Books on the Silver Screen

This post is late but I was asked to add it here anyway. In May we looked at books that have been made into movies. There were a lot of them. I choose only the books we have in our library to narrow the list. The boys still wanted to read from a variety of genres, so the list covered a variety.

Books on the Silver Screen



  • Angels & Demons – Dan Brown
  • The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  • The Silence of the Lambs – Thomas Harris
  • Carrie – Stephen King
  • Moonraker – Ian Fleming


  • Shogun – James Clavell
  • The Help – Kathryn Stockett
  • I am David – Anne Holm
  • Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
  • Forrest Gump – Winston Groom
  • Black Robe – Brian Moore
  • Dead Poets Society – N. H. Kleinbaum
  • Invictus – John Carlin


  • The Lincoln Lawyer – Michael Connelly
  • Dead Man Walking – Sister Helen Prejean
  • Whale Rider – Witi Ihimaera
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Road – Cormac McCarthy
  • Coach Carter – Jasmine Jones (movie came first)

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • 2001 A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
  • The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman
  • Harry Potter – J. K. Rowling
  • Outbreak – Robert Tine (movie came first)
  • Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice
  • Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Alan Moore
  • I am Number Four – Pittacus Lore
  • I am Legend – Richard Matheson
  • The Wolfman – Jonathan Maberry (movie came first)
  • Princess Bride – William Goldman
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

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