6 Must-see book-to-screen adaptations

book-to-screen adaptations

The first half of 2019 did not disappoint for book-to-screen adaptations, and the next few months and year are no different. If you love a good book-to-screen adaptation, here are a few novels we can’t wait to see come to life!

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 

Emma Watson and Meryl Streep star as this long-beloved classic hits theaters on Christmas Day. Fans everywhere will have the chance to relive the innocence of childhood and the unpredictable journey to adulthood along with the March sisters, and all the love and loss in between.


Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

Patrick Stewart and Felicity Jones star in this children’s book-to-film adaptation taking to the big screen in 2020 about a brave young dragon, Firedrake, who sets out to find the mythical place where silver dragons can live in peace. With Ben, an equally courageous boy by his side, the pair face villains and dangers along the way.


The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell

Blake Lively, Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown star in the story of Stephanie Patrick – devastated when her family is killed in a commercial plane crash, one determined to not be an accident. Instead, it’s labeled as an act of terrorism, and Stephanie is determined to get revenge when she’s recruited by a covert intelligence organization.


P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

In 2018 to much acclaim, Netflix released the screen adaptation of the first book in Han’s trilogy, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, a compilation of love letters that Lara Jean wrote for the boys she had fallen in love with – five in all. Now, an upcoming sequel, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 2 will be released in December, as Lara Jean’s love life gets even more complicated.  


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The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

This November, Warner Bros. Pictures brings Nicholas Searle’s book to life, the story of Roy – a man who lives to deceive – and Betty, a wealthy widow he meets online. She appears to be an easy target, but stories from the past slowly surface, signaling that distant memories may not be history after all.


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The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Amy Adams and Julianne Moore star in this American mystery thriller, coming to film in 2020. Anna Fox is a recluse in her New York City home, but when the Russells – husband, wife and teenage son – move into a house across the park, her life suddenly changes, forcing her out of her comfort zone and out of her house.

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Alison Luther

Alison Luther is a freelance editor and writer based in Fredericksburg, TX, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her background is in digital consumer content and marketing strategies, but today she focuses on small business marketing, ghostwriting, and writing about all things books on She Reads. In addition to raising longhorn, chickens, and children, she loves to cook and is a voracious reader.

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