Stories on screen

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:


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:

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