There’s nothing I like better than curling up with a good book or watching a new film. So when it’s announced that a film adaptation of a popular novel is to be released, I make sure I read the book straight away.

Whilst I love film, I often find I prefer reading original stories because so often, despite the talents of the actors, I find they can’t convey the amount of emotion and empathy you can feel for a character when reading a book.  Here are a few selections that fall into that category.

Click on the book covers below to read a short excerpt of the book.  And if it strikes your fancy, you can even put it on hold right from the website.