Friday, November 8, 2019

From Page to Screen: 5 Must-Read Books Being Adapted into TV Shows in 2020

From Page to Screen: 5 Must-Read Books Being Adapted into TV Shows in 2020

Hey there, bookworms! Are you ready to see your favorite stories come to life on the small screen? These captivating books are being adapted into TV shows in 2020. Get your reading list ready and prepare to dive into these exciting adaptations! Let's delve into the magic of books transforming into binge-worthy TV series.

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From Page to Screen: 5 Must-Read Books Being Adapted into TV Shows

Love Simon

1. First up on my radar is "Love, Simon," based on Becky Albertalli's heartwarming young adult novel, "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda." If you haven't read the book yet, you're in for a treat. The story follows Simon as he navigates the complexities of love, friendship, and self-discovery. I'm excited about this adaptation because the book was not only a delightful read but also inspired the feature film "Love, Simon."

I'm curious to see how the TV show will bring Simon's journey to life on the screen, exploring the nuances of his relationships and the challenges he faces in coming to terms with his identity. It promises to be a rollercoaster of emotions, and I'm here for it!

Shadow and Bone Book Cover

2. Leigh Bardugo's best-selling trilogy, "Shadow and Bone," and its accompanying duology, "Six of Crows," have captivated readers with their rich world-building and complex characters. Now, Netflix is bringing this fantasy realm to life in a much-anticipated TV adaptation. As a fan of the books, I can't wait to see the Grishaverse on screen.

The intricate magic system, the political intrigue, and the diverse cast of characters are all elements that make this series a standout in the fantasy genre. I'm excited to witness the unfolding of Alina Starkov's journey and the heist-filled escapades of the Six of Crows. Plus, Netflix has a knack for delivering visually stunning productions, so my expectations are high!

the dark tower

3. For fans of Stephen King, "The Dark Tower" is a series that needs no introduction. The TV show, serving as a prequel to the film, is based on King's novel "Wizard and Glass." Having read the book, I'm eager to see how the show explores the backstory of Roland Deschain, the gunslinger, and his ka-tet. "Wizard and Glass" is a compelling tale that delves into Roland's past, and I'm curious to see how the small-screen adaptation brings this world to life. 

The Dark Tower series is a genre-blending masterpiece, and I'm hoping the TV show does justice to King's intricate storytelling and the unique blend of fantasy, western, and horror elements.

discovery of witches

4. Deborah Harkness's All Souls trilogy, starting with "A Discovery of Witches," is a mesmerizing blend of history, magic, and romance. The TV adaptation follows the story of Diana Bishop, a historian and reluctant witch, as she unravels the mystery of Ashmole 782 and finds herself entangled in forbidden love with a mysterious vampire. 

As a fan of the books, I'm excited to see how the TV show captures the atmospheric beauty of Harkness's writing and brings to life the forbidden world of creatures—witches, vampires, and daemons. The historical elements and the complex relationships in the trilogy promise a show that will be both enchanting and suspenseful.

the stand

5. Stephen King's post-apocalyptic epic, "The Stand," is getting the TV treatment, and I couldn't be more thrilled. The novel explores a world in ruins after a man-made plague and the ensuing battle between survivors, a conflict of epic proportions. Having read the book, I'm eager to see how the TV show adapts King's intricate storytelling and brings to life the diverse cast of characters, each representing different facets of human nature. 

The themes of good versus evil, survival, and the consequences of human actions are as relevant today as when the book was first published. The Stand promises to be a gripping, thought-provoking series that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

From Page to Screen: 5 Must-Read Books Being Adapted into TV Shows


  1. Great post! I had no idea Love Simon was becoming a tv show. But I'm so excited for the Grishaverse adaptation and I havent even read the books! Definitely have to get on that.

    Loving your blog! Can't wait for more content

    1. Thank you Chelsea! Your blog is lovely as well :)

      Yes you have time to read the books before the show starts, they are really good. The Six of Crows series is my favorite!

  2. I am looking forward to watch Grishaverse tv show, even more when i do live so close to Budapest.

    Great job with your blog. I look at it every day

    1. This is the show I am most excited about as well! Thank you so much for visiting the blog :)