If you have a Netflix account and a high-speed internet connection, you have probably taken the time to stream at least one (or in my case, dozens) of movies instantly. Here are 10 books available at CA library that have been adapted for movies currently available to stream on Netflix:
AVALON HIGH by Meg Cabot — When Allie Pennington (Brittany Robertson) transfers to Avalon High, her new friends seem like typical teens with typical problems. But a class on the legacy of King Arthur leads Allie to a startling connection: Avalon is a modern Camelot, and even she’s a member.
THE DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD by Rebecca Wells — Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Ellen Burstyn, James Garner and Maggie Smith star in this Southern-fried comedy, which follows a group of lifelong friends over decades of ups and downs.
THE LAST SONG by Nicholas Sparks — Miley Cyrus has top billing as 17-year-old Ronnie Miller, a rebellious former piano prodigy who doesn’t hide her hostility after being sent off to spend the summer in Georgia with her estranged father (Greg Kinnear).
THE OUTSIDERS by S.E. Hinton — Director Francis Ford Coppola’s coming-of-age drama chronicles the escalating violence between two teenage gangs in rural Oklahoma: the hardscrabble Greasers and the affluent Socs.
THE PELICAN BRIEF by John Grisham — When law student Darby Shaw (Julia Roberts) writes a brief on her theory about the motive behind the assassinations of two Supreme Court justices, she finds bullets flying in her direction and turns to investigative reporter Gray Grantham (Denzel Washington) for help.
THE SHINING by Stephen King — On the wagon and out of lucrative work thanks to his alcoholism and family troubles, aspiring novelist Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) accepts a position as the off-season custodian at an elegant but eerie hotel so he can write undisturbed. But shortly after Jack, his wife (Shelley Duvall) and his young son (Danny Lloyd) settle in, the ominous hotel begins to wield its sinister power in this chilling horror classic.
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE by Nicholas Sparks — Newspaper researcher Theresa Osborne (Robin Wright Penn) finds a letter in a bottle penned by grieving shipbuilder Garret Blake (Kevin Costner), who writes to ease the pain of his wife’s death. But when Osborne tracks Blake down, their growing attraction is endangered by their pasts.
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE by Anne Rice — This tale of bloodsucking immortals moves from 18th century New Orleans to a Grand Guignol theater in Paris to present-day San Francisco as it explores betrayal, love, loneliness and hunger.
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY by Arthur C. Clarke — Stanley Kubrick’s quiet masterpiece probes the mysteries of space and human destiny. While investigating the appearance of mysterious monoliths throughout the universe, astronauts David (Keir Dullea) and Frank (Gary Lockwood) battle their ship’s intelligent computer, HAL-9000.
THE BOURNE IDENTITY by Robert Ludlum — Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him dead.