Popsugar #13 – A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it

This is a bit of a tough prompt, if you don’t know of something off the top of your head, because it means you have to search books and tv/movies. Searching imdb.com might help but it still means searching a couple of databases to see if things exist.

I was originally going to read Heartless by Marissa Meyer. She wrote the Lunar Chronicles which I LOVED. This is stand alone fantasy book. If you check imdb.com there are five movies and a tv show with the same name. None of them have the same plot as the book.

Staying with Marissa Meyer, if you want to start her Lunar Chronicles series the first book, Cinder, would work for this prompt. There are a handful of short films out there. Cinder the book follows a cyborg in a dystopian US and incredibly fun fairy tale retelling. The second book in the series, Scarlet, would also fit the prompt if you want to use the first book for the prompt, a book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character.

If you like romance and contemporary chick lit books, The Wedding Date, would be a good option. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory has a different plot than the fun rom com starring Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney that came out in 2015.

Educated by Tara Westover and Becoming by Michelle Obama are both good nonfiction options. I liked both, although, Becoming can be a bit slow. It’s crazy that some of the stories in Educated actually happen. It’s Tara Westover’s memoir of growing up in a family that practices survivalists and Mormons. She fought and persisted to ensure she had an education.

Have you seen Hamilton? Have you fallen in love with Daveed Diggs like I have? The audio version of The Deep, narrated by Daveed Diggs. The novella was inspired by the song of the same name from Daveed Diggs’ rap group. It’s a sci-fi about water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard who have built their own underwater society. There is a thriller movie that came out in 1977 with the same name but is about two treasure hunting divers that have a run in with criminals in Bermuda.

The book that I’m using to fill this prompt is a new release by Riley Sager, Home Before Dark. It was one of my June picks for my Book of the Month box. The book is not what I expected. It follows the main character back to her childhood home of 20 days as she explores why she and her family left. Although a movie based on the book is in development, there are two movies and a TV show already existing with different plots.

There are so many good options from across all different genres. If some of the ones I provided don’t interest you, definitely check out the Goodreads list!

Happy Reading!

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