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!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I meant to read in 2020

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today, we’ll talk about some books I meant to read in 2020. Considering that my tbr-pile on Goodreads is currently over 300 books high, there are a few novels I can think of! However, I’ll specifically talk about some subscription box books I never got around to. I always feel a little guilty ’cause those editions are so pretty and now they are on my shelf accumulating dust. Although I managed to read quite a lot of my backlog on that front, there are still several I didn’t get to. And since I haven’t read the books yet, I’ll leave you with the info provided by Goodreads, so you’ll get an idea of what they are about!

#1 A Brightness Long Ago

In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man recalls his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra’s intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a count–and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast.

Danio’s fate changed the moment he recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the Beast’s chambers one autumn night, intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen, instead of a life of comfort, one of danger–and freedom. Which is how she encounters Danio in a perilous time and place.

Unforgettable figures share the unfolding story. Among them: a healer determined to defy her expected lot; a charming, frivolous son of immense wealth; a powerful religious leader more decadent than devout; and, affecting all these lives and many more, two larger-than-life mercenary commanders, lifelong adversaries, whose rivalry puts a world in the balance.

#2 Girl, Serpent, Thorn

There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story.

As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison.

Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming…human or demon. Princess or monster.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I’m glad I read

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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today I’ll talk about some books I’m glad I read. I dug deep in my Goodreads lists and tried to come up with some not too obvious picks!

#1 Faust

I know many people don’t like this book ’cause they were forced to read it in school. By the time we got it in class, I had already read it several times, so often in fact that the pages are falling out of my reclam edition. Faust has amazing and memorable moments in addition to some iconic quotes. I’m super glad not only that I read, but that I got to discover it on my own terms.

#2 Hamlet

The school I went to wasn’t too good. So, we never read or talked about Hamlet. However, I’ve always been so I got into Shakespeare nevertheless. Hamlet is probably my favorite because of all the insane quotes that you can’t believe are real. For example: “Take you me for a sponge, my lord?”. Tell me you don’t want to say that to somebody IRL.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Witches

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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Halloween is almost here and today I get to talk about books with witches. I’m super excited as I love witches, so let’s get down to it!

#1 Manon from the Throne of Glass Books

I am SOOOOO excited for a chance to talk about Manon. Out of all the amazing characters in the Throne of Glass books, she is the most badass and my favorite. She’s one of the coolest witches of all time.

#2 Lou from Serpent & Dove

I am a little late to this fandom and there are some issues I have with the book (review coming soon). Nevertheless, I was intrigued by the concept of magic and witches introduced here. Lou is an amazing character and I’ve grown to like her so much!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Ghosts

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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
It’s still October and we’re getting closer to Halloween, so today we’ll discuss some great books featuring ghosts!

#1 The Raven Cycle Books

I know I talked about these books about 700 times before but I just never get tired of The Raven Cycle. We meet more than just one ghost over the course of the novels before actually kicking off the series with Blue watching the ghosts of people who will die within the next year.

#2 The Shining

You can’t do October/Halloween without some Stephen King. Today, I’ll go with the Shining. The ghosts in that book really gave me the creeps.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books where something went wrong

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week we talk about books where something went wrong!

#1 Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn

I just finished this one last week! Kat Dunn’s novel set shortly after the French Revolution kicks off with a prison break gone wrong. On the first pages, we encounter two characters who create a bigger distraction than they intended to when their hot air balloon crashes.

#2 Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

This is going to be a spoiler if you haven’t read the first two books in the series. That Jude is still in exile at the beginning of this novel is definitely not how things were planned by Cardan…

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