I know that admitting that you prefer a movie adaptation more than the book is blasphemous for bookworms but sometimes it just happens. I recently finished reading P.S I Love You by Cecelia Ahern and although it was a good read I couldn’t help but be a bit disheartened because it was not as good as the movie. In fact it was nothing like the movie – it’s not even set in the same country! I love the movie, Gerard Butler is perfect as Gerry, I love the sexy Irish vibe and I really like Holly, Sharon and Denise as American girls. People told me that they were different but really I feel that they should be viewed as two separate works as they really have nothing in common apart from a grieving widow named Holly and a dead husband named Gerry.
Now normally I wouldn’t watch the movie until I had read the book but in this case I watched P.S I Love You for the first time years and years ago. It wasn’t until just recently that I discovered Cecelia Ahern as an author when I read Love, Rosie. Had I read the book first I may have appreciated it more and just viewed the movie as being another poor book to movie adaptation.
My favourite movie is Fight Club based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk. I love the book, I’ve read it multiple times but there is something about the movie that I prefer. The same goes for The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, I’ve read and reread the book but still I love the movie more. Although I think Ryan Gosling helps with that!
I am currently reading The Hobbit with the intention of then reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I have seen all of the films and I’m really hoping that I won’t be disappointed. The films are epic masterpieces, I hope that the books inspired that epicness.
Are there any book to movie adaptations where you prefer the movie?
I have read over 100 books so far this year so to narrow it down to just ten is going to be tricky. Really I’m going to pick the first 10 amazing books that come to mind (Sorry!)
The Witches of the Glass Castle, Evanescent, How I Found You and Phoenix Holt by Gabriella Lepore.
All four are incredible reads, gripping from the first page until the last. – TWOGC sequel Uprising is released TODAY!!!
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
This book, what can I say? Just…WOW. Karou is my perfect female character I completely devoured this book.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
A book about a fangirl + a cute guy = perfect for the fangirl community! Rainbow Rowell was a real shining star of 2014 and I’m gutted that this was the only book of hers that I got around to reading. More Rainbow for me in 2015.
Love, Rosie (Where Rainbows End) by Cecelia Ahern.
This was my favourite contemporary chick-lit book of the year by far.
I know that some people hate rereading books but I love it, I have favourite books which I reread often. There’s something so lovely about rereading a book which you enjoyed first time around, you see things which you didn’t notice before and fall in love with the characters even more.
The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger This is my favourite book of all time and I haven’t reread it for a while so I am desperate to do so again sometime soon.
The Witches of Castle Glass by Gabriella Lepore With the second instalment coming out in December I really want to read this again and refresh the characters and story in my mind.
I have had a really good reading month! I’ve surprised myself with how much I have actually managed to read, seven books may not seem a lot but the majority of these reads were quite lengthy, 300+ pages, and I have been seriously strapped for time. This month I discovered a love of Cecelia Ahern! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to read any of her books but I will definitely be reading more from now on!
Books read: 7
Onyx (Lux Beginnings) by Jennifer L Armentrout.
Matilda by Roald Dahl.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern.
Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead.
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.
The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern.
Favourite book: Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern.
Least favourite book: Matilda by Roald Dahl (I loved the book but from this small selection it would be my least favourite).
This is going to be flying-visit-review I’m afraid. I’m strapped for time but I really want to post my review about this book.
By Cecelia Ahern.
Rating: 4.5 /5.
From the back cover:
“Best friends since forever, Rosie and Alex have shared their hopes, dreams – and firsts. But one awkward moment at eighteen, one missed opportunity, and life sends them hurtling in different directions. Although they stay in touch, misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck seem to be conspiring to keep them apart. Can they gamble everything – even their friendship – on true love?”
From the first page I was sucked into the story of Rosie and Alex, from their first letters to one another as children, to their not-so-private instant messages at secondary school and their emails to one another from opposite sides of the globe. For Rosie and Alex there is obstacle after obstacle which prevents them from being together, as the reader I found myself shouting (in my head, I’m not a total crazy person) at them to just confess their love for one another already. It was frustrating, heart-wrenching and so moving; I couldn’t put it down.
Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read
(Whether because they think it’s a “you” book or it’s just been generally recommended so often)
From friends, family and the bookstagram community I get hundreds of book recommendations and I absolutely love it. Reading a book that has been recommended to you is so exciting as once I have finished I know that there is someone that I can go and talk to about it. I love discussing books so this is perfect for me. Here is a list of ten books that I have been recommended over and again but for one reason or another have yet to read.
The Legend trilogy by Marie Lu – these books have been recommended to me so many times and I am still yet to read them (sorry!) I haven’t even bought them. They do sound like something that I would enjoy though.
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead –I am yet to read all of the Vampire Academy books and I really want to finish them first but I will get on to these afterwards. Promise.
The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes – this has been recommended to me numerous times, it’s no secret that I love a good romance novel but…books set during WWI don’t normally work for me so I am uncertain as to whether or not I will read it.