10 Books-Turned-Movies to Watch and Read in 2017

10 Books-Turned-Movies to Watch and Read in 2017

Whoever said the book is always better probably didn't see #7.

One of the best things about being on vacation and having time off from school is the chance to do some pleasure reading- and guilt-free Netflix watching! Here are my suggestions of books that double as movies to read and watch in 2017.

1. "Something Borrowed" by Emily Griffin.

This 2005 "chick-lit" novel begins with the main character, Rachel, waking up after a drunken night in bed with her best friend, Darcy's fiance, Dexter. Rachel and Dexter are so desperate for Darcy not to find out, that they almost forget the true feelings they've had for each other since law school, all the while planning the wedding.

The 2011 movie stars Kate Hudson as the you-love-her-or-hate-her antagonist, Darcy, and Ginnifer Goodwin as the seemingly goody-two-shoes BFF, Rachel.

2. "The Devil Wears Prada" by Lauren Weisberger.

This 2003 novel follows hopeful journalist Andrea in her deal with the devil to work for the impossible fashion magazine editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly for one year. If she can do it, she'll get a glowing recommendation to any publication in the city of New York she pleases, guaranteeing her a job in her field.

Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep are a dynamic tag team at the center of the conflict in the 2006 movie, supported by Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci in the office. A must-see for anyone interested in fashion, or lack thereof.

3. "How To Be Single" by Liz Tuccillo.

The feel-good 2009 novel follows perpetually-single Julie around the globe in search of how women of all different cultures date, and also, "be single" in an effort to dig up the secrets of single-hood to bring back to her single female friends in New York.

This 2016 rom-com movie stars Rebel Wilson, who was also the heart and soul of the Pitch Perfect movies.

4. "I Don't Know How She Does It" by Allison Pearson.

The 1992 novel follows seemingly successful career woman and mother, Kate, who somehow juggles her important job managing a fund, as well as raising her two children, housekeeping, and maintaining her marriage. She is often forced to choose between work and home life.

The 2011 rom-com stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan.

5. "Queen Bees and Wannabees" by Rosalind Wiseman.

The 2002 book explains the psychology of mean girls, and is the basis for the classic movie "Mean Girls."

The 2004 movie starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams as Regina George is a staple of American girl culture.

6. "Silver Linings Playbook" by Matthew Quick.

This 2008 novel tells the story of Pat, who, after a stint in a mental institution, has come back home to live with his parents, after losing his house, his job, and his wife. Recovery becomes life worth living when Pat meets Tiffany, a very depressed widow who is in need of a friend.

The 2012 movie starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert DeNiro is as heart-wrenchingly sad as it is laugh-out-loud funny.

7. "This is Where I Leave You" by Jonathan Tropper.

This 2009 book begins with a death in the family, which brings four very different adult siblings back to their childhood home for the first time in years. As a Jewish family, they sit shiva, and for a week must stay at home together in mourning, with open house for visitors to come and express their grievances. The siblings must face their troubled pasts with one another and hardships in their lives in order to properly grieve.

This 2014 movie starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Adam Driver is hilarious, heart-warming, and all too real.

8. "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" by Ann Brashares.

The 2001 novel follows four best friends around the world, connected by a shared pair of classic jeans that they mail to one another throughout the summer.

The 2005 film stars Blake Lively as the sporty friend, chasing her dreams to Baja California, American Ferrara as the sassy friend, coming to terms with her past and her new step-family, Amber Tamblyn as the rebel, and Alexis Bledel, known for her role as Rory in Gilmore Girls, as the studious one, jetting off to spend the summer in Greece with her grandparents.

9. "The Princess Diaries" by Meg Cabot.

The 2000 books follow invisible, nerdy, high school student Mia's transformation when her grandmother announces that she is a princess of a foreign nation. Mia struggles to change in order to uphold her princess duties, and loses herself in the process.

The classic Disney 2001 movie stars Anne Hathaway as Princess Mia of Genovia, and Julie Andrews as her grandmother, the Queen, who strives to mold her granddaughter into the proper princess.

10. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green.

This 2012 novel details the forbidden love of two cancer-ridden teenagers fighting for their lives. But which one of them will die first? If you're in the mood to have your heart ripped out of your chest, pick up this book.

The 2014 movie starring Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley, who also starred in the movie "Divergent" is heart-breaking enough to make anyone cry.

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.


We all knew Scorpion was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint

18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings

23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop

31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me

This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

Couple goals, amirite?

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11 Things To Never Say To A Retail Worker

Because people actually say these things.


I've worked in retail for years, and some of the things i've heard are truly ridiculous. While i love helping customers find their perfect item, here are some thing's i've been asked or told by customers that made me want to hide in the break room.

1. "Can you watch my child?"


Hmm so I can double check if you like but i'm pretty sure when i signed up for this job i didn't sign up to be a babysitter as well. Sorry.

2. "Can you check the back?"


A solid 99% of the time when someone asks if there is more stock of an item in the back, the employee has already checked the back for that item in the same day. Our job is to help people buy things, and we are typically rewarded for making more sales. So trust us, if we say we're out of an item then we are out of it.

3. "I'm never shopping here again"


Well it's been a pleasant experience knowing you.

4. "Excuse me, I've been waiting in line for a long time"


Yes, wow you are correct. In fact, let me just ignore everyone who was here before you and help you first.

5. "The item isn't scanning? It must be free!"


Fake laughing at customers jokes is a big part of the job, but I've heard this so many times at this point it physically hurts to bring myself to laugh.

6. "May I use this coupon even though it's expired"


Fun fact, we actually just put those expiration dates for fun. Yeah, no.

7. "Can I use your employee discount"


Yes, random person I've just met. I will completely risk loosing my job to help you get 20% off your purchase today.

8. "This item was on the clearance rack and I won't pay full price for it"


I can completely understand that it's frustrating since you thought the item was at a discounted price, but that doesn't mean i can magically change the price for you.

9. "Do you work here"


No, i just bought the store uniform from a thrift shop and then come to the store to fool people like you.

10. "No, my card is not getting declined. It must be you"


Well, i've successfully managed to check out 100 other customers today and all of their cards worked fine. So, I'm going to go ahead and say i'm not the problem here.

11. "Why does [insert store product] cost so much?"


Just a warning, you may need to sit down for this one. Retail workers actually don't control the prices fo store products. Shocking, right?

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