TCL’s Tell Me Something Tuesday #TMST #4 & #LetsDiscuss2023 #8 – Not Yet Filmed – May 16, 2023.

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TMST is a weekly meme with optional participation hosted by Jen Twimom @ That’s What I’m Talking About. There isn’t a check in and she doesn’t have a linky (although you’ll find one at the bottom of this post for #LetsDiscuss2023). She does encourage you to leave a link to your post on her blog if you participate so she and others can find you!

Jen sends out an email with the upcoming prompts roughly every two months. To get them, just go to her blog and sign up to get her newsletters. Then, just write a post for the corresponding date’s topic!

Today – May 16 – the topic is: Which book/series would make a great movie/TV series?

 So, without any further ado…

A couple weeks ago, I got an email from the London Box Office telling me that someone had made a play out of Maggie O’Farrell’s amazing novel, Hamnet! Well, that was a shocker for me. Obviously, a play isn’t a film or TV series, but I’m wondering if the film or TV series isn’t far behind. I adored this book, but if it is adaptable for the stage (or screen) is a stretch for me, because the language is so evocative, and that I can’t imagine that coming across with actors using a script. That said, lots of books I’ve enjoyed have been turned into films and TV series, with various levels of success. I enjoyed the film version of “A Man Called Ove” and I’m very much looking forward to the movie of Rachel Joyce’s novel “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.” I also thought they did an amazing job in transforming Taylor Jenkins Reid’s book, “Daisy Jones and the Six” into a fabulous TV series.

Of course, if done right, any good book can translate into something equally as good, and sometimes they come out even better. It would be too obvious to pick a book by a well-known author, since the possibilities that their books will be turned into some screen version is high. So let’s look at some of the indie and self-published authors I’ve loved.

One that springs to mind is “Smash All the Windows” by Jane Davis. Although her last novel, “Small Eden” would also translate well onto film. In fact, any of Jane’s books would work.

I could really get into watching some of the “women of a certain age” novels by Judy Leigh, as they’d be really fun, and the scenery would be fabulous!

I wouldn’t mind seeing a TV series out of my friend Roz Morris‘ book “Ever Rest.”

And finally, the series that I would really adore seeing filmed would be the Rabbi Aviva Cohen Mysteries by my friend Ilene Schneider.

What about you?

Is there a book or series you’ve read that you’d like to see adapted into a movie or TV series?

This post also qualifies as my 8th entry in the #LetsDiscuss 2023 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!


9 thoughts on “TCL’s Tell Me Something Tuesday #TMST #4 & #LetsDiscuss2023 #8 – Not Yet Filmed – May 16, 2023.

  1. While I’m not familiar with most of these books, I love how thoughtful you are with regards to the transformation of a written story into a visual one. And your post made me think of another – Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn. That would be a fun one to watch. Thanks!


  2. I’d love to see The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo on the big or small screen. Patrick Gale’s A Place Called Winter would be great. I have a feeling I read somewhere that he is adapting it so that would be brilliant.

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    1. Two good choices, and very likely that there could be adaptations, since Gale wrote an original screenplay called “Man in the Orange Shirt,” and we all know about Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones!


  3. Hello, If I may? I would like books by Katrine Engberg, whom I have read and enjoyed reviewing, to see adapted into a movie or TV series; if they aren’t already. The Tenant published in 2016; Blood moon 2017; Butterfly House 2018; with her most recent work: The Sanctuary 2023 all of them I feel would be ideally suited for a movie. Thank you for sharing!

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