Today’s Kindle Daily Deal: books made into movies & TV shows

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal: books made into movies & TV shows


Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

is a really nice set of 48 titles (at time of writing) which have been made into books or TV shows.

I think this is supposed to be in honor of the Oscars (which are tonight), but since it includes TV shows, it feels a bit more Golden Globeish. 😉

Regardless, this is a good sale!

With the way TV is done now, I think many books adapt better as prestige TV shows than as movies…more time to develop the story and characters.

If I do have the choice to read a book before I see a visual adaptation, I prefer to do that. I’ve never had a book “spoil” a movie, but I have had the opposite happen.

Titles in this sale include:

  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman | 4.4 stars out of 5 | 6,577 customer reviews at the time of writing | $2.99 (the basic concept of this reminds me a bit of Norman Corwin’s Descent of the Gods, which I first encountered as the Two Gods in Primetime episode of Norman Corwin Presents, but they are obviously very different)
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • Beatutiful Boy by David Sheff
  • Call Me By You Name by Andre Aciman
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (which has been made into more than one movie, TV series, radio plays, and more)
  • The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald and David Nicholls
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark
  • Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings (which became Killing Eve)
  • Pines by Blake Crouch
  • LIfe of Pi by Yann Martel
  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks | 4.5 stars | 2000 reviews
  • Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (available through Kindle Unlimited!
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • The Cider House Rules by John Irving
  • The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Krauss (this appears to be an adaptation of the screenplay)…good reviews)
  • The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

That’s not all of them, but I’d be surprised if most people couldn’t find a book they liked just out of what I did list. Remember that you can also buy them at this discounted price and either delay the delivery date until the appropriate gift-giving occasion, or send it to yourself, print something out, and give it whenever you want.


Oh, and if you’d like to help us predict the Oscars, there is still a smidgeon of time left…entries are due by noon Pacific today, Sunday 24 February.

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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog


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