Top Ten Tuesday Fifty Four – Top Ten Books I Need To Read Before Watching The Adaptation

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This weeks topic is a page-to-screen freebie, and so I decided to share with you some of the books I need to read before I watch the adaptation.  Now whilst I am someone who tries to read the book before the movie or TV show, I don’t always stick to that as a hard and fast rule.  However, these books are some of the ones where I would really love to read the book before watching their adaptations for one reason or another.

So here are five books that I need to read before watching the adaptation!

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I was so desperate to see this film when it was released last year that I originally wasn’t even going to bother reading the book it was based off first.  However, after never getting around to seeing the adaptation whilst it was in cinemas, and seeing Zoe @ Read by Zoe read and really enjoy this one, I decided to pick up a copy for myself to see what the base material is like first.  This sounds like the perfect light summery read, so I’m that it won’t be too long before I finally get to this one.

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This has to be at the top of my classics-I-need-to-read list, as not only is it one of the most popular books of all time, but it also has countless adaptations and re-tellings that I  really want to get to.  I feel like everyone and their mother has read this book by now, so its high time I get round to it so I can also enjoy all of the many different Mr Darcy’s that the adaptations have brought us.

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I have read so many other David Levithan books, and yet this, one of the few with an actual adaptation, is one of those I both own and have yet to read.  This is such a short book that I honestly have no reason for not reading it yet, especially as I am so desperate to be able to watch the movie that stars Matthew Daddario in it, so hopefully I can correct that really soon!

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Out of all of the books on this list, this is the one that I know the least about, and so it is also the one therefore that I am most curious about reading before I finally watch the movie based on it.  I am also desperate to try and expand my reading tastes now that I no longer have required reading for school, and so this seems like the perfect one to do just that and to allow me to watch another film as well.

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This is the only book on this list that has been adapted into a TV series rather than a movie, but that doesn’t mean I am any less excited to be able to watch this insanely hyped adaptation.  The synopsis of this book interests me in the first place, so I am desperate to discover this story first through the book, and then to explore it more through the TV series once I finally read this one for myself.

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What books do you still need to read before watching the adaptation?  Do you always read the book before watching the movie, or do you not mind watching the adaptation first?  Have you read or watched any of these – what did you think?





3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday Fifty Four – Top Ten Books I Need To Read Before Watching The Adaptation

  1. If I know something is based on a book, I do try to read the book first. Unless I don’t realize until after (as was the case for a lot of Netflix things, like The Haunting of Hill House and Umbrella Academy). I’ll eventually read the books, though. I haven’t read any of these books, either, so you’re definitely not alone in that. I want to watch The Handmaid’s Tale (everyone tells me I should, and ugh, the peer pressure haha), but I really want to read the book first.

    Here’s my TTT post.


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