What are the best modern romance books adapted into movies?

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    #1The Notebook

    The Notebook

    The Notebook is a romance novel written by Nicholas Sparks published in 1996 which is about the love story of mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2004. 


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    Roy Griffin
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a much better book than a movie, and I highly recommend to anyone who has seen the movie to also read this book. It will definitely tug at your heart strings."
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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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    Amber Woods
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This was given to me as a gift from a friend. Knowing my love of fantasy and supernatural stories, she thought I would like this one and I tried, boy did I try. The first half of this book was so slow. It was all detailed accounts of what Bella did at school, what she made for dinner, and countless conversations with friends and various male admirers. Which probably would have been fine if Bella was even remotely likable. Nope, much like the book she was bland and shallow almost to the point of being annoying. I decided to just flip through the rest. Even skimming it felt like a waste of time. The book is fine for teenagers but I would not recommend it."
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    #3The Summer I Turned Pretty

    The Summer I Turned Pretty
    The Summer I Turned Pretty, the first book in Jenny Han's series of the same name, is about the summer when Belly became pretty and it threatened to alter her friendships with Conrad and Jeremiah forever.


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    Patricia Greene
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I read this book one summer at the beach and it was a pretty easy and decent read. Even though I am not a teenager anymore, I found I could really immerse myself in the book. It was a good romance to read about and the whole coming of age and the way kids deal with life and love. I would read it over again next summer. "
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    #4Me Before You

    Me Before You

    Jojo Moyes' heartbreaking romance novel Me Before You tells the story of Louisa Clark and Will Traynor, who lives his days confined to a wheelchair. This book urges everyone to live their one life to the fullest.


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    #5Fifty Shades Trilogy

    Fifty Shades Trilogy

    The Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James (Fifty Shades Of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed) tells the story of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey as they embark on a daring, passionately physical affair that will take unexpected twists and turns.


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    #6Ruthless People

    Ruthless People

    Ruthless People is the first book in the romantic crime Ruthless People series written by J.J. McAvoy which centers in a modern day Chicago mafia industry following the life and marriage of Melody Nicci Giovanni and Liam Callahan.


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    Randy Howell
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This story has it all. Romance, action, and suspense. They even adapted it into a movie which wasn't that great in my opinion, but I went to see it anyway. "
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    #7P.S. I Love You

    P.S. I Love You

    P. S. I Love You is the first book in the young adult romance series Sweet Dreams written by Barbara Conklin which centers on Mariah who has to make ends meet and help her mother after her father divorced her mom. 


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    Diana Zhong
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Oh, this book has memories. It came out years and years ago, when I was still a teenager. We passed this around (my friends and I) because it was almost a map to adulthood (or so we thought, at the time!). So, yes it's a good romance book and even adapted okay as a movie. But it is kind of cliche and dated. Also, while it does qualify as modern (it's not from the 1800's, after all) - it's not really 'modern' in the cell phone and tech world that we live in. So, this is just okay. "
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    #8The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and developed a deep relationship revolving their situation.


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    Sharon Gomez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I saw the trailer for the movie when it came out, and just had to get the book to see what all the hype was about. Unfortunately, I wasn't a huge fan of the book. While I think the writing was done well and I'm interested to see what John Green writes next, the plot just does not feel believable. It seems unlikely that two people with terminal cancer would meet and fall in love. I usually like romance books, but only if I can picture it happening in real life. This book just didn't pull me in, sadly."
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    #9Thirteen Reasons Why

    Thirteen Reasons Why
    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher narrates how Clay Jensen learns about the reasons why his classmate, workmate, and crush, Hannah Baker took her own life. Hannah Baker left cassette tapes so Clay and everyone involved could listen and discover why.

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    Roger Elliott
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I saw the movie and knew instantly that I wanted to read the book. The book and movie are actually great companion pieces because the book mainly focuses on Clay and fleshes out his story more than the movie provided. The book was a quick read but I'm glad that I was able to understand the motivations of the main characters better after reading the book."
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    #10Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)

    Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)
    Eclipse is the third book in the Twilight Series. The story revolves around the new challenges Bella and Edward faces as vampire to human couple. In this book, Bella will struggle to choose between Edward and his best friend Jacob.

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    Thomas Dixon
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is trash. You should not watch it. "
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    #11Daughter of Smoke & Bone

    Daughter of Smoke & Bone
    Karou, a young student from Prague, is a half-human half-monster from Elsewhere, a parallel world full of secrets. The gates to Elsewhere are closing, so Karou will have to choose between staying in the real world or dive into the darkness of Elsewhere to find out who she really is. 

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    Richard Robertson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "My best friend is a big fan of romance books adapted into movies. Together, we searched for the best modern romance books adapted into movies and wound up finding the book "Daughter of Smoke & Bone". It was a title that we that we would love, as we both like Laini Taylor and her writing style. Unfortunately for my friend, as he read the book he was extremely disappointed. The book didn't live up to our expectations and failed to impress us. I would recommend finding a different book that has been adapted into movies."
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    #12Confessions of a Shopaholic

    Confessions of a Shopaholic
    Confession of a Shopaholic is a romance novel by Sophia Kinsella. It tells the story of Becky Bloomwood, who takes shopping to the next level and suffers the consequences in the form bad credit and constant letters from the bank.

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    Lei Xu
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Confessions of a Shopaholic is an incredible book that many recognize from the movie. The story is most relevant in today's world. It is a fun story mixed with cautionary lessons and a feel good romance."
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    #13Bared to You (Crossfire)

    Bared to You (Crossfire)

    Bared to You is a book by Sylvia Day, that tells the story of Eva. She is currently living with her best friend Cary Taylor when she meets Gideon who noticed Eva's beauty, and after getting rejected once, something happened to them. 


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    Christina Collins
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Very poor recommendation. There is no adaptation of this book and it doesn't look like anything I'd want to read. Seems to be more raunchy than my tastes. "
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    Tribute is an award-winning romantic mystery novel by Nora Roberts. First published in 2008, it is the basis of the 2009 Lifetime movie of the same name starring Brittany Murphy.


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    #15Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic romantic film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson based on the 2011 novel of the same name written by British author E. L. James. It is the first film in the Fifty Shades film series.



    Elizabeth Zavala
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "I am a fan of this book series, I read all of it, watched the film trilogy and bought its Blu-ray versions. The casting was well chosen and their acting was superb. "


Best What are the best modern romance books adapted into movies
1The NotebookBooks 31 Paid
2TwilightBooks 29 Paid
3The Summer I Turned PrettyBooks 26 Paid
4Me Before YouBooks 23 Paid
5Fifty Shades TrilogyBooks 22 Paid
6Ruthless PeopleBooks 19 Paid
7P.S. I Love YouBooks 19 Paid
8The Fault in Our StarsBooks 17 Paid
9Thirteen Reasons WhyBooks 13 Paid
10Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)Books 10 Paid

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