JUST KIDDING! I am one of those people who will not watch a movie until I read the book, and almost 99% of the time I am disappointed by the adaptation. However, I have to admit that seeing one of your favourite literary works become a movie, played by actors in real places is a great way to actually see the book happening, and there's no greater feeling than being able to put a face to a character. Here are the books, in no particular order, that I would LOVE to see adapted into movies!
Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins
Typical Katherine answer, but not only do I want to put a face on the characters (cough St-Clair cough), I really want to see Paris the way the characters saw it. It was definitely more than a city to them, it was part of their romance, so seeing Paris, a very romantic city, in a romantic and not cheesy setting, would be awesome.
The Giver, by Lois Lowry
Okay, so I know there is already an adaptation of Lowry's dystopian masterpiece, but we have to admit that it was pretty bad. The actors were great, don't get me wrong, but they changed the plot so much it was physically painful to get through the movie. I really would like another adaption, where they actually follow the plot of the book more.
The Casual Vacancy, by J.K. Rowling
Honestly, there might already be one that I am unaware of. The reason I would like to see this book turned into a movie is because I disliked it, and feel like a movie adaptation would push me to reread it and appreciate it more. Maybe it is because Rowling set the bar high with her Harry Potter series, but I simply couldn't get myself to enjoy this book.
Cinder, by Marissa Meyer
This is totally a book (and series) I would like to see in movies! I only read the first book, but was so surprised by how refreshing it was that I emailed Marissa Meyer (and she replied!!!!!) saying how badly I wanted to see this turned into a movie. The characters being half-Chinese, and me being Chinese, the casting is definitely what would worry me the most, but the plot was so well done and simple in a good way that I don't think anyone can really ruin it.
Revenge Wears Prada, by Lauren Weisberger
This is another book that I disliked, but would like to see turned into a movie. In fact, I enjoyed the first book of the series, but loved the movie. I found that movie great and fun to watch, and I feel like chick-lit and books like this one can be good as movies, but boring as books.
I hope you enjoyed reading these top 5 books I want to see as movies. What are yours? Thanks so much for reading!
I've been wanting to put up a "new year" related blog post, and thought of this one after seeing many videos about this floating around Youtube. Although I don't have much time to read, I really want to squeeze these following books in my 2016 reading simply because I loved them so much!
1) Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins
This book was obvious, but I needed to put this book in here! I am still in a reading slump, and hopefully will be able to reread this soon and have it get me out of my slump. This romance was so entertaining and addicting, and I definitely look forward to crying over Étienne in bed with a cup of tea!
2) The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
Another obvious one, but I reread the series every year, so I don't see why I wouldn't do it this year! However, I usually start with book 3, simply to save time, and also because I didn't particularly like the second book.
3) Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell
Another new favourite of mine and definitely a comfort read, Carry On was so cute and refreshing. It brought back the memories from Harry Potter but also a "Drarry" type of romance and it was just such a fun read! I'm keeping this book for the summer.
4) The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
A classic that I've read this summer, and unfortunately did not enjoy as much as I wish I would. However, because I think I read this book in the summer (which to me is time for romance books), I was not totally into the book and felt myself not focused at all. I really hope to give this book another go, because to me it's almost tragic when I don't like a classic!
5) Rebels: City of Indra, by Kendall and Kylie Jenner
Alright, hold your horses and let me explain this one. I originally bought the book because it was on sale and I was interested to see what it would be. However, I sadly couldn't get past page 39 because of the countless characters and dull plot line. I really hope to reread, or try to read I should say, this book again, mostly because I'm sure it actually is better than I think.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. I have been trying to vary the titles I put in my lists, because I know I get really repetitive at times! I wish everyone a great new year and a great reading year!
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So we all know those few books everyone and their mothers have read and recommend, and I myself am guilty of reading those super popular contemporary or classic books. However, when I am not sucked into this void of reading popular reads (also known as booktube here), I find myself stepping away from the crowd and trying out some books that I picked up myself at the book store, simply while browsing around. So today, I will be sharing with you a few of the books that I find underrated that I personally adored!
1) Forgive Me Leonard Peacock, by Matthew Quick
I have talked about this book loads on my blog, but if you do not know what it is about, it is the story about a boy who decides that he wants to kill himself and his former best friend. The summary itself was roughly those two lines, and that is what intrigued me. The plot itself wasn't out of the ordinary, but the character and his development (or un-development I should say) kept me thinking and wondering things about my own life and my school and classmates, and their issues. If you want an eye-opening, more "serious" contemporary book, this one is for you.
2) Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri
Another favourite of mine that I have talked about loads on this blog. Interpreter of Maladies is an anthology of various short stories all focusing on immigration, cultural shock and adaptation. For an immigrant like me, it was relatable and very close to my heart. For non-immigrants, this will open your eyes to the hardships these people have to face. The writing style was lovely, and every story was different in its own way.
3) Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Proooobably my favourite book of all times. I would say I liked this book because I am Canadian, and because I love child literature, but really, the story speaks for itself. After one or two chapters, you are HOOKED! Anne is such a lovely protagonist, the kind that sticks with you, kind of like Harry Potter. She is precious and her adventures will make you laugh and cry.
4) Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks
I think everyone knows about Nicholas Sparks and his books for hopeless romantics, but some of the more popular ones like Dear John, The Notebook and A Walk To Remember are nothing compared to Safe Haven in my opinion. This is the one Sparks book I cried happy tears, and the characters and their stories felt more real (although still hard to relate to). The success of his other books overshadowed this one, but this is a must for any Nicholas Sparks or romance lover out there!
5) Love and Other Foreign Words, by Erin McCahan
Another beautiful book with a beautiful cover overshadowed by Stephanie Perkins and John Green (I love them, don't get me wrong). Many people have talked about this book, however saying they did not like it, so I decided to read it and judge for myself. I was completely blown away by McCahan's writing style and desperately want more now. Her characters are attaching, although somewhat annoying, but the lightness and simplicity of her plot was great.
6) OCD Love Story, by Corey Ann Haydu
Oh. My. Goodness. This is the first book I read in 2016, and will probably be my favourite. This book was phenomenal. Because I am slightly (very) OCD myself, I totally understood the main character and her compulsions, as well as the boy in the story. For OCD people, you will easily relate to this book and for non-OCD people, you will be enlightened. Haydu did an amazing job dealing with the topic, and will open the eyes of many people who do not understand what it is like dealing with something such as OCD.
Here you have my top 6 underrated books! I strongly suggest you read these books, and I'm sure there are more books that are being overshadowed by these popular authors, especially those by independent authors. If you have any suggestions, make sure to tell me!