Even the most avid book-lovers sometimes have to set down their latest reads and settle for the next best thing: a book-to-movie adaptations. It's rare to find a movie that actually does its source material justice, but when done properly, a movie can actually make you love the book even more.
Besides, sometimes, when you need the comfort of one of your favorite books but you don't have time for a re-read, adaptations can bring the world to life around you without any effort on your part. Watching a movie based on a book can feel like coming home in a way.
And there are of course those times when you find a great new read by falling in love with the movie first. Movies are a great way to dip your toes in the water and discover something new.
Plus, movies do have one thing on books: you can watch them with other people. Some of the greatest afternoons of my life have been spent gathered around the TV, enjoying the Lord of the Rings films with my friends. Or the countless nights I've spent snuggled on the couch with my roommate, watching the Harry Potter movies with a big bowl of popcorn. Books are an amazing way to experience a story on your own, but with movies, you can experience a story together.
So, if you're hankering for something bookish to watch, here are some excellent movies based on books that you can had to your Netflix queue right now.