As Seen on Netflix (Read a book that was adapted for Netflix)
December 9, 2021
Netflix says they’re “always looking to help you find your next favorite story.” It could be argued that they find a lot of those stories in the library! Here are some excellent reads that have been adapted as movies or series on Netflix.
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
It’s 1843 and Grace Marks is serving a life sentence for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. A pioneering doctor of mental health attempts to bring Grace closer to the day she cannot remember.
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
The Last Thing We Wanted by Joan Didion
A woman journalist quits her job on a Washington newspaper to look after her father, living on a Caribbean island where he smuggles guns to rebels in Central America. When he falls sick, she takes over, entering this world of conspiracies, arms dealing, and assassinations.
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
In this prize-winning novel, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband’s Mississippi Delta farm—a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family’s struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land: one is Laura’s white brother-in-law, and the other is a black war hero and son of a sharecropper.
The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis
Engaging and fast-paced, this gripping coming-of-age novel of chess, feminism, and addiction speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in four. Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. As her senses grow sharper and clearer, for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. But on the professional chess circuit, control is harder to maintain.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…” With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead, but not forgotten.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps the love letters she’s written to every boy she’s ever loved—five in all—in a hatbox her mother gave her. These secret letters are for her eyes only—until the day the letters are mailed, and Lara Jean’s love life suddenly goes from imaginary to out of control.
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, Balram tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in modern India, having nothing but his own wits to help him along. Winner of the Booker Prize.