Top Ten Tuesday: Books We’d Love to See as Movies or TV Shows



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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Top Books We’d Love to See as Movies or TV Shows

Let’s imagine these in a perfect world, where movies/TV shows didn’t butcher books. 🙂


1. The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Luckily, this dream is coming true. As with all books I love, I am anxious to see how it comes out. I am glad to see that John Green is on the set. 🙂

2. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

This would work really well as a movie because the setting is so richly described. New Orleans in the 1950s? Awesome. Let’s do this.

3. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

I love Criminal Minds, the TV show, and this book has some similarities but is quite different. I could see this book making for a great TV series, and I think the public would love it.

4. The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

With The Walking Dead craze, I foresee that this book would make for an awesome TV series, as well. No, there are no zombies in this book, but it is a fascinating take on a dystopian setting, so I think it would have a widespread appeal.

5. Shine by Lauren Myracle

The themes and issues in this book are so very important, and I would like to see them in movie format. Inevitably, when a book becomes a movie, more people become aware of the book. This book is worthy of the public’s attention.


 1. Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore

I would love to see this on the screen if it was done correctly. The Seven Kingdoms would be so cool to see and it would be amazing to see the magic and beauty in the books.

2. Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

I love Zita and I would love to see her story as a cartoon! If you have read it, can’t you picture it too?!?!?!

3. Sidekicked by John David Anderson

I love superhero stories and this is one of my favorites I’ve ever read, so I would love to see it as a movie. Maybe by the same guy who did Spy High because that is kind of how I picture it in my head.

4. Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby

I love this story and I would love to see it on the big screen! It would have to be done so right or it would make me angry, but if done correctly, the emotions that this book exudes would radiate off the screen.

5. Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

Like Hurt Go Happy, this book is one I love and the emotions and themes are so important. I also think that if the cinematography was correct, it would be a beautiful yet so intense/conflict-filled movie.

Honorary. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

I know. It is a movie already. But I want it to be done again and right. The Lightning Thief and its sequels are some of my favorite books and the mythology and adventure in it would make a perfect movie IF DONE CORRECTLY!


Which book would you love to see as a movie or TV show? 



6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books We’d Love to See as Movies or TV Shows”

  1. I’ve seen The Fault in Our Stars and Fifth Wave on a few other TTT lists. For some reason, I haven’t read either of them! I will have to check them out. (*adds books to her already long reading list*) Plus, Percy Jackson deserves to be redone. I didn’t mind the first movie, but the second movie seemed even worse. There is tooooo much silly animation that made it seem fake.

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    • Graceling always seems to be on my list. I have to actively work to incorporate more variety. This time, Kellee took the lead. 🙂

  2. I love that Graceling makes all of your TTTs hahaha! It makes most of mine (it is also the top of this week’s list for me), so I obviously completely understand the need to have Graceling on every list ever.


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