It’s Read Across America Day, So Here Are 9 Classic Literary Adaptations For Those Of Us Who Hate Reading

Friday, March 2 by

Wuthering Heights

This is Emily Bronte’s only novel, so you might as well take the time to read it, I guess, even though it doesn’t involve werewolves. Otherwise, you can just check out film versions starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche, Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley, and Erika Christensen and Mike Vogel. Actually, skip the Christensen/Vogel one.

The Remains of the Day

Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson turn in powerhouse performances in the adaptation of The Remains of the Day. Are you going to really let all of that great acting go to waste? Skip the book. See the movie. Do it for Anthony. He’s a Knight and is allowed to kill you.

The Lord Of The Rings/The Hobbit

This is a tough one, watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy in one straight shot would likely take a month. And the movies are filled unnecessary longing glances. I would vote book on this one. But if it were to fall out of your backpack in public, you’d get your ass beat by those kids in your class that quote Drake lyrics. Yes, I am referring to the girls.

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