Happy Friday, pals! Today I’m talking about some book-to-movie adaptations I’ve watched but haven’t read, and am honestly not interested in reading. This was inspired by Ellyn’s post, so definitely go check hers out!
I used to be so strict about always. reading. the book. first. And then, I thought one day, but why? If I’m not interested in the book, why? So now I just watch the movies and maybe get to the book one day (but probably not, if we’re being honest). So here are some adaptations that I (for the most part) loved, but have no intention of reading!
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants: I mean obviously I’ve seen this movie, but I have never really wanted to read the book. I think it works so well as a movie that I’m fine not reading it.
Pretty Little Liars: unfortunately, I have watched all of PLL. It remains the second worst written TV show I’ve ever watched (try to guess the worst written TV show – hint, it’s also an adaptation). I can, with full confidence, say I will never read the books for this series because (1) there are so many and (2) I don’t want to.
The Princess Diaries: I just love the movie so much that I don’t think I’d ever want to read the book because I know they’re so different. Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway are iconic, and Sandra Oh as the vice principal is amazing.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: of all the adaptations on this list, this is the one I’m most likely to read. I love a good fake dating story, and my sister owns the book, so there is a chance I’ll read this.
Dumplin’: funny story about this movie, my roommate and I both watched this at the exact same time, but alone in our bedrooms. After, she was like “I just watched the dumbest movie” and I was like “oh I just watched a movie too, but it was really cute! What movie did you watch?” lmao. BUT I did really love this movie, I just have no interest in reading the book now.
Room: this book was on my TBR and was even on my “read before watching” list, but I watched it anyways and now I don’t really want to read the book as well. I feel like I got the story and don’t know how much I’ll get out of the book.
Wonder: this was never on my TBR, so that’s good. I watched it with my friends, the day of my grandmother’s funeral, two months after my dog had died. And it deals with a dead grandmother AND a dead dog. So that was good. But I did really enjoy it, I just don’t feel the need to read it.
Everything, Everything: again, this was never on my TBR because the whole “being sick aha” trope isn’t really my thing. But I went to see the movie with my sister, and actually really enjoyed it. It was cute and visually pretty, okay?
So those are some adaptations I’ve watched and don’t think I’ll read anytime soon. But what about you? Have you watched/read any of these? Are there any I should watch? Let me know!