Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Top Ten Books I Would Love to see as Movies/TV Shows

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!

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  1. I'd love to see Throne of Glass as a film or TV series. Done properly, it would be AWESOME!
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    1. It would be incredible if they did it right. It's always the worry though with favourites - will they do it justice or muck it up?...

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    2. I completely agree with you!

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  2. We have several in common this week, I would love to see Throne of Glass on screen, whether it be TV or movie, and Heist Society would be a brilliant film. I liked The Scorpio Races, but it wasn't one of my favourite books ever and I think it might actually comes across better on the big screen, but that's just me.
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    1. Heist Society is just made to be a film, I would love to see it, and Throne of Glass would be incredible too. The Scorpio Races is up there as one of my favourites - I love re-reading and listening to the audio and particularly when listening to the audio I can picture it as a film so clearly. I really hope that if they do go ahead and make it that they do it justice though.

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  3. Great choices..... I was super stoked when I heard about American Gods a few days ago, I hope they do it right as it could be the most amazing thing on TV, love that book!

    Thea @  Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

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    1. It has the potential to be incredible, and after seeing what Starz allowed them to do with Outlander I have very VERY high hopes.

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  4. Awesome list. I have not read The Curse Workers. I love Holly Black so I should check that series out!

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    1. Do it! They are my favourite of her books, which is saying something. I really hope you enjoy them!

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  5. I've heard so many good things about 'The Night Circus', I really have to pick it up sometime, whether it's in a film version or book version! ;)

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    1. I adored it! The writing style isn't for everyone, it's very lyrical and takes its time over everything, but I couldn't get enough of it! I really hope you enjoy it in whatever format you come to it!

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  6. I would die for a Throne of Glass series or Heist Society - those would be amazing!!!

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    1. Wouldn't they be incredible?! Heist Society would be every dream came true! And Throne of Glass, so long as they did it well, has the potential to be something else entirely!

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  7. Really great list!! I totally agree with Heist Society, Throne of Glass, and Graceling. Also, I appreciate that you've emphasized having it be "done right." And you've totally nailed it with Graceling - I feel protective of those books, too.

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    1. I'm so insanely protective of some of these books, and Graceling could be incredible! But yeah, they have to get it perfect or not bother. I couldn't bear it if they destroyed it on screen, so many people would never find the books if the movies were rubbish. Thanks so much for reading!

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  8. I love that it seems everyone has Throne of Glass on their lists. It would make such a great movie! But it's certainly long enough to work as a TV show too.

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    1. I love that it could work so well as either tv or film, and yes! It's fantastic to see it on so many lists this week!

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  9. I chose Heist Society too! It would be so easy to adapt to the big screen! :)

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    1. It really would and it would make such a fantastic film!

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  10. YES to The Scorpio Races & Scarlet!!!! They NEED to happen!

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    1. Wouldn't they be INCREDIBLE?! I need them in my life!

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  11. The Night Circus could have such stunning visuals for sure *_* I just wish it had a more intense plot like in the stage-magician movie "The Prestige". Then it would amaziing.

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    1. I think that with a few tweaks and plot lines shifted about a tiny bit the stakes could be raised and it could make it even more intense, but just to see those visuals would make me happy!

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  12. I think everyone wants to see Throne of Glass on the big or small screen. I really need to read The Night Circus. I'm pretty sure it's been optioned, but you know how that goes. A Great and Terrible Beauty has been optioned more than once but nothing ever happened. Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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    1. I know, I've been seeing ToG everywhere! It's been optioned but so far there hasn't been anything further happen which is such a shame. I don't understand why they're never done anything more with A Great and Terrible Beauty, they would make such a good film or show!

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  13. Throne of Glass would be amazing on the big screen! I have The Night Circus on my list this week too. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier!

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    1. It's great how much love Throne of Glass is getting this week! The Night Circus would be incredible as a film, I really hope they follow through with that one at some point!

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  14. I just started listening to Night Circus because I have heard so many great things- Great list!

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    1. I really hope you enjoy it! It's such a wonderful book, although if it's the Jim Dale audio then it upsets me greatly that the twins are Irish... Looking forward to hearing what you think!

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  15. I totally agree with Scorpio Races, but Tom Hiddleston as Holly? I can't see it. I've never seen him play an American before, so that's probably the reason.
    The Night Circus would make a beautiful movie and The Heist Society would be so much fun!

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    1. He does a fab american accent, but more than that the golden curls, the hats, the slight snark and humour, for me I can picture him so clearly as Holly. Heist Society would be a brilliant film, it's made to be filmed really! And I really hope they get on and do something with The Night Circus, the magic would translate so beautifully to film.

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  16. Throne of Glass is popular this week!

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    1. Incredibly popular, but I'm not surprised, it would be fantastic to see it on screen!

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  17. The Night Circus would be a beautiful film! I would love to see it done in black and white with limited color. I would love a Throne of Glass adaptation- but I don't think I would ever be satisfied with a condensed version of the story! I really need to read The Scorpio Races!
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    1. Oh that would be fascinating to see it filmed in black and white! Or maybe only when you enter the circus it swaps to black and white? The possibilities are endless! Why haven't they made this film yet?! That's the issue with adaptations, there are always going to be things left out, it's just how they handle that and what they choose to keep in. I hope you enjoy The Scorpio Races!

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  18. Yes to Throne of Glass and Graceling! I love seeing powerful, I-don't-need-a-man, kick butt women as the lead! It would be amazing! Great list!!

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    1. They would both make such fantastic films! And we really need more films that showcase kick butt brilliant women! Thanks for reading!

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  19. Throne of Glass seems to be on a lot of people's list.

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    1. It's definitely a popular choice that people want to see filmed!

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  20. The Night Circus would indeed be an incredible movie. It may even work better than the book, I think! And I think Heist Society will become a movie one day -according to IMDb- but I'm so excited for that one! I adore heists and cons.

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    1. Fingers crossed for both of these! I'm less precious about Heist Society, as I don't think they could screw that up too badly! But The Night Circus I really hope they get right! I think you're right about it working better as a film than a book, it's something I would love to see!

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  21. Scorpio Races and Graceling would definitely be awesome! Throne of Glass is on like everyones list lol

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    1. It's a very popular choice this week! Thanks for reading!

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  22. Great list! I think the Curse Workers series would make a great film, I really liked the books. Thank you for visiting my blog :D
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    1. They really would be amazing, I would love to see them adapted! Thanks so much for reading!

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  23. I would love love love to see Graceling and Throne of Glass especially! The rest of your list is great too!

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    1. They'd be amazing, wouldn't they! It's been so great to see so much love and support for Throne of Glass and Graceling today!

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  24. Throne of Glass would be soo rad! I think it would make a kickass movie! I love the Curse Workers series and I totally agree would be amazing as a T.V. Show. I have never seen that cover for Fire by Kristin Cashore, but it Looks amazing!

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    1. It's the UK cover for Fire - one of the rare times I love the US and UK covers for a series just as much! Throne of Glass would be incredible to see on the big screen, and I would love to see the Curse Workers - one of the best plots and ideas of magic I've seen in fiction! Love them!

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  25. I agree that The Night Circus would be an amazing movie!

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    1. It would be so incredible to see that magic brought to life! Thanks so much for reading!

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  26. I'm so on board the hype train for a Night Circus movie! THAT BOOK WAS SO DELICIOUS. Can you even imagine?! :D

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    1. It would be INCREDIBLE! I would love to see that story and all the magic come to life on the big screen!

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  27. These picks are so great! Throne of Glass, The Scorpio Races, Graceling, Gemma Doyle, Heist Society. I love them all! I haven't read The Lady Julia Series, but it seems like we have similar taste in books, so I'm going to check it out.

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    1. Eee! I really hope you enjoy it! You obviously have excellent taste in books ;) Thanks so much for reading!

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  28. The Night Circus made my top ten too - it's just incredible! I do worry that it's impossible to capture the magic and sheer imagination of it on screen but I would love for someone to try!

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    1. Some parts of it felt so cinematic whilst reading that I would love to see them try to bring it to life. I think it's always a risk on book to screen adaptations, but I think that with the tech we've got now they could really do the story justice. I'd love to see it!

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  29. Terrific choices! I could go for almost any of these, even the ones I haven't read. Total agreement on the Lady Julia books (though I have only read two so far.) My daughter suggested both Graceling and The Night Circus, but I couldn't put them on my list because I haven't read them yet. (I know, I know! [sob] Too many books on my TBR list!)

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    1. Slip them higher on the to read pile, you won't regret it ;) Always love finding another Lady Julia fan! Thank you so much for reading!

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  30. Oh man, would love to see the Gemma Doyle books as anything. Anything at all. Because for reals, I love me some period pieces, and anything set in a school for ladies. And there are queer characters! So yes, bring it on.

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    1. They'd be incredible, right?! I need to go back and re-read them, it has been far, far too long. I hope one day they wake up and realize how incredible those books are and how they NEED to put them on screen somehow!

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  31. I'm currently reading The Scorpio Races and I agree that it would make an awesome movie! If done right, it could be magical.

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    1. When I listen to the audio of it I can almost see the movie unfolding, it would be so incredible to see it happen on screen, it really lends itself to the visuals of a movie. I really hope you enjoy the book, it's one of my favourites!

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  32. I love your list! Totally agree with Throne of Glass, the most important thing is that it would be done right!
    http://bookishutopia.blogspot.no/2015/06/june-2-top-ten-tuesday-books-id-love-to.html

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    1. Yes, there's always the danger that someone adapts it and butchers it, I really hope none of these end up like that!

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  33. While I haven't read Heist Society, from what I've heard about it, it would make an awesome movie! I also agree with Scarlet being made, although I really actually dislike the male characters in that trilogy, maybe I'd like them more on screen? I didn't really enjoy White Cat but the concept was really awesome so I agree with that one too. Would make a great TV show! Fantastic list :D

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    1. I definitely recommend reading Heist Society, it'a great story and it would be so awesome to see it on screen! Thanks so much for reading.

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  34. While I would love to see The Scorpio Races as a movie, it might be a little slow so I have a feeling that a lot of changes will be made to it if it becomes one. The Night Circus would be an AMAZING movie! Great choices and thanks for dropping by Bursting Books !

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    1. Seeing the magic brought to life on screen in The Night Circus would be incredible! I loved the slow quietness of The Scorpio Races so I think I'd love it as it is, but I know that would be frustrating for some people. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  35. Ooh, some of these would be amazing!

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  36. I definitely DEFINITELY agree with White Cat and Heist Society...awk, come now, Heist Society is SCREAMING to be made into a film!! It's so perfect and it'd just be like the teen version of Ocean's Eleven or something (which I adore) xD I WANT THE SCORPIO RACES TOO. Except I'm a little scared they wouldn't capture Thisby, but pfft. I'd still watch it.
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    1. That's my only stress about a few of these, that they wouldn't do them justice, and then we would be stuck with TERRIBLE FILMS FOR AWESOME BOOKS. Which is tragic.
      Heist Society would be PERFECTION, and the longer I think about it the more I wants it/don't understand why it hasn't been done yet...

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  37. Throne of Glass HAS to be a movie or TV show someday, right? Everyone adores it, and it is full of action and visuals that would be perfect for the screen! I um, need to read the rest of these. Especially The Scorpio Races! Fabulous list!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. With the amount of love and support and fans behind it I can't see how they wouldn't dramatize Throne of Glass - it would be incredible to see! I really hope you enjoy reading the others!

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  38. The Night Circus would be a great book to be turned into a movie. I've heard a lot about it, though I've never read it, and the whole concept is just begging to be put on the screen. And Throne of Glass, that would be epic as a movie I'm sure.

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    1. The Night Circus really would be incredible to see. It's such a beautiful book and I'd love to see it brought to life. Thanks so much for reading!

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