I first posted about this same discussion about two years ago, but I thought it was about time to revisit this topic. I am constantly reading books that I feel like would adapt really well to the small or big screen.
If you want to check out my previous post, you can see it HERE.
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
I think this book would make for a great movie adaptation. It’s got a little mystery, some romance, friendships, and just a lot of heart. I could see Mindy Kaling directing or even just writing the screenplay for this one.
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
I really believe this book would be a great movie adaptation on Netflix, along with the subscription service’s other recent YA movies. It’s a fun coming-of-age story focusing on family dynamics, as well an interesting look into what it means to fit in.
Jade City (The Green Bone Saga, #1) by Fonda Lee
This slow burner with multiple storylines and mix of fantasy and martial arts would make for a really good dark tv show. I think it would be different from any other show currently out there. I could see one of the big channels such as HBO, Starz, Amazon, or Netflix picking this one up to adapt. The slow burner with multiple storylines and mix of fantasy and martial arts would be so interesting brought to life.
Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown
Yes, I have this so many freaking times. Yes, I still believe this series needs to be adapted for tv. Yes, Pierce Brown is already screenwriting the series and has a showrunner in mind. No, he has still not announced who has picked up the rights.
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray
Y’all, this series would make for such a creepy and engaging tv show. It’s dark and mysterious but being set against the extravagance of the Roaring 20’s, it would make for some gorgeous sets and costumes. I can see the cinematography being up for awards if done correctly. I think this could be a runaway hit if someone takes the chance on it.
What are some books/series that you think would make good tv or movie adaptations? Do you agree with my choices? Are there any current adaptations that you don’t like or would like to change?