TOP TEN TUESDAY : THE BOOKS WHOSE SCREEN ADAPTATIONS THAT I’D BE TERRIFIED TO WATCH

Happy Tuesday, y’all! Today’s TTT topic is Page to screen freebies. I’ve chosen to list down books whose screen adaptations I’d  be scared to watch. In other words, these are books which I absolutely adore and have potential to make for amazing screen adaptations. But I’m scared that they’re gonna be ruined in the hands of other people. (Case in point, Game of Thrones) So, I want to see the screen adaptation but also don’t want to see it, because I love the books too much!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.


Fantasy Series

Lumatere Chronicles : My love for this series knows no bounds! But there are so many character and so many details in this series that would need a lot of care to be done justice to.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone : This is such a rich universe that I’d love to see come to life! But I’m sure different people would have different ideas. This is one imaginative world! Chimeras, angels, different worlds and what not! It would be a mammoth task to make it work. But if executed well, this would be a screen adaptation for the ages!

Kate Daniels : What I wouldn’t do to get a TV show on Kate Daniels. It would be like Buffy the Vampire Slayer! But again, the idea scares me as much as it thrills me. Because there’s a lot of characters, a lot of creatures and a lot of mythologies at play here. We’re talking about 10 books of plot here!

Strange the Dreamer : Another series by Laini Taylor! Laini Taylor creates and builds such amazing worlds that I doubt there’s anyone who wouldn’t want to see it all come to life. But again, the more imaginative the world, the trickier it becomes to adapt it!

Six of Crows : Who wouldn’t want to see Kaz and his crew on their screens? This would be magic on screen! But if not executed well, a disaster!

Standalones

Sadie : Sadie is just brilliant to read and listen to. I think that a movie based on it would do wonders! But since it’s written in a podcast form, making it into a movie might be not as straightforward as it seems. It would be easy to screw that up.

On the Jellicoe Road : I heard about a movie news of this book a long long time ago. I don’t know if it will ever materialize but there’s too many aspects to this book that would be tricky to adapt to screen.

The Hating Game : I absolutely love this romance. I hear that they’re already working on a movie based on this. The idea scares me to no end! Please please do justice to the chemistry between Josh and Lucy!

From Sand and Ash : When I was reading the book, I couldn’t help but wonder what a movie adaptation would be like. It would create waves if made well. But there’s a lot of factors to keep in mind! It’s about the world war after all. and has a very large scope. Can’t mess this up!

The Seven and a half deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle : How I would love to see this story in the screen! But, I don’t envy anyone having to bring such a complex and intricate plot to life! You know one person whose version of this book I probably wouldn’t be scared to watch? Christopher Nolan!


 

TOP TEN TUESDAY: BOOKS I ENJOYED MORE ON A REREAD

Happy Tuesday, you all! Also, happy Ramadan for those who follow it! So, topic for this week was the Book Characters That Remind Me of Myself. The truth is that there has been very few characters that remind me of myself.

I grew up thinking of certain characters as similar but those were more wishful thinking of me aspiring to be them. And now, when I read, I may relate to characters due to certain decisions they make or maybe certain characteristics they have, but I rarely find a character that totally reminds me of myself.

So, this is why, I’ve decided to list down the books I enjoyed more when reading a second time. Now, I tend to reread books a lot. I just like the comfort of revisiting what I have already enjoyed.

Just for clarification, all the books I list are books I liked the first time I read them, but the second read absolutely sealed it for me!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.


Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix : I read the book when I was in high school, and I found it to be too long and serious. I also found Harry very annoying with his teenage angst and temper. But after I reread it when I was a little older, I learned to appreciate the book for the gem it is, with its intricate and detailed plotting.

The Lord of The Rings : Again, I read the series when I was too young and was frustrated by ?the difficult and complex language. But reading it later only made me admire the amazing storytelling.

Finnikin of The Rock : Lumatere Chronicles is one of my favorite fantasy series. It’s subtle and unconventional. But it took me a long time to get through the first quarter of the book. Also, funny story. I read it a long ago when I’d simply download the books illegally and my version had the last quarter missing. That left me feeling that the ending was abrupt. So, when bought the book later and reread it, you can’t imagine by delight at finding there was more read!

Court of Thorns And Roses : Although, I really liked the book, particularly the last half, I had a lot of issues with it. The romance was not my cup of tea. Tamlin did a lot of things (or rather didn’t do them) to make me be lukewarm about him. So when I reread it after reading the second book, I could understand and appreciate what the author was trying to do, knowing the bigger picture

Dreams of Gods & Monsters : It is the installment of the final trilogy. I did like it but I wasn’t happy with the ending. It left me confused. But after reading it a second time, I think I understood the ending better I also think that not having reread the first two books before reading this one for the first time did not help the matter. Thhe second time I read it, I read the whole series together, so I remembered all the small details perfectly and enjoyed the ending more.

The Seven & Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle : The plot was a little too complex for me to understand all the little twists and the role of all those characters during my first read. So, I read it again just to understand the storytelling better and that worked. I liked the brilliant writing even more on a second time reading.

The Hating Game : For some reason, I found on my first read of the book that Josh and particularly Lucy were unnecessarily creating hurdles in their own romance. Like, they were overthinking too much. But I grew to enjoy the banter and the games a lot more on reading it a second time and a third and a fourth and a fifth….. you catch my drift, right?

On the Jellicoe Road : I found the games and rivalry between the different schools a little to confusing and meaningless in my first read. But I think the multiple reads cured the confusion. It’s now one of my all-time favorite contemporary young adult reads.

Amour Amour : I liked the romance but was not engaged by the circus parts the first time I read it. I think I wasn’t on the mood for that, maybe. Because when I reread it a second time, I found myself enjoying all of it.

The Beau & The Belle : I realized when I was reading the book for the first time that I wasn’t in the perfect mood for it then. So, I decided to reread it again when I was next in the mood for a cute and light romance. And I loved it when I read it again.


What do you guys think? I realize that this happens to me a lot that my opinion of a book changes when I read it for the second time, be it for the better or the worse. And I do reread books a lot! What about you guys? Does it happen to you too? Let me know!

 

TOP TEN TUESDAY : RAINY DAY READS

Top Ten Tuesday Time! It’s a blog meme hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl currently.

The theme this week is Rainy Day Reads. And I think it fits me perfectly because it’s been raining constantly over here for the last few days. I’ll just go with the books that I feel would be perfect read for the season. It might be because of the theme of the book, the comfort I get from it, or simply just what I feel like reading in rainy days. I’m not in the mood for dissecting the reasons for my selection or why I feel they’d be great. I guess, sometimes it’s just better to go with the feeling.


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HARRY POTTER

 

 

JELLICOE ROAD

 

 

ELENAOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE

 

THE BEANTOWN GIRLS

 

A COURT OF ROSES AND THORNS

 

THE LUMATERE CHRONICLES

 

TRANSCEND

 

MAKING FACES

 

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

 

THE START OF ME AND YOU


 

 

 

TAG : 3 Days, 3 Quotes #2 – Day 3

Final day of the 3 day, 3 quotes tag. Thanks again to Facingthestory  for tagging me! I’ve really enjoyed doing this again. 😀



Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post one quote per day for three days.
  • Nominate three blogs per day to take part in this challenge.

I’ll end this challenge with my one of my absolute favorite contemporaries of all time. I could never compliment Melina Marchetta enough!

 


Melina Marchetta, (On the Jellicoe Road) :

“It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It’s not the pain they’re getting over, it’s the love.” 

 


I’ll nominate :

Brianna the bookworm

Lili’s Blissful Pages

Howling Libraries


 

Top Ten Tuesday: Back To School

Hello, everyone.  I just discovered Top Ten Tuesday  and REALLY wanted to do it. So, even though Tuesday just ended in my country, I’ll cheat and just follow the timezone of the countries that are still on Tuesday. I’m excited to join in on the fun!

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Back to School/Learning Freebie (in honor of school starting back up soon, come up with your own topic that fits the theme of school or learning! Books that take place at school/boarding school/during study abroad, books you read in school, textbooks you liked/didn’t like, non-fiction books you loved or want to read, etc.)

I’ll go with my top ten list of books that take place at school. I hope I do it right!

Perks of Being A Wallflower

How can I make a list about books with a school setting and ignore this gem? Perks of Being A Wallflower is an all-time favorite for me. This book had so many lines that resonated with me and actually stayed with me for a long time. Here’s to all wallflowers!

Speak

Speak is another book set in school that is so powerful! It is not an easy read. The protagonist Melinda might have faced something that can’t be relatable to everyone, but she as a character is someone any high school student who struggle with helplessness and loneliness can relate to.

On the Jellicoe Road

A favorite book by a favorite author. Set in Australia. This book was emotional. It’s about friendship, family and home. The transition from rivalry of the schools to their friendship was so sweet to read. I laughed, I cried and I reread it countless of times.

Graffiti Moon

This is a Young Adult Contemporary, also set in Australia. Although this book revolves around a high school student but the focus is more on the characters than the school itself. This book is about graffiti artist. It’s a character driven book that’s about friendship, love and mystique of art.

The Catcher in the Rye

Any school based book list is incomplete without The Catcher in the Rye. What hasn’t been said about this book? This book is such an epitome of all things teenage angst and rebellion that every teenager should read it. Even adults should read it just to be reminded of those days of such complexity.

The Start of Me and You

This book is nothing remarkable or trendsetting like The Catcher in the Rye. And yet, there something so comforting in this Young Adult book. I loved the family dynamics, friendships. I loved that there was a big focus on female friendship that I could relate with; and also platonic friendship between boys and girls.

Foolish Hearts

This book was SO good! Claudia is an introvert who likes playing online games with her brother and her best friend. But an unexpected eavesdropping makes her rivals with the ice queen Iris. Their slow evolving friendship was the best thing for me. This book is set around a school play. I loved everything about it. Even the unorthodox love interest Gideon.

This Adventure Ends

Emma Mills has slowly become my favorite author. As you can see by the two entries on the list by her. This book was a fast read. It lives up to its name as the protagonist Sloane goes on an adventure in search of a painting. Sloane was perfect in her awkwardness, sarcasm and loyalty. I loved her friendship with twins Vera and Gabe. Vera and Sloane were #Bestiegoals. And can I say that I want a family like hers?

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Yes, the book that’s become the rage after it’s movie adaption released in Netflix. I’d read the series last year and only liked the first one the best. A strong focus on sisters and family, forbidden crush, fake-dating trope, cultural diversity. Can I just say that I loved how the protagonist was Korean-American and the hero was Mexican-American? And the food! Oh, all that food! How I wish the movie had more food in it aaaand that hate-love equation between sisters!

Harry Potter Series

It would be a crime for a Potterhead like me to make a list of her favorite books set in school. It would also be very easy for me to list the 7 books (Well, 6 since the last book wasn’t really set in Hogwarts for the most part) in the Top Ten list. But I like hardwork.I don’t think any book has able to portray a school more lovable than Hogwarts.

 

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So there you go. These are my top ten books set in school that I’ve read. Can you suggest me more books set in school that I should read? A book set in school that is in my TBR is The Hate U Give. Any other recommendations?