Top Ten Tuesday | My Favorite Book Adaptations

The official name for this list today should be: My favorite book adaptations in which I haven’t read the book! I love all of these adaptations with my whole heart but for majority of them I haven’t even looked at the book. There just isn’t many adaptations of books that I’ve read that I really truly like 🤷🏾 Anyway, I hope you enjoy this list!


Romeo & Juliet

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The 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet is my absolute favorite, though I also love DiCaprio’s version as well. I just think Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting had great chemistry and pretty close to how I imagined romeo and Juliet when I read the play a million years ago!

Still-Star Crossed

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This show is an adaptation of Melinda Taub’s 2013 book of the same name, that I didn’t read. It tells the story of what happens after Romeo and Juliet die and it follows Rosaline and Benvolio. I loved this from the first episode and I’m still unbelievably bitter that it was cancelled.

The Notebook

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This is an absolute given. I love this movie and it’s ten thousand times better than the book. Also, as I get older the more I feel bad for Lon, he was such a great guy!

The Time Traveler’s Wife

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I’m lowkey obsessed with Rachel McAdams. This movie breaks my heart every single time, I cry always, and I think it’s a great adaptation of the book. The book is a mammoth of a book, filled with every little intricacy of Claire and Henry’s relationship. The movie does a really good job of focusing on the big main points and the book just adds a lot more details and backstory. I adore them both.

The Bridge to Terabithia

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I didn’t really read this book when I was younger, but I love this movie to pieces. I cry every single time

Howl’s Moving Castle

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This movie is very very different from the book. I remember being absolutely surprised when I finally read the book (after I had already watched the movie at least a hundred times) and found it to be so different. That being said, both are really good. At the core they are the same, but the world and characters are a world apart.

The Jungle Book

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This is an AMAZING ADAPTATION! At least I think it is because I’ve never read the book. It’s a beautiful movie with great family dynamics that I freaking love. I watched it so many times when it was on Netflix then Immediately had to buy when they took it off.

Stand by Me

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Based off of Stephen King’s short story The Body , Stephen King terrifies me so I’ve never read it. I hated this movie when I was younger, the leech scene traumatized me, but as I got older I fell in love with this movie.

Memoirs of a Geisha

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This might be my #1 favorite movie of all time and one day I will read the book!

Peter Pan

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To me this is the only Peter Pan movie worth watching. Still to this day I will randomly say “I do believe in fairies” because that’s just how ingrained this movie is in my mind. I’ve read like half of Peter Pan and from what I remember it was a pretty close adaptation.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

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An honorable mention goes to this gem. I loved the movie 100x more than the book. I liked the book when I read it but the more I thought of it the more I disliked Lara Jean. I found Lara Jean way more tolerable in the movie, though it wasn’t the best adaptation and wish there were more parts of the book added in. Also, I need Lara Jean to get her damn scrunchie back!


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