Adapted from A to E (Top 5 Tuesday #28)

Hi Blisses,

Oh I’m so excited for this week’s topic, actually, for this month’s topic. Shanah (Bionic Book Worm) who hosts Top 5 Tuesday came up with this brilliant idea to make the alphabet letters as topics. So cool. And so for week 1, we have A to E and need to come up with books that start with letters from A to E. I’m pretty sure the articles ‘the’ and ‘a’ are to be ignored when choosing books. And since I don’t want my picks to be random, I decided to choose a particular theme for each week which would be the focus of what I’m going to share. And this week I chose ADAPTATION in which I’m going to share some of the books I’ve read that have been adapted.

I know you’re as excited as I so let’s begin…


A – American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Here’s the truth, Neil Gaiman is one of those writers that aren’t for me. When I read American Gods, I was so disappointed because he’s such a very well-known author. He’s writing is great of course, but it’s just not my preference. But I do want to binge-watch the TV Show adaptation. Has any of you watched it? How was it?

B – Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

I enjoyed reading the book, I remember reading it when I was in college and really relate to the story. So I was excited to watch the film. The film has 6.4/10 IMDb rating and that’s not appealing but personally, I liked the adaptation. Sure it isn’t the best one but it’s good. Plus Zoey Deutch’s acting was really good.

C – Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

The first The Hunger Games film was intense but the sequel was CHILLING. I don’t know but right from watching the trailer to the movie itself, I felt chills. For me, it’s the best in the series. Speaking of this series, have you heard the news about Suzanne Collins finally giving us another novel about Panem. I’m excited, how about you?

D – Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

I really loved the book but the adaptation was almost equally good. No, actually it’s even better because the adaptation chose the right parts to keep in the movie and somehow lessen some of the drama inside the MC, Willowdean’s head.

E – Ella Enchanted

I loved the book and the movie equally. This seldom happen people. I just think that the book and the film, each has its own charm. The book is so badass and inclined more to fairytale but the film is so witty and fun. Plus it has Anne Hathaway. I watch everything that has Anne Hathaway in it.


Aaaaah I really love this topic guys. Hope you do too. Or if you’re not doing Top 5 Tuesday, hope you enjoy reading everyone’s post. πŸ™‚
Let’s chat okay?

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9 thoughts on “Adapted from A to E (Top 5 Tuesday #28)

  1. emme @ aliterarylatte says:

    Ooh love how you chose a theme of adaptations – I’ve kind of done the same, choosing a separate theme and doing TBR books!
    Some great choices here. Catching Fire is such a good book and movie – would say it *might* just be my favourite of the three. Am excited to read the new Panem book too – will be such a throwback!

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  2. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Squee! Someone courageous! I also refused to use “the” and “a”! Your idea of book to movie is brilliant (and probably makes it even more difficult)

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  3. Norrie says:

    Ah, i really liked the Dumplin’ movie πŸ™‚ Never read the book, i don’t think i will, so i don’t know how well the film followed the original, but it was such a cute movie.

    The Hunger Games is one of my fave book series ever. Never watched the movies tho, i’m just afraid of it not living it up to the book.

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    • lilisblissfulpages says:

      The movie was better for me. I think I rated the book 4 stars and the reason why it’s not 5 because Willowdean can be really annoying. the way her mind works, inclining to her insecurities. It wasn’t enjoyable to read though it was realistic. πŸ™‚

      Ugh! I would never recommend the whole Hunger Games film franchise. The first one was great, the 2nd is interesting and filled with action but the mockingjay ones are the worst. I don’t like them at all.

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