By Jensen Argyle
All biblioholics know this one simple truth: The book was better than the movie. This is obvious because there is no way you can fit every detail of a book into a 2 ½ hour movie. Recently, we have seen some awesome books being made into awesome TV series (ahem Game of Thrones.) Personally, I find this a much more acceptable way of adapting the books I love into a visual medium. And there are some books I would love to see made into a TV series. So, here are five series that should be made into a TV series.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer Maybe it’s just me, but I think this would be an awesome TV series. This is a series of books (that are long but also oh so good) that revolve around the fairytale characters you know and love (Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White) but with an epic sci-fi twist. What Meyer has done here is she has taken these beloved characters, modernized them, and placed them in the future. There is so much epicness to behold in these books including awesome battles and cool technology. Plus, the characters are really unique and quirky, which is always a plus.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas I feel like this would be the next game of thrones. It is about an 18 year old imprisoned assassin who agrees to be the prince’s champion in a competition to find the next royal assassin. Chalk full of action, suspense, and romance this would make for a wonderful fantasy series. Plus, there are a lot of books and so there is plenty of material for the showrunners to work with.
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot I know, I know, I know what you’re thinking. “Blasphemy! The movies are perfect! And no one can replace Anne Hatthaway as Mia.” I hear you, but hear me out. The movies are fantastic, but there is a lot from the books that are not in the movies at all. And there are a lot of books. I think that this would be a fun TV series because these books are full of sassy, fun characters, exasperating adult figures, and lots of drama.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins This is just the first book in a three book series. Each book focuses on a different couple, while also revisiting old couples. The books take place at a boarding school in Paris. Each character experiences romance, adventure, and drama. Overall, this would be a fun TV series just because the characters are so easy to fall in love with and root for.
The Selection by Kiera Cass This series is The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games. Need I say more? Probably. This series is about a young girl living in dystopian society who is selected to be part of a televised competition to win the heart of the prince. Full of romance and spectacle, this series would be a fantastic TV show.
So there you have it, five books that should be their own TV series. What books would you like to see made into a TV series? Let me know! And as always, happy reading!