Read The Book First


There are some exciting movies and TV shows coming out soon that are based on books. If you are like me, and like to read the book before the adaptation you might want to check out these books now.  

Paper Towns by John Green

If you've read The Fault in Our Stars or any of John's other books, or watched his YouTube videos, or just seen The Fault in Our Stars movie, I'm sure you'll want to watch this. But the book is also amazing. It's fast-paced and adventurous and not really what you'd expect. You'll probably read it in a day because you'll just want to know how it ends.


Paper Towns was released in NZ cinemas on Thursday.


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

This is a heartwarming book despite the fact that it follows a story about a boy who befriends a cancer patient. The book was a super quick fun read for me. They are all so funny and the characters bounce off each other so well. I'm so keen to see the movie when it's out because I want to see how it is adapted to the screen. From what I have seen it looks quite indie, which I love.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is to be released in cinemas in NZ on the 3rd of September.


The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

This is the sequel to The Maze Runner, so it's also a read the first book first, but this is a highly recommended series from me. I'm so glad to see it is coming soon. I also love that the Rat Man is basically exactly how I imagined him. However, judging from the trailer, it's quite different from the book. I'm not sure how I'm going to feel about it.

The Scorch Trials will be out in NZ cinemas 10th September, ahead of the UK and the US.


Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn also wrote Gone Girl and because I loved that book so much, I want to read this one. I always want to watch the adaptations, so I will, but I'm wondering whether the film with miss a lot of dark detail, like the movie of Gone Girl did. But I won't know til I read and see it. I'll most likely listen to the audiobook on this one, since I enjoyed doing that with Gone Girl.

Dark Places is to be released in NZ cinemas sometime this year, but the date is not set.


The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

I can't really recommend the book yet because I started it 2 years ago and then never finished it. I did enjoy the parts of it I read, but never got far enough into it to get hooked, I didn't even know it was about what this clip shows, but I must be so close to getting to the good stuff. I'm hoping to read this when I take some time off work next month.

The book has been made into a three part tv mini-series in the UK, shown in February, but I'm hoping it will be shown in NZ this year too.


Is there any more book adaptations you are excited for that you'd recommend?


Emma |




The featured image on this post is an image of a quote from Paper Towns by Risa Rodil

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