50 books that make great films (Part Four)

And we’re back!

In our penultimate post, we explore another 10 book adaptations – as chosen by your library staff. Visit our previous posts to see the what books/films have already made the list and let us know what you think in the comment section below!

[Part One] [Part Two] [Part Three]


indexpbitryvnThe Devil Wears Prada

The book is good for a lazy weekend. Meryl Streep is fab as Miranda Priestly, as are Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt in their respective roles. [Submitted by Leanne]

The Devil Wears Prada by | First Published: 2003 |Film Release: 2006 | Genre: Drama



indexf4fwh5ktThe Night Manager

A story rife with espionage, drama and shifty politics. It makes for a great read and the drama boasts a rather impressive cast. Highly recommendable. [Submitted by Sandeep]

The Night Manager by | First Published: 1993 |Drama Release:  2016| Genre: Drama


pridePride and Prejudice

There have been many adaptations but the best, in my opinion, is the 1995 BBC mini-series starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. Everything is perfect – the acting, the costumes, the scenery etc. [Submitted by Zvezdana]

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen| First Published: 1932|Film Release: 1996 | Genre: Drama


indexgp0shwxxThe Remains of the Day

This was awarded the Man Booker Prize in 1989 and deservingly so. The film is equally as brilliant. [Submitted by Adam]

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro| First Published: 1989 |Film Release: 1993 | Genre: Drama



magiciansThe Magicians

Currently airing on SyFy, this adaptation of Lev Grossman’s ‘The Magicians’ is excellent. [Submitted by Dave]

The Magicians by Lev Grossman| First Published: 2009| TV Series Release: 2016 |Genre: Fantasy



notebookThe Notebook

So many feelings! [Submitted by Amal]

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks | First Published: 1996| Film Release: 2004 | Genre: Drama Romance




indexkvatn0qaDifferent Seasons (The Shawshank Redemption)

The novella is engaging and the film is brilliant. [Submitted by Penny and Sandeep]

Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King| First Published: 1982 | Film Release: 1994 | Genre: Drama Thriller




I, Robotirobot

While the film is pretty removed from the book, I enjoyed both versions [Submitted by Gaynor]

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov| First Published: 1950 |Film Release: 2004 | Genre: Sci-fi



indexg57brprtUnder the Skin

I recently enjoyed this one, I’d recommend it. [Submitted by David]

Under the Skin by Michel Faber| First Published: |Film Release: 2014 | Genre: Fantasy Sci-fi



walkinThe Walking Dead

While the TV series is pretty good, the graphic novel is even better. There’s so much more action in the book. [Submitted by Marcus]

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman| First Published: 2006 | TV Series Release: 2010| Genre: Horror


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