Last week I did my top ten choices of books that I want made into movies or TV shows. This weeks #Tuesdayten is my top ten books that HAVE been made into movies or TV shows.
10. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
It's rare when movie adaptions surpass the books, but the movies were WAY better than the books. I hated that I liked the story, but the writing was just awful. The movies made up for it a bit.
9. The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris
I don't even remember how I got into True Blood, but my friends and I would gather at my place every Sunday night to watch True Blood on HBO, and I quickly sank my teeth into the book series. The first season is superb, and after that each season gets nuttier and nuttier as it got farther away from the books.
8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Hey, I don't only read romances and supernatural romances. I happen to like the classics too. I absolutely adore Jane Eyre, and the movie adaption had me in tears.
7. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Ah, Mr. Darcy <3
6. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I have never watched a version of Little Women I didn't like, and every version was as good as the book.
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I have a soft spot for the Hunger Games. The movies did a good job bringing the books to life, and casting was perfect.
4. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Outlander series is beautifully written, and STARZ does a superb job bringing these books to our TV screens. Make sure you check out the fifth season airing now!
3. Harry Potter by JK Rowling
I was in grade 6, when our school went to the local theatre to watch Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone as a special event before the Christmas break. I fell in love with it, and before Christmas break was done, I had finished the published books to date. I always loved to read before Harry Potter, but Harry Potter brought out my addictive personality. The movies are not as good as the books, but are close.
2. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
I was in grade 8 when Fellowship of the Ring came out, and I watched it with my Dad and brother. I was enchanted right off the bat. I have always loved fantasy, and Lord of the Rings is just the perfect fantasy trilogy. The movies were, and still are all this time later, magical. I honestly don't think they can be improved upon.
1. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Admission time ... I haven't read the books. Well ... I haven't finished the books. I was half way through Game of Thrones when I stopped. I don't plan on continuing until the series is completed. Waiting for the last season of Game of Thrones was painful enough. Waiting even longer for a book ... nope. Can't do it. HBO's rendition of Game of Thrones is masterful though. It edges out Lord of the Rings ONLY because of its harder to film content.