This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies. I’m not one of those people who think every book should be adapted for the screen. Some stories are best as books. But there are some I wouldn’t mind having a show or movie adaptation for. I don’t know if they necessarily need to be made for Netflix, though they have done a good job with many book adaptations.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: Turning this series into movies or a show has been talked about a lot, and it’ll probably happen at some point or another because of how popular it is. My preference would be an animated show a la The Last Airbender, though. I can’t really imagine live-action actors truly capturing the characters. Plus, the outer space scenes would be gorgeous animated!
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli: This book would make an epic live-action TV show. Dragons and battles and forbidden love and politics. I wouldn’t mind all the books being turned into mini-series type shows, but this first one for sure.
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin: Based on how popular shows like The Man in the High Castle are, I think this one would make a great live-action TV show also. It has a lot of exciting moments and cool sci-fi aspects. Plus, who doesn’t want a movie about a Jewish girl taking down Hitler?
Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: I’m pretty sure this has been greenlighted to become produced, but I’d like it now, not later. I wouldn’t mind if this one was animated or live-action, but it should be a TV show in order to capture the scope of the whole series.
Eragon by Christopher Paolini: I’ve been saying for years that if someone would take the material of Eragon and adapt it into a live-action TV series like Game of Thrones or The Witcher, it would do extremely well. Paolini’s story has all the makings of a great epic fantasy, the writing just needs some boosting. And no, the movie adaptation does not exist.
Jackaby by William Ritter: I could see this paranormal mystery series come to life as either a live-action TV series or a movie. It would even be cool if they did something similar to Sherlock with mini-series episodes.
The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner: Yeah, I need this series as a live action TV show ASAP. With the final book coming out, maybe it’s the right time to bring all those threads together into a compelling show.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch: This would make such an epic live-action TV show as well. I need that scene with Locke and Jean. Please.
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen: This fantasy book would be so freaking cool as a live-action TV show. The world-building is so interesting, and I’d love to see it come to life beyond just the page.