It’s another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week is a freebie topic! I’m choosing to go with books I wish someone would make into miniseries, TV series, or movies. So, make yourself some popcorn and read on for my ideas!
Top 9 Books or Series I wish someone would make into a movie/series
#1 The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton
No question about it, this book is my number one pick for being adapted into some form of film. I have always said it should be a miniseries, that way there would be enough time for all the little details to be included. Plus the budget would be higher for filming on location in rural TN. And we need authentic costumes. I can dream, right? Basically, I’d volunteer to work on the crew just to see it done. (History Channel, AMC, or Hallmark, are you listening?)
It should be no surprise to see this on my list. Favorite. Series. Ever. And a miniseries would be awesome, yes?
#3 The “Redemption” series (and subsequent related Baxter Family books) by Karen Kingsbury (some with Gary Smalley)
We have 23 books in 5 series that could be adapted, so I think it could be a very long-running series. (Ahem, Hallmark, since you’ve already adapted Karen’s The Bridge and book-based Cedar Cove, this could be your next hit series.)
(2/4 update: we have a contract! Karen & Roma Downey will be working together to bring the Baxter Family series to television!! http://deadline.com/2016/02/roma-downey-the-baxter-family-faith-based-novel-tv-series-1201694238/)
#4 “Christiansen Family” series by Susan May Warren
This is another that fits the TV series format! Though the 6 books could be a series of movies, too, what with each sibling having their own book.
#5 The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron
In the vein of The Book Thief or Woman in Gold, this would be an excellent historical drama on screen with 2 intertwining stories — present day and WWII.
#6 Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano
Besides this being a great story, it made me want to go to Scotland. If it were made into a movie, I might not actually have to go there to see all the wonderful locations referenced in the story. Plus I’d like to see a cast with the great chemistry of James and Andrea (with Henry Cavill, of course).
#7 The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck
With a large cast, this would be a fabulous family drama with flashbacks to the early story of a couple certain characters. It would be a perfect June Hallmark movie!
#8 The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah E. Ladd
Who doesn’t love a good Regency period drama with mystery and romance? With the right casting, it could be a new favorite!
#9 Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg
Because the world needs more good rom-coms! Why not one with realistic characters, a serious story of forgiveness, and small-town charm.
Well, that’s my list for now. How about you? Do you have any favorite books you’d like to see adapted to film of some kind? Share in the comments!