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    31 Books That Are Way Better Than Their Movie Adaptations

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    1. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - ₹142

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    Charlie is a 15 year old suicidal boy who is trying his best to cope with the death of his best friend, Michael. With no one to understand his grief, he begins writing letters to a stranger he has heard of, but has never met. Get it here.

    2. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - ₹324

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    The story is told from the perspective of Susie Salmon, who, after being brutally murdered, watches over from heaven as her death affects her loved ones, and struggles between getting revenge or letting her family heal. Get it here.

    3. The Godfather by Mario Puzo - ₹196

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    The Godfather is a mob drama which follows the life of Don Vito Corleone and his Italian-American crime family. The story gets interesting when his son Michael, who has no interest in the mafia, returns home and gets dragged into a cycle of killings, violence, and betrayal. Although Michael tries to live a normal life, he’s drawn deeper and deeper into his family business. Get it here.

    4. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger - ₹182

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    Anna, an aspiring journalist with a good work ethic but a bad sense of style, lands a job as a personal assistant at a leading fashion magazine. How she struggles to fit in her new workspace and cope with the unrealistic expectations of her powerful boss is what the story is all about. Get it here.

    5. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling - ₹2,125

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    Harry, an orphan who lives in the staircase closet of his aunt's house, learns on his 11th birthday that he’s a wizard and is summoned to become a student at Hogwarts, a boarding school for wizards. The book follows the adventures of Harry and his two best friends, Ron and Hermione, as they face new adventures and protect their school from evil forces. Get it here.

    6. The Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien - ₹976

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    The fate of the entire civilisations depends on one ring, and everyone is after it. The ring is inherited by Frodo, a young hobbit who now has the task of destroying the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom where it was forged. Get it here.

    7. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin - ₹863

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    Rosemary Woodhouse and her husband move into a new apartment in New York that has an ominous reputation. When Rosemary gets pregnant, she is isolated from everyone and starts to believe that her offspring is not of this earth. The truth is revealed only after the baby is born. Get it here.

    8. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - ₹320

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    Set in Afghanistan, The Kite Runner is a beautiful yet tragic coming-of-age story of two friends, Amir and Hassan, who love kite-flying and are as thick as thieves. A traumatic childhood incident creates a rift in their friendship, and its after-effects heavily affect the adult life of Amir. Get it here.

    9. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - ₹99

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    Set in 17th century Boston, the story begins with a young woman named Hester Prynne who is led, with her infant daughter in her hands, from the town prison. There is a large group of people surrounding them, when a man in the crowd informs them that Hester is being punished for committing adultery. To know what happens next, get the book here.

    10. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown - ₹339

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    After a dead body is found in the Louvre Museum in Paris, symbologist Robert Langdon sets off on a mission to unravel a mysterious ancient code. Get it here.

    11. The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins - ₹186

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    Rachel Watson is a train commuter with a drinking problem. One day she notices a shocking incident in a stranger's home on her commute, and decides to inform the authorities after she realises the woman in question has gone missing, and starts an investigation of her own. Get it here.

    12. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han - ₹295

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    Lara writes love letters to her crushes, that are to be seen by her alone. When the letters are suddenly exposed, she needs to face the consequences. If you leave Noah Centineo aside, the book is definitely better than the movie! Get it here.

    13. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - ₹299

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    Katniss Everdeen wakes up on the day of the reaping, where two volunteers are chosen from every district to take part in The Hunger Games. When her sister, Primrose, gets chosen, she asks to be picked instead. Get it here.

    14. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - ₹269

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    On the outside, Nick and Amy look like the perfect couple. But when Amy goes missing soon after their 5th anniversary and Nick becomes the prime suspect, the true nature of their relationship starts to reveal itself. Get it here.

    15. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk - ₹362

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    A depressed insomniac's encounter with a strange soap salesman leads him to join a secret underground club. Get it here.

    16. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks - ₹299

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    In an old age home, Noah Calhoun reads a story to Allie, who has Alzheimer’s. As the story progresses, she starts to remember and realises it may be more than just fiction. Get it here.

    17. The Shining by Stephen King - ₹264

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    Jack Torrance moves into the isolated Overlook Hotel with his wife and son as a caretaker, hoping that the free time would help him get over his writers block. However, when his writing goes nowhere and he starts learning the hotels secrets, things take a dark turn. Get it here.

    18. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding - ₹299

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    32 year-old Bridget Jones decides to finally take control of her life and maintain a journal. The story takes us through her misadventures in life, love, and other encounters. Get it here.

    19. Forrest Gump by Winston Groom - ₹264

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    Forrest’s mother has always told him that he was a very special boy, and he grew up believing that. From being a baseball star in college, to fighting in the war and starting his own shrimp company, his life was nothing short of extraordinary. Get it here.

    20. It by Stephen King - ₹336

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    After a number of mysterious children’s disappearances affect the small town of Derry, seven teenagers take matters into their own hands and decide to take the killer down. Get it here.

    21. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey - ₹289

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    The story takes place in Oregon Psychiatric Hospital, and serves as a study of the institutionalised mind, and also as a critique of behaviourism. Get it here.

    22. The Silence Of The Lambs by Thomas Harris - ₹368

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    When Clarice is chosen to interview Hannibal Lecter - a brilliant psychiatrist and violent cannibal, to get an insight for an ongoing investigation - she is both excited and scared. When he escapes from maximum security prison, Clarice has reason to believe she might be his next victim. Get it here.

    23. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - ₹350

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    The book is set in a dystopian world, and is a first-person narrative of a juvenile delinquent who undergoes state-sponsored psychological rehabilitation. Get it here.

    24. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis - ₹758

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    The story follows Patrick Bateman, a successful Wall Street investment banker, who narrates his daily activities, which include fantasising about killing people. Get it here.

    25. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov - ₹175

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    Humbert Humbert, a literature professor, develops an unhealthy obsession with the 12-year-old daughter of his landlady. Get it here.

    26. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - ₹245

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    This is a romantic story of a man with a disorder that makes him time-travel, and his wife who’s left to cope with his absence. Get it here.

    27. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult - ₹336

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    When 11-year-old Anna finds out her parents want her to donate her kidney to her sister who’s dying from leukemia, she decides to sue them for medical emancipation. Get it here.

    28. One Day by David Nichols - ₹330

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    Emma and Dexter meet when they are in college and spend one night together. Over the course of twenty years, life keeps bringing them back together in surprising ways. Get it here.

    29. P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern - ₹315

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    When Holly loses her husband Gerry to an illness, she doesn’t know how to live without him. On her 30th birthday, she discovers that Gerry has left her a series of letters, guiding her to start her life over. Get it here.

    30. Carrie by Stephen King - ₹294

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    Carrie White doesn’t have it easy. She’s bullied at school and lives with a crazy religious mother. However, she slowly realises she has special telekinetic powers, and when she becomes the target of a prom night prank, things go terribly wrong for the entire school. Get it here.

    31. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert - ₹320

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    This is the story of a woman’s quest for great food, spiritual awakening, and what might be the most important, true love. Get it here.