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

Hellllllllo readers, it’s Tuesday, which means it’s time once again to say thank you to the wonderful bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s post is a topic that I find a little difficult because I have forever been a book then movie kinda girl. However recently I have been watching films without reading said books because I just don’t have time *cries.* Something has to give and I’ve got to be a little more strict with my TBR. Here are a list of ten book-to movie adaptations I may have not read but I do need to see.

The DUFF (2015)

I have heard some brilliant things about this films mainly from my wonderful group of friends and I didn’t know it was a book until I actually started at looking at book-to-movie’s I still needed to watch. The trailer looks brilliant and I think it will be one of those really feel-good movies that I watch and find a smile just unmoveable on my face. #holla

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

Although I really don’t like horror movies I’ve seen a trailer for this I believe and it just looks fantastic. It doesn’t come out till 2016 which is getting terrifyingly close but I think I’ll have to drag T to go and see this if we can both hold our nerve.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

JDJGKJTUDOFKJF I recently watched The Maze Runner after meaning to read the book for about a year and a half but I adored this film and now I NEED to see the second. T and I tried to see it when it came out but Lizzo had left it too late and the only showing was 11.30 on a Sunday night; not practical for us old-timers but I will go see it.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

This is another film where I left it waaaaay to late to read the book and then all the films started coming out and I just gave in on my reading dreams; I cannot wait to see how it all concludes.

Paper Towns (2015)

This one I haven’t quite decided whether to read the book first but I have an utter adoration for Cara Delevingne so I will be seeing this at some point, soon hopefully.

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (1999)

Have read/listened to the book – still haven’t seen the film but I will. Don’t hate me.

The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

I only found out recently that this was made into a film – I read the book and quite enjoyed it although it appeared to get a lot of mixed reviews on amazon/goodreads. Either way very tempted to give this a watch.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

I need a little help with this one; is it worth a watch? Love the book not sure on whether the film is worth a watch; let me know in the comments.

He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)

I can’t for the life of me remember if I have seen this film but either way if I can’t remember I should probably watch this again.

Revolutionary Road (2008)

Still not ready to see Leo and Rose together in a film together yet – I know I’m a sappy but I’m not ready. Maybe one day I’ll finally watch this.

Ten movies I need to watch, a couple of books I still need to read before I do so. What would add or take off my list? Let me know in le comments.

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  1. November 10, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    Great list, Lizzy! The Perks of being a Wallflower – oh yes. A superb and faithful adaptation, well acted and Ezra Miller as Patrick is outstanding. Revolutionary Road – haven’t read the book but the film left me cold, even though it was Kate and Leo. Hard to care about either characters. I have to admit I’ve gone straight to film with the Divergent trilogy and the Maze runner – sometimes that TBR list gets too long.

    • November 10, 2015 / 1:39 pm

      SO glad you enjoyed the post! I am definitely tempted to watch it but I hate when it ruins the book. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to watch The Book Thief, think that book will always mean to much to me.

      Ah really? I’ve heard mixed results but have always told myself I’ll finally sit down and watch it but maybe I won’t – I don’t want to ruin Kate and Leo!

      Mmmmm I totally agree. TBR way way way to long!

  2. November 10, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Great blog! I also need to see Scorch Trials. And I still need to see Mockingjay part 1! I honestly had no idea “He’s Just Not That Into You” was a book though

    • November 10, 2015 / 2:56 pm

      I am so excited to see the Scorch trials! I do tend to prefer dystopian films to the reading them although there have been a special couple I’ve preffered reading 🙂

      Yes written in 2004 I believe! I really want to read it and see the film 🙂

  3. November 10, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    I’ve seen a couple of those and I can really only recommend “He’s Just Not That Into You” 🙂
    They changed a lot in the Scorch Trials from the books. I didn’t mind that though because I wasn’t a big fan of the books.
    I liked Paper Towns 🙂 but the book has a little more depth, probably because things are happening way too quickly in the film.
    I liked the DUFF, but again, not like the book at all.

    • November 10, 2015 / 2:59 pm

      I think I’ve seen it but I can’t remember so definitely going to have to watch it again I think 🙂

      I haven’t read the books – just never got round to any of them unfortunately. Paper Towns I think I will read – lots of people say it’s worth it!

      Is the book of the Duff better? I don’t know anyone that’s read it so don’t know whether it’s worth a read. 🙂

      • November 10, 2015 / 3:03 pm

        That sounds like a good plan 🙂
        I like Paper Towns the book, so I definitely would agree with giving it a go.
        Weeeell, the Duff is a little problematic. I know people who love the book and then people like me, who didn’t particularly connect with the voice of Bianca the MC. The book has the same main topic as the movie – don’t label people – but it goes far deeper than that. It’s about casual sex, alcoholism and also a little about abuse. Those were all things I didn’t expect to be in the book, because I read it after seeing the movie trailer. The movie is definitely more light-hearted than that.

    • November 10, 2015 / 2:59 pm

      Righteo going to have a little wander over there now! 🙂

  4. November 10, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    My 2 cents on Perks – I hated the book, but liked the movie. Probably makes it harder for you to decide, but I think it’s worth a shot. Also, same with The DUFF. I loathed that book, but liked the movie. Who knows!

  5. November 10, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    Fair warning: the book adaptation of Fight Club is pretty different from the book, but they are both REALLY good, in my opinion. 🙂

    • November 11, 2015 / 8:35 pm

      As far as Paluhniuk adaptions go, Choked is bloody brilliant. My jaw rarely left the floor throughout the whole flick bc I couldn’t believe how similarly the director and I interpreted the book. (Plus I adore Chuck’s Hitchockesque cameo at the end.)
      Re: Fight Club, I have done just the opposite — Have done the film not the book. 😉

      • November 12, 2015 / 11:02 am

        oh really?! Might have to add that to my to be watched!
        Ahh I see, I’ve seen parts from when I was at school but never the whole film – did you enjoy it? 🙂

      • November 16, 2015 / 1:50 pm

        I haven’t actually seen Choked, but I’ll definitely have to watch it now!

  6. November 10, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    I laughed out loud when I saw your comment about Revolutionary Road! The movie is great (but so sad), the acting is great, but it also felt so much like a weird alternate ending to Titanic: He gets on the huge doors, doesn’t die, they move to the suburbs and become miserable. I kept yelling at the screen: What happened to you guys??

    • November 12, 2015 / 11:39 am

      Oh god maybe I can NEVER see this film – Jack and Rose will always be utterly in love despite him not fitting on the door (I’m still sure there was room!)
      Hahahah I still haven’t gotten over titanic and have watched it maybe 10+ times – it’s embarrassingly my favourite film!

  7. November 10, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    I really enjoyed The Perks of Being A Wallflower. I can’t wait for Mockingjay Part 2. The release is almost here. Great list, Lizzy. 🙂
    My TTT

    • November 12, 2015 / 11:35 am

      I neeeeed to see the film soon; meaning to for years tbh!

  8. November 10, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    I just can’t bring myself to embrace the zombification of my beloved P&P lol My TTT

  9. November 10, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    Great movies on your list! There are quite a few on here that I want to watch myself. I NEED MOCKINGJAY PART 2 TO COME OUT ALREADY!!! Here’s my TTT.

    • November 12, 2015 / 11:03 am

      I am so so so so so excited for it to come out 😀

  10. November 11, 2015 / 5:23 pm

    Nooo the Duff is such a stereotypical american highschool movie… though hopefully the book is better (they usually are!) I’ve heard the Maze Runner books are good though! You will have to let me know… 🙂

      • November 13, 2015 / 12:08 pm

        Noo.. but I think Hattie did!! Too much lovey dovey for me 😉

  11. November 13, 2015 / 6:09 am

    I cannot wait for Mockingjay Part 2! I really liked trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies too. I am definitely curious to see it. Great list, Lizzy and thank you for stopping by!
    Lovely blog by the way
    New email follower 🙂

    • November 16, 2015 / 10:47 am

      Eeee always wonderful to have another follower!!
      So glad you liked the post cannot wait to see both of those films!! 🙂 have a wonderful day!

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