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Valentine’s List: Romance Books Adapted to Movies

Today’s a day I used to consider unimportant because who do I have to be with to celebrate? But whether you are defiantly and boldly celebrating you, or with someone special, I think this time of year brings out the romantic side of ourselves to the forefront.

Now, I sometimes am in the mood to read or just to binge watch something on the weekends. I don’t know about you or your current moods (I’m totally an emotional reader), but in case you’re either today, I’ve curated a list of romantic books that have all been adapted into films over the last two decades.

Something Borrowed

Rachel always had a crush on Dex, her fellow student in law school. Now, that her best friend Darcy is getting married to Dex, will Rachel, her maid of honour, express her feelings to Dex.

Can You Keep A Secret?

A young woman spills all of her secrets to a stranger on a plane when she thinks it’s about to crash. She later meets the man and discovers he is her company’s new CEO, and he knows all of her humiliating secrets.

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon Spier keeps his sexual orientation a secret from his family. However, when a blackmailer threatens to reveal it, he goes on a roller-coaster journey to come to terms with his identity.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (series)

A teenage girl’s secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.

As her relationship with Peter continues to grow, Lara Jean reunites with another recipient of one of her old love letters.

The last chapter of Lara Jean’s high school life and navigating the ups and downs of her relationship, love and family.

Confessions of a Shopaholic

A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.

Pride and Prejudice

Mrs. Bennet insists that her daughters find rich husbands and settle down. When a wealthy bachelor starts living near them, Mrs. Bennet’s happiness knows no bounds.

Crazy Rich Asians

Rachel, a professor, dates a man named Nick and looks forward to meeting his family. However, she is shaken up when she learns that Nick belongs to one of the richest families in the country.

The Fault in Our Stars

Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

Me Before You

A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of.

Call Me By Your Name

In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.

The Notebook

Duke reads the story of Allie and Noah, two lovers who were separated by fate, to Ms Hamilton, an old woman who suffers from dementia, on a daily basis out of his notebook.


Let me know in the comments if you have watched or read most of these! And know that this day is for all of us and what we make of it, single or not.

Happy Valentine’s, friends!

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