but I loved it

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