Turning Books into TV Shows – A Book Tag

Hey, book clan!

I’ve got a unique book tag for you this month! There are so many books I’d love to see as a TV show and I thought, “Hey! That would be a cool book tag!” So, I bring you a fun opportunity to tell me and everyone else what book(s) you’d just die to see made into a show. I’m getting giddy just thinking about it.

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How it’ll work:

Answer each one. It’s like a wishlist!

Be sure to tag the person who made this (ME!) and five others because it would be cool to keep it going!

Have fun! Get crazy!

Here are the genres! Whether you envision them on TV or streaming on Netflix, Hulu, or YouTube, what books would you like to turn into TV shows?


Paranormal/Supernatural

There are so many I could list off for this genre. As a fan of Supernatural, BTVS, The Vampire Diaries, Hemlock Grove, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, A Discovery of Witches, Teen Wolf, and so many more, I’m also a big fan of the genre in books. That being said, there are a couple I would ecstatic to see on my screen.

 

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The Arcana Chronicles
Author: Kresley Cole

My number one pick hands-down! Completely original and compelling. The end of the world marks the beginning of a never-ending game of Thunder Dome where tarot cards are real and undeniably dangerous players with unbelievable power.

 

The Morganville Vampires
Author: Rachel Caine

Did I mention how much I love Buffy? Because I do. A. LOT. I reiterate that here not because MV is like the hit show. It isn’t in any sense except that the threat of vampires and other crazy things that go bumpity-bump are on the same level almost. MV is a wild ride and filled with that wholesome feeling of friendship, love, and “Oh, God. Oh, God. I think I might die.”. I will always stand by this becoming a hit show because it totally would be.

 

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Night World
Author: L. J. Smith

The Secret Circle might not have taken off, but The Vampire Diaries did and with two spin-off series: The Originals & Legacies. I think diving into L. J. Smith’s world of the supernatural even more with this series would be so much fun and deeply emotional as well.


Sci-Fi

A deep lover of Eureka, Smallville, Firefly, The 100, Westworld, Heroes, Timeless, The Twilight Zone, Roswell, The X-Files, and, of course, many more, I also carry love for this genre. It’s futuristic and carries promise of more to life than just our planet. There’s so much intelligence that goes into it. As fascinating as it can be, it can also be scary too.

 

LUX
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

 With Roswell making its reappearance, this would be a great addition and its angst and chemistry are totally a bonus Beautiful and deadly and breathtaking. Did I forget to mention aliens? Granted Starcrossed didn’t work out, but there is just that perfect mix of risk and romance that really makes this series worthy of the TV screen.

 

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1984
Author: George Orwell

This book actually scared the piss out of me when I got to the end. This dystopian novel is one I’ve been hoping to see on TV one day, especially after watching Westworld. Nothing creepier than living your life under the watchful eye of your government and never realizing they’re controlling it. And also, that if you disappeared, nobody would notice. You would just cease to exist on every level and by the time you figured it all out, it’s too late.


Fantasy

The Magicians, Carnival Row, Game of Thrones, American Gods, Once Upon a Time, Lost Girl are all shows I’ve easily gotten lost in and wished I could be a part of. Here are a few book series that I’m wishing on my magical pinky toe would get developed.

 

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Daughters of the Moon
Author: Lynn Ewing

I’ve been thinking this would be a game-changer for a long while. As a teen show, this would follow a group of girls not only facing trying to have a normal life but also fighting evil as goddesses of the moon, blessed with unique abilities. Many plot twists and secrets and sisterhood. It’s not the typical fantasy and approaches an area that I haven’t seen done very often. Gods.

 

Undertow
Author: Michael Buckley

Another area in fantasy I haven’t seen in a while. Mermaids and sirens are actually starting to make a splash on TV too. Siren on Freeform is gorgeously deadly. I think a story based in Coney Island about a civilization being driven from the ocean to land and them trying to coexist with humans would be epic. The bubbling romance is just a plus.

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Wicked
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

For lovers of Lost Girl, get lost in the world of fae once again. In the Big Easy, a war is brewing and a secret organization is protecting humanity from it, but when dark secrets spill and betrayals crack its walls and crumbles the loyalties it holds it becomes difficult to tell who the good guys are from the bad guys. Oh, and the intense overlay of lust is just to die for. who doesn’t love an intense and impossible love with a side of hysterical comedy?


Romance

Outlander, The Royals, Jane the Virgin, Younger, are those shows that’ll make your toes curl and evoke an audible gasp out of you. They’ve done it to me. It’s just so easy to get sucked into them. I totally think this book series would do just the same. And let’s be honest, sometimes you just want to get lost in something wild, addicting, and blinding. Something that isn’t bound by politics and activism. Something you just let your dreams ride away with. Mind do each time.

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The Maddox Brothers
Author: Jamie Maguire

Five brothers, all of whom live by their own untamable rule rules. It’s not easy to fall in love with them and it’s even harder if not impossible to fall out of love with them. Who am I kidding? You can’t fall out of love with them. While they have their passionate faults, they don’t give up the fight for those they love. They each meet their match and it’s like a moth to flame for these young men. They’re bound to get burned but they can’t help themselves.

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Action/Adventure

Amazing Stories, The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Prison Break, Criminal Minds, Batwoman, Xena: Warrior Princess, 9-1-1, Queen of the South, among a few others really get me hyped up. Some of these I never thought I’d watch because this isn’t a genre that’s high on my list. But I love my superheroes doing superhero things and being epic badasses. In addition to these, some Greek mythology badassery should definitely be had.

 

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Author: Rick Riordan

I have to agree that the movies did not work out. I thought the graphics were impressive, but there just wasn’t enough put into the story and some of the characters (*cough* Clarisse *cough) didn’t match their characters in the book. Percy deserves to be in a place where his and the stories of the other characters can be thoroughly told.


Horror

American Horror Story, The Haunting of Hill House, Nancy Drew, Scream, Bates Motel, YOU are just a couple of shows that give the creeps and shivers and that I can’t get enough of. Horror is such a thrilling genre and this pick would be a great addition!

 

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The Merciless
Author: Danielle Vega

A horror series by a phenomenal YA horror author. This series was up to become a TV series but after looking into it, I haven’t seen if it’s moving forward or not. I hope so, but I’m putting it on this tag anyway.


Drama

Grey’s Anatomy, This is Us, ER, Big Little Lies, Killing Eve, One Tree Hill, All American, Riverdale, The OC, A Million Little Things, and many others. Binging these will put you in an emotional coma. No complaints from me about that! This one was hard to pick because drama seeps into every other genre so it’s hard to pick a book consisting of mostly that. But I think this series would be epic and leave so many people shocked and saying, “Did that just happen!?”.

 

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The Royals
Author: Erin Watt

Now, I’m actually rereading this series as a part of my New Year’s Resolution there are so many spots I’ve got to take a breather. It’s like Gossip Girl meets Cruel Intentions that kind of meets up on the corner of Revenge (just a little). It’s no walk in the park to be a part of the elitist classes and one girl, Ella, will bring it crashing down. That is if she doesn’t become one of them. Then again, if the deal sounds too good to be true, like Reed Royal who she can’t tell if he is trying to destroy her or is falling for her, then it probably is.


Sitcom/Anthology

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore, Friends, Rick and Morty, The Office, Ash VS Evil Dead, The Middle, American Horror Story, Tales from the Crypt, Channel Zero, Castle Rock, and others really keep things fresh. Even an author can do that and of course, they have books that shouldn’t remain in the shadows but light up on our screens!

 

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Author: Christopher Moore

I didn’t put a title with this author because all of his work should be put together in an anthology series. Comedic and entertaining, Definitely incredible works from Fool to A Dirty Job to Practical Demonkeeping to Bloodsucking Fiends.

 

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Greatfurt
Author: Ellen Hopkins

Her work with her YA poetry series from Tricks to Glass to Crank to Impulse and all of the others. Facing disturbing realities in regards to drug use, self-esteem, and several other human behavioral destructions that’ll break you down. I think those who watch Thirteen Reasons Why would like this one.


Documentary

If I’m being honest, Planet Earth is just about the only document I watch and on occasion, Ancient Aliens. I’m just not big on them and you can curse me if you want, but I can’t stand true crime. It’s just not my bucket of chum. However, I did watch Tiger King and the entire time I’m feeling sorry for the animals because their “caretakers” are a bunch of jerks who do a horrid job.

 

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The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings
Author: J. R. R Tolkien

I would love LOVE to watch a Planet Earth inspired documentary titled: Planet Middle Earth, based on the entire realm and narrated by Radagast, the Brown.


I know. I listed way too many TV shows for you to keep track of. LOL. I’m sure I’m not alone in loving so many of these and that you can probably relate. So, tell me about some books you’d love to see turned into shows. Or tell your favorite shows! This is such a fun topic with so many ideas.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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      1. I couldn’t agree more. People always say I don’t want my favourites to be turned into Tv/Movies in case they do a bad job – my fear is more that they make it great and it gets cancelled anyway!

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