Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish, where the writers, like me, are particularly fond of lists.
This week’s topic is…top ten books I would love to see as movie and/or TV show (set in a perfect world…in which the books we love aren’t butchered).
1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
One of the best books I’ve read this year, and would make a stunning mini-series.
2. The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
As an actor, Colfer’s writing is quite episodic already, so this would work well as a children’s programme.
3. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner was a really good film, and I’d hope something equally good could be done with Hosseini’s second novel
4. Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman
A dystopia unlike the ones we’ve seen translated to the big screen before, this would have a really likeable hero.
5. After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross
A film of this would give an insight into the world that awaits if the financial crisis ever gets really, really, really bad.
6. Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black
A little Black Swan-ish, this would be a dark teen film.
7. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
This could make either a film, or could be the basis of a television series. With Gossip Girl gone, 90210 going/losing the plot, and Pretty Little Liars having just revealed its biggest secret, there’s a gap in the market for a high school drama.
8. The Heather Wells Mysteries by Meg Cabot
I love Heather Wells, and think she’d translate really well on film.
9. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Surely this has already been picked up by the movie studios? Let me know.
10. The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
A touching story about friendship, this would have the vibe of Little Miss Sunshine or one of those kind of indie-ish films.
Alas, we don’t live in a perfect world, so all these books would be ruined if turned into films or television programmes, so let’s just keep them as novels! If we did live in a perfect world, though, what would you pick for the journey from page to screen?