Book to Movie Adaptations

Book/Film Adaptations 2019

2019 has had its fair share of books being adapted into film.

There are varying opinions, of which I have a few, when it comes to moving a beloved novel to the big screen and which one is better. Personally for me, the novel usually wins.

Saying that, I wanted to share a list of film adaptations I am anticipating or have been wanting to watch this year.

Some have already been released, others are due out soon. Let me know in the comments what you think about the list as well as others you’ve enjoyed or are looking forward to.


Where’d You Go, Bernadette. (released August 2019.)

Released in August and staring Cate Blanchett and Steve Zahn, this has been adapted from the novel by Maria Semple.

I have to be honest, I have not read the novel. It’s been on my list for a long time so it won’t be long until I read it as I want to see the movie. For me, it has to be that way around.

I heard so many good things about the novel and the premise sounds so interesting.

Just in case you’ve not heard of this novel before, it’s about a mother who is compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years bringing up her family. This takes her on an epic journey.


Little Women (release date: 26th December.)

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with adaptations of this novel.

The only one I ever vaguely liked is the one starring Winona Ryder. For the record, my best friend hates that version. It’s one of the few things we disagree on.

Nothing could really live up to the magic of the original novel by Louisa May Alcott but I will give this one a go, if anything because Meryl Streep is playing Aunt March and that should be good.

It’s also staring Timothée Chalament (Homeland and Ladybird) as Laurie, Emma Watson (Harry Potter,) as Meg, Laura Dern (Big Little Lies) as Marmee and Saoirse Ronan as Jo.



The Goldfinch (released September 2019.)

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