Read: The Help by Kathryn Stockett, then watch the movie. I read The Help when the movie was already released, and I was so tempted to just skip the book and head to the theater. But since I owned the book and knew it would take me a lot longer to get through the book if I already knew what happened, I read the book first. I’m so glad I did. This historical novel is so well-written and the characters are strong and lovable. Having read the book, I almost enjoyed the movie more because it enriched the words that I had read in Stockett’s novel. I looked forward to seeing the scenes from the book, and the story is so inspiring and uplifting that I really didn’t mind reading and watching back-to-back.
Read: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks, then watch the movie. A Walk to Remember was the first Nicholas Sparks book that I read, and I had no idea what to expect (now I can count on any Nicholas Sparks book to make me weep). About two teenagers who fall in love, I think the book and movie both captured the sweet elements of the story. While the core of the story remains similar, the book and the movie have a few character and storyline differences, and the movie is clearly more dramatic. A Walk to Remember will make your heart ache, and while I absolutely loved the movie and enjoyed seeing the characters come to life, the book made me savor the plot a little more.
Read: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, then watch the movie. I read The Hunger Games in one day. When I should have been working on my loads of school work, I sat in the library and pushed through until the end. I couldn’t help it, it was too addicting. I needed to find out what happened. When you want to de-stress or just have a fun read, this is a great book for those very reasons. Because I enjoyed the book so much, I admit I was a bit disappointed with the movie. The book captured so many angles of the characters and the Hunger Games, and even though the movie was over 2 hours long, it didn’t cover some great aspects of the book. However, I am a Jennifer Lawrence fan, so I enjoyed watching the movie. Plus, whether you are reading the book or watching the movie, this story is pretty thrilling and really gets your adrenaline going. I am waiting to read Catching Fire until late October so I can read it in one day and see the movie shortly after.
What have you read then watched lately?