Book Adaptation Tag | Who Did it Better, Book or Movie?

I have been tagged by the lovely Margarida from Icthius Book Corner. Check out her awesome blog and her own take on the book adaptation tag!

Since summer is around the corner, and that means less studying and way more time watching/streaming movies (well in my case it means dragging my now free sister to watch movies with me since she’s the budding film maker not me), this was the perfect time to go ahead and do this tag!

Also I tend to binge watch tv shows more than movies so I’m including those and bending the rules a bit!

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Book Adaptation Tag

What is the last book adaptation movie you saw?

Shadow and Bone on Netflix

Based on Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Like so many, I’ve binge watched the whole thing on the opening weekend and it was great! I’ve always thought the trilogy was average (especially next to SOC), but loved the new storylines that were introduced and I’m looking for a more prolonged season 2 with more episodes.

What book movie are you most excited about?

The Nightingale by Sony Pictures and Dune by Legendary Pictures

Based on The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and Dune by Frank Herbert

The Nightingale really opened up the genre of historical fiction to me (that and The Book Thief) and it’s an unforgettable read that I still think about. I saw Dune’s trailer and it looked epic and the story looked pretty intriguing. I haven’t read any of the books but I heard that they’re a timeless classic.

Which upcoming book movie will you definitely not see?

Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta

I was going to say ACOTAR but I could probably hate watch it instead (I’m sorry but don’t get me started on the impossible task of casting these characters!) Hence my pick goes to books like the Tom Clancy novels and Those Who Wish Me Dead since I don’t really like action movies.

Which book movie would you NEVER watch again?

Papertowns by John Green

I remember the only reason I watched and read Papertowns was because I was nursing my John Green fever during my tweens, and admittedly I fell into the hype even though Papertowns wasn’t entirely great…

Is there a movie you saw that made you want to read the book if you had not yet?

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

I found the movie to be compelling from start to finish filled with morally grey characters with a dark tale at it’s core. The book is said to be more unsettling but I’m still intrigued by the storyline.

Conversely, is there a movie that made you never want to read the book?

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Yeah…not a fan 🤷🏽‍♀️

Name an adaptation that has almost nothing to do with the book it is supposedly based on.

Emma by Jane Austen

I’ve watched Clueless a handful of times and I wouldn’t have connected the dots back to a Jane Austen novel!

Have you ever left the theatre during a movie adaptation because it was so bad?

Nope never done it before, I mean I came all the way and paid for my ticket and snacks might as well watch it all.

Do you prefer to watch the movie first, or read the book first?

Is that even a question? Books of course 😊

How do you feel about movie adaptations that age characters up? (ex. Characters that are in middle school, but in the movies, they’re all 18+)

I understand the many pros of hiring older actors (from the safety and wellbeing of the actors to less strict contract terms), if they’re in their early twenties like 20 that’s alright but don’t bring in actors who are like 35!

Do you get angry when the actors don’t look like you thought the characters would?

Depends, is there a legitimate reason or motivation?

Is there a movie you liked better than its book?

The Harry Potter movies, I rewatch them every summer and it never gets old 😍

Name a book that you would love to see as a movie.

The Flat share by Beth O’Leary

Even though I thought the book was okay, I think this will make a lovely light hearted movie perfect for a grey day!

I Tag

▪️ Ashmita @ The Fictional Journal

▪️ Riddhi @Whispering Stories

▪️ Alex @ The Scribe Owl

▪️ A Book Owl’s Corner


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Hello I’m Jawahir the bookworm, a lost twenty-something year old bookish blogger who enjoys her books with a cup of strong coffee; milk no sugar no cream.

6 thoughts on “Book Adaptation Tag | Who Did it Better, Book or Movie?

  1. I’ve read White Tiger, I think it won the Booker (or was at least shortlisted for it). The book has a comic flair, which takes away some of the darkness. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but based on your description, I think the movie may have been much darker.

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  2. What a fun tag Jawahir!! My most recent book adaptation was Shadow And Bone, despite some critiques, they did an amazing job at merging both stories together. I hadn’t heard of White Tiger before though, I’ll look into it.😄✨

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