Books I Want As TV Shows

Happy Monday! Hope everyone has had a wonderful day!

Today I thought I would talk about two of my favourite things… TV shows, and books! Yay! So I decided to pick out some books that I would like to see at TV shows. I love TV and I love to marathon lots of episode one after the other, after the other. (Netflix is life yo).

I prefer books being turned into TV shows than films for a number of reasons.

  • First of all, they last longer, and we all like that!
  • Films are never adapted very well (in my opinion), and with a TV show they can mess around with it and add things to it.
  • Pretty much all of my favourite TV shows are based on books.

So here are a few books I think would make AMAZING TV shows. Drum roll please…

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline


I know this one is already is talks to be a film, but so much happens that I think it would make a much better TV show! There’s so much in this books that I don’t really think you can cut any of it out to make shorter for a film. Think of all the cheesy 80s style scenes they can do! Ooh or flash blacks to the 80s! Yes! Make this a TV show please.

The Lunar Chronicles Series – Marissa Meyer


These would work so well as a TV series, don’t you think? So many different adventures happen in this series and there are so many characters, I’d hate to think that some characters were cut out of a film series. And come on… wouldn’t Hook from Once Upon A Time make a great Carswell Throne? (Yes).



The Morganville Vampire Series – Rachel Caine


This is my favourite vampire series and I have read these books since the very first one came out! They’re like my babies and I would be so, so, so happy if they were turned into a TV show.Again there are so many characters in this series and so much that happens that it would work better as a TV show. It would rival the Vampire Diaries (also so good) but they have two completely different story lines. Also, there are some rather swoonworthy guys in this series and I want to see them come alive.

11.22.63 – Stephen King


Please oh please can this be a TV show?! Time travel, murder, mystery,friendship and love. Need I say more? This would make a great TV show because it’s sooooo long! Like seriously this book spans many MANY years and is just so wonderful! You can tell that King spent a lot of time and effort researching events surrounding the assassination on JFK and I’d for all of his research to just get brushed under the carpet and made into a bog standard film. This needs to be a TV show.

Valley of The Dolls – Jacqueline Susann


Now I know that there is already a film based on this book… but lets be real, it’s awful, and there have been a series and a mini series too. I think this would be much better as a TV show now though. Set in 1960s Hollywood, following the lives of different woman “on the scene”, this is just what we need on our TVs at the moment! We have nothing like this to watch and I personally would love to see this as a TV show!

Anyway! That is all for today! Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Let me know what you think of my list and what books do you think would make a good TV show?


6 thoughts on “Books I Want As TV Shows

  1. The Lunar Chronicles would totally make a great TV show! I also really like books that are adapted into TV shows over movies because I feel like when a book is made into a movie there are a lot of fans who “totally love it” as long as that one movies lasts, and then they just move on to the next big thing, which always irritates me so much. TV shows take more dedication. I also would hate to have any of the great characters or plot details cut out of the Lunar Chronicles, especially when the last book is set to be over 800 pages long! Great post 🙂


    • I agree! I feel like a family with all the other fans of TV shows I watch. Those that weep together at TV shows, stay together! I’m halfway through Cress right now, and so much is going on! I don’t know what they’d be able to take out of it to be a 2 hour long film! Thank you 🙂

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  2. Ahhh! I just discovered your blog and it’s very lovely. I totally agree that the Lunar Chronicles should be turned into a TV series. I don’t think a movie would do it much justice. I haven’t read your other choices, but I’ve been hearing fabulous things about Ready Player One! I cannot wait to read that one. 🙂


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