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Over the years, books have been one of Hollywood’s main sources of inspiration. Whether it’s a fantasy epic set in a whole new world, like Dune and Lord of the Rings, or a story about a friendly dynamic gone wrong, like Conversations With Friends and The Outsiders, it’s common for us to find many books being adapted to the big or small screen from time to time.
And though that in itself might motivate you to keep up with reading to read them all before they hit the screens, it can also make for a great source of reading inspiration as well. After all, if you’ve already enjoyed the movie, why not dive into the book too?
So, on this Amazon Prime Day, we’ve compiled a list of all of the books that are having a major Prime Day Deal right now that have been adapted to either movies or TV shows. From A Wrinkle in Time to the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, check them all out below!
These and all the incredible discounts on Prime Day are for Amazon Prime members. If you’re not a member just yet, be sure to sign up here to take advantage of all the great Amazon Prime Day 2023 deals you can score.
‘Dune: Deluxe Edition’ by Frank Herbert
In one of the most beloved sci-fi epics of the 20th century, Frank Herbert’s Dune feels like it was almost meant to take our breath away on the big screen. The first movie, starring Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac and more, was released in 2021 and the second, Dune: Part Two, is set to premiere later this year.
The story follows Paul Atreides, the heir to the noble Atreides family who is tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. After his family is betrayed, Paul sets off on an unforgettable journey.‘Dune’ by Frank Herbert $15.12
‘Conversations With Friends: A Novel’ by Sally Rooney
Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends was adapted by Hulu not too long ago in a series starring Joe Alwyn and Jemima Kirke. The story follows Frances, an observant young woman who’s trying to make it as a writer while studying in Dublin. Her life changes, however, when she meets Melissa, a well-known photographer, and her charming husband Nick.‘Conversations With Friends: A Novel’ by Sally Rooney $7.64
‘The Outsiders’ by S. E. Hinton
S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders is such a classic it’s even taught in schools. The story follows Ponyboy, one of the so-called “greasers,” a tight-knit group including his brothers, Darry and Sodapop, and his friends, Johnny and Two-Bit. One night, their rivalry with their enemies, the Socs, takes a turn for the worse. The novel was later adapted into the 1983 movie starring Rob Lowe, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise and many more.‘The Outsiders’ by S. E. Hinton $5.92
‘The Help: A Novel’ by Kathryn Stockett
Starring Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain, the movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help will have you feeling every emotion in the book. The original novel, of course, will have you doing the same. The story follows Aibileen, a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s starting to grow tired of obeying her white bosses. After talking to her friend Minny, and a white young woman named Skeeter, the three decide to write a tell-all book about what it’s like to work as a black maid in the South.‘The Help: A Novel’ by Kathryn Stockett $7.20
‘A Wrinkle in Time’ by Madeleine L’Engle
If you’re looking for a young adult sci-fi book, look no further than Madeleine L’Engle’s unique book A Wrinkle in Time. The story follows three main characters, Meg Murry, Charles Wallace Murry, and Calvin O’Keefe, as they go on a journey together through space and time as they try to rescue the Murrys’ father and fight back against The Black Thing that is destroying into several worlds. The novel was later adapted into a movie starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.‘A Wrinkle in Time’ by Madeleine L’Engle $7.20
‘The Lord of the Rings’ by J. R. R. Tolkein
Although everyone has heard of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings fantasy saga, and even read or seen the movies, nothing quite compares to this illustrated version of the book. In this edition, worth just under $28 this Prime Day, there are thirty color illustrations, maps and sketches drawn by Tolkien himself as he composed this epic work. Talk about a major collector’s item!‘The Lord of the Rings Illustrated’ by J. R. R. Tolkein $27.42
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ by E. L. James
Back in 2015, it seemed like all anyone could talk about was the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. So, in case you were one of the few who didn’t see the movie when it came out, a special edition of the E. L. James bestseller is available right now for anyone to delve into the world themselves. The story follows Anastasia as she meets millionaire businessman Christian Grey, and they immediately feel a spark. Their relationship, however, quickly turns physical as Grey reveals his R-rated sexual desires.‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ by E. L. James $8.56
‘Fifty Shades Darker’ by E. L. James
Following their relationship in the first book, Anastasia and Christian break things off only to keep thinking about each other whenever they’re away. After rekindling their romance, however, their connection grows deeper and darker secrets finally come to light.‘Fifty Shades Darker’ by E. L. James $11.70
‘Fifty Shades Freed’ by E. L. James
In Fifty Shades Freed, the third and final book of the franchise, Anastasia and Christian begin to mend their relationship to start a future together. “Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity and Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past,” the description reads.‘Fifty Shades Freed’ by E. L. James $13.99