Summertime is my favorite time to catch up with the latest blockbusters, especially when those movies are based on books. Here are five must-watch book-to-movie adaptations to help you find the perfect summer movie to add to your watch list!
One of my favorite movies of all time, and no I have not yet read the book. Yes, I know. I’m sorry about that too. I promise it is on my short list. Are you a fan of the movie? Let me know.
Another dear favorite movie of mine that I have not yet read the book for *ducks*. I was introduced to the world of Miyazaki and his films by this movie. If you haven’t yet given it a go, this is a movie you must add to your watch list.
Now this is a movie based on a book I have read! The DUFF movie is vastly different from the book, but that is one of the reasons I love it so. Instead of a retelling of the same story we get two amazing stories in their own right.
Alright, I’m probably going to get stoned for this but no, I haven’t read the books yet. But I am loving the movie series so far and I can’t wait to see the final installment!
The Hunger Games Series (The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 out now)
I loved the books (yes, even Mockingjay) and have been blown away with the adaptations. The movie ending of Catching Fire has been stuck in my brain ever since I saw it in theaters. If you haven’t yet dived into this movie series, now is the perfect time. The final movie comes out later this year!
My mother and I saw The Giver soon after watching the first movie in the Divergent series. She found them both to be similar, and they are as both deal with dystopian futures. But where Divergent has action, The Giver has memories and emotion. This is a movie that brought me to tears, so prepare yourself!