The only thing better than reading Historical Fiction is watching it. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a TV show or a Movie, they both make for a fun life. And with the success of stories like Outlander and other shows like it, Historical Fiction is becoming a hotter trend in Hollywood. So without further ado, here is my list for the Top Ten Books I would like to see become movies (in no particular order):
- The right thing to do: This would make a great indy family movie. A clash of generations, a daughter fighting for her independence and a father still trying to hold on to the old world would make this a great tear jerker.
- Station Eleven: Ok not historical fiction BUT I am an unashamed Shakespeare fangirl and I love this book. It’s the way a dystopian book should be done. It’s beautiful, heartfelt and did I mention there is a Shakespeare influence? Because there is, and it’s awesome.
- American Gods: So ok, this one isn’t technically a historical fiction piece. However, Neil Gaiman is one of my all time favorite writers and this book deals with our religious history. Word is that it’s going to be a show on Starz, which needs to happen soon.
- The Night Circus: I love vintage circus stuff, from like Victorian era to the 1950’s. This Victorian Era Circus involves a deep love story, complicated alliances and magic. The movie would be fantastic with its magical tents and bright colors….I’m swooning just thinking about it.
- I shall Be Near to You: I love this book, such a great wartime romance during such a turbulent time within American history.
- Beautiful Ruins: This was a beautiful book, the story of a great friendship set against the picturesque Italian seaside in the 1960’s, it’s a perfect summer escape in both film and print.
- The Forgotten Garden: This eerie mystery unfolds as our protagonist tries to find out the secrets of her grandmother’s past.
- The River of No Return: Mystery, time travel and romance. It has the makings of a fun summer movie.
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: This charming story would make a charming movie about a little story of World War II.
- Five Quarters of the Orange: From the same writer who brought us Chocolate, this story brings us plenty of family drama set against the backdrop of occupied France.
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