Book to Screen Adaptations I Want to Read and Watch

Good evening everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful day. Today I’m going to be going over the book to movie or TV adaptations that I would like to read and watch.

This is going to be a recommendation kind of thing as well. Giving some options that you may be able to use for something in the future. So definitely keep this list in mind as the days progress.

This list is not specifically just adapted books, but books that I want to read and then watch. This doesn’t count books that were adapted that I wouldn’t care to read first.

I’m not going to talk about any of these, though. I will leave links to where you can watch them or add them to GoodReads or Storygraph.

Let’s get right into this and comment below with any book to screen adaptations you would like to read and watch.


Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Between Shades of Gray/Ashes in the Snow by Ruta Sepetys

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

This one specifically I want to finish the last book before I watch the two movies. I’ve read the first two books already.

The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

This is available with Cinemax on both Hulu and Amazon.


Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman


American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

The Color Purple by Alice WAlker


FullMetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

I would like to watch both versions of the anime, but I am only talking about Brotherhood here because it’s the one most people prefer of the two.

A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Oima

And that’s going to be it for this post! Sorry it’s going up so late in the day, but I really wanted to get this post up.

I could do an entire one of these lists for just anime, but I decided to keep it down to just a couple. Let me know if you’d like me to make that list. There are definitely anime/manga that I’d like to read before watching and even ones that I would like to watch without reading.

Same goes for adaptations that I would like to watch without reading them. If you’d like a post about that, let me know.

But don’t forget to comment with any adaptations you would like to read and watch!

Thanks so much for joining me and I’ll definitely see you all very soon!

16 thoughts on “Book to Screen Adaptations I Want to Read and Watch

  1. Oooo i have about two i can actually read and watch!!! minding the one i have watched and read already so i would need to read the second one and watch the second one but the other one i have watched but not read!!! lol

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  2. I’ve watched three of these and I absolutely agree you need to watch these. I only was not a fan of a Sun is also a Star adaption because there were some moments where the guy looks creepy in some of the camera angles but otherwise I think you’ll like it. Hope you have a chance to watch these!

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  3. I’m pretty sure I watched Fullmetal Alchemist (NOT Brotherhood) first… and then I watched Brotherhood. And then I think there was a movie version too? And now, a few years after watching all of the FMA, I’m reading the manga. But I really couldn’t tell you which anime I liked best. I just liked them all.

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    • I think the reason most people liked Brotherhood better was because it was for an older age group than FMA seemed to be for. And because FMA was being released along with the manga and ended up getting ahead, the endings are different. And one is more close to the manga than the other. But I definitely plan on watching both and comparing. Are you talking about the live action? I’m not sure what my husband thought of it, but I also don’t really know what other people really said either. I feel like my mind is too jumbled from the outrage over horrid live actions (*cough* Death Note *cough*) that I can’t even remember which ones were good or not 😂


      • No, we watched one of the two anime movies, though I don’t remember which one. I think I was never sure that the live action movie would live up to the anime (I hadn’t yet read the manga when the movie was released) and so we didn’t see it. I did watch one of the live action Death Note movies, though, and that was… weird.

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