I’m being a total rebel and announcing my top ten most-wished-for books-to-screen adaptations on a Wednesday.
Okay, okay. Busted. I forgot. 🤷🏻♀️ I’ve been off of my blogging game for two weeks, so just cut me some slack, please.
So, hi, hey, welcome to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. Take a look at my page-to-screen wishlist, and then tell me what you’d like to see made into a movie or tv show!
Book-to-Screen Adaptations I Need
STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor
Laini’s imagination never ceases to floor me. I read about Lazlo and his journey to the lost city of Weep back in summer of 2017, and I remember crying because I was so mad the story was over, and that I was left with that cliffhanger! I’m pretty certain Strange the Dreamer would be a beautiful and magical cinematic masterpiece, and I hope somebody realizes the potential that it has to be a wonderful story on the big screen!
THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas
Why do I feel like this series will be on everyone’s lists? There’s no denying that Celaena Sardothien’s story is a captivating one. (On a personal note, I’ve gotten my non-reader boyfriend to read the first installment of this series, and he actually seems to enjoy it! Win!) And I would definitely, definitely love to see this tv series – which is supposedly set to happen in the foreseeable future!
SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo
Another series that I think would do great as a tv series would be Shadow and Bone. With Bardugo’s unique magic and the way she makes us root for the villain, I would bet money this would be a show that gets lots of views on the regular. Also, how cool would it be seeing the Ravkans go through the Shadow Fold on skiffs?! I’m here for it.
THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzi Lee
This book was a chuckle-inducing adventure with loveable characters, and I can see it making a wonderful movie! Monty, his sister, and his friend Percy traipse through Europe as one last hurrah before Monty is supposed to take over his father’s estate, but then things go horribly wrong. I haven’t come across too many other who didn’t like this book.
TICKER by Lisa Mantchev
Seeing this book come to the screen, whether big or small, is a farfetched dream, but this steampunk book was so much fun to read! I read it all the way back in January 2015, so most of the details are pretty fuzzy, but I remember it being quite an adventure and wishing it could be something that I could watch.
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor
I must also include Laini’s first series that made me love her imagination and her writing. She is insanely good at throwing all of the pieces of the story at you, and then slowly helps you piece everything together in a fabulously poetic way.
MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover
Does anyone else believe Hoover’s beautiful contemporary novels would make fantastic movies? If they can make every Nicholas Spark book into a movie, they can do it to Colleen Hoover’s books. I’ve read two of her books (so far) and with this one, I read it in a 24-hour period. It was that good. I want to see Ridge and Sydney’s complicated love on the big screen, please!
ANNA & THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins
I felt like it was a rite of passage into the contemporary genre when I read Stephanie’s rom-com trilogy back in 2014. I was still a fresh newb into the book blogging world, and these books had been everywhere! The pressure built until I caved and read them, and I loved them. The other two suited more to my tastes than Anna, but I would still die for a screen rendition of these modern classics.
RAYNE & DELILAH’S MIDNITE MATINEE by Jeff Zentner
I know this book just came out, and my want for it to be a movie is a bit out there in the “probably not gonna happen” department, but this book was great! It was comedic, heartfelt, and follows two unseemly friends on their journey to take their show Midnite Matinee to the next level, all while dealing with their own individual problems. Plus it includes a road trip and hope built on very fragile legs as an idol of their turns out to be a rotten creep. It has all the makings of a fun, YA movie!
AURORA RISING by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
This duo-compiled novel is a literal flotation device, so if you feel yourself drowning in a sea of boring books, wrap your arms around this one because it was UH-MAZ-ING. This epic sci-fi adventure that follows six young cadets and an ancient-but-young stowaway, whom you all can’t help but to love, has been a fave-of-the-year so far for me! I believe space fans everywhere would really appreciation this book into a movie format. I know I would!
Have you read any of these, and do you think they’d make good movies and/or tv shows?
Now that you know my deepest, strongest wishes for new tv/movie material, tell me what book (or five) you would fancy seeing come to life on the big screen!
I’m linking up my post to Top Ten Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl!
Reading: Shadow Frost – Coco Ma 📱
Drinking: Wiiiiiine 🍷
Currently: I’m about to call it a day and curl up in bed with my book. Shadow Frost has kind of been proving difficult for me to get through, but I’m trying to push through. It’s got some good aspects, but mostly, I just wonder if I need a break from fantasy for a while, and and try to catch up on some contemporaries?