I've only actually read about half of these books, the other half of this list are all books on my TBR. I'm almost as much of a movie junkie as I am a book junkie so this list was bound to happen.
10. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
I watched this movie years ago and it's been on my TBR for the longest, one day I hope to get to this.
9. Peter Pan
I loved the live action adaptation of this book, it was amazing, so amazing that I decided to read the book. The book was pretty good, not as good as the movie though.
8. Pride and Prejudice
I never actually planned to read this book, but then one day I was just sitting on the couch writing in my journal and I wanted something in the background, I saw that the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice had just started so I decided to watch that. Long story short I ended up loving it and decided to take a crack at the book. Not bad Jane Austen, not bad at all.
7. The Shining
I went through a faze where I needed to prove I wasn't afraid of anything and I had heard that this was an incredibly scary movie. So I watched it, enjoyed it, then decided I wanted to read more of the horror genre so i picked up the book and scared myself by reading it in the middle of the night with the lights off using a flashlight.
6. Girl, Interrupted
I just watched the movie for this and while it wasn't the best, I was absolutely captivated by the characters. I thought about the movie for days after and I want to read the book so badly now. It's a need.
5. Perks of Being a Wallflower
The movie had Emma Watson in it which meant I needed to watch it. Then I ended up loving the movie so much that I went out and bought the book which I also really love. Both the book and the movie are just full of so much heartbreak and they're relatable and I couldn't get enough.
4. Silence of the Lambs
If you looked at my recent post 9 Things About Me, then you'll know that Silence of the Lambs is my favourite movie. So it's a bit of a no brainer that this would be on my list, I need to read the book series.
3. Practical Magic
The book and the movie are so different, but both so phenomenal. Practical Magic was a movie I watched a lot when I was younger and it took me forever to realize it was based off a book. I ended up reading the book more out of curiosity than true desire, but I ended up loving the book so much. I have a review for that in the works actually.
Another thing if you've read my post 9 Things About Me, I'm obsessed with unsolved mysteries and the Zodiac Killer is probably my greatest obsession, which is why after watching this movie all I want is to read the book and absorb as much of the details as I possibly can.
I'm terrified of clowns. So watching the mini series was a bit of a risk. Now I know it's technically a miniseries, but there are two episodes that are the lengths of movies so I'm counting it. I didn't expect to love this miniseries as much as I did, the first half was, in my opinion scarier, if a bit slow, but the second half just had me so invested in the characters lives. I just want to get the book so I can just stay up all night reading it, so I can see if the characters are as great in the book as they were in the mini series.
Which book have you guys read because you enjoyed the movie?