Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As movies or television shows

Good Morning readers, happy Tuesday to you wonderful people. I hope that you’re well. I’m a little tired today. Copenhagen has taken it out of me a little and despite some wonderfully deep sleeps I’m not quite back on top so a very sleepy little blogger today. I have for you this morning a top ten Tuesday post which is always enjoyable to blog for you. The topic today is books that you would like to see made into television shows or movies which is an interesting one. It’s difficult because so often books that you love don’t quite deliver when made into film. However, I’ve decided to pick a few that I think I would like to see and I’ve linked them all if you would like to check them out.

1) Pride and Joy by Dee Williams: I adore historical fiction and it has been for a long time my favourite genre. I especially enjoy fiction set around the 1930’s- 1950’s and this is one of those books. Dee Williams is one of my favourite authors of this genre and as a younger reader (fourteen or so) these were like a drug to me. I went to the library and requested them, only taking out books by her and buying them from second hand book stores. I think they would make incredible films, especially this one.

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2) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: So this is another set of books doing the rounds on WordPress, however as of yet I am yet to click and add to my basket on Amazon and get hold of a copy. However I think this would work wonderfully as a television show from the reviews I have read. Filmed in a really dark and graphic style (think scott pilgrim vs the world) I think this would be sublime. and might just make me finally get hold of a copy and have a read!

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3) The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: Another book that is definitely being a little hyped on the book blogging network and another I don’t currently see myself reading. As I do mention fantasy is my least favourite genre (sorry!) but I still like to know what’s going on in the books. I think fantasy works, at least for me, better in films so I would love to see this on the big screen. (PS: I know many will disagree with me, I apologies, once again for my dislike of the fantasy genre!)

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4) Remember to Breathe by Simon Pont: So recently I have been trying to add all of my reviews to Amazon and GoodReads. I am really terrible for it but I really just do not have the time however it’s so important and I will get round them all I promise. I recently posted my review of this book to Amazon and remember how goddamn good it is! I think it would work stunningly as a film and someone should do it, like now. Please. I mean this line is basically my life. 

Remember to Breathe is a rom-com trip set to a retro beat, for anyone who’s ever partied like it was 1999. And woken to realise that the last tequila was unwise.

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5) Shadowland by Meg Cabot: This one harks back to my early reading days but I think it’s a good one to add to the list. I adored the Princess Diaries books and read them a little obsessively however, when the films came out: seriously disappointing.  I think the issue was they were made into movies when there so much more to fit in. I think shot a little like 90210 meets One Tree Hill this would work wonderfully as a television series. Well, I’d enjoy it for one!

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6) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

So far this book has eluded me a little however I have heard that is in talks to become a film so maybe it’s cheating a little? Anyway I think this would be wonderful as a movie; despite really disliking horror films, Zombie films are ones I can stomach a little more and I think if this was given a comedic twist like I am sure it will, this would be brilliant.

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7,8,9) Fangirl, Attachments, and Landline by Rainbow Rowell – I’ve heard on the book blogging grapevine that Eleanor & Park is in the works, but why not the other wonderful books by this author. I think they would work brilliantly in a Nicholas Sparks/John Green films kinda way?
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The final book on the list is The Woman He Loved Before by Dorothy Koomson
This isn’t my favourite book from this author but I think it would work really well as a movie. It’s got the feeling of tension and suspense that I think could really be explored in a movie format. It’s also got a number of really exciting twists and a very strong ending so I think it would work perfectly.

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Phew, that was a little harder than I thought it would be but we got there! As always if you fancy writing your own please tweet me @littlebookblog1 or comment below. As always would love to hear you answers and thank you to The Broke and The Bookish for such a wonderful question.

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  1. June 2, 2015 / 2:10 pm

    Great choices! I’d love to see Cinder as a movie. And yes, P&P&Z is supposed to be out in 2016, but that would definitely be on my list too! – ashley

  2. June 2, 2015 / 3:14 pm

    Another great post, Lizzy. Funny how the books we want to see as films are not always our favourite reads. I can’t wait to see BBC production of The Outcast by Sadie Jones, but it is one of my top ten all time reads so not altogether surprising. Fab that you’ll be putting reviews on Amazon too, by the way 🙂

    • June 2, 2015 / 3:26 pm

      thank you!! 🙂 that is very very true 🙂 I still haven’t seen the book thief because I’m worried it will be nothing like the book 🙁 Oooo what’s that about? I know, I’ve actually just done your two so they should be up soon! SORRY!

  3. June 2, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    They are! Thank you so much. Just spotted them 🙂
    If you haven’t read The Outcast, I’d definitely recommend it. I think you’d love the main character, Lewis, like I do. It’s set in the 1950s, and is one of my absolute favourites.
    Would love to see what you think 🙂

  4. June 3, 2015 / 7:19 am

    This is a nice, well-rounded list of ideas for book to movie/TV! I’ve not read any of them, though, so now I have a few more books to add to the TBR list! Eeks!

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