Top ten books I’d love to see as a movie or tv show

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  I don’t regularly take part in this because I usually remember by about last thing Thursday!  (And it’s not Top Ten Thursday after all now is it!)  Anyway, I particularly love this topic.  I can quickly go back through my list of books and pounce hungrily upon ten that I would love to see converted onto the big screen or into a series.  Check out the original blog post and past topics here.  And, don’t forget to let me know what you’d choose!

  1. Wool by Hugh Howey – film
  2. The Ocean at the end of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – film (please and pretty please, with a cherry on top, will somebody make this.  Thank you! – oh, and if it’s not too much to ask make a good job of it!)
  3. The Anvil of the World by Kage Baker – which was such good fun that I’d love to see it on screen.
  4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – this could be a fantastic movie.
  5. Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns  and Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence – I’m envisioning three amazing movies right there!
  6. Zoo City by Lauren Beukes – would make a great original movie.
  7. Poison by Sarah Pinborough (I think/hope there are going to be a few of these stories so maybe a series).
  8. All the Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher – made into a series rather than a film.  Yes please.
  9. Agatha H and the Airship City by Phil and Kaja Foglio – a series again.
  10. The Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne – such a lot of good fun not to mention Oberon – a series would be very entertaining.

8 Responses to “Top ten books I’d love to see as a movie or tv show”

  1. Michael

    Interesting choices. I agree Ready Player One would be a great movie…provided they could get the rights to all the properties referenced in the book. As for Harry Dresden, there was a series on Syfy a few years ago. It’s on DVD and streaming.

    While it was an interesting attempt, if you can find the original movie length pilot (it’s repeated late at night sometimes), I’d recommend it. It’s more faithful to the novel.

    • lynnsbooks

      Excellent – I’ll have a look out for that. I think I heard about the series but didn’t think it had taken off as not well liked enough. It would be great if it was remade. I love those books and think they’d convert well, plus I suppose we have the right sort of special effects these days to pull it off.
      Ready Player one could be amazing – but difficult I think.
      Lynn 😀

  2. nrlymrtl

    I would LOVE for them to make movies or series based on the Dresden books – but done well. They made 1 season years ago and messed it up.

    The Druid chronicles would be great the same way. I would really enjoy the desert southwest setting.

    Along the same lines, the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs based in the Pacific northwest would be great. Hooray for tattooed shape shifter female mechanics!

    • lynnsbooks

      Yes, – I should have thought of the Mercy series as well. I love those books – not read Frost Burned yet though. What about you??
      Lynn 😀

  3. SangitaS

    Interesting meme..Issac Asimov Foundation series..I have no idea why anyone has not picked it so far..Can’t think of anything else..

    • lynnsbooks

      Asimov’s Foundation series is really good – it’s one of those sorts of storylines that you could ever really consider now with all the special effects – it would have been virtually impossible a few years ago.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Redhead

    yes yes for a movie of The Anvil of the World! and also Zoo City!!

    Agatha H was originally a full color graphic novel and webcomic, so it’s not exactly a moving picture. . . but it’s a very funny and well drawn comic. Lots of the humor is in people’s facial expressions.

    • lynnsbooks

      I think it could be a great funny movie with lots of weird and wonderful steampunk!

      Zoo City would be amazing. It would start off and almost seem like a regular film and then you’d discover the animal element.
      Lynn 😀

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