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The books that were adapted to TV and generate strong numbers

Currently, the variety of television programs available is increasingly wide. For this reason, the most recent ranking of the magazine Rolling Stone brings together ten of the best books that were made into movies, which you can add to your reading list, and then to your streaming queue.

In the list you will find everything from dramas like ‘Normal People’, and ‘My Beautiful Friend’, to modern classics by Margaret Atwood and George RR Martin, author of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, known for the famous Game of Thrones series.

At the top of the list is Sally Rooney’s novel ‘Normal People’, which tells the story of Connell and Marianne through their years at Trinity College, and how they swing back and forth to reunite, driven by your connection. It was adapted into a Hulu series in 2018.

On the other hand, ever since this TV show came to Hulu in 2017, audiences have been wowed by every season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ This story shows a future in which fertile women are subjected to slavery to have children, so it is recommended to read the complementary novels by Margaret Atwood, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘The Wills’.

Also among Rolling Stone’s suggestions is Elena Ferrante’s “My Beautiful Friend,” which has sold millions of copies in more than 40 countries since its publication in 2011, and shows the emotional complexities of a female friendship. The novel was adapted into an HBO limited series.

If you enjoyed Game of Thrones, I also recommend adding the ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’ series of books that inspired the series to your list. There are currently five in the epic, but George RR Martin says there will be seven, so he’s still developing the last few.

To close out the top five, RS highlights ‘Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman’, in which Lindy West leads readers through the transformation from a shy girl to a woman unafraid of provocation. The Hulu adaptation, developed by and starring Aidy Bryant, captures the same authenticity that makes West Sea’s writing so compelling.

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