Top Ten Tuesday: Page to Screen

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic is Page to Screen Freebie. For my list, I’m revisiting some reviews of films based on books I wrote as part of a reading challenge (also named From Page To Screen) that has rather fallen by the wayside recently. It was based on films shown at my local independent cinema, Reading Film Theatre, that were adapted from books.

My ten fall neatly into two equal groups – books I thought were better than the film and films I thought were better than the book. The link takes you to my review of the film from which you can also find a link to a more detailed review of the book.

If you’ve seen or read any of them, what was your view?

Book Wins

Carol (The Price of Salt) by Patricia Highsmith
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Indignation by Philip Roth
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Film Wins

Runaway by Alice Munro (Julieta)
Lady Susan by Jane Austen (Love and Friendship)
Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (En man som heter Ove)


11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Page to Screen

    1. Yes, I think A Monster Calls works better in book form because it leaves your imagination to run wild. I loved you mentioned Little House on the Prairie as I used to watch that series years ago.


  1. I saw Murder on the Orient Express before I read the book – which did spoil it a bit as I knew how it ended, but both are good. I’ve read Lady Susan but not seen the film – I can imagine the film would be better as it is one of Austen’s earlier books.


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