Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'd Like To See Made Into Movies

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND fill out Mr. Linky.
If you can't come up with ten, don't worry about it---post as many as you can!

I had a top ten of my own planned for today but saw some of the posts about this one and couldn't resist joining it - congratulations to the Broke and the Bookish for an awesome choice, and you should definitely head over there to check it out if you haven't already.

Top Ten Books I'd Like To See Made Into Movies/TV Series

1. The Sky Is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson

It's well known that I'm a massive fan of Nelson's 2010 novel and would probably need at least three boxes of tissues if it made it to the screen, it's such a heartbreaker. I'd happily take that risk! An amazing story which I think would translate really well to the silver screen.

2. Wereworld - Curtis Jobling

High fantasy at its very best, Wereworld is crying out for a TV series! This is a book which I think could hook the entire family in if it was adapted, action-packed enough for the gore-loving kids but deep enough for adults to enjoy just as much.

3. Devil's Consort - Anne O'Brien

An outstanding piece of historical fiction, I'd love to see a big budget adaptation of this.

4. Dreaming of Amelia/Ghosts of Ashbury High - Jaclyn Moriarty

This is almost certainly completely unfilmable due to the narrative style which bounces between e-mails, exam answers, transcripts, blog entries and the contents of a scholarship file. Any director who proved me wrong and managed an adaptation which was one tenth as entertaining as the book would immediately become one of my favourites.

5. Star Crossed series - Bonnie Hearn Hill

I can totally see Star Crossed doing really well as a kids' TV series. It's frothy, enjoyable, and just generally really cool.

6. The Long Weekend - Savita Kalhan

Yes, I know I get TLW in everywhere as well as The Sky Is Everywhere, but there's a reason. The plotting here is superb and as a cautionary tale this would really wake teens and tweens up to the dangers of not being on your guard in a way that us teachers, however much we talk about them, can never hope to.

7. The Dark Elite series - Chloe Neill

Neill writes the best dialogue around today in my opinion, and would love to see this done as a TV series in the style of Buffy. Could be huge, I'm telling you!

8. Gossip Girl - Cecily von Ziegesar

Yes, I know it's been done! However I gave up because it was so ridiculously far away from the books. I would love, love, LOVE to see an actual faithful adaptation of the original novel.

9. Gallagher Girls series - Ally Carter

Cool girls, spies, action, and comedy - what's not to love? Again, possibly one that would work better as a TV series than a movie, but either way could be really entertaining.

10. Dragon's Path - Daniel Abraham

Have just reviewed this epic fantasy for The Bookbag and loved it. It's one that would be amazing on the big screen with the right actors, featuring complex character development but also some huge set pieces.


  1. I've been burned too many times with bad movies from good books. You are more hopeful than I am.

    Here's my post for this week's Top Ten.

  2. All these titles are new to me

    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday

  3. I haven't read any of your choices either - will have to track some of them down and see! I've heard good things about The Gallagher Girls series and have seen it on a couple of lists today, might start there.