Top 10 Tuesday: Books That Ought to Be on Screen


A weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Initially, I started this post as a “Books to Movies” theme, but the more I thought about it, the more I think so many good books would make great TV series, too, because I feel like TV series has the chance to explore the characters and story more.

If I remember correctly, I believe the rights to the TV show have sold but I’m not even sure with whom. Anyway, with the rise and surge of superhero movies, I really think Shatter Me would do well and come across the screen well, too. A movie would be fine, too, since they could condense some things, but I would only want a movie if there was a guarantee of sequels.

I mean… How can you not want this on the screen? I know we are all hesitant because we’re afraid the casting won’t go well, but I feel like that’s a sacrifice we have to make… Unless they whitewash people. Ugh.

I think PBS might do quite well with this series in terms of its historical setting. But there’s a lot of sexual innuendo that I don’t think they would do, haha. I love Victorian England, and I would love to see it all as a TV series.

The same reasoning as above, except this takes place in Regency England. Also, the slow burn romance? Yeah… I’m here for it.

Puddin;I really enjoyed Dumplin’ on Netflix, so I would love to see this companion novel done by them as well. I thought they did a good job with the first book (so much that I cried!), and Millie was great, too. I listened to the audiobook a few weeks ago and loved it even more than Dumplin’!







I think each of these books explores grief in very different ways. It’s not something I’ve had to deal with a great deal, personally. But the way each authors talks about mental health that goes along with it made these books instant favorites for me.

I know you might be grimacing, but I can have hopes, right? When I first saw the Shadowhunters movie, it was very recently after I had read the book, and I didn’t really like it. But then I watched just one episode of the TV series and was like, Yikes! Now I definitely appreciate the movie more because it stuck to the book a little better (I also love Lily Collins, and Jamie will always be my first Jace). Perhaps the movie came out at the wrong time. Anyway, tying in the fantasy world of Shadowhunters along with Victorian England… *chef’s kiss with fingers*

the winner's trilogy

It would be truly wrong of me not to shout-out my favorite series. I want this series as a TV show as much as I want An Ember in the Ashes as a TV show and how they better not whitewash certain characters! A girl can daydream, right? lol I want the slow burn, enemies-to-lovers romance this book provides, along with the break-your-heart-but-put-it-back-together vibe as well.

What books would you like to see on the big or small screen? Let me know below, and if you participating in this weeks’ T10!, leave your link below! I’d love to check it out.

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One thought on “Top 10 Tuesday: Books That Ought to Be on Screen

  1. abunchoflessonslearned says:

    When I read the first Veronica Speedwell book I instantly wanted PBS to make a mini-series based on it. I’m still really hopeful that they will eventually.


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