Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week has a different theme & you can find all the details about how to join in HERE.

Today's topic is Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch and when I sat down to think about it I was surprised just how many movies I still need to get around to. Unfortunately in most cases I still need to read the books too which is why I've been putting them off LOL.

1. The Book Thief

I first read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak about seven years ago and I absolutely loved it, it's a incredibly emotional story and one I've actually been meaning to reread for a long time now. As soon as I first saw the trailer I wanted to watch the movie, in fact it was one I had planned to see at the cinema but for some reason I never quite got around to it.

2. The Fault in Our Stars

I'm ashamed to admit that I've never read a John Green book (and yes I do know that is a terrible thing for a book blogger to admit!) but I've heard amazing things about both The fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns. To be honest I put off watching both movies because I've not read the books but I know that they're the kind of thing I need to be in the right mood for so I'll keep holding off until the right moment.

3. How to Train Your Dragon

I've not read the books in this series either but I love dragons and having seen a few episodes of the cartoon with my friend's son I know I'm going to enjoy the movies.

4. Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2

I'll always have a soft spot for the Twilight books, they may not be the best books ever written and looking back now there are a lot of things that disturb me about the relationship between Bella and Edward but the books got me reading again and for that I'll always be grateful. I don't love the movies but I've watched the other 3 so I feel like I need to see it through to the end!

5. The Host

I'm sure it won't be a surprise when I say that I haven't read The Host yet (even though it's been on my to read pile since 2010!) but I've heard great things about both the book and the movie so I really do need to get around to it.

6. Vampire Academy

I absolutely LOVE Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series so I was really excited when I found out they were making a movie. Okay so I know the movie was a flop and I've not heard great things about it but it's still one I want to watch one day.

7. Warm Bodies

I had mixed feelings about Warm Bodies, I loved the main character and I enjoyed reading his story but the whole zombie / human romance aspect just made me cringe. I wasn't interested in the movie at first but my friend told me it was fantastic so I promised her I'd give it a try.

8. The Notebook

Another embarrassing fact about me - I have never read a Nicholas Sparks book! I can practically hear you all gasping in shock but it's true. I've heard great things about The Notebook though, both the book and the movie so again it's one I really feel like I should watch at some point.

9. Beautiful Creatures

This is another series I've been wanting to read for a long time but haven't quite got to yet. I refuse to watch the movie until I've read the first book though.

10 (& 11). The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

I absolutely loved the Chronicles of Narnia growing up, I reread all the books again and again and even have my Dad's copies from when he was at school tucked away in a box somewhere. So, I'm not quite sure why I never got around to watching the movies when they were released but I really must get to them one day.


As a bonus I thought I'd include a couple of movies that haven't been released yet but that I'm REALLY excited about:

Victor Frankenstein - December 2015

Pride Prejudice & Zombies - February 2016

These both look AMAZING and I definitely need to try and watch them at the cinema :o)

So what do you think? If you've seen any of these I'd love to know what you thought of them (please keep it spoiler free though!). Did some of them make your list? What other movies would you recommend?


Anonymous said...

Great list! Victor Frankenstein made it onto my list as well. I'm so excited to see that one.

I still need to watch Warm Bodies as well. I couldn't finish reading the book a couple years ago because the human/zombie romance squicked me out too much, but I'm thinking I might be able to get through the movie adaptation.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

How have you never seen The Notebook?! I honestly wouldn't bother watching Vampire Academy - I cringed all the way through. It's AWFUL. But The Host - book and movie - are both really good!

Sarah G said...

I can't wait for Victor Frankenstein! That one looks soooooo good :-) I'm kind of nervous about Warm Bodies because of the romance side but I'm very curious to see if it works better as a movie!

Sarah G said...

I know Sophie! I'm hopeless LOL. I wasn't going to watch VA but my Dad ended up buying the DVD (not because he know it was a book but because he buys lots of movies!) so he gave it to me. I've been putting it off for a long time though. It's so disappointing they did such a rubbish job with this movie when the books are so fantastic, I really did have high hopes until I heard they skipped cinema release & went straight to DVD. That was a pretty big sign it would be rubbish :-( I need to read The Host soon too, I've been meaning to get to it for sooooo long now!

Jane @ janekwhittingham.wordpress.com said...

I actually loved Warm Bodies as a book, and enjoyed the film version. It's a pretty predictable Romeo/Juliet storyline, but with a surprising amount of heart.

Sarah G said...

There was a lot I liked about the book but I couldn't get past the human kissing a stinking rotting zombie *shudder* LOL. I'm very curious about the movie though so fingers crossed I'll enjoy it :-)

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness, if you DO get around to watching The Notebook, make sure you invest in a large supply of tissues first lol My TTT

Sarah G said...

Haha you're definitely not the first person to tell me that Carrie! It's probably one of the main reasons I've been putting it off for so long LOL

Karen Blue said...

Victor Frankenstein looks really good. I thought that Break Dawn part 2 was the best one. It is a bit different then I remember the book being though.

Sarah G said...

I think Victor Frankenstein looks awesome! Definitely need to see that ASAP :-)

It's been a loooong time since I read Breaking Dawn so I'm not sure if I'll notice the difference LOL. Hopefully I'll enjoy the movie though :-)

Amanda Holmes said...

Warm Bodies is one I keep meaning to watch. It looks fun!

Sarah G said...

I've heard really good things about it so hopefully it's one we'll enjoy :-)

IloveHeartlandX said...

Hope you enjoy The Book Thief movie!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/top-ten-tuesday-30/

Sarah G said...

That one looks so good! I just hope it lives up to my memories of the books LOL

Under the Covers said...

Pride and Prejudice and zombies..I can't wait!!! though, I still have to read the book. I've heard good things. ~Ang

Sarah G said...

I've not read the book yet either Ang but the trailer is so good I think I might skip the book & go straight for the movie version :-)


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