Books that should be adapted #TopTenTuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:

Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies

The Hawkeye (Kate Bishop) series by Kelly Thompson

I love Kate Bishop! I think this would make a great series. Lots of action, lots of fun, and funny lines!

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (and the other books in the Dimple and Rishi universe – There’s Something about Sweetie and 10 Things I Hate About Pinky)

Her stories are so much fun to read. And her characters are relatable – yes, even though I’m definitely way older than the target audience range.

Also, in that frame of mind, please also, someone make a TV show about all the characters in Jasmine Guillory’s The Wedding Date series! The Wedding Party is the third book.

The Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley

This would make for such a cute detective series. Apparently it has been picked up for adaptation? 

The Poppy War series by R.F. Kuang

The third and final book in this exciting series is coming out later this year (yay!). And I reckon this would be an amazing….well…I tend to watch TV more than movies but this feels like it would do better as a movie (or movies), there are epic naval battles that I would love to see on the big screen.

The Monstress series by Marjoie Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda

This magnificent comic series would be impossible to turn into a regular TV series but I think an animated series would be amazing! Or even a video game….

The Wild Robot series by Peter Brown

I think this would make for a great family-friendly movie!

The Murderbot Diaries series by Martha Wells

I am dying to see a Murderbot TV show. Then again I wonder if it would be easier to do an animated show.

Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa

As I was scrolling through my Read list on Goodreads, I thought of this sweet book and was wondering if this was something that was adapted. Turns it out was (here’s the IMDB page with a trailer) and it looks as sweet (and full of yummy dorayaki) as the book.

Also, if you’re interested, I wrote about this book and about making dorayaki here.

Sidekick Squad series by C.B. Lee

This YA series would make a great TV series. A world where superpowers are common, but the main character is a teen with no superpowers – although her family does.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.


  1. I thought it was here that read a review of Sweet Bean! Anyway the film does a great job of making dorayaki look delicious so I went to a very fancy Japanese shop in London and bought some, but they were pre packaged and turned out a lot like the scottish pancakes you can get in the supermarket for a pound a pack 😦 I think it is something that you must have to have straight off the griddle like in the film.


  2. Oh I absolutely love this list — and YES to Hawkeye in particular! I’m forever-sad that they’re not able to do more with the Hawkeye property as a movie/TV show on account of Jeremy Renner sucks. (By which I mean, they could do more with the character if they wanted, but I don’t want them to if he’s played by Jeremy Renner bc Jeremy Renner sucks.) I want my Kate Bishop / Clint Barton friendship!!

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  3. When Dimple Met Rishi would defiinitely make a cute movie! I haven’t read the book, but it’s appealing enough that I would watch anyway. Same for The Wild Robot; that’s a great idea.

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