> Hey folks, it’s Tuesday. Unfortunately, thanks to staying out last night until 3:30 in the morning, I’m a bit tired, so I apologize if any of this is an incoherent mess. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke and The Bookish, and this week’s topic is Books You Want to See Made Into Movies. Should be fun, cause I’ve said this about certain books before.
1. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown: OK, I actually said this wouldn’t make a good movie because there’s too little action. But I’d still like to see it in movie form, because it might make a decent chick flick kind of movie. Also, when I read the book I pictured each of the characters as certain celebrities anyways, and I honestly don’t usually do that with books. Maybe this is the reason why I did with this one.
2. Graceling or Fire by Kristin Cashore: Cashore’s fantasy books are absolutely wonderful. They’re fun and exciting and full of action and intrigue. Mix that with the possibility for some very cool special effects, and I think her books would make some pretty darn good movies.
3. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin: I just read this recently and loved it. I’d be afraid to see the movie version for fear that they’d mess it up somehow, but I also really would like to see this world on the big screen – between the Sky palace that practically floats above the earth, to the incredibly powerful but enslaved gods walking around, the potential for coolness in a movie is just too much.
4. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan: This book is by the peeps who also wrote Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and that was made into a movie. Except here’s the thing – D&L is a hundred times better than N&N, so I bet it would make a WAY better movie.
5. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison: Honestly, I HATED this book. It was horrendous, and I’ll never read any others in the series. However, a movie version would make my friend Doni VERY happy, and the setting of the world would be really cool. And since movies rarely stay true to the books anyways, maybe they could make the main character less annoying and more likable.
6. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova: I’m actually a little surprised this hasn’t been made a movie already, since vampires are all mega-popular right now. But a movie would do this book a lot of good. It’s a great book, but historical detail can drag a bit, and that can be cut down a whole lot in the movie.
7. Lamb by Christopher Moore: Actually, I bet pretty much any Moore book would make a good movie. I’m sure the religious nuts out there would FREAK OUT if this was turned into a movie – it’s an extremely funny book about Jesus’s (AKA Joshua’s) life from the age of about 12 to 30, which is skipped in the Bible. He goes on a journey with his best friend Biff to find the wise men there at his birth so that they can teach him how to be the Messiah. It’s an absolutely hysterical book – hell, Seth Rogen and his gang could make it and it’d probably be a huge hit.
8. Madame Tussuad by Michelle Moran: This book was kind of a snore for me. It focused a lot more on the events going on and too little on the main character. However, in movie format that would probably be a good thing because it’d be all action-packed and tense and blah blah blah.
9. The Living With the Dead series by Jesse Petersen: There are two books in the series right now – Married With Zombies and Flip This Zombie. I think it’s about time Hollywood made a zombie movie that focuses a little bit more of the alive people, and these books are perfect. Essentially, Sarah and David are on their way to divorce when the zombie apocalypse hits, and it helps them save their marriage. The potential for cool zombies, humor, and romance are all there – almost a guaranteed success.
10. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson: This would be a great British flick. Colin Firth or Bill Nighy could play the Major, and it’d be one of those quietly funny and really endearing movies. Aww.
So that’s my list. I can’t even remember when TTT was this easy for me! Of course, most of these books would be a hundred times better than their movie counterparts, but still. Except for Dead Witch Walking. I don’t think it could get any worse.
What books would you like to see in movie form?