Books Being Made Into Movies and TV in 2023

Discover the joy of reading with my list of books being made into movies and TV in 2023. Read the books before they come alive on screen. 

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Here’s a little revelation for you all: in past years, I might have read one book a year, if that. Reading just wasn’t my thing. However, late last year a tweak to my bedtime routine in an attempt to improve my sleep quality has changed everything. This year, I’ve already devoured six books and counting! I have to admit, I’m quite proud of this newfound habit. Reading has become a delightful way to decompress after hectic days, and a perfect medium to quiet my perpetually buzzing mind.

Are you a bookworm who loves to read and watch movies? Do you eagerly anticipate when your favourite books are brought to life on the big (or small) screen?

I wasn’t sure what book I wanted to read next and I thought I would research what amazing stories are being adapted into films and TV series in 2023. From classic novels to contemporary bestsellers, I’ve listed a few books being made into movies and TVin 2023. 

BOOKS BEING MADE INTO MOVIES AND TV IN 2023

“The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah

This unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation.

With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France–a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

Where to read the book: Shop it at Booktopia, Amazon or QBD

“The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ story lines intersect?
 
Where to read the book: Shop it at Booktopia, Amazon or QBD.

“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship and a great forbidden love.

Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story nears its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Where to read the book: Shop it at Booktopia, Amazon or QBD.

“Lessons In Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus

Your ability to change everything – including yourself – starts here.

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing.

But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very unscientific view of equality. Forced to resign, she reluctantly signs on as the host of a cooking show, Supper at Six. But her revolutionary approach to cooking, fuelled by scientific and rational commentary, grabs the attention of a nation.

Soon, a legion of overlooked housewives find themselves daring to change the status quo. One molecule at a time.

Where to read the book: Shop it at Booktopia, Amazon or QBD.

“The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave

IT WAS THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME: PROTECT HER

Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his new wife, Hannah: protect her. Hannah knows exactly who Owen needs her to protect – his teenage daughter, Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. And who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.

As her desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, his boss is arrested for fraud and the police start questioning her, Hannah realises that her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey might hold the key to discovering Owen’s true identity, and why he disappeared. Together they set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realise that their lives will never be the same again…

Where to read the book: Shop it at Booktopia, Amazon or QBD.

“The Maid” by Nita Prose

It begins like any other day for Molly Gray, silently dusting her way through the luxury rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel.

But when she enters suite 401 and discovers an infamous guest dead in his bed, a very messy mystery begins to unfold. And Molly’s at the heart of it – because if anyone can uncover the secrets beneath the surface, the fingerprints amongst the filth – it’s the maid . . .

Where to read the book: Shop it at Booktopia, Amazon or QBD.

I hope that this collection of books being made into movies or TV in 2023, will spark inspiration for your next read. Among my own reads this year was “Apples Never Fall” by Liane Moriarty, which I believe is currently being filmed on the Gold Coast. I anticipate it will likely grace our screens in 2024.

I thought as I have found this new found joy with reading, I’ll create a new category here on the Blog, The Organised Housewife’s Book Club

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