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Most Read Book to Movie Adaptions

I started this blog to write about movie adaptions but I haven’t really done that. I haven’t been reading a lot this year which sucks but I’m currently reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner. This is a list of books just five (5) that you should read before you watch the movie. (These are movie that haven’t been release as yet)

1. The Fault in Our Stars (June 6)

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Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Why you should read the book:
If you don’t read any of the books on this list I advice you to read this one. Its written by John Green – who is now my favourite author – an amazing YA writer. This book will have you laughing and crying at the same time. You’ll fall in love in with the characters and want nothing but happiness for main character Hazel. This book inspired me and taught me the moral that we should never take our life for granted.
I mostly love this book because it portrays REAL life as we know it. It does not necessarily have a happy ending, the characters do not ride off into the sunset, there is no “happily ever after.” Although is there happy endings in real life? Unfortunately, no. It shows the true, yet awful, colors of life. Truthfully dying is a side effect of living. In other words we live to die. This book will break your heart not by breaking it down but by building it up until it burst.

2. Mockingjay (November 21)

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Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.
Why you should read this book:
First of all if you saw this first two movies, but haven’t read the books that’s fine, you still can read the last one. It will explain a lot that wasn’t explain in the movies and you will won’t have to wait to see what happens to Peeta. The Hunger Games trilogy is darker than how the movies made them out to be and Mockingjay by far is the darkest. Katniss have to make decision that will shape the rebellion and as for Peeta he’s not the same as he was in the first book/movie. Let’s just say he’s not so fond of Katniss anymore. I can’t write anything without spoilers and I’m not going to because I don’t want to ruin the book so that’s all I’m going to say. Just read the book its the best.

3. Gone Girl (October 3)

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I have this book for couple months now but I haven’t read I couldn’t find the time to, but its definitely next on my read list. Its about a married couple Nick and Amy they have the perfect life, they live in the perfect neighbourhood, everything seems perfect in their life. But on their fifth anniversary Amy disappears, now husband of the year Nick is under pressure  by the police and the media for his lies, deceit and inappropriate behavior, but is he really a killer? With his twin sister Margo at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. But if Nick didn’t do it, where is his wife?
Its not a YA novel but I like it and I hate suspend and/or drama. It has a big twist that I can’t say but that’s why I want to read it to see what happens and I know what happened to Amy. I know what’s going to happen and I still want to read the book so that should say something. All and all its going to be a great movie and a greater book  and the movie has Ben Affleck who I love.

4. The Mazing Runner (September 18)

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I’m currently reading The Maze Runner and I’m half way through the book and I only been reading for the past two days. The books has 375 pages and I can’t put it down, its the first in a series of YA novels. “The Maze Runner” follows Thomas who wake up in a place called the Glade that exists inside a giant maze, populated by a group of teenager boys. All the boys when they arrived in the Box, their memories has been systematically erased and the only thing they can remember is their names, but Thomas remembers more but he cant seem put his memories together. Every 30 days they receive a newbie, but a day after Thomas arrive, they got a another newbie and this time its a girl (the first and only girl) and she has a message that changed everything. The group has to deal with power issues as well as how to escape the maze and why they were sent there to begin with. 

5. The Giver
 

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The last book on the list is a book that I just heard about, the trailer premiered I think last week and it blow up my tl. So I Google the book, its a relatively old children’s book from 1993. From what I’ve read it about a boy named Jonas who lives in a utopian society and on his twelfth  birthday he has to chose a what he’s going to do for the rest of his life. He got chosen to be he Receiver of Memories and I stop reading because I didn’t want to ruin the book. So I know nothing about this book but I’m definitely going to read to see what the buzz is all about and if its that’s good. Its seems like this book that started the “dystopian society” craze so I’m really curious about it. I don’t really read books that are not from the 21 century but I’ll give this one a pass.

Noticeable Mentions
1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
2. Maleficent based an the Fairytale Sleeping Beauty.
3. Edge of Tomorrow 
4. Serena by Ron Rash
5. Fallen by Lauren Kate
6. Noah & Exodus inspired by the Bible
7. The Hobbit

Great Movies Greater books what do you think of the list should I read the Giver? Do you have any recommendations for me to read? Which one are you most excited about and which ones have your read?
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24 thoughts on “Most Read Book to Movie Adaptions

  1. Very interesting list; I’m awaiting with particular anticipation Mockingjay and Divergent ( the first one I’ve already read several times, the second I’m currently reading, and hopefully I will be able to end it before the movie runs out of theaters ); I’ve been tempted to read the Fault in our Stars, but having a family member with cancer right now I fear it will only trigger the anguish this situation inevitably causes. Maybe I will read it, one day.
    I hope you’ve read the Hobbit, it’s so much better than the movies! Have you read Shadowhunters? I have just started the first book of the series, so I don’t know much of it, except that the movie apparently did less well than expected.

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    • I’m sorry to hear that but you should definitely read the Fault in Our Star some day I think you will learn a lot from it.
      I’m most excited for Mockingjay I’ve read the book three times and planing to read it again before the movie comes out. I start reading the Hobbit once, its a slow read but a friend keeps nagging me to read it so I’ll start on it again.
      I read Shadowhunters, only the first book its such a good YA books. I hate when the movies don’t do that well because you don’t get to see the other books get made into movies and I’m planning to read the other books in that series.

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      • Thank you for your kindness.
        I will re read mockingjay too before the movie comes out, so I’ll be able to review it on my blog; I can’t wait to see it, so far the adaptations of this series have been nearly flawless, in my opinion. About Shadowhunters, I will have to continue reading before saying anything about it; I’ve started it, ti be honest, only because I played Diablo when I was a kid, so a book that has a similar theme and carachters seemed interesting and funny. About the hobbit, I second your friend’s opinion: is a slow read for sure, as everything from Tolkien, but it’s funny and entertaining, and even more so is the Lord of The rings. If you get past the first chapters and allow yourself to read at a more relaxed pace, it will be worth it.

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  2. I tried reading Gone Girl but eh I couldn’t get into it, maybe I’ll try again later. I’m looking forward to the Mockingjay movies, I hope they are way better than the book, much like Catching Fire was. The fault in Our Stars will all be on the actors so I’m interested in whether they have the chops to carry off such iconic characters, I’m not so sure. I didn’t know about the Giver movie, maybe I’ll give the book a shot. I read the Maze Runner way back when it first came out and couldn’t finish it. I’m interested in the movie though. (It lacked good sense to me 😦 ) Cheers!

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  3. I am not excited for the Mockingjay. The book left me wanting something different to happen in the end. So, with that said, I hope that they change the ending so everyone walks away surprised!

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    • I loved Mockingjay, the ending was hard to understand (I still don’t understand it) it felt like the characters who died (no spoilers) didn’t get any justice. But apart from that it was great and I loved it, and I hope they don’t change too much in the movie.

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  4. I’m glad I stumbled across this post. This solidifies my sentiment that this is the year for book to movie adaptations. I’m familiar with roughly half of the books you mentioned although you piqued my interest to read them especially the first one you mentioned, “The Fault in our Stars.” I might hold off on reading Catching Fire because I want to go into the movie with no preset expectations and I love the element of surprise. I have read “The Giver” though and I highly recommend reading it! The book gets better especially when Jonas uncovers the real truth behind his “utopian” world. Personally I’m iffy about reading books before seeing the movie because by the looks from The Giver trailer the movie is going to veer off from the book so just keep that in mind if you decide to read the book before the movie but it’s a book still worthy of being read.

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    • I’m definitely going to The Giver before the movie and you should read The Fault in Our Stars, its one of those that change your perspective on life and there is so many inspiring quotes from the book. It just a great book.

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  5. You’ve compiled an interesting list. There’s nothing like reading a book and then seeing the movie to see what’s been changed and what’s left out. And you’ve convinced me to read the Hunger Games books. Well done!

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    • Your going to love them, I read on your blog you didn’t like the ending of Catching Fire, its basically the same why in the book ended but with more detail so you I’ll understand it better. The books are 1000times better that the movie and the movies were amazing.

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  6. I have seen the first two Hunger Game movies but haven’t read the books. I enjoyed the first movie but felt it was a little too PG for my liking. The second film was fantastic it had a more mature feel to it and everything was bigger and badder (in a good way). I like what Jennifer Lawrence has done away from the Hunger Games and I think that appreciation of what she can do gives the Hunger Games franchise an extra dimension. I for one will be lining up with all the teenagers to catch the third installment once released…

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    • My one complaint about Catching Fire was the fact that they decided to make Jennifer Lawrence’s hair so much darker. Why the change? I thought it should be more consistent.

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  7. I have to gently tease you about how old your comments about the Giver made me feel. 🙂 I read it in the 90′s. :DHa! Well, enough about feeling ancient…. Gone Girl is on my list as well as Maze Runner, I’ve already read all the Hunger Games and look forward to seeing the last film. I’m worried about the Giver. From the previews, it doesn’t look like they quite capture the feel. The setting is colorless until Jonas becomes the new Giver. But we’ll see. 😀 Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  8. I’ve read all of the ones on your list except Gone Girl. That’s on my long list of books to read. I keep hearing how good it is and will have to bump it up before the movie comes out. I can’t wait for The Giver!

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