MY FAVOURITE BOOK ADAPTATIONS #3

Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well and having a fantastic day. Today’s post will be the last one in a series I have been doing, where I detail all of my favourite book adaptations. If you have missed the last two posts, please check them out here and here!

Pride & Prejudice

As a Brit and a lover of classics, I don’t think I could rightfully ignore this absolutely stunning adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Directed by Joe Wright and released in 2005, it became a cornerstone for period drama films and depicted Lizzie and Darcy in an amazing way. Keira Knightley and Matthew McFadyen did an amazing job at bringing these characters to life. This is such a comfort movie to me and I know to so many others as well. It’s truly timeless and I love it so much.

Austenland

It only felt right to put Austenland straight after Pride and Prejudice. This is one of my favourite movies of all time – it’s so funny and such a feelgood film! It follows Jane Hayes, a woman who is unlucky in love and holds everyone to the standard of Mr Darcy (she is his #1 fan). She flies to England to visit Austenland, where she gets to live in the regency era amongst other guests and actors. The holiday package promises a happily ever after, but Jane finds herself drawn towards someone else… It’s a brilliant film and a must watch for any Austen fans out there!

Love, Simon

I absolutely had to include Love Simon on this list as it’s just such a good movie. The book is also amazing and it’s a very accurate adaptation! It follows Simon, a closeted-gay teenager and his online relationship with Blue, who he finds out is also another gay teenager at his school. They don’t know who each other are though, and things start to get messier the more the story goes on. This is such an important movie and it deserves every bit of hype it gets. It always makes me cry, and Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel do such a good job playing Simon’s parents it destroys me every time.

The Handmaid’s Tale

This one sticks out like a sore thumb on this list but I had to put it on here anyway – The Handmaid’s Tale is one of my favourite books and TV shows of all time. I read it years ago, and it taught me so much about this society and world we live in that it’s definitely shaped who I am today. It’s definitely an extremely hard story to experience, but that doesn’t make it any less important. I recommend both the book and the TV show to literally everyone I see!

Everything, Everything

I’ll end with a nice fluffy one because oh my god this film is just too cute. Everything, Everything centres around Maddy, who suffers from a severe immunodeficiency disorder. Because of this, she is forced to remain indoors. She falls in love with Olly, who lives next door, without considering the consequences. I won’t go into too much detail because spoilers, but this is a light romance and a nice easy watch. It also has one of the best soundtracks! The book is really unique and the adaptation was quite accurate.

What are some of your favourite book to screen adaptations? Have you read any of my favourites? Let’s chat in the comments below!

Happy reading,
Lucy

8 thoughts on “MY FAVOURITE BOOK ADAPTATIONS #3

  1. I love Pride and Prejudice but I love the TV show with Colin Firth more than the movie…it has nothing to do with the fact that I am a bit in love with Colin Firth no…definitely not that at all haha

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  2. The Handmaid’s Tale is one of my favourite adaptations as well! I even believe it’s a great addition to someone who has only read the books, because it offers insight that The Handmaid’s Tale (book) and The Testaments don’t cover … I also loved Love, Simon!! Have you watched Love, Victor? πŸ™‚

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    1. I never read The Testaments, would you recommend it? I was a bit nervous to after it being so long since The Handmaid’s Tale was published! I haven’t watched Love, Victor yet but I can’t wait to get to it as soon as I can!

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      1. I had to read The Testaments for my English class (but I would have read it anyway hahah) and it’s really good! Since it focuses on other characters, we don’t get to see much of the Handmaids now, but we get another kind of insight into the Gilead system. And Margaret Atwood is a brilliant writer! The final scene (before the “epilogue”) was a bit bland for what I was expecting, but everything else is great. And I really think the show and books connect so well! πŸ™‚
        I hope you enjoy Love, Victor πŸ˜€

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