Armchair BEA 2015 | Book to Movie Adaptations

Hello! Armchair BEA is coming to an end, unfortunately! Today’s topic is Book to Movie Adaptations:

Book to Movie Adaptions
What books do you want to be made into a movie or television show? What are some of your favorites? We’ll explore more about this topic, especially what works and what doesn’t.  Are there any upcoming shows or movies that you’re excited for? What are your recommendations?

Book to movie adaptations that I think stayed true to the book:

  • Harry Potter. These movies were all amazing, and there’s no big issue I have with them! The actors were spot-on and I will always remember them as perfect HP characters. I think these movies are one of the best book-to-movie adaptations out there, to be honest. I just loved these movies so much!
  • Hunger Games. These movies were another really good book-to-movie adaptation. I think Jennifer Lawrence made a great Katniss, and the plot stayed pretty close to the book.
  • The Fault in Our Stars. This movie was another adaptation that I think was spot-on. It wasn’t better than the book, but definitely is a rival. It was just that good (in terms of being similar to the book).
  • Pride and Prejudice (2005). This was the only adaptation I’ve seen of Pride and Prejudice, and I really liked it! It was pretty similar to the book, I think.
  • The Princess Diaries. This adaptation wasn’t that similar with the book, but it was a really good movie, so it’s on this list!

Book to movie adaptations that I think could’ve been done better:

  • Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief, the Sea of Monsters (books by Rick Riordan)
  • City of Ember (book by Jeanne DuPrau)
  • City of Bones (book by Cassandra Clare; I liked it, but it still could’ve been a bit better)

Books I would love to see on the big screen:

  • The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
  • Angelfall by Susan Ee
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
  • Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Book to movie adaptations I really want to watch:

  • Inkheart (by Cornelia Funke)
  • Love, Rosie (by Cecelia Ahern)
  • P.S. I Love You (by Cecelia Ahern)
  • Paper Towns (by John Green. Hasn’t been released yet)
  • The DUFF (by Kody Keplinger)
  • Sense and Sensibility (by Jane Austen)
  • Northanger Abbey (by Jane Austen)
  • The Host (by Stephanie Meyer)
  • Vampire Academy (by Richelle Mead)

Are any of these books/book to movie adaptations on your list? Let me know in the comments below!



4 thoughts on “Armchair BEA 2015 | Book to Movie Adaptations

  1. Definitely agree with your choices! The Percy Jackson movie really was just awful.
    I think The Selection and Cinder would be perfect for movie adaptations. They just have the sort of right feeling for it, for me.
    Good news, the Eleanor & Park movie is going to be a real thing! 🙂 Rainbow Rowell was still just writing the script last I heard, but I’m looking forward to that one a lot. (Paper Towns, too; hopefully it’ll be as good an adaptation as TFiOS was.)


    • Glad to hear it! Yep, as a stand-alone (like not based off the book) I suppose it would’ve been fine, but since it was an adaptation it didn’t meet my expectations. :/ I know right? They just have that kind of feel to them, a movie kind of feel. 🙂
      Really?! Oh my god, yesss!!! Great news, gonna have to search up more about it!
      Yep, I’m looking forward to Paper Towns! TFIOS was great, so I can’t wait to see how they make Paper Towns. 😉


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