Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful folks over at The Broke and the Bookish
We are currently experiencing a few incredibly good adaptations of books onto the screen - Outlander and Game of Thrones I am looking at you guys. So if we could continue with some more fantastic ones that would make me exceedingly happy, and if they could be ones from this list I would be even happier...
The Lady Julia Series by Deanna Raybourn
This one has actually been optioned by a UK TV company. That doesn't necessarily mean that it will get made, but I have everything crossed that it will because Lady Julia deserves to be seen by more people. I'm happy with either TV show or movie, just so long as they do Julia and Brisbane justice.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Another one that has been optioned, this time for a movie. Again, nerve wracking period where we don't know if it will go ahead or not, but I would give pretty much anything to see The Scorpio Races DONE RIGHT on the big screen. It is such an incredible book and I think it would lend itself really really well to a visual format. Plus, Tom Hiddleston has to be George Holly and Charles Dance has to be Benjamin Malvern. That is all.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
OH THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE A MOVIE. I think this may in fact be another one that has been optioned, really who's surprised by this, it would be EPIC. This is just such a stunning and incredible book and I WANT TO SEE IT MORE.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Another one that has been optioned and latest news is that it has been picked up by Starz (they who are currently doing awesome things with Outlander) AND I AM FULL OF GLEE, because I trust Starz a lot and I think they will do amazing things with this book. AND BOY THIS BOOK. It is just incredible and so unlike anything else I have read and I really want to see it done justice.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Think about it for a minute. THINK ABOUT THE GLORIOUSNESS THAT WOULD BE THIS. Seriously, this series would be incredible on the screen. I don't know if I want a tv series or film, mostly because films tend to get butchered and tv series get done right. If it could be done well then film, otherwise gimme all the tv episodes!
Heist Society by Ally Carter
This book as a film would be utterly brilliant. A bunch of teenage heist pullers and con-men who are sneaky, sassy and intelligent? I want it. I want it now. This book is fantastic and it would translate so brilliantly to the big screen. Why has it not already happened?
Graceling, Fire & Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
I want films, but they have to be done right or not at all. These are three of the books I am most protective of (along with Scorpio Races and Night Circus) and I am so desperate for films of them but also terrified of them being done wrong. Done right these would be glorious though. Brilliant characters, fantastic worlds and beautifully crafted plots, these could be extraordinary.
The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray
These are such a fantastic series, and something so different to anything else we're seeing on screen at the moment. The books are populated with magic, incredible characters and a twisting and heart-breakingly wonderful plot. Movies or tv, I think either would work for this one, and it would be breathtaking to see it finally brought to life beyond the book.
The Scarlet Trilogy by A. C. Gaughen
I adore Scarlet and her Robin, Much and Little John. I want more time in their world, so much more time, and a tv series would be the perfect way to do it. She is such a brilliant heroine, a determined fighter and the world is so brilliantly crafted and filled with such wonderfully real characters. This series deserves to have a tv series so more people are able to see how good it is and discover the books.
The Curse Workers Trilogy by Holly Black
This series would make an incredible tv show. Magic is real, but controlled by the mob, illegal on the whole and it has actual consequences instead of people just casting spells left and right. This would translate insanely well to tv and I am surprised no one has jumped on it already.
So those are my top ten books that I am desperate to see turned into movies and tv shows. Are any of these ones that you would trade pieces of your soul on screen? Or have I missed some out? Comment below and send me links to your top ten lists!