This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.
I’ve got so many books coming out in the latter stage of this year that I simply cannot wait to read. I’ve had my eye on some of them since I heard they were coming out, others have just sprung onto my wishlist unexpectedly.
Do we have any in common? Or what books are you waiting for?
I’m a big fan of books, and I’m incredibly proud of being Irish. Naturally, this makes me a huge fan of Irish authors. There’s no better day to celebrate my love of some of the scribes from the Emerald Isle.
When I was growing up, one of my favourite authors was Jacqueline Wilson. Any time my Dad ordered books I’d always ask for a new book of hers.
I’ve seen stage plays, films and TV shows set on her novels, and loved every second of them. Rather than the light and happy issues most books for young readers focus on, Jacqueline’s books delved a little deeper, with stories featuring domestic abuse, unemployment, divorce and bipolar disorder to mention a few.
It’s no wonder she’s one of the most beloved authors in the UK. Jacqueline told us like it was. These books formed such a huge part of my childhood, it’s hard for me to believe a lot of them actually pre-date me.
Book adaptations can be really hit or miss. Some really get it right, and there are some that shouldn’t exist. If you’re looking for a film TV or adapation of your favourite books, these are in my opinion ones to avoid.
If someone wants to make a more updated version of these, then please get in touch. I’m happy to help.
While books are a wonderful source of entertainment, there’s no denying TV and movies are the way to go too. Netflix has been blessing us recently, with adaptations of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Babysitter’s Club especially catching my eye. Let’s not forget Amazon Prime and HBO who are really killing it with the adaptations these days.
While we have already got some amazing adaptations already, there are a few I’m still waiting for. If I ever become a Commissioning Editor, you can expect to see these book adaptations on your screens.