Before I get started, I just wanted to say sorry that I haven’t been around the past few days. I moved back to school on Sunday and classes started today so I’ve been a bit busy! I’m hoping that I’ll get into a regular schedule soon and be able to do some blog hopping, commenting, etc. 🙂
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly themed post hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week features a different theme/prompt for which you come up with a list of 10 books. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is supposed to be anything related to TV. Since I try to only post about books, I wanted to also tie this theme into books. As a result, I’ve come up with a list of TV shows that are based on books that I want to watch (after I read the books, of course).
All the links below will take you to Goodreads!
Based on Under the Dome by Stephen King
This is based on a Stephen King novel about a small town that finds itself trapped in a dome (I bet you couldn’t figure that out from the title…). Knowing this is based on a Stephen King book, I’m sure it has a lot of creepy moments which I personally love to watch in TV shows. The concept sounds pretty interesting as well, so I’d definitely watch this.
Based on Outlander (series) by Diana Gabaldon
I’m sure I don’t really need to give you a quick overview of this one, but I will anyway. This is a time-travel novel/show about a woman from the WWII-era who finds herself in the 1700s. I know that both the book and show are incredibly popular, which is part of the reason I want to read & watch the series. The problem is that the books are incredibly long, which we all know from yesterday’s post, deters me from reading books.
Based on A Song of Ice and Fire (series) by George R. R. Martin
I feel like the only person left on this entire planet who has neither read the books nor watched the show. I love fantasy novels, but there are so many things that make me nervous to pick up this series. One of these days I will do it, though, and then I will binge-watch this entire TV show. I swear.
Based on Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
I’m kind of cheating with this one because I’ve watched the first two seasons of this show already. I need to finish it, though! I don’t remember why I stopped watching it honestly… The book seems like it’ll be really eye-opening too… if I ever get around to reading it. This is one of the very few times in my life when I’ve watched a TV show (or movie) without having already read the books.
Based on The Magicians by Lev Grossman
From what I know about this (which is admittedly not very much), this is about a guy who finds out magic is real (and that he can do magic) but then also finds out that it’s actually pretty dangerous. Like I said, I don’t know much about it. But hey, I like fantasy and I like magic, so what could go wrong? 😉
Based on Rizzoli & Isles (series) by Tess Gerritsen
This is another one that I don’t know a whole lot about. Basically, Rizzoli is a detective and Isles is a medical examiner in Boston. They’re both working together to try and catch a serial killer. The books honestly sound incredibly interesting and I really want to read the first book soon. Part of that is probably because I’ve been in such a mystery & thriller type of mood lately.
Based on Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
This is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, Treasure Island, and I believe is meant to be a sort of prequel to that book. Honestly, there isn’t anything that really makes me want to watch this other than the fact that I love pirates. So.
Based on Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir by Eddie Huang
I honestly had no idea until very recently that this was based on a book, but it is! I see pictures of this all the time on Tumblr and it just looks like a great and really funny show. The show follows a family of immigrants in America. The memoir it’s based on is apparently also quite funny. So I definitely need to check out both the book & show.
Based on Sherlock Holmes (series) by Arthur Conan Doyle
This is one of a couple of TV shows based on Sherlock Holmes. I’m honestly not all that interested in Sherlock Holmes, but this particular TV show just looks really good. Plus, Watson is a woman in it and is played by Lucy Liu. I love when characters are gender-swapped, especially when it puts someone into a less traditional role for their gender.
Based on Gossip Girl (series) by Cecily von Ziegesar
Sometimes you just need some drama. And from what I hear, Gossip Girl is a great place to get it. I think years ago I was actually given one of the books from the series, but it wasn’t the first one so I never read it. Honestly, this is such an iconic show that I may watch it before I read it. Especially since it’s on Netflix.
These are 10 shows that are based on books that I’d like to watch (and read).