Monday, August 17, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Should be Adapted in Netflix Shows/Movies

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Artsy Reader where each week they post a new top ten list and ask fellow bookish folk to share their lists on that topic.

This week we are asked to find ten Books That Should be Adapted in Netflix Shows/Movies. There are a lot of stories I love but I had to consider: Would they adapt well to the TV/movie screen? I think these have the potential to be amazing on the big or little screen:

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Red Hill by Jamie McGuire:
Red Hill is an end-of-world-scenario/zombie type of story, but it focused on a few trying to survive and get to the ones they love.

The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone:
Another end-of-the-world-scenario, but this time insane killer spiders (my worst nightmare ever!!) threaten life as we know it. It was intense and such a great series!

City of the Lost (Rockton #1 & the rest of the series) by Kelley Armstrong:
Another amazing series! An off-the-grid town, refuge for those on the run from an abusive ex, stalker or punishment from a non-violent crime (so they say) but not all is as it seems. Rockton has been a dangerous place for some, which is why they need a homicide detective, Casey Duncan to come up and help. She's got her own secrets, but the town sheriff and her end up making a brilliant team in and out of work! 


The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker:
 Beautiful scenery, great positive character growth, and a hate-to-love romance. I had flashbacks of Northern Exposure, a series I was obsessed with back in the 90s, but this romance was so much better!

The Guest List by Lucy Foley:
Very reminiscent of an Agatha Christie murder mystery. A beautiful location, glamorous guests, but underneath all that glitters is a dark, and tragic story leading to murder. Oh, this could be so good on film!

On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves:
This is one of my all-time favorite stories! Two people stranded on a deserted island, trying survive, having no idea how long they'll be stuck there. A romance where the woman is several years older, something I'm a little hesitant about usually (don't throw rocks, I feel how I feel), but it totally worked here! This is a little like Castaway, but not dismal and depressing! 



After Sundown by Linda Howard & Linda Jones:
A solar flare changes life as we know it. The power grid is down for the foreseeable future. Sela steps up to help her to little town of Cove Mountain survive, and there are many threats: natural and human!  Enter Ben, a prepper for all intents and purposes. Not a social guy but he's got a soft spot for Sela. Another end-of-the-world type of scenario, a trope I've been drawn to for years, but even more so with this whole Covid insanity. Suspenseful and oh-so-relatable!

This Side of Murder (Verity Kent #1 & the rest of the series) by Anna Lee Huber:
Post WWI in England, Verity Kent deals with the tragic losses that many young women did at that time, but Verity covertly helped the Allied Forces and now struggles to shift back into "normal" life. A mystery, romance and a twist that I was happy knowing going in. 
This is such an interesting time in history, and I love it when it's done right on screen. Visually it can turn out so beautiful, costumes, and such.

Mean Streak by Sandra Brown:
Mean Streak was my first Sandra Brown novel, but far from my last. Mean Streak continues to be my all-time favorite from her. The romance and mystery were a cut above. She is the queen of the surprise twist, and I think this story would be amazing on film!

Sustained by Emma Chase:
Who doesn't love a good old hate-to-love romance? This one was sooo much fun!  Hilarious, heartwarming, and the kids were priceless! This would be a crack up rom-com with heart.




Which books do you think should be adapted into Netflix shows/movies?


34 comments:

  1. The entire time I was reading The Guest List I kept thinking that I hope Reese Witherspoon will make this into a movie!

    My TTT: https://ichlese.blog/2020/08/18/top-ten-tuesday-books-that-should-be-picked-up-by-netflix/.

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  2. Oh I would LOVE a Rockton series. Yes please! The huber books and The Guest List would be fabulous too I would think.

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    1. Me too! The setting and premise alone make it so film worthy, but the characters are amazing!

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  3. Oh I would take those netflix shows!

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  4. I haven't read The Guest List yet, but it is soooo on my TBR list. Love me a good Agatha Christie.

    After Sundown, This side of murder and even Red Hill sounds like it would be good choices for Netflix! Great list.

    Happy TTT and here's my 10 Books that should be adapted for Netflix

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    1. Thanks! If you love Agatha Christie, you must read The Guest List!

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  5. I’ve got The Hunting Party on my list! I couldn’t decide between it and The Guest List but I finally made my mind up!

    Anything with spiders would terrify me, I remember getting sent an ARC of that when it came out and they’d put little plastic spiders in the packet, urgh!!

    I must read Red Hill, it sounds good!

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    1. I'll have to try The Hunting Party.

      Spiders scare the living daylights out of me which is one of the reasons why the series was so good! Red Hill was so good! Hope you like it.

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  6. I haven't read any of these, Rachel, but I love a good murder-mystery and/or thriller, and as I often watch more of them than I read, I'd happily watch any of these. 😃

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  7. I would watch a movie version of The Simple Wild. Loved that book! And Emma Chase's series could easily be a TV show.

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  8. The Guest List would make such a great movie!! I'd watch that one for sure.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Yes! Let's hope a movie producer type looks at the TTT posts!

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  9. I'd totally watch a TV series of Armstrong's Rockton series. And A Simple Wild would make for a great movie! And I just finished reading After Sundown and really liked it...so I'd definitely watch that one, too. :D

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    1. Oh, my daughter just finished it, too. I'm happy to hear you liked it!

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  10. The Hatching sounds super scary in a fun way.

    My post .

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  11. i've read one of two and i think the hatching would be wicked cool
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  12. I want to read On The Island.

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  13. I would kill for an adaptation of The Guest List!

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  14. I've only read about half of those, but I could totally go for adaptions of them. I need to read The Guest List.

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  15. Nice list. Here is my TTT.
    https://dmhoisington.wordpress.com/2020/08/17/top-ten-tuesday-9/

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  16. I would love a movie or show about The Simple Wild.

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  17. I have heard many amazing things about The Guest List :) I haven't read it yet but I think it would make a good movie!

    Here's my TTT

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  18. oh I definitely agree about Sustained, I just love that book. And from what I hear about KA Tucker, that would make a great show too.

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    1. It was hilarious! I loved all the kids and I think it'd translate well on screen.

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  19. I haven’t read any of these, but I’m always up for a dystopian TV show!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  20. Someone needs to do The Simple Wild stat!!

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