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Book to Movie Adaptations I’d Love To See

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Happy Tuesday, Bookworms!

What books/series would you love to see adapted to film, tv, etc.?

Today, I wanted to post about books I personally would want to be adapted to film.

I haven’t watched many books-to-movies even though there are plenty out there to watch. More often than not the movie is based on a book I haven’t read so, since I prefer to read before watching, I’m not that interested.

Excluding school books, I really enjoyed the Twilight books and movies (sorry not sorry), The Hunger Games movies I liked (still haven’t read the books), and I think I’ve seen all of the Divergent movies (never read those books either).

All of my picks I highly recommend and review links are included as well. I also genuinely think a wide audience would enjoy these books as movies and find them visually appealing.

The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune (review)

A LGBTQIA+ young adult contemporary fantasy superhero movie that I think would work best as animated. I picture this having the same feel, humor, heart, and artistry as a cross between The Incredibles and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.


Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (review)

Another epic YA contemporary fantasy and Arthurian retelling that just blew me away with it’s awesome Black girl magic and compelling plot. There’s a lot to like about this book and even relevant commentary on race and society. I can easily picture really cool CGI for the more fantastical parts.


Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron (review)

I see this more as a kids movie but I think all ages would enjoy the story as it is very much family oriented and explores the power of one’s roots/culture. The main character is young, headstrong, and heroic. There’s a lot of magic and wondrous things that happen throughout the book.


Zodiac (series) by Romina Russell

Zodiac (#1) | Wandering Star (#2) | Black Moon (#3) | Thirteen Rising (#4) | (reviews)

This is a spectacular sci-fi/fantasy series set in space that I think will stand out amongst all other movies of the same setting. The series is a rollercoaster of emotions as you’re taken on this wild journey to stop the threat of the 13th sign. The sci-fi elements are balanced well with the fantasy. Besides stunning visual effects there’s the appeal of seeing your zodiac sign portrayed on the big screen. The plot is also interesting, adding to the conversations on race, diversity and unity.


Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

I recently read this book and am still not over how good it was. From the beginning I was picturing the strange and marvelous world the author created and really wished for a movie version. It’s a fresh visualization and depiction of the supernatural with a great cast of characters and a really good complex plot. (*review to be posted 2/25/21*)

As Always, Happy Reading!!!
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