Top Ten Tuesday: From Page to Screen…

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Click on the link for more info and to find out about future topics.

This weeks theme is:  Page to Screen Freebie


Every so often I’ll read a great book and it strikes me that it would be perfect for either a big screen or tv series adaptation. Here are just a few of the books I would like to see become a movie/tv show:

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – This one has to be top of my list. I think it would make such a great adaptation, with the mystery, the atmosphere, the body-swapping, time-travel awesomeness. It must be a year now since I first read this. Time for a re-read?

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King – Eight huge books demand a very long tv adaptation I think.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I remember this being very visual and thinking at the time it would make a fantastic looking movie.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon – I’d love to see this adapted for tv. It could take over the spot that will be left when a certain other show featuring dragons and a great mix of characters ends.

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell – I loved the tension and the general eerie air of this book. Imagine that on the big screen and all those silent companion figures coming to life in that great old house. It gives me a shiver just thinking about it.

The Winternight trilogy by Katherine Arden – A movie trilogy, maybe? Vasya and Morozko and their wonderful world of magic is definitely something I’d love to watch.

The Powder Mage trilogy by Brian McClellan – These books would make such a great tv series. I can just picture the historical-looking settings, the military uniforms and the powers of the mages brought to life. If you’ve not read these books, what are you waiting for?!

The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey – They gave The Girl With All the Gifts the big-screen treatment, didn’t they, so I think the prequel would make a good watch too.

And to conclude, a book that has been given the adaptation treatment that I’m looking forward to seeing, and an open space for any of your suggestions:

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill – I’ve yet to read this book, but it is on my TBR pile, and the series trailer makes me want to get started on it very soon.

? – What have I missed when it comes to books that should definitely make it to the big screen?


So, have you read any of the books that made my list this week?  If so, what did you think of them? See you again next time for another Top Ten Tuesday.

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17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: From Page to Screen…

  1. Brooke Lorren says:

    Priory of the Orange Tree would make a good book to movie adaptation. I’m not finished reading it (because of its length) but so far it’s pretty good and would make an epic TV series.

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  2. Thannya says:

    If the Winternight trilogy became a film (or television series), I’d be in the front row to watch – well, maybe not the first because I would end up with neck pain, but you get the point. =P I’d to watch the wintry settings and the folk creatures coming to life.

    Happy readings!;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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