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Top Ten Tuesday: Movie Adaptations I Still Haven’t Seen

Hello!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful people at The Broke and Bookish!

It seems that book to movie adaptations have been pretty popular recently (YAY!). And the film industry has begun to show a lot of interest in in YA, and even some MG, fiction with many movies based on YA books in the works. (YAY!!!)

Well, this isn’t just a new phenomenon and there are still quite a few book to movie adaptations that I haven’t seen yet. Usually when I read a book and a movie is made I immediately rush to see it. With that in mind, not only are the titles in this list movies I have yet to see but they’re also books I haven’t yet read (for whatever reason).

Winn-DixieposterBecause of Winn-Dixie

based on the book Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

WarHorseposterWar Horse

based on the book War Horse by Michael Morpugo

BEastlyposterBeastly

based on the book Beastly by Alex Flinn

I did read this one…and wasn’t a huge fan….

PerksOfBeingAWallflowerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

based on the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

HolesPosterHoles

based on the book Holes by Louis Sachar

Layout 1 (Page 1)Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging

based on the book Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Georgia Nicolson

PercyJacksonPosterPercy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

based on the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I did read this one. You can read my review here.

BridgeToTerabithiaposterBridge to Terabithia

based on the book Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

NickNorahposterNick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

based on the book Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

FlippedposterFlipped

based on the book Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanan

I’ve heard some of the movies on my list are “meh” although the books are good…but that’s pretty normal right? Have you seen any of these? What are your thoughts on these book to movie adaptations?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read

Howdy!  It’s the last Tuesday of the school year! WHOOT! WHOOT!

Top Ten TuesdayEvery week I bring you a Top Ten Tuesday and this week is no different.  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous Broke and Bookish to encourage community among book bloggers and to showcase what we love best…BOOKS!

Each week there is a specific theme and this week is a rewind week where we can choose any past Top Ten topic.  I’ve recently been thinking a lot about the books I haven’t read, so my list is books that I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read.  These are books that are major mainstays in the classic middle grade and young adult canon, but for some reason, I just haven’t read them.  They’re all supposed to be fantastic reads (duh that’s why their considered classics) and many have been sitting on my Goodreads To Read shelf for years, but I just can’t seem to get to them.

You’re curious huh?  You want to know what books I am behind the times on! Okay, well here we go!

Copper Sun by Sharon Draper1. Copper Sun by Sharon Draper

The students at my school really love this book and always tell me that I need to read it.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen2. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

I remember my classmates reading this one in elementary and middle school.  I was too busy solving mysteries with Nancy Drew to get into this one, but I wish I had!

The Fellowship of the Rings by JRR Tolkien3. The Lord of the Rings books by J.R.R. Tolkien

This one is obviously a classic and I’ve seen (and love) the movies.  This series is just such a huge time commitment though. Maybe I’ll save these for one day when we have kids who want to read them…

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D Taylor4. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

My focus of study as a History major was the Southern Civil Rights Movement, so the fact that I haven’t read this book is just plain lame.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson5. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

I know! I know! It’s classic Young Adult and I know its supposed to be so good!  But I’m honestly a little intimidated by this book!

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry6. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Again, as a History lover you’d think I’d have attacked this one long ago, but alas, I have not.

Holes by Louis Sachar7. Holes by Louis Sachar

Tons of people tell me this is one of their all time faves, but again, I missed the boat on this one!

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare8. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

I hadn’t thought too much about this one since 5th grade (somewhere in the early 90s).  But a student recently read it and told me how much she loved it.  Get with the times Christina!

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak9. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

What?!  I know.  Everyone loves this one.

10. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

This book is TEENY TINY! Why haven’t I read it? Again, I am a broken record.  I DON’T KNOW!

This is pretty bad huh? *hides face in palms shamefully*

I promise to repent of my lameness at start fitting these classics into my reading schedule!  Forgive me!

Are you like me?  Are there classics that you just haven’t gotten to yet?  Maybe we should start a support group to hold each other accountable to finally pick up these titles!