6.01.2015

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I WISH WERE MOVIES OR TV SHOWS


This week's Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Ten Books I'd Love To See As Movies/TV Shows. I watch a lot of TV and though I have often been disappointed in adaptations of my favourite books, I'll always give them a try before rushing to judgment. Here are a few I'd love to see:



Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
The Razorland Trilogy - Ann Aguirre


Will Grayson, Will Grayson - David Levithan and John Green
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline


Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Life After Life - Kate Atkinson


Black Dove White Raven - Elizabeth Wein

I'm sure there are many more, but these are the ones that jumped out from my shelves and man, I wish someone at a major film studio would make this their to-do list! (I'm available to consult on casting decisions too, if necessary...)

Which books would you love to see on the large or small screen? Share in the comments!

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  1. Oh! Such a good list! A lot of these are on my TBR, I think Ready Player One is one I would be the most exciting to see on the big screen :)

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    1. I'd love to see RP1 hit the screen. I can't wait for his new book to come out!!

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  2. You might get your wish with Ready Player One. I heard Steven Spielberg is on board to direct the film. That's the only book from your list I have read--yet. I'd be really curious to see how that one translates to film, and admit I'm a little nervous about it being any good. I loved the audiobook. I hope they can pull it off as a movie.

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    1. Really? I had no idea! Definitely both excited and nervous. But I'd rather they try!

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  3. I haven't read any of these books, but I have to admit, most of them are on my TBR!
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    1. Well, I'll vouch for all of them! :)

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  4. You'll be pleased to know there's a television adaptation of 'The Cuckoo's Calling' in development at the moment. It's going to be a BBC mini-series, so it should be good. I think it was announced towards the end of last year. It's in the super early development stages so there's no cast or anything yet, so I'd probably guess we'll have to wait until around this time next year before filming even starts. Then again I have no idea about these things so it could start happening sooner!

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    1. Hey, I can wait! And yeah, BBC ROCKS.

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  5. Great choices! I really would like Station Eleven to be turned into a movie - that way I could get through the story. For some reason, I just can't keep reading the book! Maybe I need it in print rather than on the nook....

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    1. I can see why - I loved it, but I read it all over a few days. I know if I'd put it down at any of a few points I would have had a hard time getting back to it. And yet, I'm really glad I made it through because I loved it in the end!

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  6. Nice list!! I haven't read any of these, but I've considered reading The Cuckoo's Calling and I have Will Grayson on my TBR list. I might have to bump that one up the list.

    Here is my TTT: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/06/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-would-love-to.html

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    1. The Cuckoo's Calling took a few attempts for me, and it wasn't perfect, but I was glad I made it through in the end! Will Grayson also has ups and downs, but there were a few really brilliant bits and overall I would definitely recommend it.

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  7. I'm in the middle of Station Eleven and I agree with you so far. :)

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. I thought that book was fantastic - I loved how it felt kind of like The Walking Dead, but also had this amazing delicacy to the descriptions of people and scenery. I felt like I was right there with them.

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  8. I also had The Storied Like of AJ Fikry on my list! I think it would make a perfect date movie!

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    1. Definitely! I loved that book, it's great if you need something light and whimsical!

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  9. Oh I loved The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie and can see it making a great film.

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    1. Definitely! AND lots and lots of sequels!

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  10. These are all new to me, though I think I've heard of a few. I'll have to check them out!

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    1. I loved every single book on this list. I do have rather eclectic tastes though, so I can't guarantee if you like one that you'll like them all, but if they sound like your kind of thing I can tell you they're well done!

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