How is your #AMonthOfFaves2016 going? We’re trucking right on along and today we’ve got a fun topic! Be sure and check out Tanya at GirlXOXO and Andi at Estella’s Revenge for their take on this topic.
Thu. | Dec 8 – Favorite Book to Movie or TV Shows #AMonthofFaves2016 – what were your faves; did you both watch the movie and read the book; which was better?
I know the saying is The Book Is Always Better Than The Movie. But guess what? Sometimes it truly isn’t!
Take The Girl on the Train. I read it after the hype. I read the comparisons to Gone Girl, how it was the best book, etc. And let me tell you- while the ending, while how it gets wrapped up saved the book for me- if I had to muddle through one more page of Rachel drinking (seriously, it was freaking crazy!) I would have screamed. I know the point that the author is trying to make, but I just was so…. UGH.
However, the movie- I loved it. I knew Rachel was a drunk because i had read the book, and the movie made the point- but it did not go on and on and on and on about it. And the ending? YES!
For 2016, I did not go to see a ton of movies- in fact there were many months I did not watch a movie at all. I did see The Choice by Nicholas Sparks ( and I cried) but I have not read that book, so I don’t know which I would have preferred.
Past movies from books that I truly enjoyed:
The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. The book is great, but the movie stands on it’s own as almost as good.
The Help. I liked the book and the movie is also good.
Practical Magic. I’ve not read that book, but Sandra Bullock & Nicole Kidman in same movie? It does not get much better!
And one I’m really looking forward to in 2017: Big Little Lies on HBO!
I watch TV, but I’m just as happy to watch some good old classic Law and Order episodes (the ones with Lenny, please!) than most anything else on TV (except Wheel of Fortune- don’t talk during WOF, please!)
However, this year two shows caught my attention:
This is Us. I would feel myself crying or about to cry during the ads for the TV show and while I have cried a episode or 2, I’m more just watching for the good stories.
Notorious. I like a show with a mystery arc to it and this show has it in spades. Sadly, it’s rumored to be cancelled soon (it always happens to the shows that I really like!)
And lastly, I’m still catching up on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life #nospoilers
*What books to movies or TV shows are you enjoying?*
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T
8 thoughts on “#AMonthOfFaves2016: Favorite Book To Movie or TV Show”
I’ve been watching This Is Us too! It has a distinctly “network TV” feel, but I’m into it!
It’s a good show. I’m liking how they tie the present and past in each epi, although I am wondering about the father and what exactly happened to him!
I didn’t know Big Little Lies was being made into a series. Yay!!! I’m also watching This is Us and think it’s great. A book to series I just finished binge watching is Good Girls Revolt from Amazon and it was fantastic. I highly recommend watching it!
It is! I think it’s a limited run series- I guess like a mini-series maybe? I have been seeing ads for Good Girls Revolt- will have to check it out!
I didn’t read The Girl on The Train nor see the movie. I just didn’t get caught up in the hype. I must be a rebel in disguise. LOL!! Yeah right – a 60ish business teacher rebel. Hmmmmm. 🙂
I would love to see the The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Loved the book.
I didn’t know big Little Lies was made into a movie.
Thanks for sharing.
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Lol- well the movie is SO much better than book, imo!
I LOVE DIVINE movie. The book sucks me in every time, but I adore the movie as well.
It’s being made into a limited run series on HBO- I guess a mini-series!
I completely get what you mean about Girl on the Train and Rachel – Ugh! But you’ve totally convinced me to watch the movie now.
After I read TGOT, I read another UK based thriller where the main character has an alcohol problem. Not sure what that is saying about the UK- that it’s driving the women to drink. Or maybe that is just a “hot” theme in books? But watch the movie- SO good. Even a bit creepy-ish!