Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Adapt for the Screen

Posted June 2, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in Lyn, Pixie, Top Ten Tuesday / 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesdays


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic: Books to a Movie or a TV Show

Even though this topic has been explored before, it never loses the charm. With every new adaptation that floods the studios and the networks, thing mind wanders over to our own deepest desires………..

………………..when it comes to what we want to see next. This week, Pixie and I discuss what we would love to see on the big or small screen.

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Pixie’s Picks

1. Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
I don’t read too much adult romance (or erotica really if you want to put it that way) because I’m generally very picky about it. I’ve been with this series for a long time though, a little behind now as I haven’t picked up a book since I think the ninth one was released, but I’ve been wondering… why isn’t this a huge HBO hit yet? Especially now that True Blood is over. This could be the next big vampire sexy-times hit following that show!

2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I feel like Cinder (and its sequels) is a necessary must-have for the big screen. It seems so different compared to anything else I’ve read (or even possibly seen) that I feel it would not only do amazingly well, but it’d be NEW. I’m so sick of remakes in Hollywood all the time. Let’s get something different and fresh out there–like this!

3. Ashes by Ilsa J Bick
I was stuck thinking on this one for awhile. These books are incredibly long with a lot of detail, and an abundance of characters. Also several different settings and viewpoints at different times especially when you get into the second and third installment. I think a TV series would work best overall because of this, though it’d have a lot of competition if it were to go against something like The Walking Dead or another post apocalyptic type show. I know I’d watch it.

4. Just One Day by Gayle Foreman
I heard something once this was going to be a movie but I don’t know for sure so I’m naming it anyway.

To be honest, I can’t stand Nicholas Sparks’ movies. I just really can’t. Don’t worry, I don’t judge you or anything if you love them. Haha. But I DO need a good warm-fuzzy-feeling romance once in awhile. The type of movie that has me crying into fistfuls of tissues by the end or begging for more. I really just want this to be movie. I think it’d satisfy that occasional craving. Also… Sparks’ name isn’t attached to it.

5. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Someone should have guessed this was going on my list.

Actually it’s been on a movie list for a number of years, but not really any progress. I think it might do better as a television show depending on writing, channel, and actors. There’s 6 books and a number of short stories to go with this series… If they made the first a film and it was successful, that’s a lot of movies–and a lot of wait time for fans between each film. So yeah, that’s just my reasoning on it. My opinion, anyway. 😀

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Lyn’s Picks

1. Poison Study by Maria Snyder
This book would make such a great movie – strong female lead, a wonderful fantasy setting and a main character that breaks the gender identity – Hollywood needs to go for it.

2. Pivot Point by Kasie West
Pivot Point has so much potential to continue the storyline past the two-part book series and explore this rich, ready-for-TV series just ready for the picking (but not for the CW, please, they already ruined my DC characters).

3. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Since space movies are the thing right now, this one would just be perfect for the big silver screen. Even though the book was just so-so for me, I do believe that this book would make for a stellar, visual-pleasing film.

4. Grisha Series by Leigh Bardugo
I am thinking an Orphan Black type TV series that is a bit gritty, a bit sarcastic, and very beautiful. I just request the casting director pick a perfect hottie for Sturmhond.

5. His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers
I mean, would this not make a PERFECT movie? Kick ass girls are just the best, and I can see this one rivaling THe Hunger Games.

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What books do you think will make for a great movie script? What novel would make for an outstanding TV series? 

6 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Adapt for the Screen

    • The Lunar Chronicles just LOOKS like it is made for the screen.

      We do need something to fill the gap after the Hunger Games is finished, and this would make for a GREAT strong female role movie.
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  1. First off, I love how you started off this post. I was laughing once the GIF showed up! 😉

    On a more serious note…
    Pixie: Cinder would be a FANTASTIC movie. It would be incredibly unique and it will kill the box office. I haven’t read the other books you picked (except Wicked Lovely which I didn’t like), but I have Ashes on my shelf ready to be read!
    Lyn: I AGREE WITH ALL OF YOUR CHOICES. I need to see Yelena/Valek on the big screen so bad. <3 Same sentiments on my Pivot Point and These Broken Stars ships. The Grisha world is gorgeous and I would love to see it visually. Grave Mercy would definitely be a kick-ass movie!

    Awesome picks, girls!
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    • MMMMMM……..Thor…..

      Grave Mercy and Poison Study would make for some fantastic movies. There is going to be a major gap in the female-fronted action movies when The Hunger Games goes out, and these choices, even the Lunar Chronicles, can fill that hole. Girls want to see more action movies with a kick-ass female at the helm.
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