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Top 5 Wednesday: Classics I Wish Had Modern Adaptations

What is Top 5 Wednesday?

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such.

This weeks topic is: Classics I Wish Had Modern Adaptations

The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

I think a completely modern adaptation of this would be fantastic if harrowing. I'm not talking like a BBC drama but a full on gritty and dark TV series where a man sells his family. It happens, still. You hear reports of human trafficking but never really understand it until its something you witness. The Mayor of Casterbridge is in some ways one of the first instances of human trafficking that I've seen in any kind of media. I'd be really interested to see how this was adapted.

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

2. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

Moll Flanders makes me think Pretty Woman and I'd love to see Moll's story retold complete with husband issues. Admittedly, I wasn't the biggest fan of this book. It wasn't that I disliked the story, it was the fact it had no chapters. A tv show I think would provide the breaks I so desperately wanted in the book.

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

3. Evelina by Frances Burney

This is quite possibly one of my favourite classics ever. I adored the epistolary format and how Evelina's unique perspective afforded her a certain childlike lens through which she viewed the world. I could imagine a similar thing but perhaps set in New York whereby a young girl finds out she's an heiress to a corporation and has to get used to life in the city all whilst writing letters to her adoptive family. I need this.

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

4. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

The Bloody Chamber would make such a good tv series ala American Horror Story. Oh, sidenote, Sam and I have started watched AHS Cult and its so weird but so good. I still can't understand how Evan Peters manages to pull off blue hair...the man can do no wrong style wise. My favourite stories are definitely Wolf Alice, The Courtship of Mr. Lyon and The Bloody Chamber.

You can find the Goodreads page here.


Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

I want a 2018 creepy scientist that goes around robbing graves. A completely modernised Frankenstein. I think it would be completely terrifying with our technology too. Good god, an army of creatures like Frankensteins monster...

You can find the Goodreads page here.

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Thank-you for reading,

Katie x


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