It is a truth universally acknowledged that all true literary-lovers should read the book before watching the film. Not to do so is a crime. But sometimes temptation wins out, and your friends are all going to watch the adaption on the opening day and ‘I haven’t read the book yet’ sounds like a poor excuse not to go. It happens. It happens more than I will ever willingly admit. So, here are the 10 films I watched before reading the books. I’ll let you in on an even more shameful secret: I still haven’t read them yet!
- The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
- The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
- The Help by Katherine Stockett
- Chocolat by Joanne Harris
- Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
- Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman
What film adaptions have you seen before reading the books?