Readables and Adaptables: Books that Inspire

If you are ever short on inspiration, here is my preferred reading list!

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Books I Always Hold To My Chest After A Finished Read.

Note: Seeing the filmed versions of so many of my most treasured books has proven to me how adaptation is a balancing act performed on a ledge that is thin as a knife’s edge and just as sharp. Reading is such a private pleasure and the imagination is as individual as one’s personality and so the task is pretty formidable when trying to create something that will please those who have loved the source material. Then again, when it’s done well it is nothing short of magic seeing the world come to life and well-known characters inhabit it. And so here are the works I wish I could have gotten my hands on first, among those that are still untouched. Oh, the possibilities.

thegodofsmallthingsThe God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Låt Den Rätte Komma In (Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Still from the Swedish movie version of Let the Right One In, based on the screenplay written by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

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Zelah Clarke as Jane and Timothy Dalton as Mr. Rochester in the 1983 BBC production of Jane Eyre.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

A Song of Ice and Fire, Book One-Five, by George R. R. Martin

The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes

Den Vidunderliga Kärlekens Historia (Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot: His Wonderful Love and His Terrible Hatred) av Carl-Johan Vallgren

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

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Fanart by julianmadesomething for the 1999 filmatization of the novel.

 

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