Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and Bookish, where the participants list down the top ten books/bookish things according to the given topic.
Top Ten Books I’d Love to See As A Movie
1. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
One of my favorite series of all time (it’s up there with Harry and Katniss), and this book has such a colorful cast of characters that I’d just LOVE to see them all come to life in a movie. Especially the Darkling. Ravka is also another place I would love to visit. Of course, there’s always the problem of the movie being made terrible by a smart-ass director. Like Chris Columbus. UGH.
2. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
I remember reading one scene inside this book and thinking, “That would work so well on the big screen.” I also think it would be really cool to see time travel in action, because I can’t remember seeing any recent time travel movies! Back to the Future is the only time travel film I’ve seen, I think.
3. The Diviners by Libba Bray
This book is absolutely chilling! It was actually one of the only books that managed to scare me (though it was only a little), and Evie, the protagonist, is such a fun character that I think seeing an actress who can portray her personality perfectly would be nothing short of divine. Plus, it’s set in 1920’s New York, and that’s one of my favorite time eras ever.
4. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
One word: BURUU.
5. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Who needs Edward Cullen and Bella Swan anymore? It’s time for badass vampires and awesome weapons and an Asian protagonist for once!
6. Ink by Amanda Sun
Even though this book could have been a lot better in my opinion, it’s set in Japan, and it features drawings coming to life! Not REALLY original, but I think it would be cool to see a Japanese guy with a pencil/brush painting something in his sketchbook and then seeing it move and come to life.
7. 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
I order you to go read that blurb. I’m guessing if a movie came out for this book, it’d look something like Apollo 18… which I’ve admittedly never watched, but both have very cool premises, plus it’s SCI-FI. On the MOON. And you know I’m a sucker for those kinds of things! Also, the book has one of the best endings ever.
8. Angelfall by Susan Ee
Angelfall is one of the best angel books I’ve read and it’s set after an apocalypse – by angels! I’d love to see how the world in this book would look like, plus Raffe and Penryn have SIZZLING chemistry, which would be great onscreen.
9. Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Crewel has one of the most creative and unique premises ever, where special people called Spinsters and Crewelers have the ability to alter time and matter. I loved this book, and just thinking of the visual effects that might or might not be amazing is enough to make me start bouncing a little in my seat.
10. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I’m not sure if this book has been already optioned for film (so many YA books have been!), but either way, Throne of Glass is another epic fantasy with a protagonist who is ALSO an assassin. Whoa, right? And then there is the fact that I’m the only girl on the Prince Dorian boat…
Over to you!
This week’s topic was originally titled “Books I’d Love to See As A Movie/TV show,” but since I don’t watch TV (I’m missing out on a lot, I know!), I removed that last bit. But eh, while I would love to see YA books come to life, I can’t help but think of the amazing track record directors have of totally butchering the plot. I don’t understand – why can’t they just stick to the original story? What do you think, though? Am I being overly dramatic? And, as usual, link me up to your TTT posts!