As of late, I have been stepping out of the fantasy genre and reading more contemporary works. Do not get me wrong, fantasy is my go to. How long this will last, I’m not sure. Because when romance was my go to, that lasted for about 6 years.
Anyway, with all these new readings I have been doing, I have been thinking a lot of what books should be made into movies or series. I don’t really watch a lot of t.v. anymore minus cooking channels and reruns of old cartoons, I just haven’t been into movies as much. These books would get me into watching t.v. again. Seriously.
Brief Summary: 16 year old Tiffany from Chicago moves in with her biological father in L.A. after her mother dies.
Why this would make a good series? There is something about Tiffany that makes you root for her. Although there isn’t a whole lot of conflict in this book, it breaks down family, faith, ethics and friendship in a Black household that doesn’t surround itself with Christianity but instead Jehovah Witness. It is a interesting take that doesn’t get too religious but it reminds adults of their youth and passion through their children.
Brief Summary: Penny Lee, freshman at college, crosses paths with Sam, Cafe worker who sleeps above the shop, in the most awkward way possible build a unlikely text filled relationship.
Why this would make a good series? This was one of the best books, I have read in 2018. It is considered a New Adult read. New Adult, I guess, normally means 18 and older and sleeping together but Choi gives you a new meaning to NA. Penny Lee and Sam are adorable and work to build an unexpected friendship through text messages because its safer and more honest. I ship for them and their pure interactions. And would promote the crap out this if it was a series.
Brief Summary: Lucy married a man who is living a double life and after a heated fight, her husband is missing. She goes to meet/see the other wife Marlowe and together they work to find their husband and see him for who he really is.
Why this would make a good series? Magic, romance, Black people, love. Honestly, I don’t need any more of that to watch the heck out of this series.
Brief Summary: Racially divided Texas 1937 where a Mexican girl and her siblings move in with their White father and she falls for a Black boy.
Why this should be made into a series? I strongly believe that the world forgets that the hatred for Mexicans didn’t begin when Trump got elected or even a few years before that. Segregation between Blacks also applied with Mexicans. This is important to view especially if you have shows like Thirteen Reasons Why and The Kissing List then something as deep, romantic and powerful such as this can be made into a series as well.
Brief Summary: A killer let free by jury develops a crush on Dr. Rennie Newton during the trial and begins stalking her to possess her.
Why this should be made into a series? This book screams lifetime movie. An extremely intelligent woman, lets a killer go free and in a turn of events he begins stalking her. Cop who resents her for saying not guilty fights to save her and they fall in love. Lifetime movie all the way.
Brief Summary: Family feud lasting 300 years spill into the twentieth century causing horrors, you could never imagine.
Why this should be made into a series?
Family feud, magic, death, romance and add some history to this, you have your perfect YA suspense thriller. The overall plot develops deeply with rich characters and history. This book isn’t just about a family secret coming to earth but everyone paying the price for it. There is growth and even re-reading there is still the same thrill you get when discovering something new.
These books are just some reads that should receive the television treatment. They each develop not only characters (which is extremely important) but setting and plot. What books would you want to see on the big or small screen?