Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows


  1. The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey – I think this Beauty & The Beast retelling would be an amazing story to see on the big screen. There are so many neat mythological beings that would add wonder and beauty to such a film, and adding a magical twist to historical events is an automatic win in my books.
  2. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion – There’s probably already a film in the works for this book, and I will totally go see it when it happens. Although I use Sheldon from Big Bang Theory as a comparison for Don all the time, I hope they don’t use Jim Parsons as the actor for this part because it needs to be someone new to differentiate the book from being seen as just a BBT knockoff.
  3. After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn – Super hero movies are all the rage right now, and Watchmen did well enough, so I can totally see this book making it to screen.
  4. We Are Not Eaten by Yaks by C. Alexander London – OMG, this series would be a hilarious kids TV show! I imagine it would be something like The Wild Thornberrys. There is so much action and so much craziness.
  5. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen – This series is already like Game of Thrones for kids, so it might as well be a TV series as well. I can imagine the lead-up to the big reveal being a major cliffhanger that would happen at the end of Season 1, just to mess with people.
  6. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve – This needs to be a Studio Ghibli movie. Giant cities roaming around the countryside is 100% Hayao Miyazaki material.
  7. The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood – The illustrations in these books are already adorable and I need more! I would love to see this series made into a traditional animation movie. Get on it, Disney!
  8. Soulless by Gail Carriger – The vampire and werewolf craze might be over for now, but throw in some steampunk corsets and a hefty dose of humour and I am sure this would rival True Blood for it’s awesomeness.
  9. A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee – There aren’t enough young female spy/detective series out there, so I’m nominating Y.S. Lee’s The Agency series as a possible rival to Murdoch Mysteries on Canadian television.
  10. The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten – Forget making another John Green book into a movie… give Teresa Toten a chance! This adorable and quirky story is sure to make audiences laugh, cry, and flock to theatres.

What books would you like to see made into movies or TV shows?

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  1. Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ve actually never read any of the books on your list, but they do sound intriguing, so I’ll be sure to look into ’em. The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B wins me over just for the title alone.

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  2. Interesting list, I haven’t heard of any of these books but I am intrigued. False Prince piqued my interest, especially since you described it as a Game of Thrones for a younger population. While I do love GoT, I can do without much of the gruesome details.

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  3. I’ve only read the first book in Gail Carriger’s series but I can already imagine it as tv show! It could be brilliant. 🙂

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    1. I really loved her first series, and the YA spinoff is pretty good as well. I have the first book in her newest adult spin-off (Prudence) but it’s not catching me as much as the first one did. I don’t like the characters as much. If you liked Soulless I would definitely recommend continuing the series when you have time. 🙂

      Thanks for checking out my blog!

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  4. I was also thinking of Sheldon from TBBT as I read ‘The Rosie Project’. It would be a great film, but I worry about it being made as a comedy. I wouldn’t want people to just be laughing at Don and not understanding him.

    Thanks for your comment!

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    1. Agreed, I wouldn’t want it to be a comedy either. Don does some funny and quirky things, but he also realizes that it isn’t the way that other people do things. He just doesn’t know how to go about life any other way.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    1. My worry is that because so many people can see similarities, the movie people would automatically just put Jim Parsons in the role without thinking about it. People who hadn’t read the book wouldn’t know to appreciate the differences, and the movie would end up coming off as The Big Bang Theory: The Movie.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  5. there is that guy, I forgot his name, he played a brilliant scientist in the series called “Numbers”. I could see him in that role 😀

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