Best Books that Got Better in Film

The Best Books that got Better in Film

Check out a few of our favorite books that were even better on the big screen!

1.) Room

Told from the perspective of five-year-old Jack, Room is about the space he shares with his mother while being held captive. The Room is all Jack has ever known, and along with his mother, are the only two things he has ever considered "real." His mother leads Jack to believe that the world only exists on television. She keeps him active with physical and mental exercises, insists he maintains a healthy diet, and limits his TV viewing time.

A true thriller and attention grabber, Room will keep you on the edge of your seat. Read along to find out what happens to Jack and Ma and then pick up the movie to see the story play out on the big screen.

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2.) A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose chronicles the life of a dog through several bouts of reincarnation. Along the way, he learns of his new purpose in each life. The dog journeys through each life as a new breed with a new gender and a new name. Eventually, he meets Ethan, a boy that changes his life and makes him realize his greatest purpose as a dog.

One of our favorite books, A Dog's Purpose is a must read and must see!

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3.) Me Before You

26 year old Louisa Clark is struggling to find her way through life and her career. After losing her job, she comes across a unique employment opportunity: caring for Will Traynor. Will, a successful and wealthy man became paralyzed in a motorcycle accident two years prior. Will's mother hires Louisa to care for Will in hopes she will help him come out of his shell and realize how precious life is. Along the way, Louis gains Will's trust as she takes him along to new adventures and opens his eyes to the beauty of the world once again.

This beautifully written story includes love, laughter, adventure, and tears. One of our most favorite reads, Me Before You is just as good, if not better, in the movie as in the book. Pick up a copy to see for yourself!

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4.) Paper Towns

Orlando, FL is the setting for Paper Towns, a story of two friends, Margo and Quentin, who carry out vengeance on a group of people Margo had been hurt by. Quentin acts as her accomplice, and through the course of one night, they complete the tasks Margo has made. The next day, Margo goes missing. Quentin searches for Margo and along the way finds clues as to her whereabouts. One clue leads to the next and the next he knows, Quentin, along with his friends Ben and Radar, are on a cross country trip in search of Margo.

Paper Towns is a great thriller and mystery book that will keep you reading on for more. Don't forget to check out the movie version too!

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5.) A Man Called Ove: A Novel

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations. The book is originally written in Swedish but was remastered to English! This book has recently been turned into an amazing movie but be warned, you'll need to read subtitles! 

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