Before Watching Their Adaptations, Read These 10 Best Books

Before Watching Their Adaptations, Read These 10 Best Books ...

On a difficult day, you''ll want to sit in a comfy chair and read a book that teeters you to a different world: a world that isn''t yours, a world that doesn''t bother with your problems, and better yet, a world in which your favorite 300-page novel is divided into a three-hour film.

While the argument between the movie and the book discussion remains to be debated, there''s one thing for sure: it is almost always beneficial to read the book before you dive into the film. Not only does the book give you a sense of what you should expect, but you''re also able to compare your character''s perspectives to those seen in the film.


When Guinevere Beck enters the library he works at, Joe Goldberg does what he might do: he searches the name on her credit card. It''s easy to find her with her public accounts and endless tweeting. Joe is determined to make her fall in love with him constantly and controls her life from the moment he first meets her.

YOU is Caroline''s debut, a captivating tale of how dangerous we all are to stalking and manipulation. The book contains graphic violence and sex and is certainly not YA, as opposed to the show.

The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel has never been much but terminal despite her illness. When a girl meets a boy, the plot spins on its axis. Perhaps, it''s time to rewrite the stars and their stories.

Even the most heartfelt people are bawling their eyes out in the film, which includes the most parts of the book, but many scenes and characters are dropped due to time constraints, thus leaving the novel lacking the complete emotional impact.

Conversations With Friends

Frances Oliver, a twenty-one-year-old aspiring writer who pursues a life of the mind in a relationship with Bobbi, who never met his potential, and is married to Melissa, a journalist who invites Frances and Bobbi to their house. However, things begin to change when they form a strange, unexpected connection with a married couple.

Although the series is popular among audiences many, the book emphasizes the characters and provides a pleasing setting.

The Hunger Games

Panem''s war has forced civilians to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to compete in the Hunger Games, which is held annually, but she''s not ready to die. If Katness is to live, she must make choices that matter against humanity and love.

While the film establishes a fantastic setting, reading the book allows you to imagine the story''s origins before thinking about the protagonist.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a story about Elizabeth Bennett, a country gentleman''s daughter, and her beau Fitzwilliam Darcy, a wealthy aristocratic landowner who, from their first encounter, both possess too much "pride and prejudice." Through Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy''s love story, the story beautifully demonstrates how being a woman during the nineteenth century can be successful.

Although countless adaptations have been made on the film, it isn''t fair to say about the biases of gender and the struggle of discovering oneself Jane writes about. Pro Tip: Pride and Prejudice (2005) has been anonymously voted the best representation of Elizabeth and Darcy''s banter.

Love, Simon

Simon is a not-yet-out gay kid who prefers drama when it''s a part of the school musical. Nevertheless, a faulty email correspondence has the power to mess up everything for change-averse Simon. When the secret about his sexual identity is compromised, he must come out to his friends while keeping his anonymous (and uninteresting) friend''s identity a secret.

The film, titled Love, Simon, is a fantastic cast comedy that doesn''t depict Simon''s sexuality as a big deal, but plays it neatly. The book, although somewhat less on emotion, is superbly detailed and makes for a fantastic read.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Charlie is a high schooler who has never met, narrated by friends, and committed to going through it. Although Charlie''s diary entries give no indication of where he lives or even who he writes to, the world he shares is incredible. A touching masterpiece, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is more intimate than a diary and wraps around you like a hug.

The film captures every last drop of the plot''s narrative. Nevertheless, while reading the book and Charlie''s letters, the book''s reality is more accurate and tactile.

The Hating Game

Lucy Hutton has never met a man more flexibly, physically, than Joshua Templeman, the man she has leased an office with. When they meet up to fight for the same promotion, Lucy decides to embark on a ruthless battle of one-upmanship. However, when an innocent elevator ride ends with a profound kiss, Lucy is left contemplating their relationship.

In this rare case, the film lacks some significant emotional moments and Lucy''s fantastic monologues.


Heartstopper is the story of an openly gay high schooler Charlie Spring, who is attracted to Nick Nelson, his former partner, and "the straightest guy he''s ever seen." Despite his friends'' warnings, Charlie enters the crush, unlocking something in Nick he didn''t know existed.

The TV series has been reimagined to show Alice''s illustrations from the original graphic novel and is heavily centered around the plot without removing any important scenes. Despite its short appearance, the book also includes excellent illustrations, making the show even more memorable.

Shadow and Bone

Alina Starkov saves Ravka when her regiment is attacked on the Fold, and her best friend is brutally injured and is sent off to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by Darkling.

While the show is critically acclaimed, the books provide a unique background. The television series also makes a variety of changes to the original narrative, making''reading the Shadow and Bone books unavoidable.