Top Ten Tuesday (16)

Books I Would Love to See Made Into Movies

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish which I adore and therefore chose to adopt into my weekly blog posts!

This is obviously going to be a list of my favorite books because why wouldn’t I want to see them on the big screen? However, this list is tentatively put together as I don’t want any big names ruining one of my favorite books (I’m lookin’ at you, Beowulf!) I think if done properly these books would make fantastic movies that I would obsess over again and again.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – This story was so vibrant and sweet in so many ways, I really loved it. I hate to be one of “those” but I do think it would be enjoyable as a “Harry Potter for adults” story.

The Child Thief by Brom – An extremely dark retelling of Peter Pan, I LOVED it! They might have to scale some things down to make it not so scary and less of a horror story but I think it would be great!

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – How could this one not be popular? It’s assassin nuns! I would be so wary to see this one because I really don’t want anything to ruin the images in my imagination but I would be curious to see the slow burn romance come to life!

Snow White and Rose Red by Patricia C. Wrede – My favorite fairy tale! I would be interested to see how this would look on the big screen especially with all of the fey elements.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostava – When I first read this book a few years ago there were rumors that film rights had been negotiated. Sadly, after some research I see that no one has gone forward with production. This book provided a new twist on the Dracula tale in a different way than the typical vampire novels or Dracula in Love and it made me remember all the reasons I loved Dracula growing up.

The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey – Ahh one of my favorites from my tender teen years, I can’t say why this book stuck with me so much after all these years but I love it. It’s a retelling of a popular fairy tale but it is also somewhat dark in a way and I think it would be very popular if done well.

Graveminder by Melissa Marr – I LOVED the world building in this one I think it could be really interesting to show the duality between the real world and the sort of “in between” that Bek travels to. 

Frankenstein and/or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – I know these have been done but I would love to see a remake. When I think of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde I think about the first scene in Van Helsing where he is chasing him through the bell tower and it just makes me wonder why it hasn’t been done! Maybe this is really more of a want for a Van Helsing two…hmm
Wicked by Gregory Maguire – Even though I have seen the Broadway play four times – yes, FOUR times – I would still love to see this as a movie! I wouldn’t argue having Idinia and Kristen reprise their roles on the big screen either!

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion – Cheating a bit at this one I know since it is already post production but I am so excited for it. I loved this book immensely more than I thought I would and was surprised to find myself having a crush on a zombie!

That’s it from me this week, what is on your Top Ten Tuesday?

The Night Circus


18 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (16)

  1. You've picked some really great books that I totally didn't think of when I was doing mine! I would love to see The Night Circus especially – it was so vividly written it could translate nicely into a very artsy film and still be so fun to watch! I'd love to see Black Swan too, though pretty much ANYTHING Mercedes Lackey would be awesome. I ended up going with Fire Rose, but that was mostly as a representative of her fairy tales. Anything in the Elemental Masters, 500 Kingdoms or her extras like Black Swan would be amazing!Great list! Here's hoping some producer will be wandering around today and pick up some of the titles that are most popular =P

  2. Ahh I am ashamed to say that I haven't read anything else by Mercedes except The Black Swan and The Gates of Sleep!! I know it's blasphemous but I LOVED these two and I have wanted to read Fire Rose for a long time so many that should be next!!

  3. The Night Circus would make a beautiful movie and I'm sure Grave Mercy would as well. I'm dying to read it. Have you seen the BBC's Jekyll? It's seriously good (although a little weird and I haven't read the original so I don't know how it compares). They updated it the way they updated Sherlock… kept the spirit of the story and the heart of the character and put them in a very modern world. You can stream both shows on NetFlix! I watch them ALL the time!

  4. I'm ashamed to say The Historian has been sitting on my shelves unread for over a year. Every time I look at it, its sheer massiveness scares me away! Maybe I just need a movie to prod me into reading it 🙂

  5. I really need to read The Night Circus. I'm only about halfway through Grave Mercy, but I agree It would make a good movie. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Graveminder would be great as a film! There's definitely so much that they could work with in that film to make it awesome! And I cannot wait to see Warm Bodies as a movie, I hope it's as great as the book!My Top Ten

  7. I won't lie to you, it starts off a little slow but then it gets pretty awesome. If you enjoyed Dracula I think you will like it. This was actually the first book I read with the bf as our own mini "book club" and now he loves to read :]

  8. I don't know if I could like it without the original cast! I saw a lot of different people play those two when I saw it on Broadway (AND Joey Mckintyre as Fiyero ahhthankyou) but nothing compares to the originals! :]

  9. I HAVE TO READ THE NIGHT CIRCUS! I think I'm the only one who hasn't at this point. 🙂 Love your list.Thanks for stopping by my blog!! 🙂

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