There are so many options for this freebie! I considered writing about the best film adaptations, or the worst, but ended up deciding to do something different. Here are my top 10 films or TV shows I’ve seen, but haven’t read the book they’re based on.
1) The Expanse, based on the series by James S. A. Corey – I was so relieved when Amazon picked up this TV series because it is absolutely brilliant. I would be tempted to read the books, as I loved the TV show so much.
2) Ready Player One, based on the book by Ernest Cline – I loved the film but I’m not sure I want to read the book. I’d wanted to watch the film after I’d read it, but didn’t get round to it in time. Somehow I don’t think it would be the same reading it after seeing the movie.
3) To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, based on the book by Jenny Han – I really enjoyed this film, but when I read a sampler of the book I just couldn’t get into the writing style. As much as I enjoyed the story, I’m not sure the book is for me.
4) The Shannara Chronicles, based on the books of Terry Brooks – I’ve only seen the first season so far but I enjoyed it. I’ve not read any of Terry Brooks’ novels before but heard they are good.
5) The Notebook, based on the book by Nicholas Sparks – This and many other films based on Nicholas Sparks novels would fit on this list. I’ve never read any of his books, but seen several films based on them.
6) Inkheart, based on the book by Cornelia Funke – This was one of my favourite fantasy films as a kid, but I never got round to reading the books.
7) The City of Ember, based on the book by Jeanne DuPrau– I’ve watched this film several times but never read the book. I really enjoyed the concept.
8) Me Before You, based on the book by Jojo Moyes – This film had such a mix of comedy and sad moments, I’m not sure my heart can deal with the book!
9) The Host, based on the book by Stephanie Meyer – I have read Twilight but was not a fan of it. However, I got The Host on my Kindle thinking I’d maybe give it a go. I haven’t read it yet but I have seen the film, which was watchable if not amazing.
10) Warm Bodies, based on the book by Isaac Marion – It’s a while since I saw this film but remember thinking it was really good, so maybe I should pick up the book someday.