Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'd Love to See As A Movie/TV Show

Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish!

This week's topic: Top ten books I would love to see as a movie or TV show (in a perfect world where the movies don't butcher the books we love).

I think I've said in the past that I tend to shy away from movies based on books I love, because they never turn out right.  So I love this topic because I can think about book to movie adaptations without thinking about how much the movie will ruin the story.  If the world was perfect and I could get a lovely movie out of some of my favorite books, here is what I would choose:

1. Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk

2. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McAfferty.  This would make such a hilarious TV show.

3. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.  If done right, this would be one creepy movie.

4. The Alienist by Caleb Carr. 

5. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

6. The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

7. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

8. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

9. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

10. The Books of Pellinor by Alison Croggon.  These would make a great TV show or mini series.

What's on your list??


  1. Oh, I would love to see THE HISTORIAN on the big screen! I desperately need to read THE NIGHT CIRCUS but everything I've heard about it leads me to believe it would be a great movie as well.

  2. YAY for the Historian I have it on my list too and it could be such a great dark movie.

  3. I'd love see a tv series from a naked singularity sure it would make a wonderful series ,all the best stu

  4. I would bet good money that The Night Circus is going to end up as a film in the next couple of years. It's so sumptuous and visual as it is so it'd be ripe for a bit of a Baz Luhrmann-style overworking. I suppose Wolf Hall is bound to be made into a film/BBC series at some point. Not sure I'd be so keen though.