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Top Books Made into Movies in 2010

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These movies based on books were hot in 2010.

'Shutter Island' by Dennis Lehane

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
HarperCollins

Dennis Lehane's 2003 bestseller, Shutter Island, has been turned into a psychological thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Shutter Island tells the story of two U.S. Marshals sent to an island where the criminally insane are locked up in order to investigate the disappearance of one of the inmates. The story is full of twists and turns. Shutter Island was released in February 2010.

'Dear John' by Nicholas Sparks

'Dear John' by Nicholas Sparks
Hachette Book Group

Dear John is trademark Nicholas Sparks and became one of his hottest movies in recent years. There was some controversy, though, about how the ending in the movie differed from the book. The movie was released in February 2010.

'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll

'Alice in Wonderland'
Walt Disney Pictures

Lewis Carroll's classic children's book has been adapted to film many times before. The latest version of Alice in Wonderland was in March 2010, and starred Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska.

'The Last Song' by Nicholas Sparks

'The Last Song' by Nicholas Sparks
Grand Central Publishing

The Last Song was born to be a movie -- literally. Sparks sold the rights before he wrote the book and wrote the story with Miley Cyrus in mind. Unfortunately, it was not well reviewed.

'Eclipse' by Stephenie Meyer

'Eclipse' by Stephenie Meyer
Little, Brown

Eclipse, the third installment in the Twilight Saga, was released in June 2010.

'Eat, Pray, Love' by Elizabeth Gilbert

'Eat Pray Love' by Elizabeth Gilbert
Courtesy Penguin

Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, chronicled the year Gilbert spent after a painful divorce pursuing pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and balance in Indonesia. Julia Roberts is starring as Gilbert in the movie version of Eat, Pray, Love, which was released in August 2010.

'The Social Network' based on 'The Accidental Billionaires' by Ben Mezrich

The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
Knopf Doubleday

Ben Mezrich researched the founding of Facebook for his book, The Accidental Billionaires. For The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin also used court documents to fill out the interpersonal drama behind facebook. The Social Network was released in October 2010 and is being hailed as one of the best movies of 2010.

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I' by J.K. Rowling

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' by J.K. Rowling
Scholastic, Inc.

The final book in the Harry Potter saga will be split into two movies. The first, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, was released in November 2010. The second half of the book and final movie will be released in May 2011.

'Fair Game' by Valerie Plame Wilson

Fair Game by Valerie Plame Wilson
Simon & Schuster Adult

Fair Game is the true story of how CIA operative Valerie Plame's career was destroyed and marriage strained when her identity was leaked during the Bush administration in an attempt to undermine her husband's revelations that the administration mislead Americans regarding weapons of mass destruction before the Iraq war. The movie was released in November 2010 and was based on Valerie Plame Wilson's biography.

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