Books to Film: Great Stories on the Screen
Updated: Oct 24
Hollywood has always had a penchant for bringing books to the big and small screens. In the era of streaming, adaptations of literary works have gained even more popularity. If you love seeing your favorite books come to life on screen, the fall film and streaming schedule is brimming with them. To enhance your viewing experience, we recommend delving into these eight books before watching their video productions.
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
In the early 1960s, chemist and single mother Elizabeth Zott, the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show due to her revolutionary skills in the kitchen, uses this opportunity to dare women to change the status quo. Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Killers of the Flower Moon presents a true account of the early 20th-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Charmaine Wilkerson's debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch.
All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, the beloved instant New York Times bestseller and New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
In a prequel to The Hunger Games, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow prepares to mentor the female tribute from District 12 in the tenth Hunger Games, with the fate of his family hanging on the slim chance that he can help her win the Games.
Eileen by Otessa Moshfegh
A dark tale that follows Eileen Dunlop as she’s trapped between caring for her alcoholic father and her job at a boys' prison. Her mundane life is disrupted by the enchanting Rebecca Saint John, leading her into a dark crime beyond her expectations. From the author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation.
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
A psychological thriller with an apocalyptic twist, Leave the World Behind follows a couple’s vacation in a remote Long Island home when it’s disrupted by the home's owners, who arrive in a panic about a citywide blackout.
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times--the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.