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, lamenting what we think is a shambles of an adaptation, there’s no need to despair. 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. It’s a huge crime among book bloggers to say it, I know, but I can think of just a few books where the screen comes pretty close to the story on the page.

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Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Socitey by Mary Ann Schaffer

Challenge criteria: A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title.


A moving tale of post-war friendship, love and books, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is a captivating and completely irresistible novel of enormous depth and heart.

It’s 1946, and as Juliet Ashton sits at her desk in her Chelsea flat, she is stumped. A writer of witty newspaper columns during the war, she can’t think of what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from one Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – by chance he’s acquired a book Juliet once owned – and, emboldened by their mutual love of books, they begin a correspondence.
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June and July Book Haul

Because I had such a busy June, what with moving and packing and unpacking and starting a new job, I didn’t actually get to post my book haul for the month. So instead, I’ve combined my June and July hauls together. With a little bit of money coming my way at the end of this month, expect August’s haul to be even bigger than this.

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