This week’s list is all about picking favourite books from our favourite genre. I used to only read what could be described as chick-lit. Now, I read more widely, but I am very partial to a psychological thriller. Here are some of my favourites, in no particular order!
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The Silent Patient
One of my recent favourites. Read it! Read it!
I read this thriller years ago but I absolutely adored it. It was so warped. I’m not sure what that says about me.
If you want to meet some messed up characters, read Gone Girl.
This week’s list is a page to screen freebie. We can talk about anything page to screen related! I’m not often a fan of adaptations, especially when they are from my favourite book but there have been some good ones and I’m going to list my favourites.
Matilda– One of my favourites! I love the book, but I equally love the movie.
The Witches– Another Roald Dahl… I think this was so well cast. I used to love watching this!
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory– I know, I know. I’m a Roald Dahl fan girl, but the older version has my heart! ❤
The Help– I was worried about this book being made into a movie but I thought it was so well done.
Me Before You– This was one of my biggest worries as it’s one of my favourite books, but they did it well!
Harry Potter– There may have been some bits missing, but I thought in the main part, the movies were fabulous.
Love, Simon– I adore Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda and I was worried about this one too, but it was SO good.
Little Women– I love the March sisters! So well cast.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas– I read the book to my class last year and I was reminded by how I prefer the movie. Rare!
The Wizard Of Oz– You can’t beat this movie.
What are your favourites? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
This week’s list are characters that remind us of ourselves. I had some trouble with this list! I decided to talk about characters that I think are easy to relate to in one way or another. Some of them do remind me of myself so perhaps I can get away with this topic change?
Miss Honey– Matilda– Roald Dahl– A lot of parents call me Miss Honey. It’s not been the first time a parent of a child in my class comes to me and either calls me it by mistake or tells me I’m like her. Not a bad thing. It could be The Trunchbull!
Matilda– Matilda– Roald Dahl– Love Matilda’s fierce sense of right and wrong. Oh and she’s a wonderful bookworm.
Bridget Jones– Bridget Jones’s Diary– Helen Fielding– I think many can relate to dear Bridget.
Alice– Alice in Wonderland– Lewis Carroll– I was torn about whether to put her on my list or not. I feel like she was a bit spoilt, but I can’t deny that I enjoy her endless curiosity.
Margaret– Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret- Judy Blume- Oh my goodness, this character is so relatable. I believe even in ‘current’ times there’s a lot of Margaret qualities in many young girls.
Eeyore– Winnie The Pooh– A.A Milne– I’m sorry I had to. Some days I am just like Eeyore.
Molly Weasley– Harry Potter– J.K. Rowling – I may not be a mother but I’m fiercely protective over my family and my class. I’m generally a laid back person but get called ‘feisty’ when you cross my family or criticise my class without them needing it!
Anne Shirley– Anne Of Green Gables– L.M. Montgomery-She’s a bookworm. She’s a little flawed (aren’t we all?) and she knows her own mind.
Jo March– Little Women– Louisa May Alcott– Are you getting the idea that I like strong minded, family orientated people? I think they’re easy to relate to for me.
Jenny Lawson– Furiously Happy– Jenny Lawson– Okay, so this isn’t a character as the book mentioned is a memoir, but Jenny Lawson is totally relatable. I like how she addresses mental health.
Who is on your list this week? I can’t wait to see them. I have a feeling they’re going to be very unique!
This week’s prompt is one of my favourite. Goodness knows I love a thought provoking quote. Here are some of my favourites in no particular order:
“You may be born into a family, but you walk into friendships. Some you’ll discover you should put behind you. Others are worth every risk.” – They Both Die At The End- Adam Silvera
“You can be okay again. Just a different kind of okay than before.”- The Names They Gave Us– Emery Lord
“Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle.” Me Before You- Jojo Moyes
“I wonder – if nobody is listening to my voice, am I making any sound at all?” Radio Silence- Alice Oseman
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire- J.K. Rowling
“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” My Sister’s Keeper –Jodi Picoult
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” The Alchemist- Paulo Coelho
“Although it’s good to try new things and to keep an open mind, it’s also extremely important to stay true to who you really are.” Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine- Gail Honeyman
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Oh The Places You’ll Go!– Dr Seuss
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” I Can Read With My Eyes Shut– Dr Seuss
Some of these have made appearances on my blog before but I can’t help quoting it again! Feel free to leave me a link to your post this week. I’m looking forward to reading them!