Recommended Reads for January

January’s theme is to read a book that has been adapted into a film.

Please note: a book that has been adapted into a television or Netflix show is also fine!


If you’re stuck for inspiration, why not try one of our staff recommended picks?

General Fiction

Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones

Nicholas Sparks – The Notebook

Steven King – The Shining, Carrie or IT

Ian McEwan – Atonement

Michael Crichton – Jurassic Park

Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones’ Diary

Michael Oondatje – The English Patient

Yann Martel – Life of Pi  

Chuck Palahniuk – Fight Club

Thomas Harris – The Silence of the Lambs

Bret Easton Ellis – American Psycho

Peter Benchley – Jaws

Irvine Welsh – Trainspotting

Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale

Philippa Gregory – The White Queen

Hunter S. Thompson – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Margaret Mitchell – Gone with the Wind

Graham Greene – Brighton Rock

Charles Brant – I Hear You Paint Houses (renamed The Irishman on Netflix)

Jessie Burton – The Miniaturist

Tracy Chevalier – The Girl with the Pearl Earring

Lauren Weisberger – The Devil Wears Prada

Truman Capote – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Louis de Bernieres – Captain Corelli’s Mandolin




Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

Dan Brown – The Da Vinci Code or Angels and Demons

Stieg Larsson – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

John le Carre – The Constant Gardener



J.R.R Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings

George R.R. Martin – A Game of Thrones



J.R.R Tolkien – The Hobbit

J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games

John Green – The Fault in Our Stars

John Boyne – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Michael Morpurgo – War Horse

Stephanie Meyer – Twilight

Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Sue Townsend – The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ 

Roald Dahl – Matilda, The BFG, or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Markus Zusak – The Book Thief


Reserve your books to collect from your local library by visiting our library catalogue, or use our free  Staff Select   service if you’d like us to pick out some books for you!


Can you think of any books we’ve missed from our list? Get in touch by email or on Facebook!

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