Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish and combines a love of lists with a love a books. Every week has a new top and this week's top is: Top Ten Books You'd Like To See Made Into A Movie. This one was surprisingly difficult for me. Every time I thought of a book I'd like to see as a movie, I remembered it had already been done. In the end I came up with ten books that I really would go see as a movie.
1) Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - I really love The Infernal Devices series. I know everyone loves Jace from The Mortal Instruments, but I'm a much bigger fan of Will and Jem and Tessa. I'd definitely see a movie with the three of them set in Victorian London.
2) Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen - The book was great, had plenty of action, and some great characters. Who doesn't want to see a movie where the female lead kicks some ass?
3) Delirium by Lauren Oliver - This is a great love story set in a perfect dystopian world. YA doesn't get much better than this.
4) Matched by Ally Condie - I really liked the main trio and the uncovering of the society's secrets in this dystopian. I think the setting in this one could be beautiful.
5) Wonder by R.J. Palacio - The book was truly moving. And while the ending was unrealistic, in my opinion, it made for a great feel-good story. Plus the supporting characters are all wonderful. I'd love to see them come to life and teach us all a thing or two about being kinder than necessary.
6) Legend by Marie Lu - The book was not my favorite, but only because I wasn't a fan of the double POV. I felt the voices of June and Day were too similar. I don't think that would be a problem on-screen and, in fact, I think it could make a great movie.
7) Divergent by Veronica Roth - This is kind of a given. I wasn't nearly as enthralled with this book as most people seem to be but I still enjoyed it. I think given the right creative team, seeing this world on the big screen could be incredible. I'd love to see how they'd bring the Dauntless, and other factions, to life.
8) Hourglass by Myra McEntire - In all honesty, I've only read half of this so I could totally change my mind by the end. But so far I am intrigued. I'd love to see a good time travel movie.
9) The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - I loved the first book in the Percy Jackson series. And then I saw the movie. It just wasn't good. I wish a movie could be made that could capture the awesomeness that was Percy and his world of Greek Mythology.
10) Incarnate by Jodi Meadows - While I'm not entirely sure this would make a great movie, I would love to see Heart come to life. And the dragons, Ana and Sam, and the Masquerade Ball are not far behind.
So those are the books I'd go see if they were made into movies, or better movies. What do you think? Did you make a Top Ten list this week? Leave your link so I can check it out!
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Now for today's question: What is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaption of because you think the movie could never live up to the book?
This is a great question! I'm almost always nervous seeing books I love turned into movies. Do they ever really like up to the book? I think the two I've heard that are currently being worked on that I'm most nervous about would be City of Bones and Delirium. I know City of Bones has gone through a director, at least, and lost its Jace (though I admit I wasn't too happy with that casting), so it doesn't seem to be off to a good start. Plus the world Cassandra Clare created and the weird relationship between Jace and Clary might not translate well. And Delirium is a book a truly loved and would be crushed if a terrible movie was made from it. The story is beautiful and Lena and Alex were wonderful, but will it make a great movie? I don't know. What do you think? Any books you don't want to see made into a movie?