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Top Ten Books I Would Love to See as a Movie/TV Show
Thankfully, the parameters are such that it is safe to assume that the production won’t butcher the story. So, on that note, these are the ones I wanna see on the big – or small (I’m not picky) – screen!
- The Riyria Revelations series by Michael J. Sullivan: If you have been here over the long haul, you know that I am a HUGE fan of his work – especially this series. If done right, it’d make a fantastic series in the style of Lord of the Rings – but not quite so dark.
- Inkheart by Cornelia Funke: Yes, I know, it was done. Sorta. The movie started as Brendan Frasier, who so was not anything close to what I pictured Mo as. And the movie was clearly made with no intention of finishing out the series, which I felt was a huge travesty. If done right, the series – not just the first book of the same title – would make a fantastic, epic movie.
- Relic by Heather Terrell: It’s a fantastic story with amazing ideas. If done right, it could be a really cool movie. (Pardon the pun, as it takes place in the Arctic! LOL) One condition on this, though, is that this book is the beginning of the series, so it would have to be guaranteed that the rest of the series will be filmed, too.
- All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill: Such an exciting book filled with nonstop action. Another first in a series, it would be required for the rest of the series to be filmed.
- Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series: Another epic fantasy (notice a theme here?) what would just be so awesome on a screen. Big or small, I don’t care. I just wanna see it.
- Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter: This was one of my favorite books read last year. It is fantastic! It would make a creepy, but fun book. I think I’d prefer this as a TV show, but I’ll take a movie!
- Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne: An exciting, post-apocalyptic book about kids stranded in a superstore. There’s a sequel, Sky on Fire, which was even better. I guess we’d go with a movie, as Ms. Laybourne already shared her dream cast for one!
- The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher: I know, I know, it was once a TV show. I didn’t know about the show until I started reading the series last year sometime. I’m only on Book 6, but I’m really enjoying it. And, while it was quite different, I found I really enjoyed the series, too. Yes, there are key differences: instead of a blasting rod, Harry carries around a hockey stick; instead of a VW Beetle, he drives a Jeep of some sort … for example. But, I recently finally finished watching the series, and I’m sad. I find myself wanting to watch more. Yes, it was quite different from the book, but a lot of the fundamentals were there. So, it wouldn’t have to be a whole new series – I loved the actors, so how about just keep going with it? Please!
- The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern: Excellent book that I loved. It’s a vastly different genre, but would make an intriguing, very interesting movie.
- The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler: As a person who remembers life before Facebook, personal computers in every home, cellphones, the Internet, and even VCRs, I loved this book. It would be so fun as a movie.
And that is it. I had an easy time for the first 8, but had a hard time settling on the last two. And, really, I could keep going and going and going … like the Energizer Bunny of book-to-movie/TV lists!
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