Books That I Haven’t Read… But Probably Should

Good morning!

I’ve recently started watchinmg The Handmaids Tale and, of course, I’m obsessed.

But while I sat in front of my TV last night, completely appalled by the characters on the show I asked myself, “Why haven’t I read this book?”

So, in spirit of my questioning soul, here’s a look at books that I haven’t read, but really should in the near future.


The Handmaid’s Tale

  • Of course I chose this one first since it was the very reason I decided to create this post.A

Wrinkle in Time

  • This film just came out. I’ve heard that it’s not a very good movie but that the book is amazing. This is one that I’ve wanted to read for a while.

The Princess Bride

  • I’ve been obsessed with The Princess Bride since I was in fourth grade. It’s not going to stop anytime soon and I think the best way to handle my love of this movie is to just go ahead and read the book so I can also love it.

Stardust 

  • Again. Obsessed with the movie, but I just haven’t taken the time to sit down and read the actual novel. Hopefully I can remedy this over summer.

The Shining

  • Quite literally my favorite horror film. The novel is rather large though so I’ve put it off simply because I didn’t know if I had the time to devote.

What are some novels that have movies or TV shows you should really read that you haven’t yet?

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11 thoughts on “Books That I Haven’t Read… But Probably Should

  1. I’ll just give my opinion.

    “The Princess Bride” novel is not very good. Maybe it’s just that the introduction chapter is long and tedious, but I couldn’t get into it. I own it, it sits on my shelf, and I managed to finish it, but I don’t think I could bring myself to reread it.

    “Stardust,” as a novel, is one of those rare cases where the movie is 110% better than the book. My sister bought a gorgeous secondhand copy at 2nd & Charles a few years ago, and came to me very upset that she had spent $30 on a book that “sucked.”

    “The Shining” is completely different than the movie, and I can see why Stephen King hates the movie.

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  2. I enjoyed most of The Princess Bride novel, but I did find some of the narration to be tiring – it’s quite a unique book! And PLEASE read The Handmaid’s Tale before watching any more! A Wrinkle in Time is also one I haven’t read, as well as Ready Player One which has been more on my radar lately because of the new movie. 🙂

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  3. I’ve never read The Princess Bride, either, but I’ve heard it’s meh. I actually found that with William Goldman’s book, I generally like the movies better. (Especially Marathon Man). I *love* both the movie and the book of The Shining. Definitely recommend that one.

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  4. I too think I should have read more classics! I did attempt (again) Wuthering Heights a few years ago, but gave up quickly. Graham Greene is an author I fancy reading more of too – I loved Travels with My Aunt, as a book, and film of The Third Man was interestingly quirky, a friend recommended Brighton Rock so that might be my next one. I read a lot, cover many different genres though not usually sci-fi and rarely biographies. Current read is Born Survivors by Wendy Holden – I disliked the way it was written originally but am really getting into it now – can’t say ‘enjoying it’ as it is about the absolute horrors of WW2. Would definitely recommend this one though.

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