Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday--Books on the Big Screen

I love today's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)!  The theme?  
The top ten books I would love to see as a movie/TV show (set in a perfect world...in which movies don't butcher the books we love).

I had a lot of fun creating this list!  Here are my choices:

TV Shows 

The Selection by Kiera Cass--"The Bachelor" meets the dystopian world.  I heard that the CW was making this into a show and was SO excited...but then I heard they dropped it (boo.).  Can't you just picture a TV show with a Bachelor-like competition and danger?  I'm holding out that this will someday make it onto the small screen.  

Jude by Kate Morgenroth--This is a hidden gem in the library that doesn't get a lot of attention.  Jude basically gets falsely imprisoned to make his mom look good as a political candidate.  But that false imprisonment turns into an actual imprisonment.  Total TV show material, especially when Jude puts all of his energy into getting revenge. 

52 Reasons to Hate my Father by Jessica Brody--A Kim Kardashian-like girl is forced to work a different "normal," minimum wage-paying job every week for the next year to show how appreciative she should be for her inheritance.  Yep, 52 jobs in a year.  This would be hilarious to watch!


Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein--Such an intense, gripping look at WWII and a captured spy.  The book was incredible and I would love to see the two main characters' roles played out side by side.   

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin--One of my all-time favorite books.  Like in my top 5 books EVER.  I love a classic murder mystery. 

Unwind by Neal Shusterman--supposedly this is someday going to be made into a movie, but it's taking FOREVER!  Such an awesome book (abortion for teenagers?!) with some really interesting characters. 

Fat Cat by Robin Brande--I have a soft spot for this book because I love weight loss shows.  I love Cat's science assignment in this book--to live like the earliest humans--and could see a movie having a really cool transformation in her physical and mental state. 

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins--An amazing YA romance without vampires (don't get me wrong, I love Twilight!).  Takes place in France and made me want to visit there right away!  

Graceling by Kristin Cashore--A riveting, adventurous fantasy book 

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney--I love movies with court scenes and secret societies, and this book has both!  

So what would you put on your list?  How do you feel about mine?

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see an outfit I designed based off of Out of the Easy!


  1. Anna might work as a movie. It might be as good as the book. Paris is a sure thing.

    Here's my Top Ten!

  2. I decided not to include Anna on my list, seeing as how it is on just about on every other one of my lists! Oh St. Clair, how I adore him :) Here, here on Code Name Verity (but you already know I feel head over heels for that one). This is me reading (and commenting) your (insert pun) "stylish" (wink, wink) new blog.