6 Great TV Series Adapted From Books

6 Great TV Series Adapted From Books

Hello my darlings! Some TV shows leave us wanting more, and what better way to get more details, secrets, and in-depth information about the stories we love the most than by finding out they are based on best-selling books? Because we can’t get enough of our dearest and precious small-screen adaptations, below you can find 6 great TV series related to books that you’ll absolutely love, if you don’t already. Get ready to binge-watch and start your reading marathon! 




Genre: Fantasy

Cassandra Clare’s world-famous saga debuted in both TV and film format, which fans absolutely loved. The TV series first aired in 2016, all throughout 2019, giving bookworms and television audiences 3 seasons and 55 episodes in total.

For those who haven’t heard of this saga, the Mortal Instruments series features epic urban fantasy set in a richly imagined world of shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and more, which has captured the imaginations and loyalty of hundreds of thousands of Young Adult readers. It was originally a trilogy (containing the titles: City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass), but the series has extended to six titles, plus a prequel trilogy, the Infernal Devices, and a planned sequel series, the Dark Artifices. A true Young Adult gem that you should definitely check out.





Genre: Romance & Drama


Launched in December of 2020 on Netflix, Julia Quinn’s saga Bridgerton became people’s favorite romance TV series of the moment.

This story narrates the life of aristocrat personalities such as Simon Basset’s, Duke of Hastings, which recently returned to England from abroad, where he intends to shun both marriage and society—just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend’s sister offers another option. If Daphne, kind, witty, and the fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar. The plan works like a charm—at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London’s elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule.

Gossip, drama, enemies, and lovers all come together in this now season-only TV series. The second part is set to begin filming this year.





Anne With An E


This heartwarming TV series was based on L.M.Montgomery’s book Anne of Green Gables, which has beckoned generations of readers into the special world of Green Gables, an old-fashioned farm outside a town called Avonlea. 

Anne Shirley, an eleven-year-old orphan, has arrived in this verdant corner of Prince Edward Island only to discover that the Cuthberts—elderly Matthew and his stern sister, Marilla—want to adopt a boy, not a feisty redheaded girl. But before they can send her back, Anne, who simply must have more scope for her imagination and a real home, wins them over completely. 

This is a beloved classic that revolves around the topics of expectations, dreams, and vulnerability of children, as well as the process of growing up. The TV adaptation has 3 seasons and 27 episodes to win everyone’s hearts.




Shadow And Bone

Genre: Fantasy


Leigh Bardugo’s best-selling two-series, first the trilogy named Shadow and Bone, followed by the duology starting with Six of Crows, all set in the Grishaverse.

The TV adaptation aired in April of 2021 with 1 season of 8 episodes, which has been confirmed for a second-round coming in the following year. 

Shadow and Bone follows the once-great nation of Ravka that has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free.

A show worth binge-watching for sure.



 A Discovery Of Witches

Genre: Fantasy & Romance


A Discovery Of Witches follows Diana Bishop, a historian who discovers a bewitched manuscripts. She ends up learning more about the manuscripts and the magic behind them. She goes through a journey learning about magical creatures such as vampires, daemons, witches and forbidden love. She ends up befriending a vampire Matthew Clairmont to attempt to protect the book and solve the riddles within the manuscript, while also fighting magical creatures.




Gossip Girl

Genre: YA Drama 


Yes, the most scandalous and upper-east-sider TV show is based on a book series. Cecily von Ziegesar’s saga was first published in 2002 and since then it began catching the eyes of everyone, until the massive boom with the TV adaptation in 2007.

Welcome to New York City’s Upper East Side, where my friends and I live, go to school, play, and sleep—sometimes with each other. S is back from boarding school, and if we aren’t careful, she’s going to win over our teachers, wear that dress we couldn’t fit into, steal our boyfriends’ hearts, and basically ruin our lives in a major way. I’ll be watching closely.

You know you love me,

gossip girl

This has to be by far the best and most addicting of all the others mentioned above, with 6 seasons and 121 episodes, followed by a recent adaptation airing this year.


Do any of these shows look familiar to you or count as a favorite? I have been binge watching some fo these tv shows over the last few weeks but also rewatched some of these shows because I enjoyed them so much. I hope some fo these tv shows bring you joy!

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