This category was always going to be tough – a lot of the books I read are probably never going to be adapted for the screen. But this year, there were two series I have read that were: the second book in the His Dark Materials trilogy – The Subtle Knife, and the Baby-Sitter’s Club. I had all intentions of reading the entire His Dark Materials trilogy, but when I found myself pressed for time, I decided to read a copy of one of the Baby-Sitter Club books I had bought, to see if they still held up and what changes had been made in the years since I last read them.
Thankfully, the story is still intact in its eighties and nineties feel from what I can tell, and it is the friendships that drive the stories. I haven’t watched the show yet, but I chose to read book six, Kristy’s Big Day – which was also the first book in the series that I ever read, and it has a special place for me, as it introduced me to Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, Stacey and Dawn. Revisiting a few of them has been fun, and allows me to rest in between some of my heavier reading. One other reason I struggled with this category was because not only are many of the books made into TV shows mostly on Netflix, and at the time of choosing the book, we didn’t have it yet, but there were also some that I could never find, and usually, books made into TV Shows lists are not as easy to find as ones made into movies.
Whilst I may not watch the show, I have at least been able to tick off this challenge!
With this book, I have completed my Books and Bites Bingo challenge – a completed challenge post will be up soon.
Scary: The Monstrous Devices by Damien Love
Someone you love’s fave book: Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner
Made into a TV Series: The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s Big Day by Ann M Martin
A title longer than five words: The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz by Heather Dune McAdam
Fave childhood book: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett