A Few of the Best Book to Screen Stories


When it comes to the adaptations of beloved novels, I’m pretty easy to please. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I quite enjoy a solid adaptation. From adult to YA literature, romance to drama, and everything in-between, there are a handful of titles I consider the best book to screen stories (or adaptation). Today, we’ll discuss them.

From some of the recent (and wonderful) young adult adaptations to the classics, there is a bevy of amazing screen versions of our favorites. For the purpose of this topic, I don’t include classics just because, well, I haven’t read the novels. This doesn’t prevent me from sharing some of my favorites from varying other genres, all of which I love for different reasons.

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The list is pretty basic because it’s only been in the last five or so years that’s I’ve get the “rule” for myself of reading the books of adaptations (or those I’m interested in) prior to seeing the films. It’s been fun, but also means I haven’t read very many of the books to classic films like Anne of Green Gables or The Princess Diaries. (AKA if you’re wonder why this is the list I say is “best,” it’s because I haven’t read the classics.)

Today’s new booktube video is all about these, so you can visit there after reading this post if you want to see me ramble about these, but for something different (usually I don’t share the specific titles I talk about), I thought I’d go ahead and share what I’m talking about in the video.

A Few of the Best Book to Screen Stories

1: Pride + Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

I mean, this one might be a kind of “out there” choice, but it’s also adorable and fun, so… there’s that.

2: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

One of the books on this list that surprises me. Didn’t expect to enjoy this one let alone read a novel by Gayle Forman.

3: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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Do I need to further explain this one? I adore it.

4: Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke

Though I’m really disappointed in the latter Hallmark installments in this movie series, I do think the first film (and fun fact, it stars Katherine Heigl) is beautiful. The acting, the storytelling, everything is charming.

5: Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

You knew this one would be on the list, right?

6: The Choice and Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks

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Yes, his books are “controversial,” and yes, they’re not always universally loved, but I’ve liked all I’ve read (which isn’t all that many), and then seen.

7: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Another that pleasantly surprises. And I kinda’ (really) like it.

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Tell me, what book to screen adaptations do YOU like best? Do you a best book to screen adaptations list? Which of these have you read or seen; why do you/don’t you like them? Comment all the thoughts below.

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About Rissi JC

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  1. I actually liked the movie of To All the Boys I’v Loved Before a lot more than I did the book. I really enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society on audiobook so I’m going to have to watch the movie. :)

    1. I liked both book and film of ‘To All the Boys,’ though will confess I didn’t like the sequel (book) quite as well. I’m hopeful I’ll enjoy the movie though…! And ‘Guernsey’ is quite good (albeit different). Let me know what you think if you see it – and enjoy!

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