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Top 5 Wednesday | Books you’d like to see as a TV show

Books and TV shows are both on my top 5 list of favourite things in the world, so putting them together is just perfection! I’ve just discovered the top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads and I think it’s full of great ideas to think about. Without further ado, here’s my top 5 books I’d like to see as a TV show:

A Darker Shade final for Irene1. A darker shade of magic, by V.E. Schwab

One of the best books I’ve read this year, the complexity and plot of this story can carry a series nicely. The fact it’s part of a trilogy means it provides enough material to explore. In my dream world, I can see this being picked up by HBO and turned into the next (completely different) Game of Thrones.

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 2. The Rosie project, by Graeme Simsion

This is an incredibly funny book, with amazing characters. The protagonist is a quirky genetics professor who creates an incredibly detailed survey to discover his perfect future wife. He goes on quite a few dates which have the potential to be stand-alone episodes for the beginning of a series. Also, his book has some adventurous twists as well and an interesting quest. It’s part of a duology – so plenty of material. I’m actually planning on picking up The Rosie Effect this month – keep an eye for the review.

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3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Going through reviews on Goodreads, I found out this was supposed to be made into a movie with Selena Gomez playing the main character (horrible idea, in my opinion). However, I think this would work nicely as a 13-episodes series, focusing on each story individually. It would need a really talented screenwriter though, as the book itself isn’t as detailed as it could be to make great TV. It does have lots of potential.

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4. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

This book has so many characters it’s quite hard to keep track of them all. That’d be a disaster in a movie, but as a TV show, it’d be great to have each episode focusing on a different girl. It also has quite a double narrative – one story follows the girls on a desert island and then you have snippets of their lives back home, before the crash. The plot itself has quite a lot of humour and a nice story line. What would make this a really great TV show would be the “commercial breaks” – advertising different products, mocking the beauty industry.

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5. Let it snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson

This book is one of my favourite winter reads! It’s three different stories which are all interlinked in little bits. I see this as a cutesy Christmas mini-series which would be perfect with lots of hot chocolate, cosying up by the fire (so cliche, I know – but come on, you’d like that).

I had fun thinking of the TV series version of these books. Do you agree or would you rather see them on the big screen? What books would you pick?

🌟 Happy reading! 🌟

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