Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Book To Screen

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re talking about books that are becoming movies or TV shows in the next year. How many of these will I actually watch? Probably very few, but I enjoyed the books, and the movies/shows look promising!

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Book To Screen

1. Pet Sematary by Stephen King

In Theaters: April 5, 2019

Louis Creed, his wife Rachel, and their two children, Gage and Ellie, move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie 'Pet Sematary' located nearby. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better.

2. Game of Thrones (season 8) by George R.R. Martin

On HBO: April 14, 2019

Based on the bestselling book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, this sprawling HBO drama is set in a world where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious darkness beyond, the powerful families of the Seven Kingdoms are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne. This is a story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest and triumph. In the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die.

3. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

In Theaters: August 9, 2019

The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It's in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of becoming all too real for a group of unsuspecting teens who stumble upon Sarah's spooky home.

4. IT (part 2) by Stephen King

In Theaters: September 6, 2019

Twenty-seven years after the events of the summer of 1989, IT returns. The Losers' Club fulfill their promises and return to Derry to put an end to the evil being once and for all. Unbeknownst to them, IT has returned, stronger and crueler than ever.

5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

In Theaters: October 11, 2019

Thirteen-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and, confused, in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch. From there, he tumbles through a series of adventures that finds him living in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father and, later, involved in art forgeries.

6. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

In Theaters: February 21, 2020

During the Yukon Gold Rush, a dog is stolen from his owner and fights to survive in the Alaskan wilderness.

7. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

On Netflix: February 28, 2020

The story of Violet Markey and Theodore Finch, who meet and change each other's lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they come together, discovering that even the smallest places and moments can mean something.

8. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

On BBC/HBO: November 3, 2019

Two children embark on a magical adventure through parallel universes.

9. Looking for Alaska by John Green

On Hulu: October 18, 2019

A new arrival at a boarding school falls in love with a beguiling female student.

10. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

On Disney Streaming: March 13, 2020

A quirky, homeschooled teenager shakes things up at her uptight high school in Arizona.

Are you excited about any of these?


  1. I haven't read It but I watched IT 1 earlier this year and surprisingly liked it so I am curious about number 2. Great list!

  2. The Goldfinch and AtBP made my list. I LOVED a Scary Stories when I was younger. Wonder how the movie will be.

  3. Oooh, we've got some overlapping things on our lists! I'm so eager to see Pet Sematary, too. It looks so creepy and gives me all the scary vibes. Same with Scary Stories Told in the Dark (these books were my thing when I was younger) and It: Chapter 2. You know, for someone who claims they don't like scary movies, I sure do watch/look forward to an awful lot of them, for some reason. xD

    Here's my TTT post.

  4. I have read *counts books* SEVEN of these, holy cow! I hope I'll eventually be able to see Stargirl and Looking for Alaska, since we don't subscribe to those services, because I'd love to see the adaptation of those. :)

    My son and I are so excited about Scary Stories...

  5. I have loved Stargirl since I first read it. I am terribly afraid this movie-from-book will disappoint me. How could a movie of Stargirl ever live up to the book?

  6. I've heard so many good things about Pet Sematary.

    My TTT.

  7. How did I not know Scary Stories was being made into a movie??? I loved those books as a kid and this sounds fun!

  8. I have a few of these on my list as well. I'm particularly excited for the new His Dark Materials adaptation and somehow I keep forgetting about it! The Call of the Wild is promising!

  9. If you didn't know about the game of thrones one... where have you been living? I LOVED The Goldfinch and cannot wait for that adaption! I also enjoyed All the Bright Places and am curious to see that adaption too. So many King ones, as usual. Horror's not really my movie genre though, as I am a scared-y cat.

    My recent post: https://oliviascatastrophe.com/2019/05/harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire-book-review/

  10. I haven't seen any of the movie adaptations for these books either, but I'm looking forward to seeing the All the Bright Places! I still have to read the book, actually, but I've heard so many positive things about it from my friends. I haven't read It yet either, but my sister absolutely adored it. I hope you have the chance to see these adaptations!

    claire @ clairefy

  11. I'm interested to see what they do with His Dark Materials, although I didn't hate the film like everyone else did - I thought the Lyra they picked was great. Enjoyed Pet Sematary!

    My TTT: https://basedonthebook.blogspot.com/2019/05/adaptations-that-shocked-face-i-liked.html

  12. I saw the original It when I was younger and it was very scary. My emotions will not be able to withstand the sadness of ATBP, so I probably won't watch it. I am sort of interested in Alaska. I liked the book, but not as much as most people. Still, John Green.

  13. I saw the TV mini-series of IT many years ago but I didn't see the movie last year. Probably won't see this one, either. Too scary. Gah! I'm having mixed feelings about this last season of GoT. Like everyone else, I guess. *sigh*

  14. I remember watching The Golden Compass several years ago - I'd be interested to see how the whole series is adapted to a TV show.

  15. His Dark Materials and All the Bright Places made my list this week too. I'm really excited to see both of those.

  16. I am SO HYPED for It Part 2! I loved the first one so much! I definitely want to see Stargirl too. I used to love that book!

  17. I watched the old Pet Semetary movie as a kid and it gave me nightmares for weeks! I watched it recently again and, though not bothered so much with nightmares haha, I still found it creepy! Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark sounds scary enough. But I'm not sure if I want to read the book or watch the movie first!

    Oh wow, I didn't know The Goldfinch was going to be made into a movie! I've only read The Secret History and loved it a lot! I'll have read the book first before the movie comes out.

  18. All things Stephen King and of course GOT. Great list!

  19. Looking for Alaska is my favorite by John Green so I'm definitely excited for that. And while I haven't read the book IT, I can't wait for the second part because I loved IT part 1. I also plan on seeing Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.


  20. Well since I am following you for months and months now ...of course GOT!!! LOL

  21. Seem that horror reigns in this list... is Call of the WIld a new movie?


  22. I can't wait to see Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - it looks like it's going to be great!

  23. For some reason, Stargirl bugged me. So I probably won't seek out the movie. I LOVED Call of the Wild as a kid though, and I really liked the Pullman series when it came out. It's been so long I don't remember much about it, but it seems like the kind of fantasy a good TV series could come from.

  24. I loved the original Pet Sematery, so I am a bit afraid to watch the new one. I think The Goldfinch will be interrsting, even though I still need to finish the book! Ha ha. And I really want to see the His Dark Materials series! 👍✨

  25. There's two books here that I love (His Dark Materials and The Call Of The Wild) so I'll definitely be avoiding those films because something will be Wrong! The Goldfinch might be worth a watch though because I still haven't been able to persuade myself to start reading it!

  26. I'm wondering if I'm the only person who has enjoyed this last season of Game of Thrones! I really loved the first three episodes and liked the other two. I haven't watched the first part of IT yet but I look forward to getting the second part and binge watching it. I didn't like the book or film for Pet Semetary but this new version looks interesting so I might watch that.

  27. Hmmm Game of Thrones, never heard of it 🤔 (I kid of course!) I had no idea that All the Bright Places OR Looking for Alaska were going to be movies/shows, that is exciting! The ONLY adaptation I have been concerned about (other than The 100 and other existing adaptations of course!) is Chaos Walking, which apparently has now been pushed back to 2020, sobs.

  28. I haven't read the book but I just saw the trailer for His Dark Materials and it looked really good.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  29. OMG there are soo many on this list that I want to see. I want to see Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, It part 2, The Goldfinch, All the Bright Places, and His Dark Materials. I didn't know about any of these!! Thank you for the list!! =)

  30. I NEED to go see Pet Sematary soon!! I just recently read the book!