What were your fave book to movie or tv adaptations that you watched this year? (or least favorite! Did you both watch the movie and read the book? Which was better? Personally, if I’ve read the book, it’s rare for me to go and watch the movie and vice versa. It takes me a long time
Here are the only 2 book to screen shows I watched this year …
A Game of Throne, George R.R. Martin
💓 Okay, so the Game of Thrones tv series went ahead of the books, but let me tell you – I love this show! I couldn’t even watch week to week – how do you guys handle the suspense?! I waited until the day the last episode was supposed to air, and I binge watched all the previous episode of the season. And ended with the finale.
I actually believe the tv show is better than the books. The books are uneven – good, but long and rambling – and some are better than others. The TV series is intense, dramatic, beautiful and so … so good!
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
I said it in (R)eading From the Best Sellers List [The Handmaid’s Tale] that the book was OK, but nothing to rave about. And that’s what I thought about the TV series too – not bad, but not particularly interesting.
I do think the TV series is better than the book.
The list below shows tv shows and movies brought to the screen in 2017 – based on books that I’ve read.
❋ Big Little Lies. The tv show had the same name as the book, Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty. Season 1 aired on HBO during March / April 2017. Unfortunately, I don’t have access to HBO. Also, it’s confirmed there will be a season 2.
❋ Strike aired BBC One (UK) is based on the Cormoran Strike books by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) – a series that I absolutely love! It will be airing in the US in June 2018 n Cinemax and titled C.B. Strike.
❋ Before I Fall is based on the book by the same name written by Lauren Oliver. “Sam lives the last day of her life 7x until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.” It’s a bit depressing of a premise for a movie – has anybody seen it? What did they think?
❋ A Man Called Ove. We’ve raved about the book, authored by Frederik Bachman, and the Swedish movie has been out since 2016. Kim has seen it and loved it, and an English language version is set to be made sometime in the near future.
❋ The Dark Tower – based on the series of books by Stephen King. I must make time to see this. I loved the Dark Tower series of books … but #thatendingtho – it just about killed me!
❋ It – based on the book by Stephen King. I’ve read and re-read the book but just not big into watching horror movies these days (my heart can’t take it).
❋ The Snoman – based on the book written by Jo Nesbo. LOVED the book (and the entire Harry Hole series) … will the movie ruin it for me? I certainly hope not.
❋ The Glass Castle – based on the book written by Jeanette Walls – one of the few non-fiction books that I’ve read (and loved).
Did you watch any book to movie or tv adaptations this year? What would you recommend? Have you seen any of the ones above? If anyone has a way to track what they watch – let me know. I want to keep a better records like how I do for books with Goodreads.
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I read all the Games of Thrones books but only watched through season 4 of the series. We have to get everything from the library (no tv feed) so I am limited on the shows unless it’s on DVD.
I read Handmaid’s Tale and Ove but haven’t seen those, I would like to see Ove but Strike! Yes, I read all the books on Cormoran Strike and can’t wait to get the DVDs! I love his character and Robin, his very capable assistant. That girl can drive. Fast.
I saw Dark Tower but haven’t read the book. If I had a choice I would love it if Tana French’s novel became movies. The Likeness would be great.
Ugh, WHY is the Strike show going to be on CINEMAX? Disappointing. Boo.
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I LOVED Big Little Lies TV series even though I hated the book. And, interesting about Handmaid’s Tale…I haven’t watched the series, but did love the book.
And the trailer for The Snowman was SO creepy! That was the first Harry Hole book I ever read.
Oh, Tanya! I totally forgot about The Glass Castle; thanks for the reminder! I love how we had completely opposite views on The Handmaid’s Tale – hahaha! I think that is so great; everyone has such a different experience with stories. I’ve just gotten into Game of Thrones on television (I’ve never read the books); I think I’m in season 3? I love it! I had no idea I would enjoy it this much which is, I guess, why I resisted it for so long.