Top 10 books adapted for film

With so many books being turned into films, this week’s chart takes a look at some of those currently being shown on the big screen or coming up over the coming months.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 27th September 2014, 7:04 am
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

1 The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

Hazel has terminal cancer and despite a medical miracle that gives her a couple of extra years she doesn’t have much to look forward to – until the arrival of Augustus Waters at the Cancer Kids Support Group.

2 If I Stay – Gayle Forman

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Seventeen-year-old Mia finds herself watching as she is removed from the wreckage of a car crash that kills her father, mother and brother.

3 Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Nick and Amy Dunne have been together for five years but when Amy goes missing, Nick is the one who comes under the spotlight.

4 The Maze Runner – James Dashner

When the doors open, all that Thomas can remember is his name. Surrounded by other boys, he is welcomed into the Glade, a walled area at the middle of the stone maze and nobody knows the way out.

5 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

The final book in this successful series has been split into two films and sees the return of Katniss Everdeen. Having survived the Hunger Games twice, the Capitol is angry and they want revenge.

6 The Hobbit – J R R Tolkien

This classic novel tells the story of Bilbo Baggins who goes on a journey from Bag End to raid the treasure of the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent.

7 The Spook’s Apprentice – Joseph Delaney

Local author Joseph Delaney’s debut novel is heading to the big screen early next year. The Spook’s time is coming to an end and he is about to take on his latest apprentice, Thomas Ward.

8 Before I Go To Sleep – S J Watson

Imagine losing your memory every time you went to sleep, and what if the person you trusted may only be telling you part of the story.

9 A Walk Among The Tombstones – Lawrence Block

PI Matt Scudder is called in by a drug dealer whose wife has been held hostage for a ransom.

10 The Hundred-Foot Journey – Richard C. Morais

The story of Hassan Haji, a boy from Mumbai who goes on a journey, firstly to London then across Europe before opening a restaurant in Lumiere, France.

*All of these books are available at your local library, or visit or to reserve a copy now.