TMP Television Edition: Books You Want to be adapted into a TV Series

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme. However, since it’s the last Thursday of the month, it’s all about TV shows instead.
Today I get to talk about one of my favorite things which is book adaptations. Here’s some stuff that I read and absolutely need to be turned into a TV series!

#1 Cinder

Cinder or rather the entire Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer would make for a stand-out show. The story has it all, magic, fairytales, cyborgs, action, romance. What else could you want?

#2 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

This is one I finished only a couple of weeks ago. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue tells the story of Addie who is more or less immortal. Can you imagine how could a show would be? We’d get to follow her through the centuries!

#3 The Riyria Revelations

This is another series of books I need to have adapted. After the recommendation by a friend I pick up the first Riyeria novel and binge-read the entire series. It’s medival, but with magic, badass thieves, snarky comments, and smart princesses. You have no idea how much I loved these books. All the heists the two main characters pull (of course along with the main story) would be so amazing to see on screen!

What’s your favorite book that needs to be adapted into a TV show? Let me know in the comments!

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10 thoughts on “TMP Television Edition: Books You Want to be adapted into a TV Series

  1. I read Addie LaRue a couple months ago and during the book discussion at my book club, we all agreed it would make a great tv series. I bought Cinder ages ago but have yet to read it! hopefully this year I’ll get around to it.

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  2. You seem to be much more of a fantasy reader than I. I read and loved The Mists of Avalon years ago as well as The Once and Future King plus the Harry Potters but that’s about as far as I go. I do love medieval mysteries though so the last might work for me.

    I saw Addie Larue on someone else’s list and thought it sounded appealing, it’s already added to my to read list on Goodreads.

    My three all have a strong female protagonist but are in different genres-historical saga, mystery and biography respectively.

    The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley: In Illinois of the mid-1850’s clever, fiercely independent Lidie (Lydia), only 20 but already considered a spinster by her sisters, marries abolitionist Thomas Newton after a very brief courtship and departs for the wild and wooly Kansas Territory. Upon arrival they find a place on the verge of statehood but with hostilities erupting between the “free-state” abolitionists and Missouri’s pro-slavery factions. As a rough and tumble frontier confronts the pair in “Bleeding Kansas” Lidie becomes immersed in the societal, political, psychological, ethical, and economic conditions that led to the violent conflicts while both trying to find her place in the world and survive the tumult.

    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley: Time: summer of 1950. Place: the once grand English mansion Buckshaw. 11-year-old Flavia de Luce, lover of everything to do with chemistry and a passion for poison but zero patience for older sisters Ophelia and Daphne who she sees as twits, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird found on the doorstep, a postage stamp pinned to its beak, followed shortly afterward by finding a dying man lying in the cucumber patch. Flavia, both appalled and delighted, turns instant sleuth. Atop her trusty if ramshackle bicycle “Gladys” she starts searching for clues but starts to worry when the trail seems to point in an unwanted direction. First in a series of adventures featuring Flavia, followed by The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag and 8 others, this could be a great comic mystery miniseries.

    Mrs. Adams in Winter by Michael O’Brien: In 1797 English born Louisa Johnson married rising politician and future sixth president, the brilliant but difficult, John Quincy Adams and took up life as a diplomat’s wife in far flung locales. In the winter of 1815, Louisa left the Russian city of St. Petersburg with her 7-year-old son Charles to travel via coach to Paris, nearly 2000 miles away across a Europe dangerously torn from the aftermath of Napoleon’s defeat and exile. In the 40 days it took her to reach Paris she learns to arrange her own affairs, loses babies to illness and miscarriage and graces the highest courts in Europe as the wife of the American ambassador meeting Russian Czars, Prussian Kings, British Princes and Rhineland Electors. Based on her personal diaries, letters and essays.

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