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From niche communities to BookTok and Bookstagram, social media buzzes with book discussions, reflecting our enduring love for literature. The digital age has reshaped our reading habits, transitioning from page-turning to scrolling on devices like Kindles and tablets.

During the pandemic, a hashtag emerged on platforms like TikTok and Instagram, encouraging fans to share their favorite reads. This trend evolved into a platform for filmmakers seeking inspiration from popular novels.

The rise of BookTok sensations on screens reflects the fervent support of book fandoms eager to see their beloved characters brought to life. Whether it’s mythical tales like “The Witcher,” heartwarming romances like “To All The Boys,” or gripping mysteries like “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder,” adaptations capture audiences’ imaginations.

Romantic adaptations, in particular, hold a special allure, drawing viewers with their timeless appeal. As we celebrate World Book Day, let’s revisit some beloved adaptations and anticipate upcoming releases:

  1. “Red, White And Royal Blue” – A heartwarming love story between the First Son of the United States and the Prince of England.
  2. “To All The Boys Series” – Follows the journey of Lara Jean Covey as her secret love letters are unexpectedly revealed.
  3. “A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder” – A YA mystery series following a high school senior’s investigation into a murder-suicide in her town.
  4. “The Idea Of You” – Explores a passionate relationship between a gallery owner and a member of a boy band, complicated by their age difference.
  5. “Boys Over Flowers (F4)” – A popular manga adaptation depicting the romance between a simple girl and a wealthy elite.
  6. “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” – A thrilling adventure into Greek mythology following a young demigod’s discovery of his powers.
  7. “Priscilla” – Inspired by Priscilla Presley’s memoir, this film delves into her relationship with Elvis Presley, sparking debate about their age gap.

As these adaptations continue to captivate audiences, they affirm the enduring power of storytelling across different mediums. Whether streaming or in theaters, these adaptations offer a new way to experience the magic of literature.

Re-reported from the article originally published in ELLE.

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