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Monday, February 24, 2014

Top Ten Books I'd Love to See as a Movie or TV Show


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I was so sad I missed this topic a couple of weeks ago, and couldn't resist taking it up this week. Because of my over-ambitiousness--and the fact that I made crappy little movie posters to go with each entry on this week's list--I was only able to do a seven, when in reality there are dozens of books I'd like to see adapted one day. Here are just a sampling.


1. The Lunar Chonicles by Marissa Meyer


 How amazing would movie versions of Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress be? The plots are exciting but not too complicated, the settings are lush and unusual, and I want it, please.

2. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kennealy




I would LOVE a Catching Jordan TV show. How cool would it to see more of the day to day reality of being the girl quarterback on an all-boy team, navigating the politics of sports, locker rooms, and boys. Plus, bonus Sam Henry!

3. The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce

 

Tamora Pierce writes some of the best fantasy there is, and Alanna started it all. I was considering doing the Lioness' Daughter as a series or miniseries instead, but Alanna is the first, after all, and it would be seriously awesome as a Game of Thrones-style show. Plus, George and Jon. Yessss.

4. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein



Another book I think would make a great HBO miniseries. And by great, I mean it would WRECK ME. And then after that they can do a Rose Under Fire miniseries and I can cry myself to death.

5. Poison by Bridget Zinn

 

This book is so cute and fluffy and look! The cover already looks like a movie poster! This could be an adorable children's holiday movie in theaters or on, say, ABC Family or Disney Channel.

6. The Mediator by Meg Cabot



I love nearly every single Meg Cabot novel there is, but her Mediator series just might be my fave. It would make an INCREDIBLE TV series, every episode revolving around a new ghost Suze has to handle. And every episode, she and Jesse the hot ghost would become closer and closer, and there would be SO MUCH sexual tension because hello, CW. So everybody would be gorgeous.

7. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

 

Okay, I did not make that poster, obviously. It's a still from Howl's Moving Castle, but how amazing would it be to see the talented people behind Studio Ghibli tackle the alternative history awesomeness of Leviathan, which is chock-full of flying machines and monsters? Very amazing, is the correct answer.

ETA: A Harry Potter miniseries

I cannot BELIEVE I left this one off! I've been hoping for ages that they'd so a really comprehensive miniseries (or regular series, really--seven seasons for seven books!)  adaptation of Harry Potter. The movies are great, and all, but for brevity's sake, there's a lot they need to leave out and characters and situations they need to change. I'm sure there are a lot of Potterheads like me who'd be very happy to watch every single word of the books transmitted directly onto the screen in real time. I would so watch a hundred plus hours of Harry Potter. I mean, really.

27 comments:

  1. Yesss I cannot express how much I would love to see anything by Tamora Pierce on the big screen! And I think a Studio Ghibli adaptation of Leviathan would be perfect! (Also your posters are fantastic)

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  2. I love your posters! And YES a massive and resounding YES to a series based on the Lioness. It would be so amazing. Frankly, from there the entire series should be mapped out and televised. It would be one of the coolest things on air.

    Shelly @ My TTT

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  3. These are wonderful covers. OMG, a Cinder movie would make my life. Also, Code Name turned into a HBO miniseries, genius and I'd cry myself to bed every single Saturday night. Also, I've never read Catching Jordan, but now I'm curious?!
    My TTT

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  4. I totally meant posters... cool beans...

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  5. THE MEDIATOR would be so fun and awesome (if done right)! And POISON would be super cute, especially with that pig! Ack, I still need to read CODE NAME VERITY.

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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  6. These are the coolest! A Cinder movie would be perfect.

    And I think I now need a Harry Potter miniseries in order to continue living. Come on, BBC, make it happen!

    My TTT

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  7. Brilliant posters! So creative. Great list this week :-)

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  8. I've being dying for The Song of the Lioness to be turned into something since middle school. I just wish it would happen at some point in the future. Also, spot on with the Mediator on the CW. It would be semi Supernatural-like, but soo awesome. Loved the posters! and just the overall post!

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  9. OMG AN ALANNA SHOW.
    My world would explode with happy.

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  10. I want ALL of these.

    http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/give_it_to_me_stephen_colbert.gif

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  11. I love love LOVE your Code Name Verity idea. Even if I would spend every Sunday night crying my eyes out. And the poster is gorgeous.

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  12. Love the idea to do posters and love your picks. Harry Potter, Cinder and ALANNA??!! Yes please! I would watch all of those! Great picks!

    My Top Ten & Teaser Tuesday

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  13. Ooh, Cinder would be an amazing movie! And I haven't read that Tamora Pierce series yet, but I agree that any of hers would be amazing! :) And I love that you did movie posters to go along with them! :)

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  14. I LOVE your " little movie posters"! Oh yes, Cinder would make a fantastic movie. And OMG, a Harry Potter (mini)series would be so so amazing.

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  15. Cinder is a fantastic concept for a movie (and I love the movie poster idea!) And Poison as movie, YES PLEASE. How adorable would that be, with awesome Fred and cutie Rosie <3 HP mini series would be awesome, but I don't think I could ever see someone else as HP (or other cast members)

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  16. Aw, I love the posters you made :D Thank you for sharing. <3 And DYING for a Cinder movie. Sigh.

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  17. THE MEDIATOR AND ALANNA DEFINITELY! I haven't read Cinder yet but I can tell that would be a cool movie!

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  18. LOL, I totally thought the third one said Dong of the Lioness. Oh well. I laughed.

    BUT YES TO CINDER. I do not trust Hollywood with the Asian characters at ALL, but yes.

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  19. I would love to see Catching Jordan as either a TV show or movie. Along with the the Meg Cabot book series.

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  20. Those are all brilliant, and I agree, and if TV studios & movie studios could do honor to the books (hahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahahaha!) I would totally watch them!

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  21. I've been DYING to see a Song of the Lioness adaptation for AGES!! (like 10+ yrs guys, let's get on this already) And SO MUCH YES to the Mediator series, I need some sexy ghost Jesse in my life pronto ;)

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  22. Holy crap, yes yes yes to Cinder as a TV show, Catching Jordan as a TV show, and Code Name Verity. I would watch those forever! And with Cinder, with every season, the new books' characters are introduced. Talk about thrilling.

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  23. Your brain comes up with such pretty ideas. *pets your brain* I still think CNV would be best on BBC, because I trust them, but otherwise YES TO ALL. Also, love your posters.

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  24. Great pick! I LOVE YOUR POSTERS! I am amazed you had time to do all that. Nice list :) My TTT.

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  25. Oh my lord, a Code Name Verity TV series! I'm literally weak at the knees, even though I'd probably spend the entire rest of my life blinded by tears if it actually existed :) And I love how you made posters for each of these, they look great!

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