Media Mondays: An Introduction with Books in the Media

I’m going to try something new. Every Monday, I’m going to introduce Media Mondays. I’ll showcase a book that will be adapted to either the big or small screen. I’m hoping that the fans of the books will watch the movie or the tv show and also hope that fans of the movie or show will read the books. I know that there won’t always be a happy marriage of the two media outlets. There are some people who prefer one over the other. So with that, we can just agree to disagree.

We all know that movies have sometimes been based on books, but it seems that networks have been following suit. With the success of True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, and Game of Thrones, what other books are making it to the small screen? Here’s ten of the shows currently out there. If you like the show, hopefully you can also support the author and book series. More often than not, the books are better. 😉

Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic CityShow: Boardwalk Empire
Network: HBO
# of Seasons: 1
Book/Series: Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City
Author: Nelson Johnson
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders

Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)Show: Dexter
Network: Showtime
# of Seasons: 5
Book/Series: Darkly Dreaming Dexter / Dexter
Author: Jeff Lindsay
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a DreamShow: Friday Night Lights
Network: NBC
# of Seasons: 5
Book/Series: Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
Author: H.G. Bissinger
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)Show: Game of Thrones
Network: HBO
# of Seasons: 1
Book/Series: A Game of Thrones/ A Song of Fire and Ice
Author: George R.R. Martin
Amazon | Barnes & Noble |Borders

Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl, #1)Show: Gossip Girl
Network: CW
# of Seasons: 4
Book/Series: Gossip Girl / Gossip Girl
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=0316910333

Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)Show: Pretty Little Liars
Network: ABC Family
# of Seasons: 2
Book/Series: Pretty Little Liars / Pretty Little Liars
Author: Sara Shepard
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders

The Surgeon (Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles, #1)Show: Rizzoli and Isles
Network: TNT
# of Seasons: 1
Book/Series: The Surgeon / Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders

The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries, #1)Show: The Vampire Diaries
Network: CW 
# of Seasons: 2
Book/Series: The Awakening / The Vampire Diaries
Author: L.J. Smith
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)Show: True Blood
Network: HBO
# of Seasons: 4
Book/Series: Dead Until Dark / Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire
Author: Charlaine Harris
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders

Days Gone Bye (The Walking Dead, #1)Show: The Walking Dead 
Network: AMC
# of Seasons: 2
Book/Series: Days Gone Bye / The Walking Dead
Author: Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders

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