Top Ten Tuesday: Books that should be adapted into Netflix shows

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday has us thinking about Netflix and what books we think they should adapt next.   


  1. A remake of Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtrey.  Who would star as Gus?   Matt Damon.  What about Woodrow?  I vote for Ben Aflfeck.

    Can’t you just see this?

  2. The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah  (Actually, I keep hearing there is a movie in the works starring the Fanning sisters.)The Nightingale by [Kristin Hannah]
  3. Garlic & Sapphires:  The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl.  You know I had to sneak at least one Reichl book in this week.  Wouldn’t Julia Louis-Dreyfus be fantastic here?Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by [Ruth Reichl]
  4. We’re All Damaged by Matthew Norman.  I think this would be hilarious, especially starring Seth Rogen.  We're All Damaged by [Matthew Norman]
  5. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.  Spoiler alert:  This might be the saddest book I’ve ever read.Code Name Verity by [Elizabeth E. Wein]
  6. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.  Yes, please.  And then follow it up with Love and Ruin.The Paris Wife: A Novel by [Paula McLain]
  7. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.  This would be in the Practical Magic genre of fun mysterious alchemy.  (This might be more conducive to Lifetime or Hallmark though.)Garden Spells: A Novel (Waverly Family Book 1) by [Sarah Addison Allen]
  8. The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy.   The jumping historical narrative might be challenging to pull off but I think this would be good viewing.The Baker's Daughter: A Novel by [Sarah McCoy]
  9. Georgia:  A Novel of Georgia O’Keeffe by Dawn Tripp.  Honestly, any series chronicling the life of O’Keeffe would have my vote.Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe by [Dawn Tripp]
  10.  The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang.   I could honestly really see Netflix pulling this one off in spectacular style.


Thanks for playing along this week!   Next week’s TTT:  questions I would ask my favorite author.  Don’t you know Ruth will be in that list as well?


What books would you like to see Netflix take on?

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