Its time again for The Broke and The Bookish's top ten Tuesday.
This week's theme: Top Ten Tuesday REWIND! (Pick from previous topics that you want to do again or may have missed)
I decided instead to do my own: Top Ten Movies That Lead Me To The Book. Every once in awhile I see a great movie and find out it was a book. If the movie is good, I assume the book is even better.
1. Psycho by Robert Bloch: I grew up on the Hitchcock classic Psycho, so I decided it was about time I read the book that lead to the movie.
2. Runaway Jury by John Grisham: As a huge Grisham fan, its amazing I saw the movie first, but I did. And I really really liked it.
3. Midnight in Paris lead to Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler: Midnight is Paris is a cheesy chick flick that my husband made me watch (yeah, we are a weird couple). In the movie, Owen Wilson's character is a writer in Paris who finds a passage to the past where he meets Hemingway, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Picasso, and many more. I saw this book and thought of that movie and decided to read it. I loved the book! (Side note: Tom Hiddleston is an adorable F. Scott.)
4. It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini: I saw this movie during an interesting time in my life. My husband and I had just been married when our car died. It was a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta with less than 70,000 miles on it and I had taken excellent care of it. After spending about $5,000 in repairs over the course of six months with four different mechanics including a specialist, no one could figure out what was wrong or why it wouldn't work. So we parked it and became a car-less couple. One day, my husband decided we needed a date. We rode the bus to a restaurant and then walked across the street to see a movie. Then we walked about 3 miles home in the dark. It was one of the best dates I have ever been on. The movie was awesome and we both loved it, so of course I needed to see the movie.
6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: I know, I know. Its amazing it took me so long to read this. I saw the BBC min-series with Colin Firth. Amazing.
8. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsey: I love this series on Showtime (except the finale...ugh!).
9. The Lovely Bones by Alice Rebold: I saw the movie mostly because of Mark Wahlberg. I loved about half of the movie, and hated the other half. I read the book hoping it was better. While it was better, the ending wasn't any better.
10. Death of a Salesman: I saw this in high school, the version with Dustin Hoffman and John Malchovich (with hair!).