For Your Rest Day | Books To Read Before You Watch The Movie

For Your Rest Day | Books To Read Before You Watch The Movie


Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings, The Wizard Of Oz, Atonement, Twilight… What do they all have in common?


Once upon a time, these much-loved films were something a little simpler. 

They were just a humble book.

I know, crazy.

I am well aware not everyone is into reading; however, I would suggest giving one of these a try.

I mean, if you don’t try it, how will you know if you don’t like it?

(I wouldn’t necessarily apply this motto to life, but for reading it’s fine).

Let me just say, I have written this list based on the fact that I also think the movie is pretty good too. 

Gone Girl

Gone Girl was one of those books I read in a day because I literally couldn’t put it down.

The book follows the marriage of Amy and Nick Dunne, switching between each of their perspectives. Obviously, both perspectives are very different, and it becomes instantly obvious that their marriage is pretty messed up.

Give it a read if you like blackmail, affairs, stalkers, murder, and two very f****d up main characters. 

Check out the movie trailer too.

The Help

Set in the early 1960s in Jackson, Mississippi, The Help is told through the perspective of three women; Aibileen, Minny, and "Skeeter". 

The story follows Skeeter as she interviews African American women who have spent their lives taking care of Caucasian families. Initially, only Aibileen will talk, but eventually many women come forward to speak about their experiences.

It’s a pretty heart-wrenching story and I definitely cried. 

Beautifully written and definitely one to read. 

Watch the movie trailer here

The Girl On The train

I’m not a weirdo, I just really like thriller novels. 

The Girl On The Train is a book told from the perspectives of three women; Rachel, Anna and Megan.

It is mostly centred around Rachel; a 32-year-old alcoholic reeling from the recent break-up of her marriage. She spends her days getting pretty wasted, harassing her ex-husband, and blacking out so she has no idea what the hell she’s done. 

Rachel’s character development throughout the book is really interesting and the book gathers momentum pretty quickly. 

Check out the movie trailer here!

Before I Go To Sleep

Again, I’m not a weirdo.

So, a psychological thriller about a woman called Christine who suffers from anterograde amnesia. She wakes up every day with no knowledge of who she is but keeps a journal in which she documents her recovered memories. 

I don’t want to give too much away…

It is so unbelievably good, and I loved every second of it. 

Watch the movie trailer here!

Harry Freakin’ Potter

We all know it was a book before it became a film.

Shame on you if you have not read it. Read all of them. Every single one. Twice. 

That is all.  

Do you have any to add to the list? Comment below!

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