The 5 best book-to-movie adaptations to binge-watch this weekend

"Crazy Rich Asians" hit theaters Wednesday and the big question will be how closely this movie mirrors the plot of its source material: Kevin Kwan's 2013 novel. We rounded up a few of our favorite book-to-movie adaptations: some from our childhood, some newer favorites and others timeless classics.

      
 
 

Posted on 18 August 2018 | 11:00 am

Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'Dopesick,' a look at the opioid crisis

Spend your weekend reading 'Dopesick,' Beth Macy's page-turning look at opioid abuse. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.

      
 
 

Posted on 18 August 2018 | 10:00 am

Trump 'Apprentice' slur tapes: A who's who of people associated with alleged recording

The list of people who may know something about an alleged 'Apprentice' tape of Donald Trump saying racist and sexist things is growing, thanks to Omarosa Manigault Newman's press tour for her book "Unhinged."

      
 
 

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 5:29 pm

Haunting 'Fighters' sees Iraq, Afghanistan wars through the eyes of six U.S. 'grunts'

In 'The Fighters,' C.J. Chivers reports on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by telling the stories of six U.S. servicemen. A 4-star book review.

      
 
 

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 4:00 pm

Did Omarosa break the law by secretly taping her firing in White House Situation Room?

It's not entirely clear whether Omarosa's release of her secret tape of her firing in the White House Situation Room violated criminal law, but she probably should get a lawyer anyway.

      
 
 

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 1:09 pm

Trapped, with a killer on the loose! We compare locked-room mysteries by Lapena, Christie

Shari Lapena takes on Agatha Christie and the locked-room mystery genre in 'An Unwanted Guest.' How do the two writers stack up? We compare.

      
 
 

Posted on 8 August 2018 | 5:36 pm

Four terrific fiction debuts by Asian-American women not to miss

Four fine new works of fiction make these Asian-American women writers ones to watch.

      
 
 

Posted on 7 August 2018 | 8:39 pm

'The Masterpiece,' novel set in Grand Central's historic art school, is just the ticket

Fiona Davis' novel 'The Masterpiece' is about a woman painter in the 1920s at New York's Grand Central Terminal art school. A 3.5-star book review.

      
 
 

Posted on 6 August 2018 | 5:39 pm

David Sedaris: Why he really hates the word 'awesome' but loves (sequined) culottes

Humorist David Sedaris, author of the summer best-seller 'Calypso,' sits down with USA TODAY for a #BookmarkThis live video chat.

      
 
 

Posted on 6 August 2018 | 4:45 pm

'Dopesick' is a page-turning look at the nation's opioid crisis and big Pharma

Author Beth Macy takes an in-depth look at the nation's opioid crisis in her new book 'Dopesick.' A 3.5-star review.

      
 
 

Posted on 6 August 2018 | 4:25 pm

6 great kids' picture books that celebrate summer – before it comes to an end!

Picnics (which even pigs like!), building sandcastles and catching a baseball are all part of the fun in these kids' summer picture books.

      
 
 

Posted on 1 August 2018 | 7:03 pm

Ever been 'Ghosted'? 5 reasons you must not miss this novel about disappearing boyfriends

The perils of social-media dating are brought to vivid life in Rosie Walsh's gripping 'Ghosted.' Why you won't want to miss this great summer read.

      
 
 

Posted on 30 July 2018 | 11:16 pm

Flint water crisis becomes crystal clear in powerful new book, 'The Poisoned City'

In her new book 'The Poisoned City,' author Anna Clark offers a compelling account of how the Flint water crisis happened. A 4-star review.

      
 
 

Posted on 30 July 2018 | 4:48 pm

Religious extremism makes debut novel 'The Incendiaries' burn with intensity

R.O. Kwon's debut novel 'The Incendiaries' revolves around a religious cult and the bombing of an abortion clinic. A 3.5-star review.

      
 
 

Posted on 30 July 2018 | 4:21 pm

#BookmarkThis: Chat live with humorist David Sedaris about his latest book, 'Calypso'

Join USA TODAY on Aug. 3 for a live video chat with author David Sedaris

      
 
 

Posted on 24 July 2018 | 7:52 pm

Mousy Mary Bennet of 'Pride & Prejudice' gets her moment in new novel 'Mary B'

Middle sister Mary Bennet of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' finds her voice in Katherine J. Chen's new novel, 'Mary B.' A 3.5-star book review.

      
 
 

Posted on 24 July 2018 | 3:36 pm

Take a bittersweet journey across USA with the debut novel 'America for Beginners'

In 'America for Beginners,' Leah Franqui imagines a cross-country adventure for her characters, including a widow from India. A 3.5-star book review.

      
 
 

Posted on 23 July 2018 | 5:03 pm

5 surprising things we learn about Parker Posey in her memoir, 'You're on an Airplane'

The indie actress makes her literary debut with 'You're on an Airplane,' with revealing new anecdotes about her work with Woody Allen and Louis CK, and classic roles in 'Waiting for Guffman' and 'Best in Show.'

      
 
 

Posted on 23 July 2018 | 4:43 pm

On the 20th U.S. anniversary of Harry Potter, 20 fun facts about the beloved boy wizard

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.'

      
 
 

Posted on 23 July 2018 | 2:34 pm

Chick lit meets Obama White House in frothy memoir, 'From the Corner of the Oval'

Beck Dorey-Stein, who worked as a stenographer in the Obama White House, recalls those days in 'From the Corner of the Oval.' A book review.

      
 
 

Posted on 18 July 2018 | 5:16 pm