Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday- Books I Want as a Movie or TV Show

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish.  Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (September 10th), I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show

(You know, if people who make movies and TV shows based on books didn't ruin them)

Books that would make awesome movies or Lifetime movies:

  • The Night She Disappeared By: April Henry- I think this one would make a cool psychological thriller movie.
  • My Life Next Door By: Huntley Fitzpatrick- I would love to see the Jase/Sam relationship on the big screen.  Plus all those Garretts running around would be cool to see.
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children By: Ransom Riggs- Kind of a cheat because it is becoming a movie (directed by Tim Burton)... but even though I wasn't in love with the book when I read it, I knew then it would definitely work better as a movie.
  • Lock & Key By: Sarah Dessen- I love Sarah Dessen's characters and would love to see more of them come to life.  Lock and Key seems like it has a big enough plot to become a movie (or Just Listen).

  • 52 Reasons to Hate My Father By: Jessica Brody- So needs to be a Lifetime or Disney Channel/ABCFamily movie!!
  • Hate List By: Jennifer Brown- It has all the makings of a Lifetime movie.  It's about the aftermath of a school shooting and the shooter's girlfriend coming to grips with what took place and feeling like everyone's blaming her.  Totally Lifetime!
  • Keep Holding On By: Susane Colasanti- I think this would work for a Lifetime movie bc it's about bullying and Lifetime likes to make "issues" movies.
  • After By: Amy Efaw- How is this not a Lifetime movie already??  It's freaking perfect for Lifetime.
  • One Moment By: Kristina McBride- This book is about a teen who dies, but his girlfriend finds out that maybe he wasn't worthy of the pedestal she had him up on.  Hello.... SO Lifetime.  Plus there's amnesia, which is like a Lifetime staple.

Books that would make cool TV series:

  • I Hunt Killers By: Barry Lyga- Wouldn't a TV series following the son of a serial killer solving serial murders be cool??  It would be like YA Criminal Minds!
  • The Ghost and the Goth By: Stacey Kade- LOVE the idea of this as a TV series!  A outcast boy who can see ghosts and is trying to help a popular dead girl that he hated in real life?  So many possibilities.  Plus the book series talked about a society of people that can communicate with ghosts, which could take this in a whole other direction.
  • Secret for a Song By: S.K. Falls- I think it would be cool to have a TV series with a M/C who has Munchausen.
  • Ashfall By: Mike Mullin- I think a TV series about people trying to survive after the Yellowstone supervolcano blows would be awesome... and scary!
  • Bittersweet By: Sarah Ockler- This could be made into the cutest ABCFamily series!!  A girl who secretly wants to go back to competitive skating while working in her mom's diner and running a cupcake business.  I think it could definitely work.

I don't read a ton of fantasy, so I think I'm at a little bit of a disadvantage this week.  There are so many creative worlds in YA fantasies that could make AMAZING movies... I just don't read them so....   Anyway, I'm excited to see what you guys think!


  1. hahaha I love that you chose LIFETIME MOVIES. That is awesome!

    I haven't read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children yet, but Mr. Betty did and he LOVED IT. He has said several times that it would make a really cool movie. :)

  2. Agree, Lifetime Movies was such a perfect touch to the list! LOVE! LOVE LOVE!

  3. I'd LOVE to watch Bittersweet as the TV show you described! It'd be perfect!

    Kate @ whYAnot

  4. I also havent read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, but i do own it and want to read it soon. What ive heard of it I think it would make a fasinating movie.

  5. You've got some great choices. I'm currently reading Hate List and already thinking it would be an amazing movie.

  6. I love Lock and Key. That would be an awesome movie! Great list

  7. Yes, to all of these (even the ones I haven't read yet but feel like I know because so many of my book besties love them)! I really enjoyed the Lifetime movie and tv movie section. The Ghost and the Goth would be wonderful as a series! I think HBO could do Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children- that would be cool to delve into the children's backgrounds. Can't wait for the second book!

  8. Another Bittersweet lover! I have it on my list too. :-)

    And I love that you did Lifetime movies. Genius!

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  9. Your list is AWESOME. I love your Lifetime movies section. I don't have cable anymore so I haven't gotten to watch Lifetime in FOREVER.

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  10. I LOVE that you did Lifetime movie picks, that is so great. And I agree, One Moment would make a PERFECT Lifetime movie!

  11. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children would totally be an awesome movie if Tim Burton directed it. It would be pretty cool to see Lock and Key on the big screen, too, as well as My Life Next Door! This is such a great list. x

  12. Lock and Key would make a great movie. I would love Just Listen and Along for the Ride too to be movies to. I love those.

    My Life Next Door would be so cute.

    I Hunt Killers would make an awesome TV show or movie. And would be so creepy. AND YES. It would definitely be the YA Criminal Minds. I want this to be a thing now.

  13. great picks! I really need to read a Sarah Ockler book like now...From all the premises I've read her books would be such great movies!

  14. Bahaha, I love that you have a category specifically for lifetime movies!! And I agree about Miss Peregrine's - might actually make a better movie than book. Thanks for stopping by!

  15. I didn't know Tim Burton was doing Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children! Sweet :)

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