#AMonthofFaves: Our Favorite Book to TV Adaptations

I’m joining hosts Girlxoxo, Traveling with T, and Estella’s Revenge for their 4th annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – “a fun way to recap the year that was” – during the month of December. Today’s topic is “Favorite Book to TV or Movie Adaptations” from this year.

My (and my wife’s) favorite, without any question was, and is:

I only read the first book in the series and made it through about a quarter of the second before giving up. I wasn’t that interested in the series, plus we don’t have HBO. However, when our library director started getting the series on DVD and a couple of coworkers started watching it and saying how good it was, we finally caved…and we fell hard. We binge-watched the first six seasons and then couldn’t wait for the seventh season to come out on DVD so we bought it on streaming.

Honorable Mention

I haven’t read the book by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker…yet, but I did buy an ebook copy that I hope to get to in the new year. My wife and I both enjoyed Season 1 of the Netflix Original series, and we look forward to seeing the second.

What were/are some of your favorite book to TV or movie adaptations from this year?

8 thoughts on “#AMonthofFaves: Our Favorite Book to TV Adaptations

  1. I haven’t yet tried Mindhunter, but I’ve recently been listening to the My Favorite Murder podcast and since they mentioned Mindhunter, I’ve wanted to check it out. Glad to hear you’ve liked it 🙂


  2. I’ve not seen either of these shows. I don’t have HBO so Game of Thrones is out but one time we had free HBO and so I watched one episode and it was a bit too racy for me to have on with the kids home. The teen is 19 but the girl is only 14. I can see why it’s so popular.


  3. Yay for Mindhunter!! My favorite adaptation this year was The Handmaid’s Tale. They did a spectacular job adapting the story and the acting is out of this world. It is worth the Hulu subscription just to be able to watch it!


  4. Great post! I always enjoy adaptations on TV or movies. My husband and son both LOVE Game of Thrones – the books and the TV show, though I think they are only on season 2.
    My favorite TV adaptation this year was Good Girls Revolt – so good. I’m also enjoyed Anne with an E, based on Anne of Green Gables.
    My husband and I together both loved The Sinner. And we really enjoyed The Last Tycoon, based on an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel – that one was SO different from what we normally watch but it was excellent.
    Book By Book


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