Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all been having a good week so far, mine has started off very stressfully for personal reasons that I’m not going to go into, but it’s hopefully all sorted now. I’m going to see Jack Whitehall in Glasgow tomorrow, so that’s really exciting! Anyway, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday post, courtesy of the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic was all about visuals, comic books, graphic books etc, but since I haven’t really read many comics, I decided to do my own twist on the topic, and do Top Ten Book To Movie/TV Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To Seeing In 2017. After a bit of internet research, to find out what books were actually being made into movies this year, these are the ones I’m most looking forward to (the release dates will be UK):
- Thirteen Reasons Why-31st March
This is one of my absolute favourite books, I’ve never read anything else like it. I was so excited when I found out this would have an adaptation years ago, but then nothing happened so I didn’t think anything of it. But finally, this year, Netflix is producing the long awaited adaptation and I can’t wait to see it. I’ve loved all the Netflix original stuff I’ve seen so far, so I’m hoping this will be no different.
2.Before I Fall-7th April
I will admit here, I never finished Before I Fall. I actually only made it to the second chapter. But I’ve seen the trailer for the movie and it actually looks pretty good, so I’m looking forward to seeing it. Sometimes things work better for me on the screen than they do as a book, so I’m hoping this will be one of those times.
3. The Zookeeper’s Wife-5th May
I had no idea this was a thing until today! I read this book a few years ago, it’s based on a true story about how the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of Jews by the Nazis by hiding them in animal cages. It’s an amazing story and it will be so cool to see it on the big screen.
4. Ashes In The Snow-Exact date unconfirmed but some time in 2017
This is the screen adaptation of Between Shades of Grey and whilst I don’t understand why they changed the title (maybe to avoid confusion with Fifty Shades), I’m so excited to see this story and these characters come to life as it’s such a beautiful story.
5. Beauty and The Beast-17th March
The original Disney movie was based on a French fairytale and this is a live action remake of the original Disney movie, so I’m counting it! Plus any excuse to talk about it because I’m just so excited!
6. Pitch Perfect 3-22nd December
Okay so not entirely a direct book to movie adaptation, but the entire film series is loosely based on a non-fiction book called Pitch Perfect: The Quest For Collegiate Acapella Glory, so I think it counts (sort of ). I can’t wait to see what Becca and the gang are up to post graduation.
7. Hidden Figures-February 2017
I know this has already been released in America, but it hasn’t been over here yet. I hadn’t heard of this movie until all the buzz about it at the Golden Globes, but it sounds pretty awesome, a bunch of African-American female scientists working for NASA? Count me in! Plus it’s based off a non-fiction book, so works for this topic!
I couldn’t find 10 2017 ones I wanted to see, so I’ve done five 2017 ones and some 2016 ones that I missed and would like to see this year!:
8. The Girl On The Train
I have yet to read the book, but everyone seems to love it and it sounds pretty good, so I’m looking forward to finally being able to watch the movie!
9. Through The Looking Glass
I loved the first Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland adaptation, it felt very true to the feel of Carroll’s Wonderland if with his own Burton-esque twist, so I’m excited to see what he did with the sequel.
10. The Jungle Book
I never got around to seeing the live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s tale in 2016, so I would definitely like to try and see it this year, since I loved The Jungle Book when I was a kid!
I’m going to stop there this week because I’m not entirely sure I can think of any more! Are you looking forward to/have seen any of these movies? Or read the books that they are based on? Did you like them? Let me know in the comments!
I will be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, the topic is Top Ten Books I Wish Had More/Less X In Them. X is to do with what we wish, but I haven’t decided what I want to fill the blank with, so I guess you guys will have to wait till next week to see. In the meantime, I have a few posts I have planned for this week, so stay tuned!