Top Ten Tuesday – Books and Movies Version

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is an interesting one. Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To or Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch. Now if you recall on my TTT of Bookish Bad Habits, I tend to not watch movie versions of books. However I have been working on that (I just saw The Martian and it was great) so I think this is a great topic. I am combining movies already released and ones yet to come today. As usual they are in no particular order.


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Mockingjay Part Two (by Suzanne Collins). I actually loved the previous movies so I am super stoked for the final one.





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The Help (by Kathryn Stockett). I actually need to read the book, it’s on my Kindle, and I want to see the movie as I have heard nothing but good things about it.






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Oh yes! Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children done by Tim Burton. I will take my ticket now please.








Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (by J.K. Rowling). I so miss Harry Potter, both the books and movies, so anything new from that world is exciting to me.





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I’m sorry what…sorry, distracted by my movie star boyfriend Charlie Hunnam. So in all honesty I have not read The Lost City of Z (by David Grann), and in all likelihood will not. But will I see the movie, that’s a solid (like his abs) yes.








Olive Kitteridge (by Elizabeth Strout) is another still un-read on my Kindle and still unwatched combo. Francis McDormand is a fantastic actress and I look forward to finally watching/reading this one.





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There are certain movies that I feel are part of our culture. One of those is The Silence of the Lambs (by Thomas Harris) and I feel like it is one I do need to watch and just not know the quotes.








I can’t believe I’ve never see To Kill a Mockingbird (by Harper Lee). I have read the book at least a dozen times but have somehow never gotten to the movie.








I have No Country For Old Men (by Cormac McCarthy) on my dvd shelf right now. But have I watched it yet? No. This should be an easy one to accomplish.




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My final pick is not a movie but a TV adaptation of the Mortal Instruments series (by Cassandra Clare). Mortal Instruments is one of my all time favorite book series and the movie sucked big time. I’m hoping with a TV series encompassing multiple episodes they will have time to accurately portray the story.




So that is my list of books to movies that I would like to watch. What made your list?

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Posted November 9, 2015 by Laura in Top Ten Tuesday / 30 Comments

30 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Books and Movies Version

  1. Mockingjay 2 is appearing on just about everyone’s list. 🙂 I can’t wait until it comes out. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who hasn’t yet read The Help or seen the movie. I do want to! Same with Olive Kitteridge.

    I’ve been really wanting to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I imagine I’ll want to see the movie when it comes out as well. Silence of the Lambs! A good book and a good movie.

    I haven’t only read the first book in the Mortal Instruments series. I would like to see a TV show based on the books. It might be better suited for the small screen where the story can take its time unfolding. Like you, I wasn’t too impressed with the movie.

  2. After the complete bombing of TMI movie, I am trying to remain cautiously optimistic for the show. I like the cast better and the look of everything, even though in some of the footage I’ve seen they are using the stele more like a wand than a pen and that deeply bothers me. About half of your list I haven’t heard of.
    But the ones I have I too am really looking forward to.
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  3. OMG! The Shadowhunter series! I can’t wait! I’m scared though, I really hope it’s better than the movie.
    I’m also really excited for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, I miss HP so much!
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