5 Of The Best Netflix Book Adaptations To Enjoy

By Emeric Brard
on 14 January 2022

Many of you may not realise that many of the best shows on Netflix come from great books. So, for this instalment of Netflix shows and films, here’s five book adaptions that you can watch.

Like the books, these shows and films will transport you to others eras, throw you in the action, make you laugh, make you cry and keep you on the edge of your seat!

#1 The Last Kingdom

The last kingdom alexander dreymon

When a young successor of Saxon earldom, Uhtred is captured by the Danes during their invasion of England. Years later, Uhtred’s loyalties are put to the test as he seeks to claim his ancestral birthright. 

Based on: The Saxon Series; by Bernard Cornwell 

Watch the trailer here. Buy the books here.

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#2 A Series of Unfortunate Events

A series of unfortunate events

As the title states, A Series of Unfortunate Events follows the tragic tale of three orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, as they investigate their parents’ mysterious death. Their evil guardian, Count Olaf, is willing to do anything to get his hands on their will, so they must outsmart him.

Based on A Series of Unfortunate Events; by Lemony Snickett

Watch the trailer here. Buy the books here.

#3 To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

To all the boys I've loved before

Lara Jean’s secret love letters were meant to stay a secret, but when they’re somehow exposed and sent to each of her five crushes her once quiet high school life is turned on its head.

Based on To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before; by Jenny Han

Watch the trailer. Buy the book here.

#4 The Letter for the King

Letter for the king

A young squire a crucial secret message to the king that could change the fate of kingdom. Join along on this epic quest of ancient prophecies, magical powers and fickle companions.

Based on The Letter for the King; by Tonke Dragt

Watch the trailer here. Buy the book here.

#5 The Haunting of Hill House

Haunting of hill house

The story of traumatised siblings who grew up in what is now known as the country’s most popular haunted house. Now as adults, some still haunted by the ghosts of their past life, they are forced back together in the face of tragedy and forced back to that very house where it all started.

Based on The Haunting of Hill House; by Shirley Jackson

Watch the trailer here. Buy the book here.

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