Top 10 Tuesday: Book-to-Movie Adaptations I Want to Watch

Welcome to Top 10 Tuesday! This is a weekly challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s challenge is about book-to-movie adaptations that I want to watch!

The original prompt for this week was about books to read if you loved a certain other book (or movie, show, etc.). However, I had a hard time wrapping my head around that one. So instead, I decided to think about some of the books I’ve read in the last few years that also have been turned into movies. For whatever reason, ever since the pandemic started I’ve kind of lost interest in watching TV and movies, so I’ve gotten really behind on my list of movies that I want to watch. But I would really like to get to these soon because I’m really curious to see how they were adapted from the books! Without further ado, here are my top ten book-to-movie adaptations that I want to watch!

To learn more about a book, click on the photo to find the Goodreads synopsis.

1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women (Puffin in Bloom): Alcott, Louisa May: 8601416366470: Books

I absolutely adored this book, and I’m so curious to see the most recent movie adaptation of it!

2. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate The One and Only Ivan Full-Color Collector's Edition:  Applegate, Katherine, Castelao, Patricia: Books

I also really enjoyed this book. It was so cute, and I’m curious to see how Disney adapted it.

3. The Green Mile by Stephen King The Green Mile: The Complete Serial Novel: 9781501192265: King,  Stephen: Books

The first and only Stephen King book I’ve ever read! I’ve caught parts of the movie when it’s played on TV before, but I’d really like to watch the whole thing at some point.

4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Gone Girl: 0783324824353: Flynn, Gillian: Books

This book was so dark and twisted, and I’ve heard the movie maintains this mood. I think I remember hearing that the movie changed the ending, though, so I’m really curious to see what other changes they made.

5. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot  series Book 10) - Kindle edition by Christie, Agatha. Literature & Fiction  Kindle eBooks @

While I didn’t hear great things about the movie, it has a great cast and I just loved the book so much that I still want to see it anyway!

6. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: 9780812994711 | Books

I have mixed feelings about the book, and I’ve heard mixed things about the movie… But it’s just such an abstract concept that I can’t help but be curious to see how they adapted it for a movie format.

7. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas The Hate U Give: 9780062498533: Thomas, Angie, Giovanni, Nikki:  Books

I loved this book, but I actually don’t remember ever hearing much about the movie! I recently saw that they’re making On the Come Up into a movie as well, so I’d really like to see both of those.

8. The Color Purple by Alice Walker The Color Purple: 8601418292227: Alice Walker: Books

It’s a classic novel and I think the movie is considered to be something of a classic as well. I know both the book and the movie came out quite a while ago, but they’re new to me and I’d really like to see the movie.

9. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls The Glass Castle: A Memoir eBook : Walls, Jeannette: Kindle  Store

This is another one that I remember hearing the movie wasn’t too well-received, but it has a great cast and I loved the book, so I’ll definitely be trying to watch this one soon.

10. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Everything, Everything: 9780553496673: Yoon, Nicola: Books

I actually didn’t love this book, but maybe this is one of the rare instances in which the movie is better? I’d be curious to see what changes they made, and if those changes made any improvements for me.

Have you read any of these books? What would your top ten be?

Let me know in the comments!

9 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Book-to-Movie Adaptations I Want to Watch

  1. I enjoyed the more recent version of Murder on the Orient Express. It was the first (and so far only) time I’ve ever gone to a movie by myself. It was an enjoyable movie. I found myself immersed in it from the beginning. I think the people who didn’t like it are stuck with their love of the older versions of the movie. While I agree that Albert Finney is a better casting choice for Hercule Poirot, Kenneth Brannagh does a wonderful job as well.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!


  2. I’d heard mixed reviews of the Orient Express movie, too, but I actually loved it. Kenneth Branagh was brilliant! I didn’t love the newest Little Women adaptation, but that might be because I love the Winona Ryder version so much. I hope you enjoy these adaptations!

    Happy TTT!



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