As an avid reader, I am firmly in the group that wants to read the book first before seeing any kind of movie or TV adaptation.
My biggest example is the Song of Ice and Fire series (book) and Game of Thrones. I initially started watching the series, but by the third episode of the first season, I had bought the first book and dived in. Now, with one episode left of the TV show, I am glad that I stopped watching the series where the books currently left off.
Okay, I’m sort of glad. I mostly don’t want to take the chance that the ultimate ending of the TV show will be the same as the books.
Reading a book first allows me to use my imagination without any outside influence. Like movies or TV shows.
But that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy the visual recreation of the written word. Sadly, there are some books not slated to become movies or TV shows; check them out below!
The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan
It would be an interesting YA-type of movie. I think it would be a lot of fun to see one girl try to fix something on her own and trying to survive. Throw in some random stereotypical high school scenes and all the suspense elements … I think it could be good.
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
I need more Westerns in my life!
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Just imagining the possible atmosphere a director could create with this plot and setting would be enough.
My Last Continent by Midge Raymond
Another atmosphere that would be beautiful. Plus it’s a love story.
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The atmosphere is a Gothic Barcelona, circa 1945. It’s got mystery, it’s got suspense, and a love story. Plus it’s one of my favorite books.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Would be an awesome, trippy sci-fi thriller movie.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I would hope that it would be as beautiful and magical as the words.
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher SCotton
I’m currently reading this, but I could see it as an interesting drama set in the Appalachian mountains when coal was still big.
What are some books that you would love to see adapted to the screen?