Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/original feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Click the link to go to their site to see the original list for today plus links to a whole slew of other blogs. After you read mine, of course.

Today's topic is: Books I wish would be made into a movie or TV show


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Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
This crazy satire about a group of beauty queens stranded on a deserted island would make the best movie. With its fake commercials and radio announcements, it would seriously be awesome.
Past Perfect by Leila Sales
This cute novel follows a girl who works at a Revolutionary War reenactment village who wars with the members of the Civil War reenactment village across the street. The setting is perfect for a fun movie.
The List by Siobhan Vivian
This book follows 8 girls in the week leading up to Homecoming. There are two girls from each grade level that have been put on "The List" of hottest or ugliest girl in their grade. This is a slice-of-life novel that would work great for a movie.
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
This Gothic prequel to the book Frankenstein would make an amazing atmospheric movie. It follows a young Victor Frankenstein and his very ill twin brother, Konrad.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
It would be hard to do right, but a movie of this fantastic, magical novel would be amazing.
Splintered by AG Howard
How cool would it be to see this re-imagined Wonderland on film?
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
This book is pure genius. For real, if you haven't read this one yet, it is ah-maz-ing. It's one of the best books I've ever read. The novel within a novel would make for a jaw-dropping film. Seriously, how is this one not a movie?
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
From the meet-cute to the idyllic setting of a Maine beach town in summer, this novel would make an adorable movie. The boy is a movie star. The girl is a regular teen. He has a pet pig. Adorable.
The Heather Wells Series by Meg Cabot
The Heather Wells series follows a former pop-star who now works in a New York college dorm that sees more than its fair share of murder mysteries. This would make a great TV show.
The Burn for Burn Series by Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han
This series about three girls enacting revenge on those who've done them wrong would make a great Pretty Little Liars-like show.

So those are my choices for books that should be featured on the big or little screen. What books made your list? Link me up!

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  1. Great picks! I haven't read Beauty Queens yet but I really need to, I keep hearing such great things about it. And This is What Happy Looks Like would make a great movie. The pet pig would have to make an appearance! ~Pam

  2. Great list! The Night Circus is on my Top Ten list as well. I haven't read any of the other books, but they sound interesting.

    Here is my TTT: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2013/09/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-would-love-to.html

  3. Awesome picks. And I like the new site design!
    I'm so glad you have The Night Circus on there! I totally agree. I think it would make a fantastic movie. It's already so visual!!
    My TTT
    Happy Reading!

  4. This is a great list! I totally agree with Splintered!
    My TTT

  5. The Night Circus would make for such a visually stunning film (if done right, as you said). I have Burn for Burn on my list too- I agree, the PLL/Vampire Diaries fans would love it.

  6. Great list! Sadly, I have only read Burn for Burn, but I really want to read Beauty Queens and This is What Happy Looks Like!

  7. Splintered would be such a fantastic movie! I almost put it on my list. It be such a unique movie, I'd love it!
    I haven't read Burn for Burn yet but from what I've heard it'd make a brilliant TV Show.
    This is What Happy Looks Like would be such a cute film <3
    Great list :D

  8. I picked up "The Blind Assassin" at the thrift store a couple years ago and it's been sitting on my bookshelf gathering dust. Hopefully I'll like it as much as you did!

  9. I only have read This is What Happy Looks Like & TNC from your list.
    Glad that lots of people also picked The Night Circus, the book is so beautiful it would be amazing to see it on the big screen <3
    Btw, love the new design of your blog, Nat! Didn't change much but it's definitely so much better than before, I love it! :)

    -Tirta @ I Prefer Reading

  10. These sounds like they would definitely make great shows/movies. Great picks! My TTT.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  11. The Heather Wells series would make a hilarious tv show! And This is What Happy Looks Like would be such a cute movie. Great list!

    My Top Ten

  12. I stuck The Heather Wells series on my list. The books really make me laugh and I'd love to see that on screen.

    Here's my list.


  13. I've read part of SPLINTERED, and that would definitely look cool onscreen. And THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE could be so stinkin' cute! Nice list!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  14. I am completely on board with Splintered and Past Perfect being made into movies. I think Past Perfect would be a great one to bring back the amazing teen flicks of my teenage years. Great list! I hope teaching is going well!

  15. Blind Assassin is way up there on my to-read list - I really need to get around to it! And Beauty Queens would make a hilarious movie. The audiobook was very entertaining, so I'm imagining the movie would be hilariously awesome.

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes and Spider Silk

  16. THIS IS SUCH A GOOD LIST. So many books I didn't even think about, plus I only thought about movies. I don't know why - esp. when HBO has been rocking Game of Thrones as a tv show.

    I have yet to read Beauty Queens, though I own it. However, from the synopsis and reviews, I agree this would be a great fit.

    I am glad I am not alone in thinking that The Night Circus seems to be made to be adapted into a movie.

    I also own This Dark Endeavor and This Is What Happy Looks Like. Apparently I need to get on reading those.

    Burn for Burn as a TV show would be amazing. It'd be like Revenge, but BETTER.

    Great picks!

  17. I have Beauty Queens on my list too! I really think it would be fantastic as a movie, and hilarious too. Still have to read The Blind Assassin -- it's been sitting on my shelf for years! Nice list. :)

    My TTT

  18. I've only read This is What Happy Looks Like and the Heather Wells books, but I definitely agree with you on those. The others are on my wishlist and I'm hoping to get to them soon. Thanks for sharing!

  19. YES to Splintered, This Dark Endeavor and The Night Circus...all of those would be GORGEOUS movies! Especially Splintered...gawd, I can't wait for that sequel!

  20. Splintered needs to be a film. This one almost made my list. And I feel like I've read that the film rights to Night Circus have been purchased, but maybe that's just wishful thinking.

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

  21. I really want to read the BURN FOR BURN series! I have a feeling I would love it.


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