A much-belated post for Top Ten Tuesday from August 18: Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies (submitted by Nushu @ Not A Prima Donna Girl)
My picks for this Top Ten are also some of my favorite reads. You know, the books that stay with you even years after you’ve put them down.
While I only picked five titles, there are SO many more books that I would love to see on the big (or little) screen, lol.
The Library of Lost Things by Matthew Bright is such an interesting and creepy environment. I think it could very easily be turned into a short animated or stop-motion film.
The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Magic by F.T. Lukens would make a sweet, humorous romantic comedy film for the whole family. As the title suggests, it has magic (but not the way you’d expect) and teenage romance (the DRAMA!) and will give you so many warm fuzzy feelings you won’t know what to do with them!
Semiosis (and it’s sequel, Interference) by Sue Burke is a thought-provoking take on a different kind of first contact situation than people usually think about. Science fiction without a ton of technology, but dabbling in space travel and colonizing new worlds, the duology would translates best into a mini-series (think The Queen’s Gambit), but in order to do it justice, I think it would need a minimum of three seasons.
Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward would make for a super creepy, stays with you longer than you think it will, kind of Halloween horror film. The absolutely unsettling atmosphere that Ward was able to create would be so much fun to watch on the big screen!
It is my firm belief that God Engines by John Scalza deserves a feature length film (with a spin off series) directed by some of the biggest names there are… come on Hollywood, where’s my movie adaptation?!?! HBO, Netflix, either of you want in on this? Because I would pay out the nose to watch it.