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 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.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is Authors I Own the Most Books Of .
Patricia Cornwell – 21 books – All of the Kay Scarpetta series apart from the most recent one, plus the tie-in cookbook that she did, which is brilliant!
P.C Cast – 19 books – I own books 1 to 10 in the House of Night series, but I have read them all, plus The Fledgling Handbook. I also have all of her Goddess of Partholon series which is a fantastic fantasy/mythical/magical read. And I have 4 of her Goddess Summoning novels which I absolutely adore.
Jodi Picoult – 14 books – including; House Rules, The Pact, Nineteen Minutes, , Lone Wolf, The Storyteller, Handle With Care, Salem Falls, The Tenth Circle plus Between the Lines which she co-wrote with her daughter Samantha Van Leer.
Nicholas Sparks – 13 books – The Notebook, Safe Haven and True Believer being my favourite.
“Refreshingly romantic, dangerously good fun, hugely addictive…Intelligent, moving and sweetly wise” – Joanne Harris.
Any book that begins with a line such as “I believe in miracles” is good with me. I love a miracle and a bit of faith. The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud is a heart-warming, tale of love and loss and the guilt felt by those left behind. I became emotionally attached to the characters in this story within the space of a few pages, the writing is fluid and sincere.