10 Books That Became Movies

As we head towards cooler months, with a lot of us still spending more time than usual at home, we’ll need something to fill our free time. Perhaps you’ve finished everything your streaming services has to offer and want to go back to the basics. We’ve put together a list of streamable stories in their original format… page-turning reads.

  1. The Twilight Saga: Regaining popularity with the recent release of Midnight Sun, the saga as told by Edward, this series follows star-crossed lovers, Edward and Bella as they navigate a unique teenage romance.

“I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.”

Stephanie Meyer, Twilight

2. To Kill a Mockingbird: This classic has stood the test of time, consistently being one of our fiction best sellers. Although the book and movie were both created in the early 1960’s, the message of this Harper Lee classic still touches lives today.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

3. Little Women: This long-time feminist favorite recently hit the silver screen with a star-studded cast. Dive into the remarkable lives of Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy.

“Women, they have minds, and they have souls, as well as just hearts. And they’ve got ambition, and they’ve got talent, as well as just beauty. I’m so sick of people saying that love is all a woman is fit for.”

Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

4. The Devil Wears Prada: Whether you’ve already seen Meryl Streep play out Miranda Priestly or you’re new to the fiercely fashionable story that is The Devil Wears Prada, this journey of a new grad finding her way is sure to inspire and gift you with a few laughs in the process.

“I’ve always expressed my thoughts in color but we remain blind.”

Lauren Weisberger, The Devil Wears Prada

5. Crazy Rich Asians: Rachel seems to have met the perfect guy until she meets his family, only to find out that they are crazy rich. Read along as she navigates the socialite life of Nicholas Young on an unforgettable trip to Singapore.

“She wasn’t a rebel, because to call her one would imply that she was breaking the rules”

Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians

6. Ready Player One: This #1 New York Times Bestseller is set in the year 2044, following Wade as he navigates James Halliday’s virtual reality puzzles for the chance to win a life-changing contest.

“Being human totally sucks most of the time. Videogames are the only thing that make life bearable.”

Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

7. Harry Potter: A favorite for all ages and likely seen by most, the Harry Potter series offers a magical world to escape to. Perhaps you’ve seen all of the movies a time or two but why not revisit the books to spend time with Harry, Hermione and Ron as they take on “You Know Who.”

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

Albus Dumbledore, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter

8. Room: This story of resilience and survival will pull at your heartstrings as Jack, a five-year-old boy living a difficult life with his mom fights for a more normal existence.

“Scared is what you’re doing. Brave is what you’re doing.

Emma Donoghue, Room

9. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: Varying from the other books on this list, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is part of a series of graphic novels. Read along as Scott fights to learn what it takes to be a part of his love interest’s life.

“I feel like I’m in this river just getting swept along… And if I hold on to anyone, if I’m holding on for dear life, I’m not getting anywhere. I’m stuck.

Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim

10. The Hunger Games: Another young adult favorite series with a new addition. The Hunger Games series recently added The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel to the popular series.

“You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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