Skip to main content

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'd Love To See Onscreen

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book, but since the last time I did that topic nothing has really changed I've decided to do something entirely different.  This week I'm sharing ten books that I'd love to see onscreen - movies, tv, or streaming.  I actually did this topic back in 2015, but I've read so many great books since then that deserve a brilliant adaptation.

The Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones - This would be perfect for fans of Lucifer - I wouldn't mind a crossover between the two either!

The Diviners series by Libba Bray - I don't know about you, but this series totally deserves a franchise.

The Fade Out series by Ed Brubaker - I'd love to see adaptation of this graphic novel series like L.A. Confidential or Chinatown.  Plus with technology as it is, we could get some really cool "cameos" - Clark Gable, Dashiell Hammett, Humphrey Bogart, and Desi Arnaz!

The Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch - Please, Netflix. Please.  Look someone has already come up with an epic title sequence.

The Great Library series by Rachel Caine - This is one of my favorites series and as a librarian I'd love to see this world and the characters brought to life.

Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco - I just need to see Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell on the big screen.

These Vicious Masks series by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas - It's practically the X-Men meets Pride & Prejudice with a leading lady who is Elizabeth Swann meets Claire Bennett.  If that doesn't sound great, I don't know what does.

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll - As a limited/ anthology series from the people behind either Channel Zero or The Haunting of Hill House.  Please and thank you.

Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse - This would be an absolutely epic post-apocalyptic urban fantasy with series potential.

Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor - I love the podcast and this novel was pretty cool as well.  I think Netflix or the like might be able to do a live action adaptation justice and possibly expand on the world a bit as well.

Have you read any of these books?  What books would you love to see adapted to the big or small screen?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!


  1. Nice twist on this week's TTT theme!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post:

  2. Great list! Totally agree with you about Through the Woods and Trail of Lightning - Through the Woods would be a beautiful stop motion series, I think - and I've heard so many people say they think The Diviners should be adapted for the screen.

    1. Thanks! Through the Woods would be so cool in stop motion wouldn't it. :)

  3. I'd love to see Trail of Lightning on screen as well! I feel like the world is so expansive, there's a lot you could do with it😊

  4. Ooh yes, Ink and Bone would look glorious on the big screen!
    My TTT:

  5. I hope you get adaptations of all of these books soon.

    My <a href="“>post</a>.

  6. great post. haven't read them all so i'll take your word for it.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  7. Yesss, we NEED to see Welcome to Night Vale on screen, ASAP. It'd be so perfect. Honestly, that is a total must. And The Diviners would be great, too!

    I really need to get to The Charley Davidson series. It sounds so good.

  8. I am finally going to start Locke Lamora this week. I would also love to see Trial of Lightning adapted into a show or movie.

    1. They would be brilliant. I hope you like Locke Lamora!

  9. The Diviners looks like it would be an awesome series! Same with Trail of Lightning! And stalking Jack the Ripper, honestly. Seriously, any of these!

  10. Oh i love the Welcome to Night Vale podcast and books, and now you've mentioned it an adaptation would be so epic! I'd love to see the craziness of Night Vale on the screen, I think it could translate really well.
    Great topic, and great picks for this week.

  11. AWESOME list! I would love to see a number of these on the big screen as well!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Top Ten Tuesday: Bingeworthy TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday: Movie and TV Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don't Get

The Nightmare Before Christmas Book Tag