Top Ten Tuesday: September 6

September 6, 2016     The Bluestocking Bookworm     Books, Books I've Read, Reading


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fine folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. They totally rock, so check them out!

This week, they indicated a TV theme in honor of Fall TV shows. For me, that doesn’t work. I am a book blog. I like TV, but I don’t have cable… so I am not even really that in touch with what is coming out on TV this fall. So, I am keeping a TV theme, and putting a bookish spin on it. So, without further adieu I present my theme: Top Ten Books/Series That Would Make Amazing TV Shows

Now, I know some of my selections have been optioned for TV, but I am still noting them. As always, in no particular order.

Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
This massive series of books would make an amazing TV series. It is so intricate and has so many characters that a movie wouldn’t do it justice, and I think it would be loved in the vein of Game of Thrones.

Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger
These books are so witty and fun. I would love to see them brought to TV. Her other series are also in the same universe, so there is no shortage of material. I love the fresh take on vampires, werewolves, and BAMF female characters that Gail Carriger brings.

In Death by J.D. Robb
Again, I love these characters. I love the interactions with them, and I just really need to see them in real life. Some of the stories themselves are lacking, but I think that could be remedied with some help from TV writers

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This book is so lovely and atmospheric. I want to see the circus, the magician’s war… everything!

Sin du Jour by Matt Wallace
This series of Novellas currently only has three entries, but I think that the concept would play REALLY well with a TV deal. A catering company that specializes in working with the supernatural? Yes, please! It is unique, and there is a lot of humor. I really love this series.

Keys to the Kingdom by Garth Nix
This somewhat hidden gem is reminiscent of Harry Potter, in that we have a young boy who doesn’t realize he is special, and he is thrust into a world that always existed under his nose but he never knew about until that One Special Day. The similarities (so far, anyways) end there. I really enjoy what I have read of these books so far, and I think they would make a great family-friendly television show (as all of my selections so far have trended towards adult-oriented).

Gentleman Bastards by Scott Lynch
This is a favorite of mine, and I think the adventures of Locke and Company would make a fantastic television series. Street rats running long cons? Lots of humor? Tension? Street gangs? YES YES YES!

The Others by Anne Bishop
Another favorite series of mine that would be good for teens and up. I feel like this series about the Cassandra Sangue (blood prophets) would be a great addition to any fall line-up. Urban fantasy is seriously lacking in the TV scene.

Bird Box by Josh Malerman
This is a single book, not a series. I think the concept of something you can’t look at is terrifying, and that the events of the book could easily be expanded upon to make an exceptional TV series. Horror TV is where it is at, isn’t it?

Princess Series by Jim C Hines
This series follows the various princesses of classic fairy tales as they embark on adventures outside of their respective stories. I have only read the first one, but I feel like this fresh take on princesses could knock Once Upon a Time down a peg or two. I also feel like it could be more family friendly than Once Upon a Time currently is.

What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Let’s talk! What are you excited for on TV this fall? What books do you want to see on TV?

Stay bookish, lovelies!

Talk bookish to me!

4 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: September 6

  1. I definitely agree on Parasol Protectorate. They’re a great series and are certainly witty enough for screen.

    Good news about Wheel Of Time: a TV series is apparently in development!

  2. Passive book absorber

    Gentlemen Bastards would make a fantastic TV series once he finishes it. But they would have to capture the Oceans 11-style jobs while still maintaining the irreverent intelligent characters.