Top 5 Tuesday: Adaptations I liked better than the Book

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today we’re gonna talk about some adaptations that I enjoyed way more than the books they are based on.

#1 Enola Holmes/The Case of the Missing Marquess

I saw the Netflix movie the day it came out and was so impressed by Millie Bobby Browns prensence in this film. What an outstanding actress. I swear, she played everybody else against the wall easily.
Naturally, I was curious about the book, so I immidiately went to grab a copy. Unfortunately, it was rather disappointing. While the movie made me want to watch another 10 like it, I don’t really have any interest in picking up another one of the novels. It was too shallow, somewhat boring and just didn’t do anything for me.

#2 Lord of the Rings

I know people will come for me over this, but I found the Lord of the Rings movies far more intriguing than the books. Especially the first one was dragging on a bit in written form. To be fair, I read the novels in German and I would be willing to give them another shot in English. But as it is now, I definitely prefer the films!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I wish had TV Adaptations

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Last week we talked about books that should be made into to movies, today it’s all about TV shows. Some story are just so amazing, you cannot squeeze all of that into a single film. So, let’s talk about some TV adapations I wish for!

#1 Skulduggery Pleasant

I’ve talked about Skulduggery Pleasant before (reviews coming later this year!), and I just loved every single book in the series. There is so much going on, it’s impossible to fit each book into one movie. You’d have to leave out so much of the story, I wouldn’t make sense any sense more and just ruin the entire thing. So, instead I’m advocating for a Skulduggery Pleasant TV show. The book includes so many interesting side characters, with enough space (aka in a TV show), you’d even have a chance to explore their background further.

#2 The Guinevere Deception

I’m still waiting for book #3 in this series but as you all know by now, I’m such a sucker for a good story about legends and mythology. I absolutely love the novels that are out so far! Since I’d use every excuse in the book to get more TV shows about legends (has nothing to do with me watching Merlin atm), can I petition for an adapation of this? Please and thank you.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I wish had Movie Adaptations

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
It’s almost like this month’s topics were made for me. I get to talk about adaptations all day long! So, to kick that off, let’s begin with some books that need to have movie adaptations!

#1 Fable

Normally, I’d rather have every book just be turned into a TV show instead of a movie, just because timewise it is often impossible to squeeze all the bits of story into a single film. However, Fable has just the right length for a film! With slightly more than 300, I think this would fit neatly into one picture. Also, this book include so much stunning scenery, I was constantly thinking that I would love to see the gorgeous underwater bits on screen. So please, somebody make this into a movie!

#2 The Ravens

While I was reading this book, it reminded me a lot of sorority horror flicks and I was getting slight Scream Queen vibes. So, I think this would make a wonderful movie that fits perfectly in that genre. Even if people aren’t familiar with the novel, I bet they’d enjoy an adaptation!

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Top 5 Tuesday: graphic novels

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today we’ll talk about some cool graphic novels!

#1 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

I may have had some initial problems with this series but ended up enjoying Scott Pilgrim vs. The World tremendously!

#2 Watchmen

So, I saw the Watchmen TV show (was brilliant!) but had a few questions about the whole thing. Picking up the original Watchmen graphic novel (to which the show is basically a sequel) helped me out a lot! It’s such a fascinating story!

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Top 5 Tuesday: debut novels

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today, we’ll talk about some awesome debut novels!

#1 Anna Bright – The Beholder

This one found it’s way to me via a book subscription box. I immideately fell in with the story and was surprised as well as impressed when I found out that it’s Anna Bright’s debut novel!

#2 Angie Thomas – The Hate U Give

It made my cry in the second chapter. Enough said.

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Top 5 Tuesday: books you would re-rate

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Todays topic is all about books I would re-rate. However, I rarely re-read books, so you’ll get a list of books I assume I would re-rate now! 😅

#1 Hunger Games

I read the entire series over the course of a weekend and just couldn’t put the books down. Obviously, I enjoyed them a lot back then. But, at that time I was the perfect target demographic for these novels. Would I read them again today, I’m not sure I would like them all that much.

#2 Divergent

In contrast to The Hunger Games, I pretty much hated the Divergent series. Here’s why: it felt like the more stereotypic blueprint of YA dystopias. But the deal is, many other books I read and enjoyed are like that as well. I think that I only disliked this one so much, precisely becaue I had already read to many similiar novels and it seemed a bit like a cheap rip-off. Had this been the first one I picked up, I probably would have enjoyed it much more.

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