Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Top 10 Tuesday

Hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish
Weekly event showcasing bookish-things, top 10 style!
This week: Book to Movie Adaptations

1. The Notebook - no, I have not read the book (maybe one day?) but I've been told this is the best Nicholas Sparks book on the big screen.  How sweet is this story?!  It's one of my top fav romantic flicks!

2. Romeo + Juliet - I'm talking about the 1996 version with Leo & Claire *swoon*  They definitely helped me understand that mumbo jumbo mess called Shakespeare.

3.  Atonement - I just bought this book recently because I've been meaning to read it.  The movie; however, one of my favorites of all time!  Besides the fact that it has James McAvoy (hello blue eyes!) - the story is so heart breakingly good.

4. Eclipse - yup. I put something Twilight on my list.  Though the first movie sucked it up big time, the second attempted to redeem itself, it wasn't until the third that I think they got it some what right.  Plus - hello?! RPattz!!

5. Lord of the Rings - I'm probably cheating by putting this on my list because I haven't read the books or watched the movies (all the way through at least). But I've been told, my numerous trust-worthy sources, that they are that good. 

6. The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe - I'm only adding the first of the Narnia series on my list because it's the only book I've read from that group.  I remember LOVING it in school.  Then the best part: getting to watch the movie on those rainy school days.

7. Harry Potter - ok, you can slap me now - I have not read these books, but I have seen the movies (not Deathly Hallows - yet!) But if the books are as amazing as the movies, then yes! they should be on this list!

8. A Time to Kill - yes, this 14 year old girl totally picked up a John Grisham novel after watching this amazing movie.  As compelling as this story was, I couldn't get enough of it.  I think it's the best work Matthew McConaughey has done, to date.

9. Sex & the City - I did not read Candace Bushnell's books, but I adored the tv series.  So when the story came to the big screen I had to see it!  Though I was not as pleased with the second film.  As much as I love Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, & Miranda.. I would have been fine with just one movie.

10. Speak - there was a movie made in 2004 depicting Laurie Halse Anderson's unbelievable story about a girl who was raped & then paralyzed by her own silence.  I recently watched the movie after reading the book & was completely blown away.  I have to say, Kristen Stewart did a superb job playing this role.



  1. Ahh I almost included Speak but I still can't get over just how awkward Kristin Stewart is. She makes my skin crawl. lol. LOVED Atonement. SO much!

  2. Speak was a good adaptation as well... I totally forgot about it on my list!

  3. I saw Speak before I read the book, but as soon as it finished I had to find the book.

  4. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe made my list too. The Harry Potter books are so much BETTER than the movies. I love the movies (although I have a few problems with a couple of them), but I adore every one of the books! I hope you read them some time.

  5. I completely agree with R&J; I can't believe I forgot to include that one! Just like you mentioned that you haven't read the HP books yet, I haven't read Speak yet either. I am so ashamed! I need to remedy that situation soon! Great list!

  6. I love The Notebook. I watch it every New Years - not sure why because it's kind of depressing...lol I just saw Speak and thought it was a pretty good adaptation. I LOVE Lord of the Rings although like you, I have never read the books.

  7. The Twilight books are on my list as well :)
    I was not as crazy about the movie A Time to Kill as the book but I still liked it. It and The Painted House are Grisham's best by far.

  8. I've yet to watch Speak! And I loved, loved, both the movie and story of The Notebook. It truly is one of my favourites of all time.


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