Hello readers and friends. Welcome back to Finding Wonderland, and another week of bookish meme FUN. On this second Tuesday in May (??), we participate in Top Ten Tuesday May 14:
That Artsy Reader Girl | May 14: Page to Screen Freebie (Books that became movies/TV shows, movies that became books, great adaptations, bad ones, books you need to read before watching their movie/TV show, movies you loved based on books you hated or vice versa, books you want to read because you saw the movie or vice versa, etc.)
These types of topics always seem to be appropriate for Finding Wonderland since the content around this websphere is all about the bookish and film fangirl-y talk. It’s like the perfect marriage of blog topics. With so many ideas for this prompt, the direction to take was up in the air. But for today’s post, I’m sharing just a few of the books that are or have become films and I still haven’t read.
My “rule” is (at least from recent years) that if I want to see a film, then I “have” to read the book first. With this self-imposed rule, oftentimes I don’t see a film in a prompt manner. But in the end, it’s worth it because if I don’t first read the novel, I don’t tend to get around to reading it. On the booktube channel, I do plan to talk about a few of my favorite book to film adaptations, and movie edition book covers, so be on the lookout for it.
In the meantime, let’s have a peek at the books (that become films) I have yet to read (and tell me, which should I read first?).
Top Ten Tuesday May 14
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1: Little Women by Louis May Alcott | This one is kind of cheating since I’ve seen about three (or four?) versions of this story. Still, considering there’s going to be a big-screen adaptation this December, I can still hope I’d read this one, right!? Amazon | Godreads
2: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett | How did I not know 2019 would bring a new adaptation of this classic?? Fun fact, Colin Firth will also star, and he appeared (briefly) in the end of the 80s Hallmark Hall of Fame adaption! Amazon | Goodreads
3: Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott | This one sounds sad, but I think it ends well. It’s about two teens with incurable diseases and the distance they must physically maintain because of their health. Amazon | Goodreads | Own the film digitally on Amazon Video
*no video this week; channel linked aboveGoing to the #movies with today's #TopTenTuesday edition. 5 Book To Screen Must Reads | Top Ten Tuesday Click To Tweet
Turning it over to you; how did you spin this week’s topic? Did you feature book-to-film adaptations? Books you’d like to see as films? Which of these must I read first!? Comment all the thoughts down below!
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