AUPQ: Favorite Book To Movies Adaptations

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For today’s Ask Us Pub Questions, Amanda Piercy wants to know: What are your favorite book to movies adaptations?

The interesting thing about this question for me is that despite being a writer, whenever I have to choose between watching a movie adaptation and reading the book… I always go for watching the movie. I can’t really explain it but I think when it comes down to it, I prefer to see a story portrayed on the big screen. For instance, I’ve never read the Lord Of The Rings books, but the movies? They are my all time favorite movies and I can quote almost every word.

This leaves me with very little story adaptations I’ve both watched and read. Therefore, my answer is The Hunger Games. Honestly, I think it is the only story where I’ve both read the books and watched the movies—and guess what? I prefer the books! Book 1 Katniss’s mind is my safe place. (Odd with all the blood and gore, yeah). But her voice was precious and I always get swooped right into her story. After reading the books, I started having issues with some of the movie’s portrayal of the storyline e.g. Jennifer Lawrence was way too quiet for book Katniss’s very engaging voice. BUT I still rewatch the movies every other day!

– Lucia, The Fantasy and Regency Writer!

I have been waiting for this question! My favorite movie adaptation is Pride and Prejudice (2005). But a second contender is Flipped (2010). I know it wasn’t specifically asked what book to tv show is my favorite but I’ll answer it anyways. Heartstopper has trunked all of my movies and tv shows.
My mind is always racing and always ready to point out the differences between what has been changed from the book into the movie, so if I can sit down and forget completely about the book and get lost in the show then they have won my heart!

-Alex, Romance Writer!

Watching movies and TV series is definitely one of my favorite hobbies. I like reading too, but most of the times when I see a movie about a book I’ve read I come to the conclusion that I like the book better. Whenever I haven’t read a book first and I have the chance to watch the movie adaptation, I will go for it just like Lucia.

Being a fan of Nicholas Sparks’ books, I must say that I loved the movie adaptations of his books A Walk to Remember and The Notebook (have you watched them?). I enjoyed the casting and the music very much. I love how the soundtrack adds to the storytelling in the films. Of course, there are things that weren’t included in the movies or were changed a bit, but even to this day I can say that these are two of my favorite movies.

Finally, I want to comment on Lucia’s and Alex’s choices. Alex: Pride and Prejudice 2005 is also on my list of favorite movies and soundtracks, while I think Lord of the Rings is absolutely amazing!

-Mariana, PB Writer!

*takes a deep breath* So, book to film adaptations are something that I consider myself an amateur expert on. I have seen my fair share of good adaptations, bad ones, ones that make me go “This was a choice,” and some that are so good that nothing will ever compare.

Now, if you know me very well, you know that there is one book and one adaptation of said book that literary shaped my entire life at the age of 6. The 1994 adaptation of Little Women is my favorite adaptation of Little Women, with the 2019 Greta Gerwig adaptation closely behind. I watched my DVD of Little Women 1994 so many times that it died. So I bought a new one. I have this movie memorized to the point where I can watch either the whole thing in one go or just do all of the Laurie scenes. I could literally write an entire post on here about the importance of Little Women in not only literary circles, but also for society but I will save you all from that. It was always a pipe dream of mine to create a masterful adaptation of the book but Greta Gerwig beat me to it.

And before you all ask, Jo/Laurie.

Briana, Slice of Life YA

Mariana and I have the same taste in films (and K-dramas!), and A Walk To Remember is also one of my all-time favourite book to screen adaptations! I was such a big fan of Mandy Moore back then. The film’s OST did wonders in bringing the story to life and I can still remember how to sing all the songs today – Only Hope anyone?? I’ve watched it dozens of times and I still ugly cry at the ending, when Landon says “But our love is like the wind. I can’t see it, but I can feel it.”

Another one of my favourite book adaptations is Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo+Juliet (the Leo Dicaprio one). Technically R&J is not a book, but a stage play, so I’m cheating here oops. Anyway, I absolutely loved how they transplanted the play and all the lines into a modern setting, especially when they “draw their swords” at the petrol station and then whip out guns that have “Sword 9mm Series S” engraved on the side. Again, ugly cried at the end. Moral of the story is: I will rate anything 5* if it makes me cry.

-Amber, YA/NA SFF!

I agree with Mariana about The Notebook. It’s probably the earliest book to movie adaptation I remember loving and it’s one of my all-time favorite book to movie adaptations. That being said, I love all of the Nicholas Sparks movie adaptations and it’s really hard to choose only one favorite.

Other than Nicholas Sparks my favorite book to movie adaptation has to be The Princess Diaries. I think a lot of people forget the first movie stemmed from Meg Cabot’s books and wasn’t an original creation by Disney. As a middle schooler, The Princess Diaries was one of my favorite book series’ and to this day I still strive to write foot pop worthy first kisses in my YA novels.

I also want to give a shout out to my all-time favorite book to tv show adaptation which I have re-watched multiple times, Gossip Girl. And I’m talking about the iconic version that gave us Blair Waldorf, not the reboot, which I also like to watch, but don’t love as much as the original show.

—Reem, All Things With Heart In YA!

What is your favorite book to movie adaptation?

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4 thoughts on “AUPQ: Favorite Book To Movies Adaptations

  1. Oooh I love this question and your answers🤩 all my favorite movie adaptations are mentioned in this post. Lord of the Rings and the Hunger Games for me!


  2. This post just made my whole day 🤩 I love lord of the rings and the Hobbits sooo much! I could talk about movie adaptations all day hehe

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