Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’d like Netflix adaptations of

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week’s theme is ‘Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies (submitted by Nushu @ Not A Prima Donna Girl)’. Book adaptations are everywhere, but this week I’ve picked books I think would be adapted well rather than only books I love. There are some books I love that I don’t think would work well in any other medium, so I’d rather they were left alone!

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The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: This series would be such a fun Netflix series! I’m surprised it hasn’t been adapted already.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland: Black girls kicking zombie butt in 19th century America? Yes, I need that on my screen immediately please.

Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Considering there’s been such an 80s Renaissance with Stranger Things and the newer adaptation of IT, this could be such a fun Netflix film.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: A Netflix series, with each episode following one of the seven marriages, would be ideal. Besides I’d love to see Evelyn herself, in her emerald green gowns, on the screen.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: I’d love a Netflix series for this duology, but I’d particularly like Netflix to team up with Studio Ghibli for it. Ghibli’s animation would suit this series so well.

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The Inkworld Trilogy by Cornelia Funke: I love this series so much and the film adaptation didn’t do it justice, and also changed the ending in a way that made it impossible for them to adapt the later books in the trilogy. This is a particular bummer for me considering my favourite character in the series doesn’t appear until the second book. I’d like a Netflix series please!

The Old Kingdom by Garth Nix: Nix has said himself that he’d rather have no adaptation than a bad one, which I completely agree with, but I’d love to see this story come alive in a TV series. Netflix did a pretty good job with The Witcher, so I feel like Sabriel and co. would be in safe hands.

The Diviners by Libba Bray: It’s the ’20s again, why isn’t there an adaptation of this series in the works? This series is so timely for issues the world is still facing and I would watch the hell out of it.

Well Met by Jen DeLuca: This rom-com would be such a cute Netflix film!

The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History by Nathalia Holt: Rather than Netflix, I’d really like to see Disney+ give us a documentary about the women who were some of the earliest animators at the Disney company, and how they contributed to some of the most famous Disney classics.

Which books made your list this week?

59 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’d like Netflix adaptations of

  1. Rissi says:

    Never did make time for the Lunar books but what everyone tells me/says about them seems like ideal TV material. Also, from what I know about Well Met, this NEEDS to happen. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for the Finding Wonderland visit, Jess.

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  2. danidewey says:

    So many great options here! I am 100% with you on a need for an Inkheart series that captures all that good magic the movie glossed over. Eragon would also be on my list for the same reasons πŸ™‚

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  3. Lisa says:

    Well Met is on my list this week, and one other I’ve seen so far. I hope Netflix is paying attention! πŸ™‚ Yes to Evelyn Hugo! I can just imagine how gorgeous it would be. Cinder would be really fun as a series too. Great list!

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  4. lydiaschoch says:

    Heck yes to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo! It would make an amazing series. I had that same thought when I read it, especially after the opening scenes when we really dug into her colourful life. (Although the opening scenes were good, too).

    Thanks for stopping by earlier.

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  5. dinipandareads says:

    Ooh yes, I had Lunar Chronicles on my list this week as well πŸ˜€ I think it’d be an awesome show! I think I’d definitely be keen to see Evelyn Hugo, Strange the Dreamer and Well Met made into shows/movies. Awesome list!

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