Book to Screen Adaptations That Are *Actually* Good

As readers, it is no secret that when our favorite books are announced to be turning into a show or movie, there’s usually a mix of emotions. Mostly, excitement and nervousness. A lot of times, movies/shows tend to ~mess up~ the book and I could probably give more bad examples of adaptations than good.

All that being said, there are definitely adaptations out there that have lived up to my expectations, and even a few that have surpassed them. All of these are my opinions and I’m only going to be talking about adaptations where I have read the book AND watched the movie or show.

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Crazy Rich Asians | book review

“Remember, every treasure comes with a price.”

My decision to read Crazy Rich Asians was pretty spontaneous and if I’m being honest, I didn’t even have any plans of ever picking it up. The main reason for that is I LOVE the movie (I would even go so far to say it’s one of my favorite rom-com films πŸ‘€) and was slightly nervous about whether or not the book would be a let down. I mean, as far as the movie goes, it was just such a fun time and full of ridiculous, extravagant characters whom you couldn’t help but love. I’ve watched the movie so many times at this point, and the thought of reading the book hadn’t even really crossed my mind.

BUT, I was scrolling through the Libby app on my phone to look for an audiobook I could listen to while working and Crazy Rich Asians was one of the only ones that really caught my eye. I decided to get it and…here we are! Hope you guys liked that (unnecessary) recount of why and how I read this book πŸ™ƒ

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