Top Ten Tuesday: book-to-movie adaptations I still need to watch

Top Ten TuesdayDo you read the book first, or watch the movie? I try to read the book first, but sometimes that means I put off watching the movie for a loooong time! Here are ten book-to-movie adaptations I have yet to watch, even though I’ve already read the books and should really just get on with it already! Link up your own list over at The Broke and the Bookish, and leave me your recommendations in the comments!

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green: The book was good, but I just don’t know if I liked it enough to also watch the movie. I’m just not that in love with love stories.

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn: I loved the book and am afraid the movie won’t come close!

The Martian, by Andy Weir: The book had a lot of hardcore science-speak in it, so I’m hoping the movie will be easier to digest.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams: I just did not click with this book, but everyone else seems to love it, so I’m wondering if I’d enjoy the movie more?

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak: Another book I adored, so I’ve put off watching the movie.

The Double, by Jose Saramago: This book was good but also really weird, so I’m not sure if I’d enjoy the movie or not.

Stardust, by Neil Gaiman: Not sure there was enough of a story to support a full-length book, much less a movie, but curious to see how Gaiman looks on the big screen!

Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro: I wonder if it’d as hard to follow the flashbacks in the film as it was in the book.

Bridget Jones’ Diary, by Helen Fielding: Laughed out loud at these! And they have Mr. Darcy Colin Firth in them.

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy: This was not a fun book, so I imagine the movie is not fun either, but it was still a great read and I’d like to see how it plays out on the screen.

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: book-to-movie adaptations I still need to watch

  1. Great list! Personally I think the movie of Stardust is a lot better than the book – there are a few changes which mean the characters and the world are fleshed out more, and it’s a really fun movie. I love The Book Thief, so I was very concerned about the adaptation, but I actually think it was done very well – Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson are a wonderful Hans and Rosa Hubermann. :) Also, I recommend staying far from the adaptation of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It’s not a good movie. :|

    1. Ooh, I’ll have to check out Stardust then. I’m sad to hear that Hitchhiker’s isn’t any good—I’d hoped it would be better than the book and explain why everyone loves it so much. :/

  2. I think The Book Thief was a REALLY loyal adaption. XD But then, I saw the movie first so afjdkaslfd I’m utterly in love with it. IT MADE ME CRY THOUGH. And then when I read the book and knew what was coming…I still cried. *collapses in a heap of tears* XD
    I’ve been hearing so much about the Martian! I definitely want to check it out someday. xD

    1. Ooh, now I’m even more excited to watch it :) Does Death still narrate? I loved his narration in the book!

      The Martian is good but HEAVY. All that sci-fi speak…it was a lot for my brain to process. But it’s still good!

  3. The Martian, The Book Thief, and Gone Girl were all good adaptations IMO. Bridget Jones is a fun one to check out too! I read The Book Thief after seeing the movie because it was so good!

  4. Personally, I really enjoyed the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie! I started watching The Fault In Our Stars but have not finished it yet, don’t know why.

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