TTT | Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies

Posted August 18, 2020 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in books, mini reviews / 11 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

The theme this week are books that should be adapted into Netflix shows or movies. I’m going to go with the assumption that I’m in control of the whole production, and that they follow the book exactly as is…basically, I want book slapper to be a real job.

Without further ado…

Sarah J. Maas is a brilliant writer, and this series is up there with Harry Potter as one of my favorite series. If done well, it could be an amazing TV show!

This book…THIS BOOK!! A book about books, a mystery, family dram it has everything to make an amazing movie!

The themes presented in this book are so important for young people, and even adults, to learn. Desegregation and LGBTQ+ themes in one book, I mean you cannot tell me this would make a bad movie.

I know Jack the Ripper seems overdone, but I think Kerri Maniscalco has a unique and fun twist in her book. Plus, with the other books in this series (same characters throughout but each book deals with one case) means that this could be a great TV series!

A great historical fiction book with such fascinating characters and an amazing plot! I’ve read a couple of Kate Quinn’s books and they’re both amazing!

Okay, I know there’s already a movie franchise surrounding this whole series. But would it not be better to have it as a TV series instead. Each chapter (or 2 or 3) an episode and each book a season.

Another book about books, and another one that has such a great mystery. Plus, I would absolutely love to see the Cemetery of Forgotten books or have it be real!

Okay, I’m tired of saying it but again, great mystery, historical fiction, young adult book. Bisexual characters is a huge plus! And, as with previous books, this one could be a TV series.

I think I gush about this book at least once a week, and I would love to see it as a movie (if done correctly). I would definitely have more specifications needed for this one, as taking diary entries and turning it into a movie would require a bit more finesse.

As with Jack the Ripper, I know Sherlock Holmes is overdone. However, I do think having the Charlotte Holmes series as a TV show does give a different viewpoint into Sherlock and Watson. By using their descendants instead (and having a female Sherlock), it does provide an interesting point-of-view to the books.

Let me know the books you’d like to see as movies in the comments below.

Happy Reading Darlings!

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11 responses to “TTT | Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies

  1. A’Lisa Brooks

    Oh, my goodness. Every one of these books would be amazing as movies. But, like you mentioned, only if done right.

  2. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer

    Ugh so many of these are waiting to be read on my shelves. Now I need to go pick them up. I’m especially excited for A Study in Charlotte!

  3. Code Name Verity would make such good (though devastating!) movie! I’m also definitely going to check out The Alice Network; thank you for the suggestion!!

  4. Truthfully, I haven’t read past the first Harry Potter book, but I did watch the movies and hear plenty about the differences, and I have to say turning it into a TV series would be a great idea. That’s what they did with A Series of Unfortunate Events, and I feel like it worked so well; definitely a lot better than the movie. I would love to see them rely more on TV series instead of movies for book series.

    • Definitely agree with more TV series over movies! Now a days, I’m just not as excited for when a book is turned into a movie cause, I know they’ll have to leave so much out.

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