Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Movies

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This year, as in every year, there seems to be a lot of movie adaptations coming out.  I thought I'd put together a list of the books I want to read that have or will have movies attached to them.
I like to read the book before I watch the movie, so I want to get these read quickly.  Although, there are some that I've seen but didn't realize were books.  It happens.

1. World War Z by Max Brooks - This is coming out in July, I think.  I'm excited to dive into another zombie book.

2. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick - Didn't know this was a book.   I'm interested to see the relationship unfold in the form of a book.

3. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - Also didn't know this was a book, but now I really want to read it!

4. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - I've had this on my list for ages, and now with the movie in August, it's been pushed to the front of my list.

5. The Maze Runner by James Dashner - My brother actually told me about this one.  I'm very interested in the concept of the book.  This one comes out early next year, I believe.

6. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan - I have yet to read any of the books in this series, which is a shame.  But I did like the first movie, so now they're on my list.

7. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer - The movie looks quite interesting, but a good friend told me to read the book before watching it because of some spoilers.

8. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Waynne Jones - The movie looks very cute and I knew there was a book behind it, so I'm looking forward to some fun when I read this book.

9. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - I got this book for Christmas and started it in February; I am still working on it.  But I have a lovely new movie with Keira Knightley in it as a reward for my persistence.

10. Little Women by Louise May Alcott - I heard a rumor that a young Christian Bale is in this movie.  Also, I feel as though I should have read this book by now.

BONUS: Books I've read that are being turned into movies.
Ender's Game by Orsen Scott Card
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Divergent by Veronica Roth


  1. Oh, I was thinking of doing a list like this, then I chickened out. I didn't think I could come up with 10, but apparently I was mistaken!

  2. I cant wait for City of Bones! My friend who introduced me into the series is going with me!


  3. Good list, I love the Percy Jackson book series it's different then the movies in that the books are better and has a clearer long term plot but the second movie looks like it's sticking closer to the books which makes me super happy. I also loved Howl's Moving Castle movie but I haven't read the book.

  4. Howl's Moving Castle book and movie are quite a bit different, but it's very interesting to read to the book and then watch the movie :) Love the idea for your list!
    Steph @ The Unlikely Librarian

  5. Oo, I love Howl's Moving Castle the movie, it's so beautiful. I also have heard that the book is completely different, so they'll be fun to compare :D Thanks for stopping by my TTT!