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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.

Romance Books Are Becoming Movies

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, of course! 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 many book-turned-films. There’s Becky Albertalli's Love, Simon and Jojo Moyes's 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 following five books before their film adaptations hit the theater.

The Five Best-Selling Romance Books You Should Read Prior to the Movie

  1. The Rosie Project
  2. All the Bright Places
  3. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
  4. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
  5. Love May Fail

1. 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.

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2. 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 tells the story of Violet, a girl who falls in love for a boy who has all the intentions of ending his life. Released on Netflix in 2020, Elle Fanning stars in this film and Brett Haley directs.

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3. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

"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.

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4.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?

The original novel was written by Jennifer E. Smith. She collaborated with Katie Lovejoy to transform the novel into its script form. Haylee Lu Richardson will star in this film with Ben Hardy.

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5. 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 may star in this film.

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