Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this is a weekly feature where other book bloggers and I get to geek out about our favorite books. This week’s topic was a lot of fun to compile:
Top Ten Books I Would Love to See as a Movie!
#1 The Name of the Wind: If the Game of Thrones can do it, why not the Kingkiller Chronicles? I know that technically this is a TV series, but I view those as extended movies these days (especially the fantasy ones). Aside from being one of my all-time favorite books, I think this one would transfer really well on screen. I discovered a few weeks ago that Fox picked up the rights to make a series out of this, so I may not have to wait that long to see this one for real! I only hope that Fox won’t turn this into another “Firefly” incident…
#2 The Night Circus: Would this make a cool movie? The visual elements promised to be stunning and I always love watching a good love story. I don’t even like circuses, people, and yet this is one of my favorite books (and would probably be one of my favorite movies).
#3 Warbreaker: Color, color, and more color! This is a visual masterpiece waiting to happen. Combine that with awesome characters who chase their ambitions and take action, and you have one awesome potential film!
#4 The Selection: I love competitions, dystopian’s, and love stories – what a better movie choice than one that has all three!
#5 Survival: Between the neat alien life forms and the gorgeous visuals of the Washington coast landscape, I would love to see this one brought to life. This is my first sci-fi pick for the big screen, even above Enders’s Game!
#6 Last Stormlord: This is one of those epic fantasies that would make a fabulous television series. It has strong visuals, a dune-like setting, and a full cast of relatable characters.
#7 Hex Hall: With all the teen book TV/movie adaptations, I think this one would fit right in. They could really do some cool stuff with this setting and the cast of otherworldly creatures.
#8 Joust: this is one of my favorite Dragon books, and a movie made out of it could be everything Eragon was not. In the same realm as How to Train Your Dragon, I think this one would have high appeal for people of all ages.
#9 Graceling: I have a feeling this is going to make quite a few lists today. It’s just a great story and, unlike most of my other choices, wouldn’t be that expensive to make.
#10 Fablehaven: filled with loads of wonder, humor, and excitement, this could be either the film of the season or a slamming TV series. As my favorite kids series since Harry Potter, I would love to see this one brought to life!
After compiling this list, I discovered that I mostly chose books that would have strong visual elements on the big screen. It’s really not surprising when you consider my favorite movies of all time are The Lord of the Rings and Avatar – both have gorgeous visuals and strong fantasy elements!
What books would you like to see on the big screen?
I’ve been meaning to read some of the books on your list — especially the Kingkiller Chronicle!
I love them all – and Patrick Rothfuss has to be my all-time favorite! I hope you enjoy it :-)
The Name of the Wind is waiting to be read on my shelf! I can’t believe I forgot I bought a while back, because I was so excited when I bought it about a month ago. I hope it will turn out to be as good as I expect it to be. :) Great list!
It is my very favorite book ever – I hope you like it as much as I do!
OH MY GOSH, THANK YOU FOR ADDING FABLEHAVEN TO YOUR LIST. This is one of my all-time favorite series. The characters are funny but also have serious sides. They all have relatable flaws. The setting and plot line are soooo genius. This could possibly be the next Harry Potter if producers put in enough effort. You are actually the first person (other than myself) that I have seen to include Fablehaven on your list.
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P.S. I added who I would cast as Kendra and Seth on my TTT list! Make sure to look.
Mine too! I couldn’t in good conscience make a list without it! I am glad to find a kindred spirit in you – I’m looking forward to seeing your ideas for casting. :-)
Fox has the rights to Name of the Wind?!?! This could be so amazing! And totally agree with The Night Circus. One of my favorite books, and it was done right, could be a totally amazing movie!
I’m really hoping someone options Night Circus – it’s one of my favorite books as well. Sorry it took me so long to respond, it’s been a crazy week! lol
I think although the night Circus failed for me as a book, a film adaptation could work really well. it’s a very visual, theatrical book.
Graceling had its rights sold and is in very early film development. Fingers crossed it goes all the way to theatres!
The visuals are what made it magical for me – you hit the nail on the head on why one see it brought to film lol. I did not know Graceling was even optioned for film! That makes me very excited – let’s hope they don’t screw it up. :-)