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    19 Incredible Books That Fans Are Patiently Waiting To Become Movies Or TV Shows

    From the page to the screen.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which books they would love to see adapted into a movie or TV show, and boy did they deliver!


    Here are just a few of the responses:

    1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    Atria Books

    "This should definitely be made into a limited series. An aging Hollywood movie icon allows an unknown magazine reporter to cover her final interview, one filled with salacious stories, heartbreak, glamour, and more. It's one of my favorite books. The glitz, the glam, the scandal — I love it! I read it in two days."


    2. Red Rising series by Pierce Brown

    Del Rey

    "It has an amazing sci-fi premise with killer action scenes, and a truly unexpected plot twist. Granted, it borrowed from the familiar dystopian 'classify everyone into predetermined groups by certain characteristics' trope, but it does it right."


    3. Exit to Eden by Anne Rice

    Severn House Publishers

    "I think the book is ripe for an HBO-type miniseries. HBO wouldn't be afraid to explore the sexuality that is integral to the plot of the story. I think there is at least a 4- to 5-episode limited series worth of gold to be mined there."


    4. Animal Farm by George Orwell

    Signet Classics

    "It needs to be adapted into a stop-motion film or series by Tim Burton. How cool would that be? Seriously, you heard it here first! Tim Burton, I’m talking to you! Also, cast me."


    5. Aimee by Mary Beth Miller


    "It’s just a really messed-up book. A teen girl named Aimee kills herself, but didn’t want to be alone when she did it, so she invited her friend Zoe to sleep over while her parents were away. Zoe wakes up to her friend dying, but she couldn't call the police in time because Aimee left the phones off the hook. This was obviously before everyone had cellphones. When the parents return home, everyone thinks that Zoe assisted in Aimee's death. Zoe is then forced to prove her innocence."


    6. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

    Random House

    "I’ve been waiting since I was 13 for this book to be turned into a movie. I was so mad when Twilight got five movies, but not this amazing series, which is better in every way!"


    7. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara


    "It would make an excellent movie or, better yet, a miniseries as it's a long, but beautifully written, and complex book. It follows the lives of four friends from their college days into their middle-aged adult lives. This book is a very heavy read, as it covers difficult topics like physical and sexual abuse, prostitution, sexuality, suicide, mental illness, and death. But even with its difficult and dark subject matter, this book outlines conversations that must be had in society." 


    8. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

    Random House Vintage

    "ONLY if they use actual dwarves, conjoined twins, and other people with such physical deformities as the characters in the books, because there are plenty of actors to fill those parts who don't get chances as frequently. It's the story of the Binewski traveling circus and the tragedy that tore the family apart. The parents intentionally had the mother taking drugs while pregnant to try to make unique children to display as part of the show. It's beautifully written and haunting. One of my favorite stories, and I think it would make a terrific limited series."


    9. The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater

    Scholastic Press

    "Production has stopped indefinitely on the TV series adaptation of The Raven Cycle, but it NEEEEEEEDS to be made into SOMETHING! It was such a great series. It's so interesting and entertaining. And ugh, can I just — Roman? Noah? GUHHHH!"


    10. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

    Penguin Publishing Group

    "This should totally be turned into a movie, and Whoopi Goldberg would be perfect as the librarian!"


    11. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

    Penguin Publishing Group

    "It's so good! I read it in high school and was hooked. It would be cool to see someone explore a lot of themes in the book through a TV show or movie, especially the themes surrounding change. BUT it needs to be done properly!"


    12. Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson

    Tor Books

    "It needs to be adapted by HBO or someone who can do it justice! If you thought Game of Thrones was epic (minus Season 8), then this will have you spellbound and hooked."


    13. Verity by Colleen Hoover

    Hoover Ink.

    "It would make a great Girl on the Train type of movie. Here's a quick synopsis: Struggling writer Lowen Ashleigh is offered a job by Jeremy Crawford, the husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, to complete the series of successful books that his wife is unable to finish. As Lowen is going through Verity's pile of drafts and notes, she stumbles upon her unfinished autobiography that Verity never wanted anyone to read. The pages are bone-chilling, including what Verity believes really happened the day her daughter died. Lowen must decide if she should keep the manuscript a secret or show them to Jeremy."


    14. The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater

    Scholastic Press

    "I doubt the author would go for it, and I'm sure there are other properties out there that would make more sense for it, but sometimes I wonder what it would look like if they aged up the characters and situations in the books. I'd like to see a horror/mystery/romance series like they were doing with True Blood, before it went off the rails. I'd watch that! Honestly, just give me supernatural creatures, sex, and humor, and I'm here for it!"


    15. Abhorsen series by Garth Nix

    Harper Collins

    "It’s been out for a long, long time, but I don’t know how anyone hasn't made it into a movie or series yet. I think Sabriel would make a really badass movie heroine."


    16. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

    Celadon Books

    "I couldn’t put this book down! If you're a fan of crime shows or murder mysteries, then this is for you. It would make a great addition to crime dramas out now."


    17. Dancing Through the Snow by Jean Little

    Scholastic Canada Ltd.

    "It's about a 10-year-old girl named Min who learns how to trust again with the help of her new foster mom, as they try and take down a puppy mill together. Now tell me that wouldn't be a feel-good movie of the year!"


    18. Three Dark Crowns series by Kendare Blake

    Quill Tree Books

    "It’s incredibly captivating, interesting, and dark. Triplet sisters, who each have a specific magical power, must fight each other for the crown to rule their island. It's so good!"


    19. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer


    "This is an old book, but don't let that deter you. It's a fun book about a very independent teenage girl in Jane Austen's England. I can definitely see Anya Taylor-Joy playing this role."


    Is there a book that you'd like to see adapted into a film or series? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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