5 book adaptations to watch and read during quarantine

To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You - Noah Centineo, Lana Condor - Photo Credit: Netflix / Bettina Strauss
To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You - Noah Centineo, Lana Condor - Photo Credit: Netflix / Bettina Strauss /
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Book adaptations have become a huge phenomenon in the last few years. If you have some extra time while quarantining, these five should be on your list.

Books have long since been the inspiration for movies. For years, classics were the only thing being adapted for film and TV. It might have taken some time, but a lot of popular books are being auctioned off to become TV shows or movies. In the past five years or so though, it feels like a lot of books are making their way to either the big or small screen.

If you’re stuck in quarantine, this is the perfect time to get caught up. Whether it be watching the adaptation or reading the book, there is no right or wrong answer. However, it would be smarter to start with the book. Starting with the movie or show could end up ruining the book for you which isn’t always good. It’s all up to your personal preference, though.

Within the first few months of this year, we’ve already seen a handful of book adaptations whether it be on streaming services or the movies. Looking ahead at the rest of the year, it’s all over the place. From classic kid’s books to adult mystery thrillers, the schedule for the rest of 2020 is packed with book-to-screen adaptations. For this list though, we’ll be looking at the adaptations that were released already this year or in the last two years so both the adaptations and books should be available to you.

Before getting into the book adaptations, this list is going to feature different genres rather than focusing on one. Additionally, the shows or movies are going to be avaible to stream whether it be via your cable provider or on a streaming service. With those two guidelines out of the way, let’s get into the five book adaptations you should read or watch while you’re stuck at home.