TTT: Books To Be Made Into Movies

Top Ten Tuesday is currently hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Ten Signs You’re a Book Lover, but I can’t really think of any signs that aren’t the same old, same old, so I’m doing a past topic instead: Books To Be Made Into Movies.

Now honestly, I’ve been disappointed by movie versions of books so often that I tend not to think, after reading a great book, that a movie should be made from it. (I’ve listed a few exceptions here and here.)

For the purposes of this list, I’m making the caveat that these books would make great movies IF AND ONLY IF the movie makers actually make the book’s contents into a faithful adaptation and don’t eff it up royally. Also, I might love a book to death, but books that focus on lush writing and internalized emotional arcs just won’t translate to a visual format, so I haven’t included those types.

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T5W: Movies I Think Ruin The Books

Last week for Top 5 Wednesday I listed the movies I like just as much as their books, and the week before that I listed the movies I think are better than the books. Today I’m wrapping up this theme with the top 5 movies I thought did its book an injustice. There are MANY that could be on this list, but I’ve limited it to the worst offenders. Continue reading “T5W: Movies I Think Ruin The Books”