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(Books that became movies / TV shows, movies that became books, great adaptations, bad ones, books you need to read before watching their movie / TV show, movies you loved based on books you hated or vice versa, books you want to read because you saw the movie or vice versa, etc.)
There are so many ways this prompt could go… I could probably do each of the suggested ideas as its own list of ten. I’m not, however. I’m going to list books where I saw the movie or TV adaptation first, and then read (or wanted to read) the book because of that. I will make a note if I’ve read the book, but otherwise it’s still on my TBR.
- 11/22/63 by Stephen King
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman (read in 2008 but I want to re-read)
- Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
- 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clark (read in 2009)
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (read in 2016)
- Emma by Jane Austen (read in 2018)
- Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
- The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy (read in 2010)
- Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (read in 2010)
- Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson
I’m sure there are others as well, but these are the first ten that I thought of where I know I saw the adaptation first, and wanted to read the book second.