TTT #23 Book to Film Adaptations We Want

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Each week they give a topic, and then other blogs make their top ten lists for that topic.

This week's topic is Top Ten Books I want to see Turned into a Movie or TV Show
(in a world where adaptations are never crappy)

In no particular order, as per usual:

1) Maggie Stiefvater's Wolves of Mercy Falls series: I love Maggie Stiefvater, and her books that would do best adapted to film are in this series. (PS, did you hear she's releasing a companion novel to this series? Announced today! Check here for info on Sinner, which was previously referred to as White Pants Novel)

2) Stephanie Perkins' Anna and the French Kiss: Contemporary romance turned move? Yes.

3) The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick: I read this book a few years ago in school, and while it wasn't my favourite book ever, I think this would do very well as a movie.

4) Delirium by Lauren Oliver as a TV series: This was going to be a TV series, but then no. The pilot was cancelled. (Thanks Fox! Not.)

5) Snow: a Retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Tracy Lynn: I'm a huge fan of fairy tale retellings, and I think that this particular retelling would be super awesome to see as a movie. It's dark and creepy, and it's a take on Snow White I've never ever seen before.

6) The Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce: I'm kind of wary about putting this one on a list like this, but seeing as Tamora Pierce is my favourite author of all time ever, I know that I would see a movie if they made one. That being said, though, I 100% do NOT want anyone to make her books into movies. This genre has a pretty awful track record for adaptations (Eragon, Inkheart, Spiderwick was meh, Ella Enchanted was a good movie but a bad adaptation) and I think that there is no way these books could be done in a way that was true to the story without having a ridiculous budget. Even with a ton of money, I would still be skeptical. 

7) Inkheart by Cornelia Funke: This book is already a movie, but honestly, I don't think the movie should count cause it kind of sucked. Try again, Hollywood.

8) The rest of the Narnia Books: So far we have 3 of them, can't we have the other 4? It would be nice at least to have the rest with the characters we kind of know.

9) Endangered by Eliot Schrefer: This book was so. good. It was powerful as a book and I think it would be even more powerful as a movie.

10) Angelfall by Susan Ee: Apocalyptic angels on the big screen? Sounds like a good idea, if you ask me.

Bonus: This wouldn't be something I'd be terribly interested in now, but who else remembers the Animal Ark series or, even better, the Magic Treehouse? These books were my life when I was starting to read. I think they would be wonderful adapted into a children's tv series. 



  1. That is how I feel about Tamora Pierce, I love her books and want movies, but I am afraid no one could get it right. And there is definitely a bad track record for that genre. I would totally tune into a Magic Treehouse series!You are never too old for those books :)

  2. I really, really need to read Endangered. I have taken it home a number of times and still haven't gotten to it. From what I know if the book, I can imagine that it would make a great movie. The setting alone is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Delirium made my list too! And YAY for The Wolves of Mercy Falls! Great list!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know


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