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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
With thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting.

Top Ten Books I'd like to see as movies/tv shows:

1. Lola and the Boy Next Door - I love Stephanie Perkin's novels and think a TV series set in San Francisco focusing on Lola and Cricket with bonus Anna and Etienne would be great.

2. The Name of the Star - The Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson would make great movies. They've got humor, action, and really ratchet up the suspense.

3. In the After - Demitria Lunetta's apocalyptic debut novel has all the ingredients of a great summer blockbuster.

4. The Little Stranger - Sarah Water's haunted house tale was one of my favorite reads for last year's RIP. It would make a perfect film for fans of Downton Abbey.

5. The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater's extensive cast of colorful characters and original supernatural tale would make for either a great movie or a TV show.

6. The "City Watch" Novels - One of the the most popular groups of characters from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, they would make for a great BBC miniseries. I really need to see Sam Vimes on screen.

7. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Diana Wynne Jones had an animated feature made of her novel Howl's Moving Castle, but I'd like to see the Chrestomanci books receive the same treatment, as either a film or a series. Think about it, Studio Ghibli! 

8. The Forbidden Game - L.J. Smith, author of The Vampire Diaires, also penned this trilogy about an obsessive/sinister supernatural hottie and a board game gone horribly wrong. I'd love to see movies for these underrated books. 

9. The Magicians - Lev Grossman's literary breakdown of both Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia would make for a great film, provided audiences looked past the unlikability of the milquetoast protagonist. The other characters more than make up for Quentin, however.

10. Night Film - A film of Marisha Pessl's novel could take this fantastic and creepy story further into meta territory and may create a cult following all on its own. 

8 comments:

Britt said...

The Name of the Star would be fantastic. I love that book. I haven't read any of the other titles, so I'll have to check them out.

Jaime said...

Yeah , it would be a good comedy thriller for sure. Thanks for commenting!

Anna said...

Forbidden Game would make good movies and her Nightworld series would make an interesting TV show! :) She has a lot of untapped material that would make for interesting adaptations. In that vein, the Remember Me series by Christopher Pike would make awesome movies! Your L.J. Smith reminded me I forgot to add Pike to my list. :( I love your list though!

My TTT:

http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2013/09/top-ten-tuesday-8.html

Aylee said...

Aww, I loved Lola so much and I would love to see that as a cute tv show! Thanks for stopping by!

Jaime said...

Yes I remember the Remember Me series. I agree, they would make awesome movies :) Re: L.J. Smith - I wish they had made Night World a TV series over Vampire Diaries and the Secret Circle. So much untapped potential.

Mostly though, I wish Strange Fate would be published ;)

Jaime said...

Yes it would be great. Thank you!

readerholicnotes said...

I really like Diana Wynne Jones' books and I just bought The Raven Boys. You've got a good list!

Jaime said...

Thank you! I hope you enjoy The Raven Boys.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books that would make good movies/TV

With thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting.

Top Ten Books I'd like to see as movies/tv shows:

1. Lola and the Boy Next Door - I love Stephanie Perkin's novels and think a TV series set in San Francisco focusing on Lola and Cricket with bonus Anna and Etienne would be great.

2. The Name of the Star - The Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson would make great movies. They've got humor, action, and really ratchet up the suspense.

3. In the After - Demitria Lunetta's apocalyptic debut novel has all the ingredients of a great summer blockbuster.

4. The Little Stranger - Sarah Water's haunted house tale was one of my favorite reads for last year's RIP. It would make a perfect film for fans of Downton Abbey.

5. The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater's extensive cast of colorful characters and original supernatural tale would make for either a great movie or a TV show.

6. The "City Watch" Novels - One of the the most popular groups of characters from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, they would make for a great BBC miniseries. I really need to see Sam Vimes on screen.

7. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Diana Wynne Jones had an animated feature made of her novel Howl's Moving Castle, but I'd like to see the Chrestomanci books receive the same treatment, as either a film or a series. Think about it, Studio Ghibli! 

8. The Forbidden Game - L.J. Smith, author of The Vampire Diaires, also penned this trilogy about an obsessive/sinister supernatural hottie and a board game gone horribly wrong. I'd love to see movies for these underrated books. 

9. The Magicians - Lev Grossman's literary breakdown of both Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia would make for a great film, provided audiences looked past the unlikability of the milquetoast protagonist. The other characters more than make up for Quentin, however.

10. Night Film - A film of Marisha Pessl's novel could take this fantastic and creepy story further into meta territory and may create a cult following all on its own. 

8 comments:

  1. The Name of the Star would be fantastic. I love that book. I haven't read any of the other titles, so I'll have to check them out.

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    1. Yeah , it would be a good comedy thriller for sure. Thanks for commenting!

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  2. Forbidden Game would make good movies and her Nightworld series would make an interesting TV show! :) She has a lot of untapped material that would make for interesting adaptations. In that vein, the Remember Me series by Christopher Pike would make awesome movies! Your L.J. Smith reminded me I forgot to add Pike to my list. :( I love your list though!

    My TTT:

    http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2013/09/top-ten-tuesday-8.html

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    1. Yes I remember the Remember Me series. I agree, they would make awesome movies :) Re: L.J. Smith - I wish they had made Night World a TV series over Vampire Diaries and the Secret Circle. So much untapped potential.

      Mostly though, I wish Strange Fate would be published ;)

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  3. Aww, I loved Lola so much and I would love to see that as a cute tv show! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I really like Diana Wynne Jones' books and I just bought The Raven Boys. You've got a good list!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy The Raven Boys.

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Thank you, comments are appreciated :)