Best Books Adapted into TV Shows 2021 [Must Watch]

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Best Books Adapted into TV Shows 2021 [Must Watch]
Bhaviya Koul
I am an English Literature graduate currently pursuing my post-graduation. I feel like myself when surrounded by books. Stories amuse me and anywhere I find a good one, I’m all for it. With all my personal and professional endeavors, I am just one in a million who is trying to leave a mark. My research and writing are aided by my keen observation of the world from a non-conventional perspective.

The world of books takes you in and keeps you engrossed. While a lot of people love curling up with a book and reading it, others would rather watch it adapted on a screen. There are more book adaptations than you can count on your fingers. 

We have made for you a list of the best TV shows based on some of the most popular books. They range across multiple genres so whatever your choice is, we have everything for you. Watching your favorite book on screen is a different feeling altogether. We are sure our list will help you watch the right series when bored.

Some of the books into shows adaptations are:

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. The Vampire Diaries
  3. Big Little Lies
  4. The Haunting of Hill House
  5. Outlander

The world of books can now be found on your Television, mobile, and laptop screens. Watch them at your convenience and get lost in the world of beautiful stories. The books that amused the readers are now available for you to enjoy on a screen.

The best Books into shows adaptations

There are a lot of books in the world and there is a high chance that you might not be able to read them all, but what you can do is watch them and get to know what it is all about.

1. Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular fantasy series available for the audience. It is based on the series of books written by George R.R. Martin. It is loved by viewers all over for the amalgamation of fantasy and mystery. If you are someone who is intrigued by the world of dragons and battle, it is a series that you shouldn’t miss at all. With multiple characters and different settings, this show is a world in itself. 

A period drama, this series comes with a great storyline. It also has a central theme of family that gives you a chance to explore the family dynamics of various houses. It involves a lot of death and if you wish to not see a lot of death in a web series, you might want to skip this one. Though Game of Thrones has received a lot of applause, it has also received backlash for the last season. But despite that, it is a show you should watch.  

Also, read TV Series Better Than Game of Thrones?

Game of Thrones : Books into shows adaptation
Source : Highsnobiety

2. The Vampire Diaries

One of the most famous supernatural teen dramas, the vampire diaries has been adapted from the famous book series. The first book in the series is called The Awakening, written by L.J.Smith. This book introduces the main characters in a line. The protagonist of the show, Elena, is very well shown throughout the book and the TV show. The characters and the storyline are very intriguing that keeps the audience hooked. Vampires, werewolves, witches, and other supernatural creatures dominate this show.

The central characters of the show, Elena, Stefan, Damon, Caroline, Matt, Bonnie manage to keep the story always together. The book series and the TV series both have been able to amass a huge fan following. This book series was originally published in 1991-1992. If you have read the books, the show will give you extended narration and a better understanding of the plot. If you love drama, we are sure that you will fall in love with this series.

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The Vampire Diaries : Book into show adaptations
Source : Cinemablend

3. Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies is one the most famous books in show adaptation. This TV show is as loved as the book is. This American drama television show is based on the 2014 released novel Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. The show was premiered by HBO and was created by David E. Kelley. It was first released on February 19, 2017, and has a total of seven episodes. Having received high critical acclamation, this is much loved.

The story follows five women, who become involved with a murder investigation. The characters have been built very well, making it highly entertaining and interesting. It has been said to have an amazing take on ex-husbands and second wives and what it means to be in middle school. This series also takes you around scandals and shows us to extend where we go and the lies we say for our survival. An emotional drama, this series will take you on a roller coaster ride. 

Big Little Lies : Books into shows adaptation
Source : Vanity Fair

4. The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House is an American supernatural TV show that is adapted from Shirley Jackson’s novel having the same name. The narrative of the show is a little different than what you will find in the book. Despite that, the characters of both the show and the novel are the same, and more or less, the storyline is too, so there isn’t a lot that you will be missing out on.  

The plot of the show alternates between two different timelines, following five adult siblings whose past paranormal experiences at Hill House keeps coming back to haunt them in the present times. This show also shows the flashbacks depicting various events that lead to the eventful night in 1992 when the family had to flee from the mansion. The show will keep you gripped throughout and will make sure you have something entertaining to watch.

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The Haunting of hill house : Books into show adaptation
Source : Amazon.com

5. Outlander

Outlander is one of the Tv shows that is in complete sync with the book series. The book series by Diana Gabaldon has been adapted into a TV series by Ronald D. Moore that premiered on August 9, 2014. Claire Randall, the protagonist is a World War II, British nurse who was transported to Scotland, where she discovers love and action. This historical fiction series gives you all the drama that you might want from any web series.

This series has an 8.4 IMDB rating and is highly acclaimed by critics. Even though it has a romantic aspect to it, it isn’t all that this series is about. It gives you drama and a plot that is unique in itself. If you want to watch a book to show adaptation that doesn’t go off track and also keeps you entertained, your search ends at The Outlander series. 

Outlander : Books into shows adaptations
Source : Radio Times

Final Verdict

Watching these books to show adaptation is the closest that you can get to reading a book, without actually having to read it. They will keep you entertained and can be over soon. Without having to spend multiple hours reading it. Wherever you can, you can stay and watch these series. If you have any suggestions, drop them in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.

Feature Image Credits: The Economic Times

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