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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Book To Movie/TV Adaptations I Still Need To Watch

I've skipped a few TTT due to not really feeling the topics, but today's discussion at The Broke and the Bookish is a fun one. We're talking about which book adaptations we are looking forward to, or which ones are already out that we still need to watch. One thing about me is that I rarely watch movies. It's not for any philosophical reason. I just rarely get out to the cinema. I've seen one film in theatres this year so far... That said, here are some that I really need to make time for, one of these days:

1. Mansfield Park: There are several adaptations of this book, but I haven't seen any of them. I hear good things about the 1999 version, even if it's not loved by all Austenites.

2. Paper Towns: I quite enjoyed this John Green book, actually (whispers) more than I liked The Fault In Our Stars. I'd love to see the film.

3. Divergent: I'm just waiting for this to play on TV some days so I can convince my husband to watch with me.

4. The Remains of the Day: Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. How in the world have I not seen this film?

5. Life of Pi: I didn't particularly like this book, despite all the hype. However, I hear the film is wonderful and I really do want to watch it.

6. The Great Gatsby: I'm a sucker for Baz Luhrmann. He makes such gorgeous films.

7. Wolf Hall: Now that I've read both Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, catching the mini-series is on my radar, for when I'm not buried in school assignments.

8. Matilda: I adore this book, but the movie came out just before I turned 16, so when I was feeling way too old to see a kids' movie. I hear it's great though.

And finally two adaptations that I won't see until I've actually read the books:
9. War and Peace: One day, I will read this book. I swear it. I'd also like to see some of the film adaptations, as well as the upcoming BBC miniseries.

10. The Book Thief: It's on my to-read list, I promise!


  1. I forgot to add The Book Thief to my list this week too as I have to read this book or watch the movie adaptation.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/11/top-ten-tuesday-ten-book-to-movie.html

  2. The Book Thief is incredible and I would dare to say better than the book. I would venture to say there's never really been a great version of Mansfield Park created. The 1999 version is the only one I actually haven't seen yet.

    1. That's kind of consistent with the reviews I've read, that it's difficult to convey Fanny Price in a way that does her credit, which is sad. I'd still like to check a few of them out at some point!

    2. Oh, I love the written Book Thief so SO much more than the movie. The richest character (in my opinion, the Narrator) is not as big a part of the film as the book, and he adds such amazing insight!

  3. Matilda is a lovely movie, you definitely should watch it!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/top-ten-tuesday-30/

  4. The miniseries of Wolf Hall was fantastic! I hope you enjoy it!

    Check out my TTT.