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August 18, 2020

top ten books i think should be adapted for netflix
posted by soe 12:07 am

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic at That Artsy Reader Girl is Top Ten Books That Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies.

With one glaring exception, I am opting not to include anything that, to my knowledge, has already been adapted, even if I haven’t yet seen it (the Cormoran Strike series and The Last Dragonslayer, for instance). By and large, I’ve also excluded novels I absolutely adore, because they’ll just never be done well enough to suit me (the Lady Sherlock series, The Night Circus, Thursday Next, and others).

  1. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks (imagine how adorable this graphic novel would be as a Halloween romance!)
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (because as much as I love the BBC version and like the other versions, there is always room for another adaptation)
  3. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (sweet but also serious — think of all the famous gay people they could get to be the chorus!)
  4. The Marvels by Brian Selznick (of his three illustrated novels, I think this is the one that would scale best to the small screen)
  5. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (a documentary obviously)
  6. The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser (this and its sequels are just begging to be turned into an ongoing family tv series)
  7. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (I think someone (Reese Witherspoon, maybe?) is adapting this feminist YA novel to film and I want it NOW)
  8. The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin (another documentary — I don’t know why I think that nonfiction that makes me furious should be adapted, except that I guess I want more people to be angry, too)
  9. The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson (a multicultural middle-grade caper — this is just waiting for someone to option it)
  10. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (how has Masterpiece not grabbed this gothic mystery as an adaptation already?)

Come back another day and I could probably give you a completely different list. I could probably give you a week’s worth of Christmas books that should be adapted…

How about you? What books would you like to see come to the small screen near you?

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