It’s that time again! Top Ten Tuesday!
(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the awesome folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. You should totally check them out!)
This week I will be covering two TTT topics, since I missed last week’s due to family stuff.
Last Week’s TTT: Top Ten Movie Adaptations
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
They missed a lot of good stuff, and I wasn’t overly fond of some of the creative choices (like having the actors not in robes at all times) but overall, I loved this adaptation.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collins was a screenwriter before she was a novelist. Of course this one was going to be good!
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
I read the book after I saw the movie. But that was OK because the book was essentially word-for-word the movie, which made me happy and a little annoyed that I was getting the same story.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
This is a rare movie that I thought was better than the book. I loved the book, but there are just some things that are conveyed much better visually than in writing.
Jurassic Park by Michael Chrichton
Shamelessly love both the book and the movie.
Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
Content aside, they did a pretty good job of making these books into movies.
P.S. I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
Whoever got the bright idea to turn the saddest book ever into the saddest movie ever needs to get a high-five. In the face. With a chair. I love the story, but I bawl my eyes out every single time.
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
The book and the movie are pretty drastically different, but both are awesome.
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
It has been so long since I read this, but I know I love both the movie and the book. So it gets a spot.
Marley and Me by John Grogan
The message this movie sends about dog ownership aside… I love dog movies. And this one was well done.
The Wives of Bath by Susan Swan
The movie that is based on this book is called Lost and Delirious. And it is one of my favorites. So it gets spot 11.
I could list more. I thought this one was going to be tricky, but once I got thinking about all the movies based on books I have seen (and their books that I have read) I just flew through.
Top Ten Tuesday for July 16: Top Ten Authors Who Need More Credit
This may turn into “authors I didn’t know about because I live under a rock”. We will see.
He is becoming better known now, but he is so amazingly talented, and he is also very kind and funny. Check out his blog if you don’t believe me.
Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant
This woman is all things awesome. She is a feminist, she strives for equality, and she does amazing research when it comes to her books. Not to mention her books are SUBLIME.
Cathy Marie Buchanan
A fairly new Canadian author, she has a talent for some of the most beautiful prose in historical fiction I have seen.
Another awesome author. You will have to find most of her books used, though.
He started as an independent, and is now published by one of the biggies. He keeps his books DRM free, and as low-priced as he can manage. And Wool is one of the best (if not the best) Dystopian ever. Yet his following is more cult than anything.
Before my book club read Shades of Grey one month, I had never heard of this guy. WHY THE HECK NOT?!
Another author I never heard of until I stumbled on her books. She isn’t mentioned in fantasy discussions, and that makes me sad.
Creator of one of the most innovative magic systems I have read about. Plus, he overcame dyslexia to write his novels, which is HUGE!
OK, I only have 8… because most of the authors I like are pretty well-known.
So, what do you think of either of these TTT topics? Leave a comment!