Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Hyped Books I Haven't Read Despite Wanting to See theMovie

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This was a hard prompt. Then I got an idea. I know most bookish people have to read the book before seeing the movie. I'm not like that at all. There has been so many times I watched the movie first and I usually like it better that way. They always change or take out stuff so I tend to appreciate both the book and movie if I read the book afterwards. So here is a list of recent and upcoming movies I want to see despite not having read the books.

1.) If I Stay be Gayle Forman - Add to Goodreads
I talk all the time about how I don't want to read this book because I don't like sad books. I do however like sad movies. I know this has been out for awhile but I have not yet watched it but I need to.

2.) Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - Add to Goodreads
I know I would like this series. It has everything I love in my books and more. But there are so many books at this point and I just don't have the time for them all. But the TV show is another story.

3.) Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke - Add to Goodreads
Again, I would love this book. It has even been on my TBR for a really long time but I haven't gotten around to reading it. But there is now a BBC miniseries and I am very interested in watching it.

6.) Paper Towns by John Green - Add to Goodreads
Another book I talk about how I probably won't read. But I am interested in watching the movie. I'm not sure if I will enjoy it because I'm sure I'll have the same issues as with the book but I'll give it a try.

7.) Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews - Add to Goodreads
I've heard really good things about both this book and this movie. The author is originally from Pittsburgh, which is cool, and I think the movie was filmed here too. But it does look like a good and interesting story too.

6.) Dark Places by Gillian Flynn - Add to Goodreads
I waited to watch Gone Girl until after I read the book and I still haven't seen the movie. I really need to do that. Anyway, I'm not going to do that for this movie. I saw a trailer and it looks fantastic. If I have the chance I'll read the book too.

7.) The Duff by Kody Keplinger - Add to Goodreads
I really should read this book. I own it even, my Secret Sister got it for me. But for some reason I keep putting it off. But I don't feel too bad about wanting to watch the movie first because I hear the book is so different it's almost not even the same story.

8.) Wild by Cheryl Strayed - Add to Goodreads
I like memoirs and non-fiction but for some reason, this book never really appealed to me. But the movie looks really good. I'm a big fan of Reese Witherspoon so I'm interested in checking out th movie. I hear good things.

9.) Me Before You by Jojo Moyes - Add to Goodreads
They are starting to film this movie now I think and it stars Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones who I love. It'll be interesting to see her in a non-action role. But I will probably not read the book because I handle romances better in the movie format.

10.) Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy - Add to Goodreads
I love a good period piece. I saw the trailer for this and knowing very little about the book it seems like something I would love. And while I would be interested in reading the book, I may just watch the movie and call it a day.

And a few movies I have already seen despite not having read the book and not planning to. 
11.) The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks 

12.) Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

13.) Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

What about you? What hyped books have you not read? Have you read any of these? Should I read them before or after I watch the movie?


  1. I have Paper Town and thinking I should probably read it before watching the movie! Not sure if I'll get to it though :S

  2. I actually haven't read any of these books. I'm not a contemporary fan, so I won't read a few of the books on this list. I hope you read them soon!

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  3. Orange is the New Black is such a good show! Really weird... but good! I watched the first episode of Outlander and was bored out of my mind! I've heard it gets way better, so maybe I'll give it another try at some point. Great list! :D

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  4. If I Stay is one case of the movie being better than the book. I think because Mia plays the cello, and I needed to hear the music to appreciate that part of the story. Don't feel bad about not reading this book.

    I didn't know they were making Me Before You into a movie. I loved that book! It was my first Jojo Moyes book, and I've been making my way through her other books since then.

    DUFF was an ok book and movie. Paper Towns was a good book, so I am looking forward to that movie. It might work better as a movie. We'll see.

    I really need to read and see Wild.

    I recommend reading Water for Elephants even if you've seen the movie. The book (especially the audiobook) is so much better.

  5. Yes to all of these except one and I'm about to rant about it. Since you are my Bookish soul mate I know you will love!! OUTLANDER!!!! I haven't been able to read my arc TBR cuase hip get so sucked into my outlander audiobooks!! It is the best narration in the WORLD!! I just finished book 6 and I go through with drawl if I don't immediately have the next book. You Will LOVE it! If you watched the show you could tech pick up at book 2 but audio!! So good. Love u!
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  6. Yeah, I haven't read any of these either! I debated over Outlander, but I think there's a lack of something that would keep me intrigued! The time traveling is cool, but I think after that moment, there wouldn't be much else for me to enjoy. I hope you get to read all of these at some point, should you want to, and enjoy them!

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  7. I actually think that watching the film before reading the book can be very beneficial when it comes to classic literature. It was the Shakespeare films that got me into Shakespeare, long before I ever picked up a text. And I think that is often the case with Jane Austen, too. So I don't think there's anything wrong with using films to encourage people to engage with the stories found in classic literature. Whether they go on to read the book after watching the film is completely up to them, but it's worked for me in the past!

  8. Outlander is amazing! You should definitely read it. I'm hoping to read the second book soon. Paper Towns is amazing. I also need to read Dark Places (I still haven't read Gone Girl) and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
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  9. I sometimes like to watch the movie instead of reading the book (or watch the movie first) too, so you'll get no arguments from me. Duff, Me Before You and Paper Towns are all books I'm interested in, but I might end up seeing the movie first. I watched The Maze Runner, and I actually think it made me like the book more when I read it because I understood a little bit more where the clues were headed, but there were still enough differences that I enjoyed the mystery. Oh, and the same goes for The 100 - watched the show first, and I think I enjoyed the book more because of it!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  10. If I Stay and Me Before You were both SUCH GREAT book!! Paper Towns was only okay for me. I had some issues with that one, just like some of his other books But I will still see the movie.