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Article in [[:Category:Adult Fiction|Adult Fiction]], [[:Category:Adult Nonfiction|Adult Nonfiction]], [[:Category:Juvenile Fiction|Juvenile Fiction]], and [[:Category:Movies|Movies]] categories.
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Article in [[:Category:Adult Fiction|Adult Fiction]], [[:Category:Adult Nonfiction|Adult Nonfiction]], , and [[:Category:Movies|Movies]] categories.
  
  
 
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'''There are some movies that everybody knows come from a book-- The Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, the comic books turned movies like Superman, Spiderman, and Fantastic Four, and many classic novels. But there are a wealth of others that have flown slightly under the radar.'''  
'''There are some movies that everybody knows come from a book-- The Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, the comic books turned movies like Superman, Spiderman, and Fantastic Four, and most classic novels. But there are a wealth of others that have flown slightly under the radar.'''  
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'''Take a look at some of these book titles that are available at our library that have been turned into movies or television series.'''
 
'''Take a look at some of these book titles that are available at our library that have been turned into movies or television series.'''
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If you like this list, and want to see some adult and teen book titles that have been made into movies, check out this list of children's books that have been made into movies in [[Books Gone Hollywood: Children's Edition]]
  
 
Feel free to add to this list by creating an account and editing this page.
 
Feel free to add to this list by creating an account and editing this page.
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= The Short List =
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A great list of titles to start with, and annotations to them.
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==FICTION==
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?about+a+boy+hornby '''About a Boy'''] by Nick Hornby
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After Will tries to pick up women at a single parents’ support group, he is befriended by an odd boy named Marcus, who latches onto him as a father-figure.
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Film: 2002 with Hugh Grant & Nicholas Hoult. TV show: 2014 with David Walton, Minnie Driver, & Benjamin Stockham
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?forrest+gump+groom '''Forrest Gump'''] by Winston Groom
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Join Forrest Gump’s odyssey through, and his involvement in, three decades of American culture all while remaining true to his one love, Jenny.
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Film: 1994 with Tom Hanks and Robin Wright
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ps+i+love+you  '''P.S. I Love You'''] by Cecelia Ahern
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When Holly’s husband Gerry dies of a terminal illness, she is torn apart with grief. But through a series of letters Gerry wrote for her before he died, Holly might learn how to put herself back together again.
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Film: 2007 with Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?pay+it+forward '''Pay It Forward'''] by Catherine Ryan Hyde
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A 12-year-old boy accepts his teacher’s challenge to change the world for the better by doing good deeds and paying it forward.
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Film: 2000 with Kevin Spacey and Haley Joel Osment
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?push+sapphire '''Push''']  by Sapphire
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16-year-old Precious Jones is pregnant with her father’s child when she meets a teacher who will change her life.
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Film title: '''PRECIOUS''': 2009 with Gabourey Sadibe and Mo’Nique
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?q+swarup+novel '''Q & A'''] by Vikas Swarup
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In a Mumbai jail cell, a poor uneducated orphan explains through a series of painful tales how he could answer all the questions correctly on India’s biggest quiz show.
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Film title: '''SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE''': 2008 with Dev Patel and Freida Pinto
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shoeless+joe+kinsella '''Shoeless Joe'''] by W.P. Kinsella
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The mysterious words, “If you build it, he will come,” lead Ray to create a cornfield baseball field in honor of Shoeless Joe Jackson, his hero, in this story about baseball, and the power of dreams. 
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Film title: '''FIELD OF DREAMS''': 1989 with Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?what's+eating+gilbert+grape '''What's Eating Gilbert Grape'''] by Peter Hedges
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24-year-old Gilbert Grape wants nothing more than to leave his tiny Iowa town to escape his family troubles, until a mysterious girl comes to town and helps him see things in a different light.
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Film: 1993 with Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio
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==NONFICTION==
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?accidental+billionaires+facebook '''The Accidental Billionaires'''] by Ben Mezrich
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When two Harvard undergrads create the first social network in an attempt to join an elite Harvard society, their differences in the future of Facebook along with corporate greed tear their friendship apart.
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Film title: '''THE SOCIAL NETWORK''': 2010 with Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?band+of+brothers+ambrose '''Band of Brothers'''] by Stephen E. Ambrose
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Watch the battles of World War II Europe come to life with interviews, journals, and letters from survivors of the Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, who were involved in some of the war’s most dangerous missions.
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HBO TV Series: 2001 with Scott Grimes and Matthew Leitch
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?beautiful+mind+nash '''A Beautiful Mind'''] by Sylvia Nasar
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The author takes a look at the brilliant mathematician John Nash who shared the Nobel Prize in economics for his work on game theory, and who suffered dramatically from schizophrenia in the 1950s.
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Film: 2001 with Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, and Jennifer Connelly
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?between+a+rock+and+a+hard+place '''Between a Rock and a Hard Place'''] by Aron Ralston
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When hiker Aron Ralston’s arm gets pinned by a boulder in a canyon eight miles from his truck, he finds the courage to do the one thing that will save his life.
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Film title: '''127 HOURS''' with James Franco and Amber Tamblyn
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?catch+me+if+you+can+abagnale '''Catch Me If You Can'''] by Frank Abagnale, Jr.
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The true story of a Frank Abagnale, Jr., a scammer, forger, and escape artist, told by himself, tells of his many riotous ruses and adventures before the law catches onto him.
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Film: 2002 with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?georgiana+duchess+of+devonshire '''Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire'''] by Amanda Foreman
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Sneak a peek into the life of late-18th century British aristocracy with the story of Lady Georgiana Spencer, who became an instant celebrity of her time as a friend of Marie Antoinette, and a politician in her own right, all while hiding struggles in her personal life.
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Film title: '''THE DUCHESS''': 2008 with Keira Knightly and Ralph Fiennes
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?lost+moon+lovell '''Lost Moon'''] by Jim Lovell
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The story of Commander Jim Lovell and his crew’s incredible near-tragic moon shot comes to life through the words of Lovell himself, and puts readers inside the spacecraft during this disaster.
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Film title: '''APOLLO 13''': 1995 with Tom Hanks and Bill Paxton
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?playing+the+enemy+mandela '''Playing the Enemy'''] by John Carlin
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Nelson Mandela is freed, wins the presidency in South Africa, and unites the still-segregated and war-torn nation through the national rugby team as the country hosts the World Cup in 1995.
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Film title: '''INVICTUS''': 2009 with Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?we+bought+a+zoo '''We Bought a Zoo'''] by Benjamin Mee
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When author Benjamin Mee buys a dilapidated zoo in England, he learns the power of family and unlocks secrets of the animal world, even as he overcomes personal loss.
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Film: 2011 with Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wiseguy+life+in+a+mafia '''Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family'''] by Nicholas Pileggi
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Henry Hill’s insider’s look at a mafia life in the late 20th century.
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Film title: '''GOODFELLAS''': 1990 with Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci
  
= Adult Fiction =
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= The Extended List: Adult Fiction =
  
 
''This list includes adult and young adult titles because many movies crossover into both age groups.''
 
''This list includes adult and young adult titles because many movies crossover into both age groups.''
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?corelli's+mandolin '''Corelli's Mandolin'''] by Louis De Bernières (Film title: Captain Corelli's Mandolin [2001])
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?corelli's+mandolin '''Corelli's Mandolin'''] by Louis De Bernières (Film title: Captain Corelli's Mandolin [2001])
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?Curious+case+of+benjamin+button '''"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"''' (short story) in Six Tales of the Jazz Age] by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Film: 2008)
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?da+vinci+code+brown '''The Da Vinci Code'''] by  Dan Brown (Film: 2006)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?da+vinci+code+brown '''The Da Vinci Code'''] by  Dan Brown (Film: 2006)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?i+robot+asimov '''I, Robot'''] by Isaac Asimov (Film: 2004)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?i+robot+asimov '''I, Robot'''] by Isaac Asimov (Film: 2004)
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?if+only+it+were+true '''If Only It Were True'''] by Marc Levy (Film: 2005)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?if+only+it+were+true '''If Only It Were True'''] by Marc Levy (Film title: Just Like Heaven [2005])
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?iliad+homer '''The Iliad''' (epic poem)] by Homer (Film title: Troy [2004])
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?iliad+homer '''The Iliad''' (epic poem)] by Homer (Film title: Troy [2004])
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?james+bond+fleming '''James Bond Series'''] by Ian Fleming
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?james+bond+fleming '''James Bond Series'''] by Ian Fleming
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?jaws+benchley '''Jaws'''] by Peter Benchley
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?jumper+gould '''Jumper'''] by Steven Gould (Film: 2008)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?jumper+gould '''Jumper'''] by Steven Gould (Film: 2008)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?my+sister's+keeper '''My Sister's Keeper'''] by Jodi Picoult (Film: 2009)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?my+sister's+keeper '''My Sister's Keeper'''] by Jodi Picoult (Film: 2009)
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?mystic+river '''Mystic River'''] by Dennis Lehane (Film: 2003)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?mystic+river+Lehane '''Mystic River'''] by Dennis Lehane (Film: 2003)
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?namesake+lahiri '''The Namesake'''] by Jhumpa Lahiri (Film: 2006)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?namesake+lahiri '''The Namesake'''] by Jhumpa Lahiri (Film: 2006)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?painted+veil '''The Painted Veil'''] by  W. Somerset Maugham (Film: 2006)  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?painted+veil '''The Painted Veil'''] by  W. Somerset Maugham (Film: 2006)  
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?palace+thief '''The Palace Thief (story)'''] by  Ethan Canin (Film: 2002)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?palace+thief '''The Palace Thief (story)'''] by  Ethan Canin (Film title: The Emperor's Club [2002])
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?passage+to+india '''A Passage to India'''] by  E. M. Forster (Film: 1984)  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?passage+to+india '''A Passage to India'''] by  E. M. Forster (Film: 1984)  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?princess+diaries+v+1 '''The Princess Diaries'''] by Meg Cabot (Film: 2001)  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?princess+diaries+v+1 '''The Princess Diaries'''] by Meg Cabot (Film: 2001)  
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?private+lives+of+pippa+lee '''The Private Lives of Pippa Lee'''] by Rebecca Miller P(Film: 2009)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?private+lives+of+pippa+lee '''The Private Lives of Pippa Lee'''] by Rebecca Miller (Film: 2009)
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?push+sapphire '''Push'''] by Sapphire (Film title: Precious (2009))
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?push+sapphire '''Push'''] by Sapphire (Film title: Precious [2009])
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?q+swarup+novel '''Q & A'''] by Vikas Swarup (Film Title: Slumdog Millionaire (2008))
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?q+swarup+novel '''Q & A'''] by Vikas Swarup (Film Title: Slumdog Millionaire (2008))
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?red+dragon+harris '''Red Dragon'''] by Thomas Harris (Film: 2002)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?red+dragon+harris '''Red Dragon'''] by Thomas Harris (Film: 2002)
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?relic+preston '''Relic'''] by RDouglas Preston (Film: 1997)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?relic+preston '''Relic'''] by Douglas Preston (Film: 1997)
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?revolutionary+road '''Revolutionary Road'''] by Richard Yates (Film: 2008)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?revolutionary+road '''Revolutionary Road'''] by Richard Yates (Film: 2008)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?different+seasons '''"Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption"''' (short story) in Different Seasons] by Stephen King (Film title: The Shawshank Redemption)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?different+seasons '''"Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption"''' (short story) in Different Seasons] by Stephen King (Film title: The Shawshank Redemption)
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?river+runs+through+it '''A River Runs Through It'''] by Norman (Film: 1992)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?river+runs+through+it+norman '''A River Runs Through It'''] by Norman Maclean (Film: 1992)
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?road+to+perdition+two '''Road to Perdition'''] by Max Allan Collins (Film: 2002)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?road+to+perdition+two '''Road to Perdition'''] by Max Allan Collins (Film: 2002)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?runaway+jury '''The Runaway Jury'''] by John Grisham (Film: 2003)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?runaway+jury '''The Runaway Jury'''] by John Grisham (Film: 2003)
 
  
 
==S through T==
 
==S through T==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?scott+pilgrim '''Scott Pilgrim (comics)'''] by  Bryan Lee O'Malley [Film Title: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)]
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?scott+pilgrim '''Scott Pilgrim (comics)'''] by  Bryan Lee O'Malley [Film Title: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)]
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?secret+window+secret+garden '''Secret Window, Secret Garden'''] by  Stephen King [Film Title: Secret Window (2004)]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?secret+window+secret+garden '''"Secret Window, Secret Garden"''' (novella) in Four Past Midnight] by  Stephen King [Film Title: Secret Window (2004)]
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sense+sensibility+austen '''Sense and Sensibility'''] by  Jane Austen (Film: 1995)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sense+sensibility+austen '''Sense and Sensibility'''] by  Jane Austen (Film: 1995)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?shutter+island '''Shutter Island'''] by  Dennis Lehane (Film: 2010)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?shutter+island '''Shutter Island'''] by  Dennis Lehane (Film: 2010)
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hannibal+harris '''The Silence of the Lambs'''] by Thomas Harris (Film: 1991)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?Silence+of+the+lambs '''The Silence of the Lambs'''] by Thomas Harris (Film: 1991)
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sisterhood+traveling+pants '''The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'''] by  Ann Brashares (Film: 2005)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sisterhood+traveling+pants '''The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'''] by  Ann Brashares (Film: 2005)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?something+borrowed+giffin '''Something Borrowed'''] by  Emily Giffin (Film: 2011)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?something+borrowed+giffin '''Something Borrowed'''] by  Emily Giffin (Film: 2011)
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sophie's+choice '''Sophie's Choice'''] by  William Styron (Film: 1982)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sophie's+choice '''Sophie's Choice'''] by  William Styron (Film: 1982)
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?speak+halse '''Speak'''] by  Laurie Halse Anderson (Film: 2004)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?speak+halse '''Speak'''] by  Laurie Halse Anderson (Film: 2004)
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:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?eclipse+meyer '''Eclipse'''] (Film: 2010)
 
:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?eclipse+meyer '''Eclipse'''] (Film: 2010)
 
:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?breaking+dawn+meyer '''Breaking Dawn'''] (Films: Part 1 - 2011, Part 2 - 2012)
 
:[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?breaking+dawn+meyer '''Breaking Dawn'''] (Films: Part 1 - 2011, Part 2 - 2012)
 
  
 
==U through Z==
 
==U through Z==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?we+need+to+talk+about+kevin '''We Need to Talk About Kevin'''] by  Lionel Shriver (Film: 2011)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?we+need+to+talk+about+kevin '''We Need to Talk About Kevin'''] by  Lionel Shriver (Film: 2011)
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?what+dreams+may+come '''What Dreams May Come'''] by Richard Matheson (Film: 1998)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?what+dreams+may+come '''What Dreams May Come'''] by Richard Matheson (Film: 1998)
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?what's+eating+gilbert+grape '''What's Eating Gilbert Grape'''] by Peter Hedges (Film: 1993)  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?what's+eating+gilbert+grape '''What's Eating Gilbert Grape'''] by Peter Hedges (Film: 1993)  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?world+according+garp '''The World According to Garp'''] by John Irving (Film: 1982)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?world+according+garp '''The World According to Garp'''] by John Irving (Film: 1982)
  
 
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= The Extended List: Adult Nonfiction =
= Adult Nonfiction =
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?accidental+billionaires+facebook '''The Accidental Billionaires''']  by Ben Mezrich (Film title: The Social Network [2010])
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?accidental+billionaires+facebook '''The Accidental Billionaires''']  by Ben Mezrich (Film title: The Social Network [2010])
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?all+the+president's+men '''All The President's Men'''] by Carl Bernstein (Film: 1976)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?all+the+president's+men '''All The President's Men'''] by Carl Bernstein (Film: 1976)
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?between+a+rock+and+a+hard+place '''Between a Rock and a Hard Place'''] by Aron Ralston  (Film title: 127 Hours [2010])
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?band+of+brothers+ambrose '''Band of Brothers'''] by Stephen E. Ambrose (TV series on HBO, 2001)
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?beautiful+mind+nash '''A Beautiful Mind'''] by Sylvia Nasar (Film: 2001)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?beautiful+mind+nash '''A Beautiful Mind'''] by Sylvia Nasar (Film: 2001)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?between+a+rock+and+a+hard+place '''Between a Rock and a Hard Place'''] by Aron Ralston  (Film title: 127 Hours [2010])
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?big+year '''The Big Year'''] by Mark Obmascik (Film: 2011)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?big+year '''The Big Year'''] by Mark Obmascik (Film: 2011)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?marley+me+grogan '''Marley & Me'''] by John Grogan (Film: 2008)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?marley+me+grogan '''Marley & Me'''] by John Grogan (Film: 2008)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?masters+of+sex+maier '''Masters of Sex'''] by Thomas Maier (TV series on HBO: 2013)
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?men+who+stare+at+goats '''The Men Who Stare at Goats'''] by Jon Ronson (Film: 2009)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?men+who+stare+at+goats '''The Men Who Stare at Goats'''] by Jon Ronson (Film: 2009)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?playing+the+enemy+mandela '''Playing the Enemy'''] by John Carlin (Film title: Invictus [2009])
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?playing+the+enemy+mandela '''Playing the Enemy'''] by John Carlin (Film title: Invictus [2009])
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?riding+in+cars+with+boys '''Riding in Cars with Boys'''] by Beverly D'Onofrio (Film: 2001)  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?riding+in+cars+with+boys '''Riding in Cars with Boys'''] by Beverly Donofrio (Film: 2001)  
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?rocket+boys+hickam '''Rocket Boys'''] by Homer Hickam (Film title: October Sky [1999])
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?rocket+boys+hickam '''Rocket Boys'''] by Homer Hickam (Film title: October Sky [1999])
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?seven+years+in+tibet '''Seven Years in Tibet'''] by Heinrich Harrer (Film: 1997)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?seven+years+in+tibet '''Seven Years in Tibet'''] by Heinrich Harrer (Film: 1997)
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wiseguy+life+in+a+mafia '''Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family'''] by Nicholas Pileggi (Film title: Goodfellas [1990])
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?we+bought+a+zoo '''We Bought a Zoo'''] by Benjamin Mee (Film: 2011)
  
= Juvenile Literature =
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?what+to+expect+when+you're+expecting '''What to Expect When You're Expecting'''] by Heidi Eisenberg Murkoff  (Film: 2012)
  
 
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wiseguy+life+in+a+mafia '''Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family'''] by Nicholas Pileggi (Film title: Goodfellas [1990])
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?pinocchio+collodi '''The Adventures of Pinocchio'''] by Carlo Collodi (Film Title: Pinocchio [1940, 2002])
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?aladdin '''Aladdin'''] (Film: 1992)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?alice+wonderland+carroll '''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'''] by Lewis Carroll (Films Title: Alice in Wonderland [1951, 2010)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?babe+the+gallant+pig '''Babe: The Gallant Pig'''] by Dick  King-Smith (Film Title: Babe [1995])
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?because+of+winn+dixie '''Because of Winn Dixie'''] by Kate DiCamillo (Film:2005)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?beezus+and+ramona '''Beezus and Ramona'''] by Beverly Clearly (Film Title: Ramona and Beezus [2010])
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?black+beauty+sewell '''Black Beauty'''] by Anna Sewell (Films: 1994, 1946)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?black+cauldron '''The Black Cauldron'''] by Lloyd Alexander (Film: 1985)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?bridge+to+terabithia '''The Bridge to Terabithia'''] by Katherine Paterson (Film: 2007)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?cat+hat+seuss '''The Cat in the Hat'''] by Dr. Seuss (Film: 2003)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?charlie+and+the+chocolate+factory  '''Charlie and the Chocolate Factory '''] by Roald Dahl (Films: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 2005; Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, 1971)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?charlotte's+web '''Charlotte's Web'''] by E.B. White (Film: 2006)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?chronicles+narnia+lewis '''The Chronicles of Narnia'''] by C. S. Lewis
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(Films: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 2005; Prince Caspian, 2008; and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, 2010)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?city+of+ember '''City of Ember'''] by Jeanne DuPrau (Film: 2008)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?curious+george '''Curious George'''] by H. A. Rey (Film: 2006)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?diary+of+a+wimpy+kid '''Diary of a Wimpy Kid'''] by Jeff Kinney (Film: 2010)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ella+enchanted '''Ella Enchanted'''] by Gail Carson Levine (Film: 2004)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?eragon '''Eragon'''] by Christopher Paolini (Film: 2006)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?escape+to+witch+mountain '''Escape to Witch Mountain'''] by Alexander Key (Film Title: Race to Witch Mountain [2009])
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?fantastic+mr.+fox '''Fantastic Mr. Fox'''] by Roald Dahl (Film: 2009)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?five+children+and+it '''Five Children and It'''] by E. Nesbit (Film: 2004)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?freaky+friday '''Freaky Friday'''] by Mary Rodgers (Films: 2003, 1976)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?garfield+jim+davis '''Garfield (comic)'''] by Jim Davis (Film: 2004)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?guardians+of+Ga'Hoole '''Guardians of Ga'Hoole (series)'''] by Kathryn Lasky (Film Title: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole [2010])
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?golden+compass '''The Golden Compass'''] by Philip Pullman (Film: 2007)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?harriet+the+spy '''Harriet the Spy'''] by Louise Fitzhugh (Film: 1996)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?harry+potter+and+the+sorcerer's+stone '''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'''] by J. K. Rowling (Film: 2001)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?harry+potter+and+the+chamber+of+secrets '''Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'''] by J. K. Rowling (Film: 2002)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?harry+potter+and+the+deathly+hallows '''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'''] by J. K. Rowling (Films: Part 1, 2010, Part 2: 2011)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?harry+potter+and+the+goblet+of+fire '''Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'''] by J. K. Rowling (Film: 2005)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?harry+potter+and+the+half-blood+prince'''Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'''] by J. K. Rowling (Film: 2009)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?harry+potter+and+the+order+of+the+phoenix '''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'''] by J. K. Rowling (Film: 2007)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?harry+potter+and+the+Prisoner+of+azkaban '''Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'''] by J. K. Rowling (Film: 2004)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?horton+hears+a+who '''Horton Hears a Who'''] by Dr. Seuss (Film: 2008)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hotel+for+dogs '''Hotel for Dogs'''] by Lois Duncan (Film: 2009)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?how+the+grinch+stole+christmas '''How The Grinch Stole Christmas'''] by Dr. Seuss (Film: 2000)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?how+to+eat+fried+worms '''How to Eat Fried Worms'''] by Thomas Rockwell (Film: 2006)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?indian+in+the+cupboard '''The Indian in the Cupboard'''] by Lynne Reid Banks (Film: 1995)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?inkheart '''Inkheart'''] by Cornelia Funke (Film: 2009)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?invention+of+hugo '''The Invention of Hugo Cabret'''] by Brian Selznick  (Film: Hugo, 2011)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?james+giant+peach '''James and the Giant Peach'''] by Roald Dahl (Film: 1996)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?journey+center+earth+venre '''Journey to the Center of the Earth'''] by Jules Verne (Film: 2008)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?jumanji '''Jumanji'''] by Chris Van Allsburg (Film: 1995)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?jungle+book '''The Jungle Book'''] by Rudyard Kipling (Film: 1994)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?madeline+bemelmans '''Madeline'''] by Ludwig Bemelmans (Film: 1998)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?matilda+dahl '''Matilda'''] by Roald Dahl (Film: 1996)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?mrs.+frisby '''Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH'''] by Robert C. O'Brien (Film: The Secret of NIMH, 1982)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?my+dog+skip+morris '''My Dog Skip'''] by Willie Morris (Film: 2000)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?my+friend+flicka '''My Friend Flicka'''] by Mary O'Hara (Film: Flicka, 2006)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?night+i+followed+the+dog '''The Night I Followed the Dog'''] by Nina Laden (Film: 2004)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?nurse+matilda '''Nurse Matilda (stories)'''] by Christianna Brand (Film: Nanny McPhee, 2005)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dalmatians+smiths '''The One Hundred and One Dalmatians'''] by Dodie Smith (Film: 101 Dalmations, 1996)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?polar+express '''The Polar Express'''] by Chris Van Allsburg (Film: 2004)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?secret+garden+burnett '''The Secret Garden'''] by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Film: 1993)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?series+unfortunate+events '''A Series of Unfortunate Events (series)'''] by Lemony Snicket (Film: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, 2004)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shiloh+reynolds+naylor '''Shiloh'''] Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  (Film: 1996)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?shiloh+season '''Shiloh Season'''] by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Film Title: Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season [1999])
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?shrek '''Shrek'''] by William Steig (Film: 2001)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?lofting+hugh '''The Story of Dr. Doolittle'''] by Hugh Lofting (Films Titled: Doctor Dolittle [1998, 1967])
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?stuart+little+white '''Stuart Little'''] by E. B. White (Film: 1999)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?thief+lord '''The Thief Lord'''] by Cornelia Funke (Film: 2006)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tuck+everlasting '''Tuck Everlasting'''] by Natalie Babbit (Film: 2002)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?wind+in+the+willows '''The Wind in the Willows'''] by Kenneth Grahame (Film: 1996)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?witches+dahl '''The Witches'''] by Roald Dahl (Film: 1990)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?zathura+a+space+adventure '''Zathura: A Space Adventure'''] by Chris Van Allsburg (Film Title: Zathura [2005]))
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Article in Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, , and Movies categories.


There are some movies that everybody knows come from a book-- The Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, the comic books turned movies like Superman, Spiderman, and Fantastic Four, and many classic novels. But there are a wealth of others that have flown slightly under the radar.

Take a look at some of these book titles that are available at our library that have been turned into movies or television series.

If you like this list, and want to see some adult and teen book titles that have been made into movies, check out this list of children's books that have been made into movies in Books Gone Hollywood: Children's Edition

Feel free to add to this list by creating an account and editing this page.


*Because so many classic novels have been turned into movies (and so many versions of each have been done), they are generally not included in this list. Also not included are the very popular superhero comic books that have been made into films in recent years. This list is intended to help readers find that many popular movies were actually books first, and since these are well-known adaptations, have been excluded from this list.

*Please note that JMRL does not own all of the corresponding movies or TV shows.


The Short List

A great list of titles to start with, and annotations to them.

FICTION

About a Boy by Nick Hornby After Will tries to pick up women at a single parents’ support group, he is befriended by an odd boy named Marcus, who latches onto him as a father-figure.

Film: 2002 with Hugh Grant & Nicholas Hoult. TV show: 2014 with David Walton, Minnie Driver, & Benjamin Stockham


Forrest Gump by Winston Groom Join Forrest Gump’s odyssey through, and his involvement in, three decades of American culture all while remaining true to his one love, Jenny.

Film: 1994 with Tom Hanks and Robin Wright


P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern When Holly’s husband Gerry dies of a terminal illness, she is torn apart with grief. But through a series of letters Gerry wrote for her before he died, Holly might learn how to put herself back together again.

Film: 2007 with Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler


Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde A 12-year-old boy accepts his teacher’s challenge to change the world for the better by doing good deeds and paying it forward. Film: 2000 with Kevin Spacey and Haley Joel Osment


Push by Sapphire 16-year-old Precious Jones is pregnant with her father’s child when she meets a teacher who will change her life.

Film title: PRECIOUS: 2009 with Gabourey Sadibe and Mo’Nique


Q & A by Vikas Swarup In a Mumbai jail cell, a poor uneducated orphan explains through a series of painful tales how he could answer all the questions correctly on India’s biggest quiz show.

Film title: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE: 2008 with Dev Patel and Freida Pinto


Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella The mysterious words, “If you build it, he will come,” lead Ray to create a cornfield baseball field in honor of Shoeless Joe Jackson, his hero, in this story about baseball, and the power of dreams. 

Film title: FIELD OF DREAMS: 1989 with Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones


What's Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges 24-year-old Gilbert Grape wants nothing more than to leave his tiny Iowa town to escape his family troubles, until a mysterious girl comes to town and helps him see things in a different light.

Film: 1993 with Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio

NONFICTION

The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich When two Harvard undergrads create the first social network in an attempt to join an elite Harvard society, their differences in the future of Facebook along with corporate greed tear their friendship apart.

Film title: THE SOCIAL NETWORK: 2010 with Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield


Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose Watch the battles of World War II Europe come to life with interviews, journals, and letters from survivors of the Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, who were involved in some of the war’s most dangerous missions.

HBO TV Series: 2001 with Scott Grimes and Matthew Leitch


A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar The author takes a look at the brilliant mathematician John Nash who shared the Nobel Prize in economics for his work on game theory, and who suffered dramatically from schizophrenia in the 1950s.

Film: 2001 with Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, and Jennifer Connelly


Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston When hiker Aron Ralston’s arm gets pinned by a boulder in a canyon eight miles from his truck, he finds the courage to do the one thing that will save his life.

Film title: 127 HOURS with James Franco and Amber Tamblyn


Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale, Jr. The true story of a Frank Abagnale, Jr., a scammer, forger, and escape artist, told by himself, tells of his many riotous ruses and adventures before the law catches onto him.

Film: 2002 with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks


Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman Sneak a peek into the life of late-18th century British aristocracy with the story of Lady Georgiana Spencer, who became an instant celebrity of her time as a friend of Marie Antoinette, and a politician in her own right, all while hiding struggles in her personal life.

Film title: THE DUCHESS: 2008 with Keira Knightly and Ralph Fiennes


Lost Moon by Jim Lovell The story of Commander Jim Lovell and his crew’s incredible near-tragic moon shot comes to life through the words of Lovell himself, and puts readers inside the spacecraft during this disaster.

Film title: APOLLO 13: 1995 with Tom Hanks and Bill Paxton


Playing the Enemy by John Carlin Nelson Mandela is freed, wins the presidency in South Africa, and unites the still-segregated and war-torn nation through the national rugby team as the country hosts the World Cup in 1995.

Film title: INVICTUS: 2009 with Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon


We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee When author Benjamin Mee buys a dilapidated zoo in England, he learns the power of family and unlocks secrets of the animal world, even as he overcomes personal loss.

Film: 2011 with Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson


Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family by Nicholas Pileggi Henry Hill’s insider’s look at a mafia life in the late 20th century.

Film title: GOODFELLAS: 1990 with Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci

The Extended List: Adult Fiction

This list includes adult and young adult titles because many movies crossover into both age groups.


Numbers

  • 24 Hours by Greg Iles (Film title: Trapped [2002])
  • 3:10 to Yuma by Elmore Leonard (Film title: 3:10 to Yuma [2007])


A through D

  • Be Cool by Elmore Leonard (Film: 2005)
  • Beastly by Alex Flinn (Film: 2010)
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison (Film: 1998)
  • Big Fish by Daniel Wallace (Film: 2003)
  • Bourne Series by Robert Ludlum (Film titles: Bourne Identity [2002], Bourne Supremacy [2004], and Bourne Ultimatum [2007])
  • Chocolat by Joanne Harris (Film: 2000)
  • Corelli's Mandolin by Louis De Bernières (Film title: Captain Corelli's Mandolin [2001])
  • Deadwood by Pete Dexter (Film Title: Wild Bill [1995])

E through H

  • Emma by Jane Austen (Film Title: Clueless [1995])
  • Hannibal by Thomas Harris (Film: 2001)
  • Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris (Film: 2007)
    • See also: Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Film: 2011)
  • Holes by Louis Sachar (Film: 2003)
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (Film: 2006)
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham (Film: 2002)

I through L

  • Jaws by Peter Benchley
  • Jumper by Steven Gould (Film: 2008)
  • Killshot by Elmore Leonard (Film: 2009)
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

M through O

  • Misery by Stephen King (Film: 1990)
  • Oil! by Upton Sinclair (Film title: There Will Be Blood [2007])

P through R

  • Push by Sapphire (Film title: Precious [2009])
  • Q & A by Vikas Swarup (Film Title: Slumdog Millionaire (2008))
  • Relic by Douglas Preston (Film: 1997)

S through T

  • Sahara by Clive Cussler (Film: 2005)
  • Sabrina Fair by Samuel Albert Taylor [Film Titles: Sabrina (1954) and (1995)]
  • Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella [Film Title: Field of Dreams (1989)]
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (Film: 2004)
  • Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (Film title: Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker [2006])
  • Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen [Film Title: Striptease (1996)]
  • The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare [Film Titles: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and Kiss Me, Kate (1953)]
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare [Film Titles: Forbidden Planet (1956) and The Yellow Sky (1948) and The Tempest (2010)]
  • Timeline by Michael Crichton (Film: 2003)
  • True Grit by Charles Portis (Films: 1969 and 2010)
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare [Film Title: She's the Man (2006)]
  • The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
Twilight (Film: 2008)
New Moon (Film: 2009)
Eclipse (Film: 2010)
Breaking Dawn (Films: Part 1 - 2011, Part 2 - 2012)

U through Z

The Extended List: Adult Nonfiction

  • Capote by Gerald Clarke (Film: 2005)
  • Finding Fish by Antwone Fisher (Film title: Antwone Fisher [2002])
  • Jarhead by Anthony Swofford (Film: 2005)
  • Lost Moon by Jim Lovell (Film title: Apollo 13 [1995])
  • Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam (Film title: October Sky [1999])