May 6, 2015

Top Five Wednesday 5/6/15

Top Five Wednesday is a group on Goodreads that posts blog topics for Wednesdays. Today's topic is:

Books I'd Like to See Made Into a TV Series

  1. Lock-In by John Scalzi - The premise of this book is a detective story, but the detective in question is a victim of a virus that left his body paralyzed, but his brain functional. He uses his brain to control a droid that acts as his body, while his corporeal body is being cared for by a nurse. This has potential to be a long-running series with lots of scenarios to play out over years and years.

  2. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith - Here's another detective. The series has two books out with a third in the works. I'd really like to see this acted out. I just think it lends itself very well to the small screen.

  3. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - Here's another one that could be drawn out for several seasons: the boy who lives in the cemetery and is raised by ghosts. So many story lines available. It could by like Little House on the Prairie, but in the cemetery!

  4. The Jane Austen Mysteries by Stephanie Barron - Another mystery series, but with Jane Austen as the heroine! I'm sure many purists would complain, but how fun would it be? Fans of Downton Abbey might appreciate the entertainment between seasons.

  5. The Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman - I might actually get a chance to find out how well this will work because the SYFY channel has optioned the rights to make a 12-episode series.

Do you have a favorite you'd like to see made into a TV series?