Happy New Year!
I trust that everyone has enjoyed their time off, and had to be rolled home after Christmas/New Years due to an overconsumption of cheese? No? Just me? Well then…
There’s a lot to look forward to in 2016, with so many amazing new titles coming out each month. Since I can’t possibly list them all, I thought I’d make do with some new book to tv adaptations that I’m pretty willing to trade a kidney for.
And what’s even better is that two of them are Aussie!
Tomorrow When the War Began
While I’ve never read the series, I have seen the movie adapation and it was…not the greatest. I know that many people grew up reading John Marsden’s Tomorrow series in Australia, and it was one of those popular YA series that everyone was talking about before YA — or dystopian — became a thing.
ABC in Australia is giving another go at adapting this series, and from the looks of it, it’s already turning out to be a lot better than the movie version!
The Family Law
I read and reviewed The Family Law back in November (although I listened to the audiobook waaay back in March I think), and for everyone that read it and recalls — this was one of the funniest books of ever.
The Family Law is the biography of Benjamin Law, an Asian-Australian journalist who notes down every, single detail about his life growing up in an Asian family in Australia. Seriously, he holds nothing back.
SBS in Australia is adapting the book into a series, which starts on 14 January. The first episode will be available on Facebook this Friday, ahead of its first episode. I’m so, SO, SOOOO excited!!
If anyone is watching/has watched it, let me know what you think!
So I’m probably not willing to sell a kidney for this show but once upon a time, City of Boneswas my favourite book ever. Of course, my book tastes have changed, but I still remember how invested I was in the characters and their stories. Also…the series should have stopped at three books, just saying.
The TV show doesn’t look amazingbut I’m keen to at least test it out for an episode or two. Surely, it couldn’t be as bad as the movie.
Anyone else looking forward to these new book to tv adapations? Any others that you’re keen for?