5x my favorite book adaptations

Book adaptations aren’t always very successful. But sometimes they are. And when they are, magic happens. As this is a touchy subject, I want to make sure that you know that these are my personal opinions. Here are some of my favorite book adaptations.

Memoires of a Geisha

Telling the story of a young girl being taken from her family to be turned into a geisha, Memoires of a Geisha really is a one of a kind. Besides telling a sweet yet compelling story, I think the mood they set for this movie is very interesting. And have you heard the soundtrack? It’s wonderful!

My Sister’s Keeper

Imagine the only reason you’re being born, is to protect your sister from her horrible disease. Telling the heartbreaking story of two sisters, a family and a girl finding a will of her own, My Sister’s Keeper has brought me to tears multiple times.


A movie that moved us all, about a girl that is kidnapped and then gets a child from him. The boy doesn’t know anything about the world… except for Room. Please watch this movie, and if you can, read the book.

The Last Song

This list wouldn’t be complete without a Nicholas Sparks book/movie. And my favorite is The Last Song starring Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. I’ve read the book so many times, it’s almost falling apart. And the movie… let me tell you: I know it by heart. Love love love it!

The Fault in Our Stars

Probably kind of cliché – but I don’t care. John Green writes amazing books, and this movie starring Shailene Woodly and Ansel Elgort, is amazing as well. This movie made me cry three times (in cinemas) and multiple times at home as well. The book? Yeah – made me cry as well. What can I say? It’s just a very emotional story.

What are your favorite book adaptations?

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Nanouk Meijer

Nanouk is the founder and owner of the website. She runs the website, takes care of the lay-out, give-aways, social media, book reviews and events. She is 25 years old and graduated from 'Comparative Literature' at Utrecht University. She is Digital Product Manager at HarperCollins Holland and staff reviewer at YA Books Central. She breaths books.

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