Top TV shows based on books
Never before has there been a more captive audience to enjoy great book-to-streaming TV adaptations. Some of the biggest television shows in history were optioned from books.
Around the world, fans can make or break a series depending on whether it stays true to the original story. Is the book always better?
Top 20 book to TV show adaptions of the century so far
Did you know that library members have loaned television adaptations 51,663 times? Enjoy some stories on screen to get obsessed with.
Discover these seven bestselling books that birthed great television:
- Game of Thrones – A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
- Dexter – the final book Dexter is Dead by Jeff Lindsay
- Big Little Lies – Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
- The Handmaid’s Tale – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Witcher – The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
- Outlander – Outlander (or Cross Stitch) by Diana Gabaldon
- Killing Eve – Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings
Binge these screen stories on eBook anywhere, anytime:
- Out of Orange: a Memoir by Cleary Wolters
- 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
- The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones (Shadow Hunters) by Cassandra Clare
- Normal People by Sally Rooney
Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers, RBDigital and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and passwords. Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial.
Listen on the go with these eAudiobook stories:
- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
- Altered Carbon: Takeshi Kovacs Series by Richard K. Morgan
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Mindhunter: inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by Mark Olshaker.
You can borrow up to 30 eAudiobooks from each provider at a time for a period of three weeks. To get started, download the BorrowBox, Libby, and RBDigital apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eAudiobooks? Watch this video tutorial.
Binge best book stories on DVD:
- Game of Thrones – see the final episodes
- Big Little Lies – catch up on Season 2
- The Handmaid’s Tale – dystopian TV adaptation
- Outlander – follow the story of Jamie and Claire in Season 4
- Killing Eve – award winning assassins thriller series
- Sharp Objects – featuring Amy Adams
- You – starring Penn Badgley
- The Outsider – with Ben Mendelsohn and Jason Bateman.
Looking for more book-based viewing?
- Netflix - TV Shows based on books
- 29 TV shows based on books that you should watch in your lifetime
- Watch the show or read the book? These are the best book to TV adaptations ever
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