Books have always been a constant source of inspiration for visual media, from movies to TV shows to web series. Some books are so alluring that they are soon adapted into visual formats, and we get to witness the magic unfurl on the screen. However, many books are still waiting for their chance in the limelight. In this post, we’ll be discussing 5 books that you should read before they become blogs or TV shows.
Kristin Hannah’s “The Nightingale” is a melancholic and heartbreaking tale of two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, in Nazi France who are separated during the Second World War. The book has been a bestseller since its release in 2015 and has been praised for its beautifully crafted and well-thought-out characters and storytelling. The book has been developing into a movie since 2017, but there haven't been any updates since then. This book deserves to be adapted into a visual format, but until that happens, it's worth reading the book and experiencing the powerful emotions it evokes.
Samantha Shannon's "The Priory of the Orange Tree" is a fantasy novel that features dragons, magic, and political intrigue. The book was released in 2019 and quickly gained a cult following. The novel is over 800 pages long and is packed with action, suspense, and a diverse cast of characters. It has all the elements needed for a successful TV show, and it's no surprise that HBO has picked up the rights to adapt it into a series. However, with no release date announced yet, it's worth reading the book and immersing yourself in its magical world.
Scott Lynch's "The Lies of Locke Lamora" is a fantasy novel that follows a group of thieves as they pull off elaborate heists in a city reminiscent of medieval Venice. The book was released in 2006 and has since become a cult classic in the fantasy genre. The book has been developing as a TV show since 2016, but there hasn't been much news about it. The book is a must-read for anyone who loves fantasy and heist stories, and it's worth picking up the book before the TV show is released.
Alex Michaelides' "The Silent Patient" is a psychological thriller that follows a therapist's attempt to treat a patient who refuses to speak after being accused of killing her husband. The book was released in 2019 and became a New York Times bestseller. The book has been picked up by a production company to be adapted into a TV show, but no release date has been announced yet. The book is a gripping and suspenseful read, and it's worth picking up before the TV show airs.
R.F. Kuang's "The Poppy War" is a fantasy novel that draws inspiration from Chinese history and mythology. The book follows a young orphan girl who rises to power through her mastery of shamanism and becomes embroiled in a brutal war. The book was released in 2018 and has received critical acclaim for its immersive world-building, complex characters, and exploration of difficult themes such as war, genocide, and trauma. The book has been optioned for a TV series by Amazon Studios, but no release date has been announced yet. It's worth reading the book and experiencing the epic story firsthand before it comes to the screen.
Now, let us just hope if these books get adapted into movies/web shows, they are good adaptations! (fingers crossed) Thank you for reading! See you next Sunday.