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5 Romance Books to Read Before You See the Movie

Kate is a bookworm whose favorite authors include Danielle Steel, John Grisham, and Stephen King.

Valentine's Day is the best day of the year to bring out and embrace the romantic side of yourself. What best brings out our flair for romance and love? Literary works that suck you into imagining true love and first crushes! Good thing there are many quality literary masterpieces nowadays that can give those tingles in silly places and twinkles in the eyes. You are now able to find book-turned-films. There’s Becky Albertalli's ‘Love, Simon’, Jojo Moyes' ‘Me After You,’ to name a few; and you can even look forward to more of them soon!

Whether you are a movie buff or a bookworm, be sure to read the books before their film adaptations hit the theater. Here are five of the best-selling romance books that we recommend for you to read before you watch their movie counterpart.

The Rosie Project


The Rosie Project is the masterpiece novel of #1 international bestselling author, Graeme Simsion. The book will focus on the story of the awkward professor of genetics as he falls in love with a woman. While falling in love is not a difficult choice for most people, it is different for our protagonist as the woman he is falling for, Rosie, doesn't really fit into his criteria.

As the film is still in its preliminary stages, no news about its release date has circulated online just yet. However, it is highly rumored that Ryan Reynolds will potentially star the film in the role of the genetics professor.

All The Bright Places


Now here's a young adult romance book that you can consider as a page-turner. 'All the Bright Places' is a novel penned by the amazing Jennifer Niven. Niven has already produced multiple bestselling books, one of which is the book entitled 'Holding Up The Universe.'

'All the Bright Places' will tell the story of Violet, a girl who falls in love for a boy who has all the intentions of ending his life. As of early 2019, it has been confirmed that Elle Fanning will star in this film. Miguel Arteta will be sitting on the director's chair as well.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

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"You can't live with them, and you can't live without them!"

This is the tagline that comes with the book, 'Men Are From Mars, Women are From Venus.' This book is written by John Gray with the intention of teaching a person how to deal with the opposite sex. This bestseller also pinpoints the argument that most common problems in a couple's relationship are due to the fundamental differences in personality between a man and a woman.

It has been said that Reese Witherspoon will be in this film.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight


Whether you are a mathematically inclined person or not, the possibility of falling in love is still quite high. In 'The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight,' you will be able to get a glimpse on the love story of a young girl who was originally on her way to her dad's second wedding in London. However, she missed her flight instead. Both frustrated and relieved at being stuck at the airport; the girl immediately gets distracted from her current dilemma when she meets a cute and sweet boy. However, is this encounter simply a one-off chance or is there a possibility that the two of them are meant for each other?

With the original novel was written by Jennifer E. Smith, and Dustin Lance Black will take up the task of transforming the novel into its script form. Hailee Steinfeld will star in this film together with Robert Sheehan.

Love May Fail


Matthew Quick, the same author who brought us the box office hit and novel bestseller 'Silver Linings Playbook,' is back once again with the novel 'Love May Fail.' The story is about a woman who is on the brink of a meltdown. Escaping from the cause of her breakdown, the woman returns to her hometown where all the childhood memories she can remember seems to be unhappy ones. Arriving at her hometown leads her to a lot of ups and downs. Will she be able to make the right choices?

While the release date is not yet announced, it was revealed that Emma Stone will star in this film.

© 2019 Kate Roux

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