Hi everyone! I was tagged by the lovely Mina @ Stacked Reviews to partake in this weeks Top 5 Saturday which is a weekly meme hosted by Mandy @ Devouring Books
I recently did another post like this where I talk about more adaptions!
- Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
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Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, and Tobias Iaconis
“Can you love someone you can never touch?
Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.
The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.
Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.
What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?”
Honestly, I don’t know why I want to read this book. It gives me major The Fault in Our Stars vibes and if I read this book and it doesn’t have a HEA, I’m going to riot. To make things even better, I haven’t seen many reviews of this books, so I don’t know how the major of people feel about this book or movie for that matter.
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
“Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.”
This is one of those books that everyone has seemed to read and really enjoyed. I know that my sister read it a couple of years ago liked it. I feel like it’s one of those books that you want to set some time aside to read because of the topics that it covers.
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
“Nick frequents New York’s indie rock scene nursing a broken heart. Norah is questioning all of her assumptions about the world. They have nothing in common except for their taste in music, until a chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band’s secret show and ends up becoming a first date that could change both their lives.”
This book sounds like its right up my ally with the whole music bringing a couple together, and it takes place in NY! I didn’t know that this book was a movie until I saw it on Netflix one night.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
“The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.”
Trust me, I can’t believe that they didn’t make me read this in school either. I’ve had this book for a while, but I feel like I would have enjoyed this book more if I had read it during my dystopian phase back in middle school.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
“For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—”Cupid Day”—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.
However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.”
This is another book I feel like that people don’t talk a lot about. Does the majority seem to like it? I had read Delirium by Lauren Oliver a while back and didn’t really like it, so I’ve been hesitant to pick up any of her other books. But, with this book being more contemporary based, I think I might enjoy this book more if I pick it up.
What are some books that you want to read that have been turned into adaptions? Let me know below!
Happy reading until next time,