I’ve not slept. It’s literally almost 7am and I’ve not slept a wink. Not through lack of trying. I genuinley got bored of trying to fall asleep so I got up, made a cup of tea and now I’m here.
Today I come to you in my only-mostly-awake state with the 3 Bookish Things Tag which I was kindly tagged in by Virginia @ The Sassy Library Fox. Apologies in advance if this is a bit more all over the place than usual 🙂
3 Read Once and Loved Authors
Sophie Gonzales – Technically I read two of her books before she was fully cemented as a must-read author for me but the first was co-authored so lets pretend that doesn’t fully count.
Erin Hahn – I fell in love with Erin Hahn from the minute I started reading her debut book. Because I’ve read all her YA books through ARCs I kinda feel like I “discovered” her. That’s obviously not true but this author and her books will always have a special place in my heart.
Tiffany D. Jackson – Please ignore how late I am to to the hype train. I read Grown last year and now I have a long list of books by Tiffany D. Jackson added to my immediate TBR.
My eyeballs hurt. I recognise that this is an odd way to start a blog post but I swear it’s related. I’m pretty sure this current ailment is because of spending too much time staring at screens, even with my glasses on, so it’s pretty ironic that I’m here today to talk about my plans to stare at more screens.
I’m pegging the 2020’s as the decade of the book adaptations and I’m loving it. Sure we’re living through a pandemic, we’ve got political unrest all over the world and the economy is in shambles BUT we get to watch books come to life. Small mercies.
Today I’m going to be talking about the book adaptations! We’re going to start by looking towards the future at the adaptations I’m super excited for and then work our way backwards to the ones I watched (… or at least started) last year.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I am so excited about this TV show. So excited, in fact, that I just can’t bring myself to watch the trailer or listen to Regret Me, the first song that has been released. Does anybody else get so overwhelmed with excitement that they push off doing/reading/watching the thing they’re excited for in the first place? I do this all the time and it’s ruining my life.
Despite not having watched the trailer, I have seen the promo and behind the scenes pics so I am so ready for the revival of 70’s rock ‘n’ roll and that kind of boho chic look. The entire cast looks phenomenal but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I was most looking forward to seeing Sam Claflin, who really hasn’t let us down in a book-adaptation so far, as Billy and Riley Keough as Daisy.
The chances of Aurora being a top album on my Spotify wrapped is a very real possibility this year and I will not regret a single thing about it.
Sticking with TJR but switching books … I know there’s going to be an Evelyn Hugo adaptation eventually. It’s not included in this list because I found nothing to suggest it was coming out this year but this is me expressing my excitement just in case. It still irks me that Daisy Jones is a TV show and Evelyn Hugo is a movie – that should be swapped or they should both be TV shows.
ALSO Malibu Rising is getting an adaptation and yet all three of these books are being adapted by different studios. Is that not the most infuriating thing!? I’d laugh if they managed to get the same actor for Mick Riva in all three though.
Big things are happening when it comes to book-adaptations! Heartstopper has become a worldwide sensation, Shadow & Bone season 2 is filming, the Percy Jackson trio casting has been announced and they are perfection, and there’s so much more!!
All very exciting so it seems like there’s no better time then now to do the Book Adaptations Tag which I was tagged to do by Madeline @ The Bookish Mutant. Thank you Madeline!!
What is the last book adaptation movie you saw?
Not a movie, but I feel like a lot of books are being adapted into TV shows more then movies nowadays so we’re couting. Of course the last book adaption I watched was Hearstopper.
I watched this show in one morning on the day it was released and am still talking and thinking about it. I talked about it in a dedicated post but I’ll repeat it here: THIS IS HOW YOU ADAPT A FAN FAVOURITE!
So, today is Tuesday and usually that means another week of Top 5 Tuesday however this weeks topic is all about books with creepy atmospheres and … I was struggling. Most of the books that came to mind I’d already mentioned in a recent Spooky Reading Recommendation post and I didn’t just want to repeat myself.
And so today, instead, I’m going to be chatting a little on my thoughts on some Book To Move Adaptations! Some of these are actually in development and some are just my wishful thinking. This post is 100% inspired by the video PolandbananaBOOKS did recently which you can watchhere 🙂
Shadow & Bone
So this is the only adaption on this list that I know for sure is 100% happening. As most people know this much beloved book is being adapted by Netflix and I’m excited … but also scared.
I’m excited because I’m in constant need for new television content and what I’ve read of the Grisha universe so far I have loved, especially the characters. However I’m worried about the format of the show. This first season is said to encompass both the Shadow and Bone trilogy aswell as parts of the Six of Crow duology and I just don’t know how that’s going to mesh.