Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Should be Adapted into Shows/Movies

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 week’s theme is:  Books that Should be Adapted into Shows/Movies

There are so many stories I would love to see adapted into shows or movies but I’ve managed to narrow it down to ten for this week’s topic…

The Dark Tower by Stephen King – I know there’s been a movie version, but this series is so long and there’s so much happening in it that it would make a really good long-running show and I’d love more of Mid-World and Roland and his ka-tet, especially in their younger days.

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell – Would make a wonderfully eerie and atmospheric drama. A grand old house, wooden figures that can apparently move by themselves, plenty of atmosphere, this could be so good as a series.

Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi – Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde reluctantly teaming up to fight vampires would definitely be worth a watch. They could also make the sequel, Stoker’s Wilde West. I haven’t actually read that book yet, but vampire gunslingers and the Wild West? Yes please!

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – A murder mystery with a twist, a grand old house, a cast of suspects. I really would love to see this as either a movie or a series.

Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker – A Dracula prequel, need I say more?


The Winternight trilogy by Katherine Arden – The story of Vasya and Morozko could be really magical and would make a great series.


The Winnowing Flame trilogy by Jen Williams – A tv series featuring Vintage, Tor and Noon, not to mention all the war beasts and the cringe-inducing insect-like monsters the Jure’lia.

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher – Griz’s journey through a post-apocalyptic world in search of a man and a stolen dog would make a great movie.

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gower – This would make a marvellous and magical historical drama.

The Diviners by Libba Bray – 1920s New York,  flappers and parties and a young woman with a supernatural power. Oh, and a pretty scary adversary too.

So, what did you write about this week?
See you again next time for another Top Ten Tuesday.


29 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Should be Adapted into Shows/Movies

  1. notesbyj says:

    Completely agree with you on The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle! I really enjoyed that book and it would make a really fantastic film


  2. @lynnsbooks says:

    Haha – we have a lot of the same books and in fact a few on here were on my original list but it was really far too long so I had to cut it – A Boy and His Dog for example and Dracul – I really enjoyed both so much.
    Lynn 😀

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  3. Lisa says:

    A new (and good) version of The Dark Tower as a series would be amazing. And a big yes to A Boy & His Dog — I loved the book so much, and think an adaptation would be such a treat. I’d love to see someone adapt the Bear & the Nightingale books too, and the Diviners is a great choice as well (although I need to go back and read the rest of the series at some point). Great list!


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