I mean, who doesn’t love book-TV adaptations?
Happy Tuesday, everybody! You know what time it is…
“Top Ten Tuesday” is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s prompt is:
In honour of Fall TV, do a TV-themed topic!
Thus, today I’ll be talking about the book-TV adaptations I just wish would happen already. Here we go…
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
I feel as though this series would be perfect for any screen – it is so quirky, and infinitely different to everything that’s on TV right now that I think it would be a breath of fresh air. Whilst a movie series would also be great, I think a TV series would allow the characters to be explored in sufficient depth.
Anna and the French Kiss/Lola and the Boy Next Door/Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Again, though a movie trilogy would be great, I feel like a TV adaptation of Stephanie Perkins’ Anna/Lola/Isla trilogy would be the dream. Just imagine, one series dedicated to Anna, one to Lola, and one to Isla, all involving cross-overs. It would be great! This is the kind of fun-loving teen show there really is a place in the market for.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Imagine the cliff-hangers! Imagine the suspense! Imagine the comedy! Imagine getting to explore a magical world in TV-show depth! Imagine the Baz-Simon onscreen relationship! Only good could come out of this TV adaptation.
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
I know, I know, we have Shadowhunters, but just imagine if Freeform branched out to The Infernal Devices books for a spin-off series. There’s nothing I love more than a period drama, and with the fantastical elements included, I can only imagine how great this series could be on TV. It has so much potential, but I feel as though production companies ignore it, and favour The Mortal Instruments to adapt from instead. I just hope they turn to TMI one day…
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Yes, the movies were great, but imagine all the depth that could be explore via a TV series. I also think this would be a great way to introduce kids to great, classic literature.
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
This may seem like a weak choice, but bear with me. Since You’ve Been Gone orbits dares; with each chapter there is a new dare. Imagine if there was a TV episode dedicated to each dare! I know, I know, why aren’t I a screenwriter already. I think, again, this would be a perfect TV series to air for teens, and actually great to air in the summer. I can just see it now…
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I just finished this series, and the whole time I was thinking that it read like a TV show. There would be so many laughs with this show, as well as the romance side of it. And, of course, the action would be really gripping. I want this to happen so badly!
The Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi
I feel like this could be done in the vein of all the Marvel superhero TV shows coming out recently. In a way, this series reminds me of X-Men, and so I think it would attract quite a few viewers. Dang, I’m just full of good ideas today!
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Gaudin
Whilst this would also fair well as a movie, I think the Wolf by Wolf TV series would be epic. This book is so fast paced on its own, what with the motorbike racing, and constant moving around, and I think it would translate really well onto TV.
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Though I’ve only read book one, I just know this series would make a great TV show. I even think it could be as big as Game of Thrones! I think political fantasy is just so interesting and immersive, and is great for TV, as you have so much time to explore the world.
Thank you for reading! Which book do you wish would become a TV show?
Keep an eye out for more Top Ten Tuesday posts from me!
This is a scheduled post, as I am currently on holiday! Thus, I won’t be replying to comments immediately, but I will eventually!