Well, hello and Happy Tuesday!
It’s time for the weekly Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and Bookish)! This week’s theme is a really fun one: Books that Should Totally Be TV Shows!
See?! I told you it’s a FUN one!
Okay, so when choosing the titles for my list I thought about qualities that would make a book transition to a TV show well. First, the book’s story line cannot be so tight that there isn’t room for meandering…does this make sense? There needs to be enough “stuff” to explore. Second, there needs to be a lot of characters (not like millions) but there needs to be more than 3 or 4 strong characters to hold the story down so the watcher doesn’t get bored.
So, here is my list of books I’d freakin’ LOVE to see be made into TV shows:
The Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson: First we have a boarding school book. YES. Then we have a secret “police force” that can see and help/stop ghosts. There is so much to explore with these books!
The Paranormalcy books by Kiersten White: A girl who has mysterious and special powers and hunts supernatural creatures, while also learning more about herself? So much could be done with this storyline!
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger: We totally need a steampunk show. Also, because it’s set in a boarding school with lots of characters there are tons of storyline to checkout.
The Ruby Oliver books by E. Lockhart: We totally need to see Ruby Oliver tough it out through her years of high school. There is so much humor, drama and romance in her story that a TV show would be perfect for these books.
The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter: Apparently TV shows and boarding school books mean like the same thing to me! Each week the girls could be using their cool spy gadgets and going on secret missions!
The Books of Umber series by P.W. Catanese: With the success of Once Upon a Time I think another fantasy based TV show would be so well received and again, there is just a lot of story to explore here!
The Selection books by Kierra Cass: Rumors have been flying out the CW picking up, then dropping this book as a potential TV series. I think the CW just needs to acknowledge that it’d be awesome and that they just need to say “yes”.
Okay, now you’ve seen my list of books that I think should TOTALLY be made into TV shows…what books are on your list? Do you completely disagree with me on one or two titles? Go ahead and share your thoughts on this week’s list theme in the comments below!