Read the Movie

There are tons of movies and tv shows that have come out or are coming out based on books and graphic novels. Get a jump on the lines and read the book before you see the movie or tv show!


Compiled by:
Brett H., Fern S.
The Absolute Sandman Volume 1

Neil Gaiman
(Graphic Novels - GN Sandman Absolute v. 1)

Recommended for readers aged 16 and up. A collection of issues one through twenty of "The Sandman" comics, following the fantastical doings of the Sandman and his siblings--each the embodiment of one of the dark forces of nature. Available to watch on Netflix.


The Bad Beginning

Lemony Snicket
(Juvenile Fiction - J Snicket)

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Available to watch on Netflix.


The Book Thief

Markus Zusak
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Zusak)

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. Available to watch on HBO Max.


DeadEndia Book 1: The Watcher's Test

Hamish Steele
(Graphic Novels - GN DeadEndia v. 1)

Barney needs a job and a place to live. Luckily, he finds both in Dead End, a theme park haunted house! Unfortunately, Dead End also serves as a portal to hell. Available to watch on Netflix.


Dumplin'

Julie Murphy
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Murphy)

Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other misfits prepare to compete in the beauty pageant her mother runs. Available to watch on Netflix.


Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
(Science Fiction & Fantasy - SF Gaiman)

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world will end on a Saturday, so the armies of Good and Evil are amassing. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. Available to watch on Amazon Prime.


Heartstopper Volume 1

Alice Oseman
(Graphic Novels - GN Heartstopper v. 1)

Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn't been too great, but at least he's not being bullied anymore.. Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He's heard a little about Charlie but he's never had the opportunity to talk to him. That is, until Nick and Charlie are placed in the same form group and made to sit together. Available to watch on Netflix.


The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Collins)

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place. Available to borrow from the library.


Locke & Key Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft

Joe Hill
(Graphic Novels - GN Locke And Key v. 1)

Tells of the Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them-- and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of all. Available to watch on Netflix.


On the Come Up

Angie Thomas
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Thomas)

When sixteen-year-old Bri, an aspiring rapper, pours her anger and frustration into her first song, she finds herself at the center of a controversy. Available to watch on Paramount+.


One of Us Is Lying

Karen M. McManus
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Mcmanus)

When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students, all four become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case. Available to watch on Peacock.


Paper Girls Volume 1

Brian K. Vaughan
(Graphic Novels - GN Paper Girls v. 1)

In the early hours after Halloween on 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood. Available to watch on Amazon Prime.


The School for Good and Evil

Soman Chainani
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Chainan)

Best friends Sophie (princess wannabe) and Agatha (witchy loner) are headed (via kidnapping) to the School for Good and Evil, but their assumed destinies are reversed. Available to watch on Netflix.


Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Bardugo)

Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold. Available to watch on Netflix.


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Alberta)

Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed. Love, Simon is available to watch on Amazon Prime, while Love, Victor is available on Disney+.


The Summer I Turned Pretty

Jenny Han
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Han)

Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different. Available to watch on Amazon Prime.


The Sun is Also a Star

Nicola Yoon
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Yoon)

Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there issomething extraordinary in store for both of them. Available to borrow from the library.


Sweet Tooth Volume 1: Out of the Deep Woods

Jeff Lemire
(Graphic Novels - GN Sweet Tooth v. 1)

Gus, a nine-year-old animal/human hybrid, grapples with some newfound abilities and the harsh reality of his existence when he starts exploring the world beyond his family's home after his father's death. Available to watch on Netflix.