Five Amazing Books That Became TV Shows


There’s nothing like finishing a great book only to realize it’s also a TV show! And vice-versa. Television adaptations allow you to experience your favorite characters and storylines on a deeper level. 

If you are looking for a way to unwind right now, check out one of these books and their TV adaptations. For a book to be adapted into a T.V. show, it has to be especially cinematic and captivating, so you’ll be sure to find something you’d like to read — or watch!   

‘Anne of Green Gables’

Anne With An E an adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s, Anne Of Green Gables, is a fan-favorite.The series highlights the story of an orphan girl living in the 19hh century who gets adopted. Both the book, and the show, demonstrate the challenges youngsters face as they transition into adulthood.

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‘Alias Grace’

Margaret Atwood’s historical fiction novel Alias Grace has become a hit on Netflix. The story follows Gordon (Grace) an Irish immigrant and domestic servant who gets accused of a double murder. The compelling, insightful, and mysterious series, will have you questioning Grace’s innocence.

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‘The Haunting of Hill House’

The Haunting of Hill House was turned into a popular (and scary, viewers, be-warned) Netflix series in 2018.In the story, a family remembers the scary events that drove them away from their former home.

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‘You: A Novel’

You, a psychological stalker thriller novel, was adapted into a TV show that will captivate your attention and leave you wanting more. Focusing on the perspective of Joe Goldberg, a young, polite, and handsome bookstore employee, the show and book skirt the fine line between love and obsession.

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Written by KCM intern Guadalupe Emigdio.