5 books that need to be adapted into Netflix shows

Cover to The Belles: The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton. Image: Freeform Books
Cover to The Belles: The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton. Image: Freeform Books /
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NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 09: Taylor Jenkins Reid speaks onstage on day 1 of POPSUGAR Play/Ground on June 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for POPSUGAR Play/Ground)
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 09: Taylor Jenkins Reid speaks onstage on day 1 of POPSUGAR Play/Ground on June 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for POPSUGAR Play/Ground) /

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

If you’ve been on social media (especially if you follow book twitter), you’ve probably seen this book in your feed. It is everywhere. It’s like the Harry Potter of historical fiction. And based on what everyone is saying about it, it is not to be missed. The book starts with Evelyn Huge, an aging Hollywood star who has decided to tell the story of her life.

She chooses Monique Grant, an unknown reporter, to tell her story. Monique’s life could be a story of its own. Her husband just left her and her career is stalled. But with this chance at making it big, Monique is not going to mess this up.

So, she goes to Evelyn’s extravagant apartment and listens to her story. And what a story!  It starts with her travels to Los Angeles and goes on to her time in show business and on to her leaving in the 1980s.

And of course, it covers the seven men she married through the years. She loved, she lost, she fought, and she lived to tell the tale.

But that’s not the end of her story. Once she gets to the end, it’s clear that Monique and Evelyn are connected in a way no one expected.

The structure of the story alone makes this book perfect for a series. Each episode could be dedicated to a husband and it could go back and forth between the present with Evelyn and Monique and the past where we see Evelyn’s life.

With an already thriving fan base, Netflix would have a guaranteed hit. They have already proven they can adapt young adult novels and comic books, why not get into historical fiction as well?

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