Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (6)

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Books I'd Like to See Made Into a Movie:

1) The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray-I love this trilogy and it has so much to offer. I do also know that it did have a movie deal for while but apparently it's never gotten off the ground. I sort of torn really because I do think this would be an excellent movie but Hollywood has a tendancy to ruin things and I'm sure the feminist messages in the trilogy would be tossed out the window. Plus I'm sure the male lead would be white-washed in a heart beat. I just have very little faith in Hollywood YA films ever since they utterly ruined Percy Jackson and that was practically a hollywood blockbuster screenplay to begin with.

2) The Looking Glass Wars Trilogy by Frank Beddor-I adore Alice in Wonderland mash-ups and the art for this series is just lovely. Word is Beddor has been working on getting a deal for this series since the start. We'll see what happens.

3) Tortall series by Tamora Pierce-I'd actually love to see this made into a TV series because I think her books would be perfect for a TV show along the lines of Game of Thrones. Probably will never happen though as Pierce is very protective of her books and apparently no one has come up with a idea that has satisfied her which is fine by me because I'd rather have a really satisfying product then a crappy one (see Dune).

4) The Subtle Knife by Phillup Pullman-I do think The Golden Compass was good up until the crappy ending that got changed to appease the religious groups. I want them to fix that with a sequel and do in a way that doesn't give a damn about what the church thinks. Unfortunately because everyone is so uptight about this trilogy and all the protesting that was done anyway the first made no money and we will likely never see a sequel.

5) Graceling by Kristin Cashore-This would make a beautiful action packed film. Though like Gemma Doyle a part of me wants to keep it away from Hollywood who would probably make Katsa super girly and again toss the feminist messages out the window (Katsa would probably totally want to have kids and jump Po's bones and they'd get married right away).

6) The Iron King series by Julie Kagawa-Mostly just want to see because the sets would be so fantastic though the focus would probably just be: look, hot boys! So I'm wary of them making a movie of this.

7) The Secrets of the Immortal Nicolas Flamel series by Michael Scott-This would be a action packed fun movie with entertainments galore. As long as they don't go the Percy Jackson route and change everything they would have a blockbuster on their hands.

8) The Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan-Again, as long as they don't go the Percy Jackson route and change everything. Also, Carter and the gods better not be white-washed.

9) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman-As long as they don't try to teen-fy it. Neverwhere is adult. It is not Harry Potter. I just want them to show that just because something is fantasy doesn't mean it always has to be for teenagers. That's a common misconception to those that don't read fantasy/sci-fi and I have to say it's very annoying.

10) The Mediator series by Meg Cabot-again, this is one I actually want as TV Show. As long as it's not anywhere on Disney (they have bad habit of utterly ruining Cabot's stuff, see PD and the Avalon High TV movie) and as long as they keep Suze her badass self.


  1. I so agree with the Tortall series! (i put down alanna's quartet on mine) I wish she would do the rights for a show. Here is my post

  2. Loved Graceling and totally agree that it would make for a good movie. Neverwhere was a Briish series - never saw it though.