Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.
This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Books That
I’d Love To See Adapted
Being #TeamAdaptation, I enjoy not knowing the source material (over and beyond the synopsis) before diving into any film/television series. That being said, the curated list includes books/series that I have yet to read but would be interested in seeing it adapted on screen (because I am notoriously good at saying “oh, yeah, I’ll read this before the film/show” only to not do that and still find enjoyment in the adaptation).
Mistborn – Brandon Sanderson
It cannot be a cartoon otherwise it’d feel like Avatar 2.0. I just want one of Sandy’s magic systems to translate on screen because it’d be basically euphoric eye candy.
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
I have this love/hate thing with circuses. While clowns are the devil (like Twisty from AHS), I appreciate Cirque du Soliel, Eloize and other troupes that I wouldn’t mind seeing a film similar to The Prestige.
Marbury Lens – Andrew Smith
There’s a novelty to this concept of a parallel world spawned by a trinket which is very much in the same vein as the current Tomorrowland movie (even if it feels more grim).
Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta
I am obviously the 1% who has not/could not read this book but I’d be open to discovering the experience as a film. I think it’d be more accessible to me personally.
Every Day – David Levithan
From my understanding, they’d need to find a compelling narrator to essentially voice-over every perspective.
Vicious – Victoria Schwab
I needed something superhero-y because I couldn’t choose Sanderson’s Steelheart. Superheros are necessary.
The Martian – Andy Weir
This is more a reminder for me as there’s already a film for this with a pretty stellar cast. It will also be neat to see Matt Damon/Jessica Chastain go from Interstellar to The Martian.
Golden Boy – Abigail Tarttelin
I’ve only come across a small handful of intersex representation in media today that it’d be incredibly refreshing to see these stories portrayed on the big screen. It does pander to singling out these non-issues but I feel like visibility is necessary to push society toward a better direction.
Shattered Sea – Joe Abercrombie
…because it’d be epic? Do you need a better reason?
The Selection – Kiera Cass
On face value, this series looks like The Bachelor + MTV + Dystopian bananas + cattiness + unnecessary drama. Am I being superficial? Of course but I’m secretly thinking that it’d make good television even if it’s heading to the movies already (because MTV-esqe shows are a guilty pleasure).
Ack—with ABEA wrapping up, I need to get back to replying to comments for last weeks TTT.
Instead of asking you what books you’d want to see as a film/tv show, you should tell me which actor/actress you’d like to see in a specific role! (And, hopefully, you’re conscientious about the age of the protagonist and who you choose. I do not need another Theo James as 18 year old Tobias)
Or let me know if you’re of the type to have to read the book before going to see an adaptation!