Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s prompt was bingeworthy shows and movies, but I don’t watch much TV and was planning on a horror movie recommendation list soon anyways, so I decided to name ten books I would like to see movie/television adaptations for!
1. The Siren and the Specter — Jonathan Janz
This book was one of the creepiest things I’ve read in my entire life, and I LOVED it. There were so many scenes in the book that made me think, “This would be SUCH a good movie adaptation!”
2. Locke & Key series — Joe Hill
This graphic novel series would make such an incredible adaptation. It’s been in the works for a while, but it keeps getting dropped and picked up again, so I’m trying not to get my hopes up until I have an actual release date. 😭 This is definitely the kind of story that needs a TV show and not just a movie!
3. A Court of Thorns and Roses series — Sarah J. Maas
I know the first book has technically been auctioned for a movie, but I’m so wary of that. If it were up to me, I would see the series adapted into a TV series with one season per book, preferably made by HBO or someone else who won’t shy away from the violent and fun bits. 😛
4. The Illuminae Files —Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Okay, I know this is literally in production right now (according to Jay’s twitter), but I still had to include it because I AM SO EXCITED. I think this series could make such a good film series!
5. Summer Bird Blue — Akemi Dawn Bowman
Now that the Netflix adaptation of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before has been such a smash hit, my brain is going overdrive thinking of all the beautiful, diverse, amazing contemporary titles that I want Netflix to adapt next, and this is at the top of my list. The scenery would be so stunning, too.
6. Sadie — Courtney Summers
I hesitated to add this one because of the podcast chapters, but then I realized how cool it would actually be, for the film scenes to cut between Sadie’s journey and the podcast host talking to people and interviewing them. The interview scenes could even be filmed like a documentary, and it would be phenomenal!
7. Nevernight — Jay Kristoff
Much like with the ACOTAR series, I’m picturing an HBO-hosted gory, violent, sex-filled, bloody as hell television series. Man… I’d want an entire episode dedicated to that library.
8. Wayward Children series — Seanan McGuire
How great would a television show of this series be? I’m thinking it could go like Sherlock, where each season only has a few episodes, and it could be broken down, one novella per season. Or a miniseries where each episode was 1.5-2 hours long… *wistful sigh*
9. Six of Crows — Leigh Bardugo
Go on, tell me you wouldn’t love a movie of this series. The banter, the drama, the action, the tears… Though, if they didn’t cast people who actually fit the characters (i.e. a plus size lady for Nina), I would set things on fire.
10. A Head Full of Ghosts — Paul Tremblay
I need an adaptation of this. It could be so eerie. I had to double-check and make sure it wasn’t just a happy dream of mine, but this is, in fact, being made into a movie by the director who directed I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, which is one of my absolute favorite gothic horror flicks of the last few years. *happy dance*