If you asked me whether I prefer watching a movie or reading a book, I’d choose a book every single time. Don’t get me wrong – I love watching movies, but there’s just something about emotions and details that feel more potent when they’re described in words rather than performed by even the most nuanced actor. But even I can’t deny that there are some books out there that would make delightful movies.
Take the rom-com category. There’s definitely an art to crafting a story that’s just as funny as it is romantic, not to mention one that would easily translate to an entertaining 90 minutes, and there are plenty of books that hit the mark. Think: memorable meet-cutes, hilarious encounters, interesting side stories and characters, far-flung destinations, and swoon-worthy moments. Whether you’re simply looking for a fast and lighthearted read or specifically seeking out books with movie-esque scenes, I did the not-so-hard work for you and rounded up a dozen rom-com novels that I think deserve the movie treatment.