By: Cait Marie
Last week, I talked about my favorite book-to-movie adaptations. This week, I thought I’d share my favorite adaptations based on books I haven’t read:
1. The Wizard of Oz
This is my favorite movie of all-time and I’ve never even kind of read the book. I was confused by the different versions and which order to read the books in when I was younger and just never tried again.
2. Pride and Prejudice
I adore this movie (the one with Keira Knightley). It’s one of my absolute favorites and I have seen it so many times that I can probably quote the whole thing. I even own the soundtrack. That being said, I’ve never read the book. I have tried 2-3 times but I have never made it all the way through. Also, I own two copies of the book… I have no good excuse.
3. The Princess Bride
Another favorite movie, another book I own, another book I haven’t finished. I read a little over half of this book about a year ago, got busy, and never finished it. I loved what I did read! I just kind of got distracted… That may or may not have been when I started A Court of Mist and Fury and Sarah J. Maas basically took over my life.
4. Ella Enchanted
In fourth or fifth grade, I got a princess pack of books from the book order thing the schools had every month. I was rarely able to get any because they were expensive, but every once in a while I was allowed to pick something out. Well, I picked out this princess pack that came with two books: The Two Princesses of Bamarre (which became my favorite book) and Ella Enchanted (which I never read). I still have it. In fact, I know exactly where it is in my shelves, but I never got around to reading it. Probably because that’s when I started reading Harry Potter, and when I wasn’t reading that, I was reading The Two Princesses of Bamarre again. However, I love this movie. It’s cheesy, and I’ve heard it is nothing like the book, but I love it. It’s my go-to movie when I don’t know what else to watch or I need cheering up. I probably watch it at least once a month.
5. The Chronicles of Narnia
I’ve talked about this before, but I feel really left out that I never read these growing up. I loved the movies but was intimidated by the books. I’m wondering if reading them as an adult would be the same. For most, probably not, but for me I think it might be possible. I’ll always be that hopeful enthusiast who believes there is still good in the world, despite what’s happening in most places. I will always believe in that happiness and magic that most people forget as they age.