[TOP TEN TUESDAY] Books I would love to see as a movie/TV show

ImageThis weeks Top Ten Tuesday (click the image for the wonderful hosts!) was super easy for me. A lot of books I love have already been made into films or tv shows (for better or for worse) but there’s always going to be a long list of favourites I still want to see on the big screen! This list only stands under the condition that they’re done PERFECTLY (of course)!

The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time Series)  – Robert Jordan
I would love to see this incredible series turned into a Game of Thrones style TV show. Epic adventure, magic, characters that just scream to be brought to life and a classic fantasy tale spanning 14 novels. Please, I am so ready for this.

The Final Empire (Mistborn Series) – Brandon Sanderson
In the same vein as the Wheel of Time Series, with GoT and True Blood paving the way for fantasy TV I think the public would eat this up.

Eragon (Inheritance Cycle) – Christopher Paolini
I know, I know, but it wasn’t very good. I want to see Eragon in the same glorious, magical light I read it in all those years ago and the 2006 film just did not satisfy.

Wicked (The Wicked Years) – Gregory Maguire
The musical inspired by Maguire’s truly amazing work is light, fun and definitely doesn’t reflect the deeper, sinister tone he weaves into the story. I’d love to see a film which follows the novel more closely and really plays up the darkness. (Side note: I absolutely adore the musical!)

If You Could See Me Now – Cecelia Ahern
I went through a major chicklit phase about 5 years ago and while I don’t read it anymore, If You Could See Me Now has really stuck with me. It would make for a great easy-going, soppy film to rival The Notebook.

The End Specialist – Drew Magary
Also known as The Postmortal in some countries, I can’t get the idea of The End Specialist filmed as an edgy, hand-camera style movie out of my head. It’s written like a documentary and would translate so well to cinema, someone make it happen!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy) – Laini Taylor
Another fantasy novel I think would make a great film, Daughter of Smoke and Bone is quickly gaining popularity and I’m sure it won’t be long until someone smart snaps up the rights! With such a versatile vision, the series would make a fantastic 80s Jim Henson’s Labyrinth style film, a dark Tim Burton interpretation or a more serious offering from a fantasy loving director.

Animal Farm – George Orwell
While I’m pretty sure this has already been made into a film at some point, I’d love to see a modern update with some fun special effects.

The Vampire Lestat (Vampire Chronicles) – Anne Rice
Interview with the Vampire was so perfect and it’s such a shame that The Vampire Lestat fell through this April. Tom Cruise needs to reprise his role and bring Lestat back to life/death.

Divergent (Divergent Trilogy)- Veronica Roth
I don’t think I can wait any longer. PLEASE HURRY!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on books that would make great films or TV shows, make sure you comment below!

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28 thoughts on “[TOP TEN TUESDAY] Books I would love to see as a movie/TV show

    • The musical is amazing but it’s too light and fluffy compared to the book. I would definitely recommend it if you haven’t already read it! 🙂

  1. The only books on your list that I’ve read are Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Divergent, but I totally agree! And if I’m not mistaken, I think DoSaB has already been optioned for film. No news about casting details or anything else, though. :/ BUT YES. Divergent is coming along NICELY. So excited!

    • Thanks! I only realised this afternoon that DoSaB has been optioned and I am SO excited, it’s got to be perfect though! I seriously can’t wait for Divergent, not long now!

    • It’s looking good so far based on the trailer and pictures! And I definitely recommend them both! Wheel of Time is a big investment of time but it’s worth it.

  2. I’m surprised they haven’t done an Animal Farm movie. I know they did one of 1984, although I haven’t seen it.

    And yes, it would be interesting to see a real book-to-movie adaptation of Wicked. The book and the musical only share a passing resemblance, although I love them both. We’re probably going to get a movie version of the musical before the book ever gets the movie treatment though. Oh well.

    • Yeah I think you’re probably right, while I wouldn’t mind a film version of the musical it’s the book I think that deserves to be brought into the spotlight.

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