Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing book to movie adaptations.
2016 is going to be an incredible year for book lovers who enjoy watching their favourite novels come to life on the big screen. I know that I am one to get wrapped up in the hype. Sometimes these adaptations are really well done and at times I have left the theatre shaking my head. Regardless of whether these movies are well received by audiences, they are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate books, authors and reading.
Here are a few books being adapted for the screen in 2016 that have me excited:
Me Before You:
I just finished reading this one and it is one of the most inspirational and tear-jerking books that I have read in quite a while. The trailer that was released a few months ago inspired me to pick this one up and I am so glad that I did. I look forward to seeing Louisa’s whimsical style and Will’s story come to life.
Alice Through the Looking Glass:
This is a book from my childhood that I simply adored. I am not sure that this adaptation is going to be a favourite of mine, as I didn’t enjoy the Alice in Wonderland film. I will nonetheless go and see it out of curiosity!
The Girl on the Train:
This book is on my TBR and I really need to get reading it before the movie comes out. I have heard so many fantastic things and I am dying to read it. The trailer looks incredible as well. I think that this is going to be one of the best movies of the year.
This childhood story is a fast read that I will definitely be revisiting before it hits the screen. I love Roald Dahl’s books so much and they bring back so many wonderful memories of my first reading experiences. The film looks as fun-filled as the story.
The Great Gilly Hopkins:
Another children’s book from the past is being adapted for the screen this year. I remember reading this one and really enjoying all of Katherine Paterson’s books when I was younger. I have a feeling that this will be a very heart-warming film.
A Monster Calls:
I have had this book on my radar for quite a while now. The fact that it a haunting story that has humorous elements intrigues me. I am not usually one for scary stories, but the funny parts may make it enjoyable!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children:
This series is so well-written and the fact that Ransom Riggs is working alongside Tim Burton to create this film has me jumping up and down with excitement. Another creepy Tim Burton movie for the holidays? Sign me up!
How many of these movies do you intend on watching this year? Is there one that I haven’t listed that has you excited?