Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Page-to-Screen Adaptations I Want to Watch


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 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Page to Screen Freebie (Books that became movies/TV shows, movies that became books, great adaptations, bad ones, books you need to read before watching their movie/TV show, movies you loved based on books you hated or vice versa, books you want to read because you saw the movie or vice versa, etc.)

I decided to go with page to screen adaptations that I really want to see.  There are so many books that I love that have either been made into TV series or movies or are in the process of being made into them.  I’m sure there are plenty more out there that I want to see, but these 10 are at the top of my list at the moment.  Some I’ve been saying I want to watch for a while now and others are fairly new or are still in production.  I’ve shared trailers for any that I could find.


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10 Page-to-Screen Adaptations I Want to Watch



1. THE HATE U GIVE, a big-screen adaptation of Angie Thomas’ best selling novel of the same name.

This one has been out for a while and I just haven’t made the time to watch it yet even though I loved the book.



2. SHADOW and BONE, an eight-episode Netflix series based on Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone & Six of Crows fantasy novels.

I don’t think there’s a release date for this yet, but I can’t wait since it combines two of my favorite fantasy series.



3.  A DOG’S JOURNEY, a film adaptation of the popular series by W. Bruce Cameron.  This movie actually comes out this week and I’m really looking forward to seeing it. The books and the first film, A Dog’s Purpose, had me crying the ugly cry, so I’m sure this one will have me reaching for the tissues too.



4.  THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR, a film releasing this week that is based off of Nicola Yoon’s best selling novel of the same name.  I actually haven’t read this book yet, but the trailer just really appealed to me so now I want to watch the film and read the book.



5. ARTEMIS FOWL, a movie based on the beloved books by Eoin Colfer.

My son and I have been reading this series together and were excited to learn that Disney is making it into a film that will release later this year.



6.  THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, a movie adaptation of the best selling book by Garth Stein.

I’m excited for this one because I loved the book of course, and because it has Milo Ventimiglia from This is Us and Gilmore Girls in it.  It releases this fall.



7.  ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES, an upcoming movie based on Jennifer Niven’s best selling novel of the same name.

I haven’t seen much information for this aside from that Elle Fanning will play Violet and Justice Smith will play Finch, but I can’t wait to see this film.  I’m sure it’s another that will have me reaching for the tissues.



8.  SHADOWHUNTERS, a TV series based on the popular Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.

I’m late to the Shadowhunters game as I just started Clare’s book series late last year and the TV series is actually in its final season.  Regardless, I look forward to binging it once I finish the books.



9.  A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, a TV series based on the popular book series by Deborah Harkness.

I’ve been meaning to start this one for a while now, but keep forgetting about it.



10.  HIS DARK MATERIALS is an upcoming TV series based on the popular series by Philip Pullman.

I enjoyed the book series, but I’m most excited for this because Lin-Manuel Miranda is in this, and I just love him. #theaternerdcrush

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Have your seen any of these?  Or do you plan to?  What are some of your favorite page-to-screen adaptations?

46 replies
  1. Trish @ Between My Lines
    Trish @ Between My Lines says:

    I watched A Discovery Of Witches even though I never read the book, and loved it. I do now want to read the book too though. I really want to both watch and read The Hate U Give too.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m glad to hear A Discovery of Witches is good. I was really hoping it would be since the books are so entertaining.

  2. Angela
    Angela says:

    We saw The Golden Compass movie years ago, but I don’t remember much about it. I just recently listened to the audio book and it was pretty good. I’d be interested in a His Dark Materials TV show.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I never saw the first one but the general consensus seems to be that the new series will be much better than the old movie.

  3. Jo
    Jo says:

    I’m excited/nervous to see the Artemis Fowl film, I’ve been waiting for it for a long time and it was one of my favourite books as a kid so if they’ve screwed it up, I’m going to be very annoyed. I really enjoyed The Hate U Give, but I haven’t read the book yet and I’m super excited for the Shadow and Bone series, though I’m very nervous about the combining of both the Grisha books and the Six of Crows books.

  4. Brittany
    Brittany says:

    Oooh they are re-doing His Dark Materials!!! I loved the books <3 But the movie with Nichole Kidman was pretty bad!

  5. Jordan Rose
    Jordan Rose says:

    I’m really excited for the Shadow and Bone adaptation, but I’m also super nervous for it! I’m trying not to have too many expectations, haha. Really excited for His Dark Materials to be adapted again as well!

  6. Greg
    Greg says:

    A Dog’s Journey and Artemis Fowl both look good. And Shadowhunters- I see a lot of love for that franchise- that could be fun too!

  7. Laura
    Laura says:

    I’m so excited, but also nervous that they’re making a Netflix series based on the Grisha/Six of Crows books! I love the series so much, so I hope they do it justice. I’m definitely interested to see who they cast in it! 🙂

  8. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    I don’t think I will survive watching All the Bright Places. That book broke me. The Sun is Also a Star looks really good, and I was happy with the adaptation of Yoon’s other book. So, if the same people are involved, I think it could be great. The Shadowhunter’s series was canceled right when it was hitting its stride. It was a rocky start, but it got better.

  9. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    I’m interested to see The Sun Is Also a Star. I actually haven’t read the book yet and I’m not sure I will before seeing the movie. (Sacrilege, I know!) Hopefully I’ll be able to catch it while it’s still in theaters.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I don’t think anyone in my house will want to go and see it with me so I’ll probably either see it solo or will wait until it’s on DVD or On Demand.

  10. Tânia @MyLovelySecret
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret says:

    I could never watch A Dog’s Journey without fifty boxes of tissues. I remember watching the trailer a few months after losing my oldest cat and I ended up crying. A lot.

    I need to watch the adaption of The Hate U Give (and read the book). I’m waiting for it be released on my country’s Netflix.

    Happy readings! 😉

  11. verushka
    verushka says:

    Wait, James Macvoy is in His Dark Materials?? I didn’t even realise a trailer was out for this– so much goodness here, Suzanne — my future movie and tv watching is sorted lol

  12. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    I still need to read The Hate U Give, but I do want to watch the movie too. My sister has seen it and she really loved it. I want to read Good Omens sometime soon so I can watch the show coming out at the end of the month.


    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m glad to hear your sister enjoyed THUG. I can’t believe I haven’t seen it yet since I loved the book so much.

  13. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    No Way! The Art of Racing in the Rain will become a movie??? Best news ever! I loved that book suprisingly filled with wisdome and told from the dog POV! Now about the Shadowhunter movie and series…I hate them LOL

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