Tuesday, June 2, 2015

top ten tuesday: movies and tv show adaptations

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish where each week we discuss on a different theme. This week's theme is: "June 2: Top Ten Books I'd Love To See As Movies/Tv Shows," which is something that I think we all like to think about. We all want our favorite books to turn into movies or tv shows, so that there is more for us to love, but we also want them done right. (and they so rarely are) Here are my top ten picks for books I'd love to see on the big or small screen.

1. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han – I think this would be the most beautiful movie, both visually and for the story. Jenny Han has done a wonderful job with setting up a specific look for all of her characters and the things they do, so I think it wouldn't be difficult to turn this into a film. Plus, it would be a great rom com for all ages. 


2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – Again, I think this would make an amazing movie. With Paris as the setting and a cast of lovable characters, there is literally no reason that this shouldn't be a huge hit. Plus, with a slow burn romance culminating in a very romantic ending, it is just the sort of thing that would work in a Hollywood movie. 

3. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray – I like that this movie could play up the sci/fi part of the book or the romance part of it and it would still be a great movie either way. The fact that it does have that sci/fi element would reach a wider audience and intrigue a lot of people. Plus, there are some beautiful settings in here just waiting to be visualized. 

 4. Vicious by V.E. Schwab – we are in a golden era of superhero themed everything. From the success of marvel on the big screen and dc's characters all over the small one in series like arrow, the flash and the upcoming supergirl, I think it would be just the interesting twist to throw Vicious into the mix. A story about heroes and anti-heroes that all look a whole lot like villains would be so amazing, something different in this already amazing market. 

 5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – I think this would make an incredible Game of Thrones style TV series. Since there are going to be six books and each of these books is of sizable length, there is tons of material that just couldn't be done justice in movies. It would be so fun to release a mini-series of the prequel novellas first, an episode for each one, and then plunge into the first book with a first season. I think this is a story that more people need to know about! 

6. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour – I'm all about the visual aesthetics in a movie. If the setting and the staging is beautiful I am more inclined to like the film. Which is why I think that Amy and Roger's, with the whole of rural America rolling by their car, would be a visually pleasing story. The adventures that they go on would play out so well on a big screen. 

7. Mosquitoland by David Arnold – This is the one on this list that I think would fit the bill for quirky indie film that hits it big. Because the story itself is not something that would typically be #1 at the box office, but it is so much of the human experience at its very core that I think it couldn't help but touch people in a way they wouldn't expect. 

8. Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Another longer series that would make a great TV show! There are four books and a prequel, which I think is more than enough to get a great start for a series. It might be a little like American Horror Story in that each season has a different setting and different characters introduced, but with the seasons connecting a lot more than AHS. It would be sci/fi romance mystery amazingness.

9. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – I picture this as a grungy sci/fi sleeper that, for the most part, doesn't have a whole lot of color, unless it is portraying the OASIS. I think this would be an immensely fun movie to watch, and that it lends itself easily to a film adaptation. 

 10. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins – I think that this could be marketed SO well if they played up the cutesy southern belle angle even while Harper is kicking ass and taking names. It would be something so unexpected, which I would love to see. 

What are some of your picks?



  1. Throne of Glass needs to be adapted for screen in whatever format! More people need to know about these amazing books. I like the idea of a movie, but I agree there is a lot of stuff that would need to be fitted in, so a TV series would also be great.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/top-ten-tuesday-7/

    1. At this point I would settle for seeing ToG on the screen in any capacity! as long as it is done well! :) thanks for stopping by, i'll be sure to check out your TTT!

  2. So many incredible choices! I love your picks. Amy & Roger and Anna would be incredible summer movies, I would love to see them brought to life on screen.
    My TTT

    1. exactly my thoughts! i think we need more contemporary YA books to be made into movies! thank you for your comment :)

  3. Yay I had Anna and the French Kiss I think all three books would make epic summer movies.

    My TTT http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/top-ten-books-id-love-to-see-as.html

    1. yes!!! i'd love to see all of stephanie perkins' amazing stories on the big screen! :)

  4. Throne of Glass would be awesome!!! I still need to read Cinder :$ lovely picks :-) Here's my TTT if you would like to check it out :-) Have a great day! :-)


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