Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Every Movie/TV Lover Should Read

I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s topic was interesting because the theme was Ten Books Every X Should Read and I’ve decided to go with “Movie/ TV Lovers”. So I will be sharing some books with you that have either a very good on screen adaptation, or a meh one, and telling you about its book version. This is a weekly meme held by The Broke and the Bookish. Hope you enjoy!


The Duff by Cody Keplinger

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Alright movie lovers, I know a lot of people liked this movie because it was funny or whatever. But no, just no. The book is SO MUCH BETTER! If you liked the movie but you want something a bit more in depth, with better romance, drama and serious issues, then please pick up The Duff’s book form. PLEASE.

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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Alright, people who love this book tend to hate the movies and I can see why now but when I was younger I loved the first Percy Jackson movie (I never watched the second). But the book is absolutely hysterical and you will learn a lot more about the mythology if you read the book!

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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Ok, the Shadowhunters tv show sucks. No way around it, it’s pretty bad. But it’s so bad… that it’s kind of funny, so I still watch it. The books, on the other hand, are absolutely spectacular and I urge you STRONGLY to pick one of them up – starting with City of Bones.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

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This movie was okay, I quite liked the actors and actresses in it. The book was pretty okay as well, nothing crazy amazing but yeah… To be honest, I didn’t cry at the movie or the book, but the trailer gets me ever time. The movie has a wonderful trailer.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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Everyone loves The Perks of Being a Wallflower, right? It’s a great book for teens who can relate to some of the issues in here and I loved the movie and the book. So if you have seen or read either of these, then I highly suggest you go and read/watch the other as well.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

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Lol. Yeah. There’s a trilogy of books that go along with the Fifty Shades movie so if you’re into that kind of thing then check it out (be prepared for a very fanfic-ish series).

Divergent by Veronica Roth

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I love Divergent, I love it so much! Well, I love the original book and I quite like the original movie but that’s sort of about it. If you liked the first movie then I highly suggest you read the first book because it is absolutely fantastic. It makes you want to be brave and fight for what you want, or it did for me anyway. I was seriously considering getting the Dauntless symbol tattooed on my wrist at one point.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Okay, if you haven’t read The Hunger Games books yet then where the hell have you been for the past like four years? Anyway, I enjoyed the movies a lot and loved the books a hell of a lot more so I highly suggest you read them if you’re in the mood for a little bit of dystopia.

Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan

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I actually just wrote a Flashback Friday post about this series because I freaking love it SO SO much. The characters are fantastic, the storyline is fantastic, everything is fantastic. This book series also has a kind of okay-ish movie to go along with it but only one has been made because it didn’t make enough at the box office 😦 Please just read the books, you won’t regret it!

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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A GAME OF THRONES! One of the best TV series ever! This one is technically a cheat for me because I never finished the first book (even though I tried to read it about four times). To be honest, the books just aren’t for me because of how in depth the story goes and how dense the writing is, but if you want a read that is going to challenge you and you already have a lot of love for the show then I highly suggest you attempt the A Song of Ice and Fire books.


So there is my list everyone! Hope you enjoyed this post and until next time, have a lovely day and thank you for reading 🙂

S xo

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19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Every Movie/TV Lover Should Read

  1. I agree about the Shadowhunters TV show, it does suck compared to the books (not that I thought they could even come close). The acting was terrible in the beginning with a few exceptions (Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane is one of them, I think he is doing an excellent job at portraying Magnus).The acting and dialogue has, in my opinion, gotten way better so maybe Season 2 will be as well.

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      1. Yes, definitely! I love Simon ❤ His character is the closest to how he is portrayed in the books. Clary and Jace's dialogue really bothered me in the beginning *cringe worthy*. I just found it so awkward but I am definitely warming up to them.

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  2. I haven’t watched any of the movies on your list.Can you imagine that 50 Shades was actually banned in Kenya.At least I know the Game of Thrones TV series though.Great picks.

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  3. The Mortal Instruments’ Saga is amazing, I was kinda bummed out about the TV show, but still watch in anyways, I liked the movie better and felt disappointed when they didn’t make the sequel. Divergent is also one of my favourites I liked the first two movies a lot, but I’m no so sure about allegiant yet, books are way better 🙂

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