TTT: I'd Watch That

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

This week we've been asked for the Top Ten Books That I Would Love To See As A Movie or TV Show. 

And? This week's topic is perfect. Really. Thanks The Broke and The Bookish because this is an idea that is always fresh in my mind. And, I really love that there's the caveat in this one about how these would be in a perfect world - where no one was allowed to butcher or cut out important & beloved parts of a book. Yes, that would mean a lot of 3+ hour movies. But for a much loved story? Who cares?  

I'm going to break it down, though. Because some would be better on the big screen and some would be better suited for a long-running TV program. And most of them Hollywood better not screw up...


1. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - Let's be real, every good YA book these days - particularly the dystopian or fantastical ones - is being made into a movie. It's only time until The Grisha series is added onto this list as well. I just really, really hope they do this movie justice. Particularly with casting. I have a very clear picture in my mind of what this cast looks like and the clothing they wear. 

2. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close - This book would make the perfect chic lit movie. Better than Something Borrowed or the like. Seriously. We all know I cannot stop raving about this book. But it would be just as perfect as a movie - it's so well suited for that transition! 

3. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - This one is most important that they stay perfectly honest to the book. I will sit through a 6 hour movie in order for everything to be done right and done well. Please. Don't let them butcher this book. In all honesty, Hollywood, leave this book alone if you can't do it the justice it deserves. Okay? 

4. Peak by Roland Smith - This would be the most intense and interesting book turned movie. I'm still fascinated by anyone who even attempts Everest - and a movie about the youngest person to attempt the climb? 

5. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - This would be such a visually stunning movie. I'm absolutely sure of that. It's such a fantastic story that nestles itself into your heart and mind that I just want to have that visual to go along with having read the story. And to see the water horses on the big screen? It would just be perfect. 

6. Kings of Colorado by David E. Hilton - This would be a darker, more intense movie than most of the others I've listed. But I feel that with how moving this book was, a movie would be that much more powerful. It's no secret, I love this one. So, again, unless it's going to be done right I hope they leave it be. 

7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - I want this to happen so much. But only if it has the most immense budget to do it justice. The more I think about it though, I will be devastated no matter how perfectly they capture the book because I think so much about this book is created by and nestled into the reader. It's like we each have our own Night Circus in our minds. We all have our own Marco, our own twins, our own black & white maze of tents. So if/when it becomes real on the big screen, it will only be one person's iteration of the Night Circus. 


8. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher - I think this book (and series, I assume, but I've only read the first book in it) would lend itself to a multi-episode show better than a one-time movie. There's a lot of room to play within it as well, which I think lends itself perfectly to TV. They can stay true to the story, but branch out in ways that have been left open to them. I'd watch this, probably religiously, for sure.

9. Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie - Again, I think this would be better served as a series than a one-and-done (or, three-and-done, since it is a trilogy) movie. Condie has created such a magnificent dystopian world and cast of characters  that I think a TV crew would have a fantastic time weaving stories together season after season.

10. Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien - I haven't finished this series either, but I think this book has opened up a lot of doors for a really dramatic and intriguing TV show. It was an engrossing story, but with a lot of room for interpretation and side stories to develop and completely fill out the world that has been created.

What about you? What books are you dying to see put onto a screen (either large or small)? What books do you hope they'll just leave alone? 


  1. Couldn't agree more about the Matched Series and also A Discovery of Witches. I can't believe neither of those made my list.

  2. I have yet to read all of these but some are pretty high on my list and will be read soon! ;)
    Nice picks!
    Happy reading!

  3. Oww another list with A Discovery of Witches. I am so glad to see this one around a lot today. It is so much potential to be made into a film unfortunately so much potential to get totally butchered. Maybe it should be a television show so there can be proper attention for the documents too.

  4. Great list! I definitely think Matched would be a better TV series than a movie.

  5. Shadow and Bone made my list too :) I would just love to see The Shadow Fold! I never thought about the Birthmarked trilogy but now that I think about it, I would so love a TV show based on it!

    Great list!

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    Christy @ Christy's Book Addiction

  6. I definitely think The Night Circus could be an amazing movie. I'd love to see that world come to life!

  7. Shadow and Bone would be such a beautiful movie! With the castles and The Darkling... It'd be amazing!
    I'd never thought of making Matched into a TV show, but I actually think it'd be pretty good!
    Great list :)

  8. I really liked the Match trilogy! I think after Divergent comes out and finishes that they will probably do this book series in movies or tv!

  9. Kings of Colorado in the works... More to come.


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