Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie! (Jan. 26, 2016)


Freebie Week! I’m way excited for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday brought to us by The Broke and the Bookish! My theme this week is ‘Movie Adaptations for Books I’ve Never Read’. Sounds fun, huh? We’ll see!

Movie Adaptations For Books I’ve Never Read

1) Fight Club
This is one of my favorite movies of all time because it’s super trippy and has some amazing talent in it. I also just love the grunge style. However, I had NO idea that this was originally a book. I know, right?! I live on another planet or something, but either way, I had no idea. Which means, it’s officially on my TBR because the movie was amazing. So, naturally, I have to read the genius that is the book! ^.^

2) The Fault in Our Stars
Opposite case here. I knew this was a book. People talk about it ALL OVER the place because apparently John Green is the best thing since sliced bread. However, I’m not a huge fan of reading contemporary. I get enough of real life in real life. So, when I read, I enjoy something a little more fantastical. Reasons why I’ve never read this book. Though, the movie was quite cute and depressing. Who knows. Maybe if I’m bored some day I’ll go ahead and read it. We’ll see.

3) Silver Linings Playbook
This is a book!? Honestly, I didn’t even know this was a book until I was looking for book to movie adaptations. Jeez. I really am out of the loop because I never seem to know any adult books before they’re turned into movies. Though, I can’t say I’d understand this book even if I did read it, because I didn’t understand the movie. I guess I’m just not deep enough to understand it. Whatever.

4) Jurassic Park
Er Ma GR!!! This is literally my most favorite film EVER! Why? Because I love the science behind it. Yup! Not because of the dinosaurs, but because they throw in a bunch of genetics to explain their movie. (Being a geneticist, makes this AMAZING FOR ME!) Anyway, I only recently found out this was a book. Heck, I probably knew in the back of my mind, but never got around to reading it. Yet, this is one book that I WILL read when I have time because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie!! *is such a geek*

5) Pride and Prejudice
Okay. This one I legitimately tried to read. I was in high school at the time and I was reading it for fun because it was all the rage, but I could NOT finish it. I blame it on being drowned with british literature in my classes and not fully being able to comprehend what was going on. Still, I really loved the movie and my book is still in the basement (‘cuz I don’t have any books out of boxes yet), which means I have no excuse NOT to read this. This’ll be my project come this summer. It’s on my TBR. Let’s do this!

6) Lord of the Rings
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I know. I’m a terrible person because I haven’t read Lord of the Rings, but really! Those books are HUGE! I barely got through Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. These books’ll take me FOREVER! But because they are a staple of the fantasy genre, they’re on my TBR. Probably somewhere like… really far down the road from now, but they’re there and I’ll get to them… as soon as I can make it through all three movies in one sitting. >.>

7) The Shining
I don’t read horror. I don’t read anything by Stephen King. Why? I dunno. Just never really had any desire to? Whatever the case, I haven’t read this book, nor will I. When it comes to this style of story, I’d much prefer to watch the movie than read the book because it goes faster and you get a better feel for it. *shrugs* Maybe that’s just me.

8) Twilight
Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.  Just… No. I refuse to read this book, this series, or anything revolving it. Why? Because it’s trash! First off, I don’t read romance. I like higher quality to my literature and this is NOT it. So, I have not and WILL NOT be reading any of the Twilight books. I don’t feel like dumbing myself down, thank you.

9) The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Again. I had no idea this was a book, but that’s okay. It’s contemporary. That being said, I actually really enjoyed this movie and I might look into reading it some day. Though, I can’t say when. It was good, but not mind-blowing good. So, it could be a while, but it’ll always be in the back of my mind somewhere.

10) Frankenstein
You can’t blame me for not having read this book yet because it was required to watch in high school. I saw the movie LONG before I would’ve gotten into reading and actually been interested in reading this book. Not to mention, it’s brought up all the time in my German classes (obviously). So, I never felt the necessity to read it. Though, I think I’d like to some day. Just not sure when that’ll be. :/

Have you seen these movies? Have you also read the books? What movie adaptations have you not yet read the books for?

19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie! (Jan. 26, 2016)”

    1. Thank you! ^.^ I definitely watch movies more than I read books, but they’re so much easier. :p And I think if I don’t like a movie I have less obligation to finish it than a book. >.>

      Was it worth it? I’m not sure I could handle that type of book. *sigh* Though, perhaps I’ll have to try. You know, see what the buzz is about?

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      1. I agree so much easier and the fact that I can eat while watching a movie beats the reading a book 😛 To me this particular book was worth it. I was hesitant at first just like you but when I went inside the story I loved it. Simply loved it! No pressure but I recommend you read it 🙂

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  1. I read the Hobbit, but Lord of the rings was impossible, I got really really bored and dropped the book into the bathtub as it put me to sleep. Never read in the bathtub again.
    Ah King books, I read a few as I was not allowed to watch the movies… The books are far more detailed and had my imagination derailing I guess it would have been better for my sanity to watch the movies and not read the books (green mile and dream catcher are not reads for 14/15 year olds).
    Do you remember the film “tuck everlasting ” I loved it so much that I bought the book the next day, but I preferred the movie adaption of it.

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    1. Oh dear. Haha! I don’t think I’ve ever had a book put me to sleep. Though, I tend to not touch books that I think might put me sleep.

      Mm. King would be rather deep and twisted for a teenager. In that sense, I’m kind of happy I haven’t read it yet, but I’m still not sure if I will.

      Oh. I do remember the movie Tuck Everlasting. I have a really hard time watching the movie because it’s so sad. 😥 I don’t think I could read the book.

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  2. Oops, forgot to mention in this in my first comment….DO NOT READ FRANKENSTEIN! IT’S THE WORST PIECE OF GARBAGE I’VE READ IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. *Ahem* I’m done now. :p

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  3. I don’t usually advise this, but you should watch the Lord of the Rings movies before reading the books. They’re both outstanding, but watching the movies first, will definitely help you enjoy the book more. ^.^

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