10 Books That Need To Be Made Into Movies

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Book That Need Movies

Ever finish a book and think, "I'd really like to see how that would look as a movie"? Book adaptations have increased in the last few years, and are usually met with high praise. Even, Reese Witherspoon has jumped on the band wagon, adapting a handful of books into movies and television shows. We read a lot of books here at Women.com so we've rounded up all the book that need movies. You listening Hollywood?!?!? Or Reese. Call me.

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1. Playing With Matches

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A timely story of dating, this book (out June 26th) would make a perfect transition to the silver screen. With romance, secrets, and "spot on representation of the current dating culture", the rights to this book should be snatched in no time.

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2. The Nest

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If you think your family is dysfunctional think again. The Nest would make a great movie thanks to the abundance of not-so-perfect characters and how they interact with each other.

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3. The Girls

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The Girls was a hit a few years ago, and for many reasons. The most impressive part of the novel is how author Emma Cline, writes an open and accurate perspective from the protagonist, a teenage girl figuring out who she is. Loosely based on the Manson Family, who carried out horrific murders in the late 60s, it was a New York Times bestseller, and rightfully so.

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4. The Woman In Cabin 10

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When journalist Lo Blacklock witnesses a woman thrown overboard on her cruise, she attempts to uncover the murder. Problem is, everyone is accounted for on the ship. In the vein of Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, the story of a woman dead set on figuring out a disturbing mystery all the while avoiding a gaslight situation, is entertaining.

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5. Trying To Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel

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An adult Eloise, Trying to Float shares the true story of author Nicolaia Rips growing up in the Chelsea Hotel. Never feeling like she could fit in anywhere, Nicolaia finds herself befriending the colorful residents of the iconic hotel.

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6. Today Will Be Different

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Another NYT best seller, Today Will Be Different dives into Eleanor's life, and the things we tell ourselves to get through life. When her husband takes time off from work but doesn't tell Eleanor, her life and relationship is questioned.

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7. The Hopefuls

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When newlyweds Beth and Matt move to DC for his job, they befriend another couple and seemingly create a strong friendship. But relationships are tested, careers are called into questions, and Beth must figure out if marriage, and kids, suit her.

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8. The Woman in the Window

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A modern day Rear Window, this novel would make you jump in theaters. When recluse Anna sees something she shouldn't, her mind, psyche, and strength is called into question. Deemed "unputdownable" by Stephen King, it surely would grab the attention of an audience.

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9. How To Murder Your Life

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This memoir is intense. The demise of a young woman who moved to New York to chase her dreams isn't uncommon, but what Cat Marnell puts herself through is bat shit crazy and gripping. Unlike most memoirs, the ending isn't necessarily clean and inspirational. You'll read this book in one sitting, and I hope you can binge the series one day too.

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10. Educated

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Tara Westover grew up differently. Away from society with no proper healthcare or education, she lived in the mountains of Idaho to survivalist parents. When her brother comes back from college telling her about the world outside, she teaches herself what she needs to know and prepares to embark on a journey all her own. With her uncommon upbringing and overcoming obstacles it's a story that would do well on the big screen.

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