Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows

Posted June 2, 2015 by Zeee in Top Ten Tuesday0 Comments

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I’m starting Tope Ten Tuesday again and I thought this was an awesome topic since I have been reading a bunch of books that I really, REALLY want to see on the BIG and SMALL screens.  I will not mention possible actors, though because my imagination CAN’T pick anyone in Hollywood to play my favorite characters.  Oh, and I am also ONLY picking books that I have personally read.

For the Small Screen

The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost is ONE AWESOME SERIES!  I just can’t get enough of it and I would definitely LOVE it to be a TV series.  It’s a paranormal romance with vamps (and other things) and I think it would be perfect as a TV show.  There are also 7 books in the series which I think would be overkill to make into movies for the big screen but I think they could do a lot with the plot.  Well, granting that there are already vampire TV shows but I think this one will stand out.

The Infernal Devices trilogy by Casandra Clare would be an awesome TV series.  It is also a paranormal romance that I think would do well as a series on the CW since it is a YA book.  I also think that they can do a lot more as a series as opposed to it being on the big screen.  Plus, I may be biased a little because of the disaster that was The Mortal Instruments.  So for now, let’s stick to Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices as a TV series.

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare was an awful movie.  But since it has been picked up as a TV series and it looks like they already have the actors picked out, I am excited to see how they will reboot this franchise.  I had such high hopes for the movie version but it was just sooooo horrible and I couldn’t imagine how NO ONE in Hollywood ever saw that train wreck and SAID SOMETHING!

The Finishing School series by Gail Carriger is a current on hold book for me since I did not finish it yet BUT I still have plans to (when the mood strikes).  This is a very interesting series that I think would make an awesome TV show.  It is steampunk with a lot of weird things going on.  I am still at 30% of the audiobook so I don’t entirely know the whole story BUT it sounds interesting!

For the Big Screen

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer has all the makings of an awesome movie, I think.  Well, it is definitely something that I would want to watch!  The 4 book series is a fairy tale retelling of different tales in each book (Cinder – Cinderella, Scarlet – Little Red Riding Hood, Cress – Rapunzel, Winter – Snow White) with different main characters/focus characters per book.  The awesome thing about this series is that all the characters intersect or are prominent characters in each book.  This is also a dystopia/sci-fi/space/robots thing that I think will not disappoint!

The Madman’s Daughter trilogy by Megan Shepherd would be an awesome movie! Since it is a trilogy, it would not drag on for far too long.  But what makes this trilogy so unique is that it is a classic retelling of 3 different books PER book.  The Madman’s Daughter is a retelling of The Island of Dr. Moreau, Her Dark Curiosity is a retelling of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the third book A Cold Legacy is a retelling of Frankenstein.  It is also set in the late 1800s which make the story more intriguing!  Think along the lines of Jack the Ripper or a dark and seedy London!

Starbound series by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner is another series that have different main characters in each book.  This is also a trilogy I believe and the last book is not out yet but I have read the first two books, These Broken Stars, and This Shattered World and I am convinced that they would make awesome films for the big screen.

Legend trilogy by Marie Lu is already slated to be made into a movie so I thought I should add this in.  I would definitely love to watch this in theaters because of the badass/kickass heroine (for a change).  Oh and what do you know?  This book has already been picked up for a movie!

The BFG by Roald Dahl  is being made into a MOVIE!  OMG! Has anyone seen the animated version?  I loved the animated version growing up so I am super psyched to see this as a live action movie!  This is coming next year and I can’t wait to see it!

Firelight by Sophie Jordan is also picked up for a movie and as much as I liked the first book (Firelight), I did not like the second book at all.  But I think this would be interesting.  We need more badass female dragons on the big screen, don’t we?

Upcoming Movies That I haven’t read yet

  1. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
  2. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  3. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
  4. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  5. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  6. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  7. The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke
  8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  9. Inferno by Dan Brown
  10. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

There you have it!  Has any of the books chosen made your list?  Do you agree with my selections?  Have you read any of the books that I haven’t read yet?  Which one SHOULD I read? Comment away!

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0 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows

  1. Whoa, I did NOT know that all those movies are coming out!! Red Rising!? An Ember in the Ashes?! That is so exciting! Totally agree that TMI will be better as a show than a (dreadful, from what I hear) movie. And Legend would make such a fun movie, perhaps even better than the book! Great list!
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  2. quinnsbo

    ooooh, I would love to see These Broken Stars as a movie! And of course The Lunar Chronicles. That would be so good.