Top Ten Tuesday #4: Books I’d Love To See As Movies/Tv Shows

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish.

Hey, Top Ten Tuesday! I know it has been a while… But when I saw the topic I knew I had to participate, no matter how quickly I would have to jot down my thoughts. So, buckle up: here we go!

1. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin — To be honest, the common theme running through this entire list will be “Books I’d Love to See as Movies/TV Shows as Long as They are ACCURATE.” Which is why this book and its entire series is #1 on my list. Season One was great, but with every season thereafter the show has been turning into mind-numbing fan fiction. I quit watching because I just couldn’t deal with the anger anymore. So if I had a wish it would be for this series to receive an accurate TV show.

2. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller — I love classics, I love ancient civilizations, I love this book. This would make for such a beautiful movie with its settings, and its actions, and its love story. Gimme!

3. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery — Yes, I know there are the two incredibly well-done movies with Megan Fellows, and I believe there is even a cartoon series, but I want a well-done and accurate TV series that will follow the entire series of books. We can be bosom friends with Diana Barry, drink strawberry cordial, live in Anne’s House of Dreams, fall in love with Gilbert Blythe. Sigh.

4. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine — As far as I am concerned, that abomination of a movie with Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy does not exist. This is my favorite book since I was a very little girl, and I am still in desperate need of an accurate movie adaptation. I’m already imagining how perfect seeing Ella slide down the banister into Char’s waiting arms will be!

5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern — This book had the most lush descriptions of the circus. If done right this could be one of the magical movies ever made.

6. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson — My mother and I always talk about how perfect this book is for a BBC mini-series of some sort. This one charmed the socks off of me, and I can easily seeing this being a successful hit everywhere.

7. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo — Need Ravka on the big screen. Need The Darkling seducing me; need Nikolai making me laugh; need Mal always in love with me.

8. The Son by Phillip Meyer — Another one of those books with a great setting (Texas!) and a sweeping generation tale that would make for a great TV series.

9. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simmons — HOW HAS THIS NOT ALREADY BEEN MADE INTO A TELEVISION SERIES?! The historical setting, the love story!! This would be completely golden. Call me, Hollywood. I volunteer as tribute to be involved in every aspect of the adaptation.

10. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr — One of my favorite books I have read in my lifetime. To see this come to life on the big screen would be incredible. I mean it. This one, you guys. This one.

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2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #4: Books I’d Love To See As Movies/Tv Shows

  1. I thought about putting The Song of Achilles on my list, but whoever plays Patroclus will have to be amazing to convey all of those feelings!

    • True!! I haven’t read it in a while, but while I was making this list I imagined Grant Gustin from The Flash television series as Patroclus. (Although to be fair, I fan cast him in many things, including as Mal and Prince Char)

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