What are the best books that inspired movies?

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    #1Water for Elephants

    Water for Elephants

    Water for Elephants is a book by Sara Gruen which tells the story of Jacob who has to work with a problematic man in a traveling circus and later they will acquire an elephant that they will name Rosie.


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    Howard Ortiz
    Written on May 1, 2018
    ""Water for Elephants" is a movie which certainly is based on the book of the same name. The issue however is that the movie doesn't do the justice to the actual source material. Also, there are better books out there which inspired movies. The Lord of the Rings trilogy for instance is one of the best books to have ever appeared on a big screen and the adaptations themselves were amazing too. "
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    #2New Moon (The Twilight Saga)

    New Moon (The Twilight Saga)

    Bella and Edward are separated because he thinks that his mere presence was putting her at risk. Devastated, Bella will find a great friend in Jacob Black, who can shape-shift into a wolf and will protect her from Victoria, a vampire seeking vengeance. 


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    Roy Mills
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Yep this book is based on the Twilight movie. You'll find answers to things not found in the book like more on why Bella was attracted to Edward on the first place. Good for those who like romantic thrillers."
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    Twilight is the first book in the Twilight Saga series, a book by Stephenie Meyer. It tells the story of Bella Swan, a transferee student, and Edward Cullen who is a vampire. They will fall in love with each other and defy all odds. 


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    Patricia Hawkins
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, including Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, this also was turned into a movie!"
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    #4The City of Ember (Book of Ember)

    The City of Ember (Book of Ember)
    The city of Ember is an interesting book written by Jeanne DuPrau that tells the story about a city and a mysterious message. It is a fascinating tale full of amazing characters and impressive descriptions.


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    Katherine Schmidt
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I wanted the best books that inspired movies and The City of Ember was given as a recommendation to me from a close friend. the author Jeanne DuPrau tells the story of a city and a mystery message, giving a great tale dealing with many great characters."
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    #5Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.


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    Janet Wagner
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Romeo and Juliet is one of the best books that inspired a movie. Shakespeare's tragedy was beautifully translated to the screen showing the love between two young people who weren't supposed to love one another due to their familial issues. It is one of my personal favorites."
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    #6Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance)

    Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance)

    Rogue Rider is a paranormal fantasy romance fiction and the fourth book in Lords of Deliverance series written by Larissa Ione. It is first published in 2012 by Piatkus. 


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    Ralph Oliver
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Rogue Rider is a paranormal fantasy romance fiction and the fourth book in Lords of Deliverance series written by Larissa Ione"
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    #7The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code is a novel about Robert Langdon's journey in finding the Louvre. He will face many challenges that includes decoding cryptic messages that involves Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings. 


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    Paridhi Sharma
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The Da Vinci Code is an absolutely phenomenal book, that is more like a journey in itself. It is a long read, but well worth your time, energy and money! I highly recommend it. I've read it on more than one occassion."
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    Watchmen is an award-winning graphic novel created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. It puts readers in a world where superheroes have changed the course of history such as victory during the Vietnam War, the Cold War is still happening and Nixon is still President.

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    Jessica Hansen
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book is amazing, it describes a very special story, it absorbs your mind while reading it. It has interesting situations and situation in every page, and keeps you interested all the time. I love this book and I suggest it to everyone, i am sure it will be a very good experience for everyone. "
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    #9Fight Club

    Fight Club

    Fight Club is Chuck Palahniuk's story of a man who leaves his lackluster job and his boss Tyler, who holds a secret fight club in the basement of bars where two men fight as long as they have to.


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    Gerald Bradley
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Of the many great books that turned to movies fight club is in my opinion one of the best. The director of the film does a fantastic job of turning the novel into a visual masterpiece. They stay true to the novel and there are no ridiculous differences that you sometimes find in these adaptations. Highly recommended!"
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    #10Coraline Graphic Novel

    Coraline Graphic Novel

    Coraline Graphic Novel:  A book about a girl who moved in a new house with her parents. She gets bored and discontented with her family until she found a door in their new house that leads her in a parallel world that will give her surprises and nightmares. 


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    Virginia Bates
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I was looking for the best books that inspired movies. I found Coraline Graphic Novel. This is like the movie and has the same story: a girl moves into a new house with her parents and gets transported into a parallel world full of surprises and nightmares. It's just as scary as the movie and just as awesome. Really recommended for movie fans of Coraline!"
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    #11Stuart Little

    Stuart Little

    Stuart Little is a classic children's book written by E.B. White which follows the great adventures of a mouse named Stuart who is living with a human family in New York City. 


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    Martha Obrien
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Absolute classic, written for children in a time before everyone just assumed children were dumb."


Best What are the best books that inspired movies
1Water for ElephantsBooks 22 Paid
2New Moon (The Twilight Saga)Books 17 Paid
3TwilightBooks 17 Paid
4The City of Ember (Book of Ember)Books 14 Paid
5Romeo and JulietBooks 13 Paid
6Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance)Books 10 Paid
7The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)Books 8 Paid
8WatchmenBooks 8 Paid
9Fight ClubBooks 5 Paid
10Coraline Graphic NovelBooks 3 Paid

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