Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Page-to-Screen Adaptations I Want to Watch
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is Page to Screen Freebie (Books that became movies/TV shows, movies that became books, great adaptations, bad ones, books you need to read before watching their movie/TV show, movies you loved based on books you hated or vice versa, books you want to read because you saw the movie or vice versa, etc.)
I decided to go with page to screen adaptations that I really want to see. There are so many books that I love that have either been made into TV series or movies or are in the process of being made into them. I’m sure there are plenty more out there that I want to see, but these 10 are at the top of my list at the moment. Some I’ve been saying I want to watch for a while now and others are fairly new or are still in production. I’ve shared trailers for any that I could find.
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10 Page-to-Screen Adaptations I Want to Watch
1. THE HATE U GIVE, a big-screen adaptation of Angie Thomas’ best selling novel of the same name.
This one has been out for a while and I just haven’t made the time to watch it yet even though I loved the book.
2. SHADOW and BONE, an eight-episode Netflix series based on Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone & Six of Crows fantasy novels.
I don’t think there’s a release date for this yet, but I can’t wait since it combines two of my favorite fantasy series.
3. A DOG’S JOURNEY, a film adaptation of the popular series by W. Bruce Cameron. This movie actually comes out this week and I’m really looking forward to seeing it. The books and the first film, A Dog’s Purpose, had me crying the ugly cry, so I’m sure this one will have me reaching for the tissues too.
4. THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR, a film releasing this week that is based off of Nicola Yoon’s best selling novel of the same name. I actually haven’t read this book yet, but the trailer just really appealed to me so now I want to watch the film and read the book.
5. ARTEMIS FOWL, a movie based on the beloved books by Eoin Colfer.
My son and I have been reading this series together and were excited to learn that Disney is making it into a film that will release later this year.
6. THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, a movie adaptation of the best selling book by Garth Stein.
I’m excited for this one because I loved the book of course, and because it has Milo Ventimiglia from This is Us and Gilmore Girls in it. It releases this fall.
7. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES, an upcoming movie based on Jennifer Niven’s best selling novel of the same name.
I haven’t seen much information for this aside from that Elle Fanning will play Violet and Justice Smith will play Finch, but I can’t wait to see this film. I’m sure it’s another that will have me reaching for the tissues.
8. SHADOWHUNTERS, a TV series based on the popular Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.
I’m late to the Shadowhunters game as I just started Clare’s book series late last year and the TV series is actually in its final season. Regardless, I look forward to binging it once I finish the books.
9. A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, a TV series based on the popular book series by Deborah Harkness.
I’ve been meaning to start this one for a while now, but keep forgetting about it.
10. HIS DARK MATERIALS is an upcoming TV series based on the popular series by Philip Pullman.
I enjoyed the book series, but I’m most excited for this because Lin-Manuel Miranda is in this, and I just love him. #theaternerdcrush
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Have your seen any of these? Or do you plan to? What are some of your favorite page-to-screen adaptations?
I watched A Discovery Of Witches even though I never read the book, and loved it. I do now want to read the book too though. I really want to both watch and read The Hate U Give too.
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I’m glad to hear A Discovery of Witches is good. I was really hoping it would be since the books are so entertaining.
Yes to AtBP!! I’m excited. I didn’t know there was a Racing in the Rain movie. I might have to reread the book soon!
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I think I need to re-read the book too. I know I loved it but don’t remember much about it.
We saw The Golden Compass movie years ago, but I don’t remember much about it. I just recently listened to the audio book and it was pretty good. I’d be interested in a His Dark Materials TV show.
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I never saw the first one but the general consensus seems to be that the new series will be much better than the old movie.
That trailer for A Dogs Journey!!😥😥 Also, I didn’t realize there was another adaptation of His Dark Materials, this one looks so much better than the existing movies!
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I haven’t seen the first adaptation but I’ve heard people say it was pretty awful, lol.
I’m excited/nervous to see the Artemis Fowl film, I’ve been waiting for it for a long time and it was one of my favourite books as a kid so if they’ve screwed it up, I’m going to be very annoyed. I really enjoyed The Hate U Give, but I haven’t read the book yet and I’m super excited for the Shadow and Bone series, though I’m very nervous about the combining of both the Grisha books and the Six of Crows books.
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I’m very curious to see how they combine the Grisha books with Six of Crows.
I want to watch T.H.U.G., too.
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I loved the book so really hope the book does it justice.
I’m so nervous about them combining Shadow and Bone with Six of Crows, but will definitely be waiting for it to come out!
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I really hope they do a good job with it.
Oooh they are re-doing His Dark Materials!!! I loved the books <3 But the movie with Nichole Kidman was pretty bad!
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I heard the older movie was pretty awful, so hopefully this new series will be better.
I’m really excited for the Shadow and Bone adaptation, but I’m also super nervous for it! I’m trying not to have too many expectations, haha. Really excited for His Dark Materials to be adapted again as well!
I know, right? Hopefully they’ll do it justice.
A Dog’s Journey and Artemis Fowl both look good. And Shadowhunters- I see a lot of love for that franchise- that could be fun too!
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Yeah, I just started the books and so far I really like the series.
I’m so excited, but also nervous that they’re making a Netflix series based on the Grisha/Six of Crows books! I love the series so much, so I hope they do it justice. I’m definitely interested to see who they cast in it! 🙂
I hope they do too.
I don’t think I will survive watching All the Bright Places. That book broke me. The Sun is Also a Star looks really good, and I was happy with the adaptation of Yoon’s other book. So, if the same people are involved, I think it could be great. The Shadowhunter’s series was canceled right when it was hitting its stride. It was a rocky start, but it got better.
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Oh yeah, I fully expect to cry my way through All the Bright Places. lol.
I’m interested to see The Sun Is Also a Star. I actually haven’t read the book yet and I’m not sure I will before seeing the movie. (Sacrilege, I know!) Hopefully I’ll be able to catch it while it’s still in theaters.
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I don’t think anyone in my house will want to go and see it with me so I’ll probably either see it solo or will wait until it’s on DVD or On Demand.
I need to see pretty much all of these, and they all sound great, Suzanne! Wonderful job with your list!
I am loving A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES on BBC America and even have my husband addicted to it 🙂
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Oh yay, glad to hear this! I was really hoping it would be good.
I could never watch A Dog’s Journey without fifty boxes of tissues. I remember watching the trailer a few months after losing my oldest cat and I ended up crying. A lot.
I need to watch the adaption of The Hate U Give (and read the book). I’m waiting for it be released on my country’s Netflix.
Happy readings! 😉
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Oh yeah, I’ll have a purse full of tissues when I go see A Dog’s Journey.
Wait, James Macvoy is in His Dark Materials?? I didn’t even realise a trailer was out for this– so much goodness here, Suzanne — my future movie and tv watching is sorted lol
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I’m really excited for that one!
I am loving A Discovery Of Witches, the main characters are perfectly cast. love this meme topic.
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I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying this. I have really high hopes for it after loving the books.
I still need to read The Hate U Give, but I do want to watch the movie too. My sister has seen it and she really loved it. I want to read Good Omens sometime soon so I can watch the show coming out at the end of the month.
I’m glad to hear your sister enjoyed THUG. I can’t believe I haven’t seen it yet since I loved the book so much.
No Way! The Art of Racing in the Rain will become a movie??? Best news ever! I loved that book suprisingly filled with wisdome and told from the dog POV! Now about the Shadowhunter movie and series…I hate them LOL
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I really need to re-read that book. I know I loved it but don’t remember many details about it.
I’m SO excited for All The Bright Places!
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Right? I just know I’m going to cry my way through it, lol.
I am so excited about the Grisha Netflix show! I really hope they do the adaptation well! Great list.
I really hope they do too!
I’m so excited to see what they do with Shadow and Bone! 🙂
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Me too. I really hope they do a good job with it.