Films that were better than the book

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

While we sit crying into our large Coke, it might be easy to forget that there are so many other great adaptations that have been just as good, if not maybe better, than their literary basis.

Yes, I did really say that. Sometimes, the movie completely does the book justice.

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Review: Reader I Married Me by Sophie Tanner

Challenge criteria: A novel based on a true story

Blurb:

Chloe Usher has had enough of men.

After breaking up with the love of her life, Chloe’s friends tell her she needs to get back out there, and find another man before it’s too late. But after a particularly disastrous date and one too many gins, Chloe has a revelation – she doesn’t need a man to make her happy. It’s up to her to do it herself.

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Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria. 

Blurb:

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
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Review: Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Challenge criteria: A book you meant to read in 2018 (I bought this book in March 2018 and, low and behold, it sat on my shelf for over a year.)

Blurb:

After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other’s sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it’s casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years… and panic sets in.

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