Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I’d like to See Turned Into Movies or TV Series

Each week, The Broke and The Bookish holds Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly book-blogging meme. This week, we’re talking about books we’d like to see made into movies or TV shows. I have a few of both–some stories just seem to need a series (especially if they are a series of books), while others seem as though they’d make better movies.

They are:



American Gods: TV series
Good Omens: movie
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer: movie
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal: TV series
Anya’s Ghost: movie
Big Little Lies: movie
Sandman: TV series
Through the Woods:Β collection of short films
Uglies: movie
Zombies versus Unicorns: TV anthology series



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  1. I think all the Gaiman ones are under production at this time – Good Omens as a British movie (?) and Sandman and American Gods as TV shows (but I was disappointed to hear that HBO dropped both).
    And I really need to read Zombies vs Unicorns… πŸ˜€

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    1. I know they made a radio show from Good Omens, but I haven’t seen a film. I’ll have to look about and see.

      I was sad to see HBO drop those, too. I’m hoping someone will hurry up and finish making them—they’ve been in production for ages.


  2. Good Omens was done as a BBC radio play not long ago. Might still be accessible on their iPlayer site. American Gods has been picked up by Starz network as a possible series, as well!

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    1. Yeah, I really liked their rendition of the book—would like to see it live-action, though!

      And American Gods seems to be perpetually in-development. I wish someone would go ahead and actually make the show!


  3. American Gods for sure–it’s a big screen piece.
    I’d love to see more swashbuckling space opera, specifically McMaster-Bujold’s Vorkosigan novels or Drake’s Lt. Leary books.
    Literature: 100 Years of Solitude but only if filmed fully and at whatever length necessary to watch it, in one sitting.
    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy is perpetually in development–I’d finish that mofo, and fast.
    One word: Ringworld.
    Scalzi: Old Man’s War series.
    Franzen: The Corrections (still not a movie–it barely requires adaptation)
    Dostoyevsky: Notes From The Underground (a personal favorite)
    Thomas Hardy: The Mayor of Casterbridge (okay, it’s been done, but we’re currently shopping an adaptation i did that sets the story in present day Appalachian marcellus gas country, Somebody should make this, like, tomorrow. I’ve got kids gong to college.)

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    1. I’d like to see American Gods as a series, mostly because the universe is so big, but I could also see it working well as a multi-part film, perhaps a mini-series or something. It’s another of those that’s constantly in development but never finished, unfortunately.

      And swashbuckling space operas, you say? I’m in!


  4. I would LOVE to see the Mission Earth series by L Ron Hubbard be made into a TV series. It’s already 10 books long so probably too long for a movie, or even movie series like Star Wars, but that’s a possibility too.

    I think Letters From the Earth would make a great TV series too.

    Piers Anthony’s Xanth series would make good movies too.

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      1. Sorry I haven’t been able to spend more time around the blogosphere lately, I’m glad I spotted your post today.
        If you haven’t read those others I mentioned, you might want to check them out.
        I just thought of another couple of books, “Towing Jehovah” would make a great movie and so would “Stranger in a Strange Land” (has that one been done already?).
        Thanks for your post making me think back over all those cool books!

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    1. Yeah, I had a difficult time deciding on whether I’d like Uglies better as a show or film, but film won out in the end.

      There’s been a series of American Gods in the works for a while, but it keeps getting held up.

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