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.

101 things in 1001 days: Attend the midnight premiere of a movie

101 things in 1001 days

Good afternoon wonderful people; it’s another 101 things in 1001 days post! I have been doing so many different bits recently and I can’t help but tell you all about them. The list was created as a new starting point for my new independent life in Stoke-On-Trent and I was using it as a type of recovery for my existential crisis but now it’s a way of pushing myself to get out there and start doing all the bits I’ve always told myself I should do but never quite get round to. One of the things I’ve wanted to complete since missing the midnight premieres of the Harry Potter films is to go to the midnight screening of a new film that I’m desperate to see. There are a lot of film related points on the list and it’s because I get into the habit of watching the same films over and over and over again. I was looking at an article on the Guardian about the top one hundred must see films and I think I had seen around five. This is shocking!

Anyway back to the original point; I’ve always thought it must be really exciting to go the midnight premiere and know you’re watching it before anyone else; well as close too! So I went to see ‘The Hunger Games, Mocking Jay Part 1.’ The Hunger Games trilogy has escaped me rather like numerous popular series including Twilight and The Game of Thrones series. I have a terrible habit of not liking being told what I should read and instead I wait until the hype is over and then I get a copy if I’m still interested. I don’t know why; it’s like ‘The Fault in Our Stars.’ It’s a book that is completely up my street but it took me months to get a copy and then months to read it. Anyway I left it so late that one rainy afternoon last year my friend bought the first film of The Hunger Games round and having nothing else to watch I gave in on my plan to eventually read the books and settled down to watch. I was kind of hooked from the word go, but by this point I didn’t want to read the book because I’m a bit book snobby like that (another terrible habit of mine as a reader,) so instead I’ve been diligently waiting for the next films to come out. The second was being shown, rather unhelpfully, the day after my first and only all-nighter during university and I was basically hallucinating by nine o’clock in the evening so I had to wait alllllll over again to finally get to see a film I was really excited about on the midnight opening. We wandered down at just after eleven which felt very odd as I would much rather have been getting into some snuggly pjamas and getting into bed but the three of us wandered down to the cinema quite happily meeting our fourth companion there.

Did I love it; yes! The first and second films are quite similar in plot line and although they experience different elements during the games they run along the same theme; this one was completely different. I loved the atmosphere in the cinema, sometimes you go and see people texting or chatting but there was a complete hush over the entire audience. Walking home with my friend Ollie at nearly three in the morning and bundling myself up in bed to get up at seven am was not so fun, but I really enjoyed the film and I if I was really excited about seeing a film I would definitely think about seeing the midnight premier again 😀 ❤