Top 10 Tuesday — Books to Movies

18 Aug

I have a big confession: I do not subscribe to Netflix! I think one of my kids has an account downloaded to my TV, but it is only watched when they come to visit. I know this is shocking, but I don’t even turn my TV on anymore. My husband watched Inspector Morris the past few months and has now moved on to Endeavor, but other than a few glimpses up from my book reading, I have not watched TV since April. I have to say I haven’t missed it either. The topic of which books should be made into movies/Netflix series always leaves me with mixed emotions. It would be great if wonderful books could reach more people, but frankly I would rather people enjoy the original source. πŸ˜‰

For this week’s Top 10 Tuesday I am listing historical fiction that I think would make great movies. The books on my list have a number of strengths — great sense of time and place, interesting and perhaps little known topics, strong characters, intrigue, unputdownableness.

For more recommendations, check out That Artsy Reader Girl.

Historical Fiction That Should Be Made Into A Movie


The Far Side of The Sea by Kate Breslin (currently free for Kindle for Prime Members!)

The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton

Lady of A Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd

The Last Year of The War by Susan Meissner

The Mark of The King by Jocelyn Green

The Medallion by Cathy Gohlke

Missing Isaac by Valerie Fraser Luesse

My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt

The Plum Blooms in Winter by Linda Thompson

Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin

8 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Books to Movies”

  1. Carrie August 18, 2020 at 10:26 am #

    excellent choices!

    • rbclibrary August 18, 2020 at 2:25 pm #


  2. Paula Shreckhise August 18, 2020 at 10:30 am #

    I have read some of these and agree!

  3. lydiaschoch August 18, 2020 at 10:50 am #

    I hope all of these books get turned into shows for you. πŸ™‚

    My post .

  4. kathyscottage August 18, 2020 at 1:03 pm #

    That’s a great list of reads here! πŸ™‚ I don’t watch TV either. I watch classic movies.

    • rbclibrary August 18, 2020 at 2:25 pm #

      I do too. πŸ™‚

  5. susanblogginboutbooks August 18, 2020 at 7:28 pm #

    Before COVID struck, I hardly watched t.v. either. Then, lockdown happened and I picked up my old cross-stitching habit, so I’ve been watching movies and t.v. shows while I do that. Otherwise, I prefer to read. And, I agree, I’m NOT a fan of book-to-movie adaptations. I’d rather Hollywood just leave my favorites alone, thank you very much!

    Happy TTT!


    • rbclibrary August 21, 2020 at 7:44 am #

      I have some crocheting that needs to get done!

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