The 10 Books We Wish Were Made Into Movies


It’s no secret that here at The Everygirl, we’re suckers for a good book. Our office is flooded with claims of “the movie was good, but the book was better!” every time a book-based box office hit comes to theaters, and our bags are often stuffed with books we’re bringing to our coworkers because we know they’ll love it as much as we did.

But as irritating as the aforementioned statement can be to non-book-lovers, it’s true: there’s nothing like seeing a movie after reading the book. Seeing the characters you spent hours picturing and watching the scenes that kept you turning page after page unfold on the big screen. From finding out the casting of your favorite characters to seeing how the film adaptation will compare, it’s a journey we wish we could experience with more of our favorite books.

Some books just scream “meant to be a movie,” and these are a few of our favorites. From a biopic on one of our favorite women to a Girl on the Train substitute, we have a feeling you won’t be able to put these down — and we can have more company in praying for their movie release.

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
The Wife Between Us

With plot twists from beginning to end, this book is about as close to "Girl on the Train" as you can get. After finishing reading this in 48 hours, all I could think about is how exciting it would be to watch the characters unfold on the big screen. (Spoiler: Whatever you think is going to happen is probably wrong.)

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Katharine McGee
American Royals

An Everygirl office obsession, "American Royals" is about our ultimate fantasy: if the U.S. had a royal family. If you're royally-obsessed, you'll love this story about American princesses Beatrice and Samantha. (The description refers to it as "Crazy Rich Asians" meets "The Crown" — need I say more?)

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Chuck Palahniuk
Invisible Monsters

From the author of "Fight Club," this novel follows a fashion model who has it all but winds up in an accident that leaves her incapable of speech and needing to reinvent herself. We'd love to experience the range of (many) emotions the book made us feel through a screen adaptation.

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Rosie Walsh

Sarah and Eddie fall mutually in love, and things are perfect until Eddie leaves for a vacation and doesn't call again. Sarah has faith that there must be an explanation, and later discovers that she's right.

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Stephen King
The Institute

Stephen King can do absolutely no wrong in our books, and his newest novel didn't disappoint us. In the middle of the night, Luke's parents get murdered, and Luke wakes up at The Institute in a room that looks exactly like his, sans windows. The rest of the novel is about the Institution and what happens there, and you won't want to miss it.

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Kimmery Martin
The Queen of Hearts

Zadie and Emma have been friends since their early 20s, but years later, a former colleague shows up and reveals a secret one of them has been trying to hide. It's full of humor, love, and raw emotion.

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Lisa Taddeo
The Grace Year

Described as "a cross between 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Lord of the Flies,'" this chilling, dystopian book is about "the grace year," when 16-year-old girls need to be sent away, because it's believed they release an essence that can lure grown men — but not everyone survives.

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Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

This story of a Hollywood starlet will give you the dose of drama that you crave — Evelyn's story of her glamorous, scandalous life is destined for the big screen.

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Catherine Lowell
The Madwoman Upstairs

After Samantha Whipple's father's death, rumors seem to constantly swirl around her. After enrolling at Oxford, she solves mysteries of her past (and family legacy) with her work.

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