Top 5 book blasphemies I’ve committed

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Today’s topic is officially ‘TL;DR’ – meaning books where I’ve watched the movie/tv show but haven’t read the books. I changed the title a bit though because I mean it’s an atrocity, so…

And it’s not that I didn’t read them because they’re too long necessarily, it’s just that I’m a terrible human! :”D

The Lord of the Rings is honestly one of my favorite movie series. I literally watch them probably once a month or so. So me not having read the books is really bad.

I did try reading The Hobbit a year or two ago and didn’t care for it, so that’s why I’m hesitating here. I think an audio book might be needed.

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly – When this came out in theaters, I saw it really quickly and loved it. And then within the last couple months, the author did a presentation for my work, which made me pick up the book as well. So I intend to read this, I just haven’t gotten that far yet.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – This one is particularly bad that I haven’t read, as it takes place where I live. So seeing the movie, by the way, was so surreal.

Back when I was first getting my psych degree, The Silence of the Lambs was one of my favorite movies, and I still have a bit of a soft spot for it. At the time I didn’t even know it was based on a book at all. Looking at it now, it’s book two in a series, so I don’t feel bad for not getting to it yet. I do own this, buuuut I haven’t decided if I wanna read it or not. It might end up in a purge, we’ll see.

Out of all of the books on this list, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han is probably the only one I definitely don’t intend to read. And that’s not a negative to it by any means, it’s just not a genre I gravitate towards. That being said, I did really enjoy the movie. It was cute and funny and I really loved the relationship the main character has with her sisters. Honestly typing this up now makes me wanna rewatch it.

And that’s it! If you’ve read any of these books, do let me know if they’re worth the investment or not! Happy reading!

2 thoughts on “Top 5 book blasphemies I’ve committed

  1. I love this topic! I’m trying to figure out which movies I’ve watched without reading the book and I’m stumped, now it’s going to haunt me all day 😉

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    1. Honestly I ended up googling ‘movies that were books’ and it made me realize me watching the movie and not reading the book was way more common than I thought!


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