I’ve come to the conclusion that the outside is overrated. There, I said it. I know it’s June and I know summer is just getting started, but why spend your days sweating it out in the humid, hazy outdoors when you can be inside with the A/C pumping? I’m a homebody, so maybe that’s what’s underlying my opinion here.
Like I said, it’s June, and despite my love of cool, filtered air, I do hate that we’re still in the same place as we were last month. Silver lining: we do have a new book list for you, and this one comes with a bonus. Movies.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a reader. But what’s more fun than learning your favorite book is being adapted for the big screen, small screen or stage? Well, maybe rereading the book. In my experience, the screen adaptation never seems to live up to the source material.
This month we asked the TPM staff about their favorite book-to-movie adaptations. This innocent question quickly dissolved into a heated debate about which of the Harry Potter films was the best. Things were said, stances were taken, but let’s be honest, I didn’t pay any attention to what my coworkers were saying because I didn’t read the books like everyone else I knew growing up. (Again, feel free to roast me.)
After a passionate Slack back-and-forth, we came up with the list below. Be sure to check it out and comment with some of your favorite book adaptations — the good, the bad and the deeply messy. We’re doing these monthly, so check back soon for more of our sophisticated recommendations. If you like what you see here you can always purchase any of the books below by visiting our TPM Bookshop profile page. Happy reading!