Have You Read the Book?: Movies and Shows That Were Books First

Have You Read The Book?

Movies and That Were Books First

Ever watched a movie or television show and wondered how original it was? Many of the most popular movies and television shows, now and in the past, have been based on books! The St. Tammany Parish Library has many of these books available:

Jurassic Park


The Princess Bride

The Godfather

The Godfather is also available in ebook format.

The Wizard of Oz



Forrest Gump


The Shining

All of these movies were based on books! In addition to the ones above, we have a whole selection of other movies based on books. Don't see one you're looking for? Feel free to search our catalog for your favorites, or leave a comment!