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Nine of 2014’s Top 10 Books Were Adapted into Film!

Nine of 2014’s Top 10 Books Were Adapted into Film!

2014 was a massively successful year for young adult novels and their film adaptations. In fact, Neilson recently compiled their annual list of the year’s bestselling print novels and DVDs/Blu-rays, and nine of those top ten books of 2014 were adapted into film, with the tenth set for an adaptation.

What’s also notable is that eight of the top ten bestselling books of 2014 were targeted at teens/young adults, which shows the importance of these awesome fandoms that we fanperson over every day right here at

Various versions of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” stole three of the top ten spots for bestselling novels of 2014 (hardcover, paperback, and move tie-in), while Veronica Roth’s “Divergent,” “Insurgent,” and “Allegiant,” all made the list. John Green’s “Looking for Alaska” took the tenth spot, making it the only book without an adaptation . . . yet. As most John Green fans know, “Looking for Alaska” is, indeed, set to be turned into a film.

Here are the lists of the top novels of 2014 and top Blu-ray/DVDs :

  • 1. “The Fault in our Stars” by John Green. Penguin. 2014 edition.
    2. “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. Harper Collins.
    3. “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth. Harper Collins.
    4. “Allegiant” by Veronica Roth. Harper Collins.
    5. “The Long Haul” by Jeff Kinney. Abrams.
    6. “The Fault in Our Stars (Movie Tie-In)” by John Green. Penguin.
    7. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. Random House.
    8. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. Penguin. 2012 edition.
    9. “Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General” by Bill O’Reilly. MacMillan.
    10. “Looking for Alaska” by John Green. Penguin.
  • 1. “Frozen.” Disney/Buena Vista Home Video.
    2. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Lionsgate.
    3. “LEGO Movie.” Warner Home Video.
    4. “Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” Warner Home Video.
    5. “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” Paramount Home Entertainment.
    6. “Thor: The Dark World.” Disney/Buena Vista Home Video.
    7. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Disney/Buena Vista Home Video.
    8. “Maleficent.” Disney/Buena Vista Home Video.
    9. “Lone Survivor.” Universal Home Entertainment.
    10. “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Also interesting is that more than half of 2014’s top DVDs/Blu-ray titles were targeted toward children/teens, with “Frozen” claiming the number one spot.

It’s safe to say that 2015 will likely draw a similar conclusion, especially with the release of adaptations such as “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Paper Towns,” “Insurgent,” “The Scorch Trials,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,” amongst others.

Are you ready, fanpeople? Because 2015 is going to be an epic year for us! I think we’re going to own this year. We’re certainly going to be spoiled!

What was your favorite adaptation of 2014?