Welcome to my first ever blog post! *cue the confetti and balloons* I am so excited to be starting my book blogging journey with a post that means a lot to me. Two of my favorite things are books and movies, so I decided to combine them both into this fun post! I’m going to be sharing five book to screen adaptations that I love and hopefully you will too.
- THE HATE U GIVE
Number one on this list is one that I cannot stop talking about. The Hate U Give follows our main character Starr Carter who witnesses the fatal death of her best friend by a police officer. I could go on and on about how important this book is and why I want everyone to read it, but this isn’t a review. The movie is also very impactful and is similar to the book with its general theme. This is definitely not a book OR movie you want to miss out on.
- THE BOOK THIEF
So, all I really remember from my experience reading this is sobbing my eyes out. And then I remember sobbing my eyes out again during the movie. I’m sure you’ve all at least heard this title before, and that is because The Book Thief is not only a popular book, but it is also a very praised movie. For good reason. In terms of similarity, there are definitely some scenes that were changed when the book was adapted for film, however, the overall message remains the same and none of the important ideas from the book were removed in making the movie. If you were to only pick one, I would suggest the book (duh), but the film was also very well made.
- THE HANDMAID’S TALE
Okay, I have a confession. Ineveractuallyfinishedreadingthisbook. Oops. There isn’t a clear reason as to why I never finished reading The Handmaid’s Tale, but hopefully all will be forgiven when I *eventually* pick it up again. Until then, however, the show will have to do. The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian story following main character Offred. In this future, America has become a society called Gilead in which women are subject to horrifying experiences. The show is so brutal and terrible and I hate it but at the same time love it. I can’t stop thinking about it but sometimes I wish I could. If you are upto it, I would highly recommend the show, maybe even over the book.
- BIG LITTLE LIES
I don’t believe in the phrase “guilty pleasure” but if I did have a guilty pleasure book, it would be anything by Liane Moriarty. Big Little Lies is light hearted murder mystery story following three women. At the beginning of both the book and show we find out that someone has died, however, we don’t find out the killer or killed is until the very end. It’s thrilling, fast-paced, and often times funny. The show does deviate from the book more times than I would have liked, but it has a great star cast and the overall aesthetic of the show is something I enjoyed as well.
- PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
I mean, how could I not include this one?? Pride and Prejudice is one of the few instances where I actually liked the movie more than the book. It’s a classic Jane Austen, and while the book is amazing too, the 2005 adaptation with Keira Knightley just cannot be topped.
I hope you all enjoyed this post! I’m definitely planning to do more book/movie/show related posts in the future. Until next time <33