After eight nominations and five Emmy Awards, Big Little Lies has raised the bar when it comes to television adaptations of books. Here’s a list of 6 books that were turned into TV shows that should be on your list for your next binge-watching session:

Big Little Lies


The 2014 novel by Liane Moriarty, was adapted into an Emmy-award-winning TV show by the same name. The novel made the New York Times Best Seller list.


Game of Thrones 


The mega-hit show is based on A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin. The books are a part of a series of epic, the sixth part of which, called The Winds of Winter, is still underway


The Handmaid’s Tale


Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, the story is set in a totalitarian society in what used to be part of the United States. The show and the book tell the tale of a women called Offred who is determined to survive the terrifying world she lives in.


Band of Brothers


The 2001 American war drama is based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose’s 1992 non-fiction book of the same name. In 2001, the series won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for best miniseries.




Sherlock is based on the Sherlock Holmes series British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The fictional private, as portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, has had us hooked since 2010.


13 Reasons Why


The massively popular Netflix original show is based on a young-adult novel book by the same name by Jay Asher. The plot revolves around a teenager, Hannah, played by Katherine Langford, who takes her own life.


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