'Tis the season for steamy weather and steamier stories, which means it's the perfect time to read a romance novel. (That way when someone asks you why you're furiously fanning yourself on the subway, you can tell them it's just the weather that's got you hot-and-bothered and not the sex scene you're currently reading.) If you can't decide what you want to read, I have five suggestions for you — and to make things even better, all five are becoming movies or television shows in the very near future. While they're not all sexy and salacious, they will all make you believe in love again.
By now, you've probably already heard that Crazy Rich Asiansis coming to theaters in August, but have you heard about To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Jenny Han's YA novel about a teenage girl who goes from having no love life to having way too much of a love life after a series of love letters are mistakenly mailed out to all her crushes? It's heartwarming and sweet and the perfect antidote to the world outside. But if YA isn't your cup of tea, there are a few adult romances set to become movies and TV shows, too, and you should definitely add one (or two) to your reading list this summer: