Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is 10 books I’d love to see as movies or TV shows.  This is hard, because I always think that books would make great movies/TV shows in theory, but they’re rarely as good as I expect.  Nevertheless, here are ten books that I think would transfer well.

  1. A Great & Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.  Actually, the whole Gemma Doyle series.  That would be great as a CW show.  I can see the dramatic promos now…
  2. The Diviners by Libba Bray would be great too.  I can see it drawing the same kind of attention as American Horror Story.
  3. I always thought that Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palaniuk would be a great movie.  I was really disappointed to find that the film rights were sold, but a movie was never made.
  4. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer would be amazing either as a TV show or a series of movies.  Who doesn’t want to see a cyborg saving the world?!
  5. The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn would be perfect as an HBO (or similar cable network) series.  It’s so funny, and I think all the jokes and awkward situations would easily transfer to TV.
  6. Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain would be a total Lifetime movie, but I could get behind it.
  7. I would love to see a TV series based on Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins.  I can see it being a lot like Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  8. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline would be great as a movie.  Can you even imagine the virtual reality on the big screen?
  9. Most Rainbow Rowell books would make good movies, but I think Landline would transfer particularly well.
  10. I remember thinking when I was in high school that the Fearless series by Francine Pascal would make a great TV show.  Even now, in my mid-twenties, I’d watch it.

What books would you like to see on TV or as a movie?

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