Monday, April 11, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books I'd Like to See Made into Movies

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, a state that you don't have to worry about being deprived of more books as long as you're near a library. ;) This week's Top Ten is:

Top Ten Movies I'd Like to See Made into Movies

Hoo boy, this one's a hard one, but I'll do my best to narrow it down to just 10. 

1. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder - I would love to actually see Yelena become the Commander's food taster and what tasks Valek has laid out for her in order to do so properly.  And I'll admit, I want to see just who they would pick to play the remarkable and skilled Valek.

2. Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt - For some reason, this story seems like it would be a great one for the silver screen.  There's just something about Death being involved in a fairytale that makes it more interesting.

3. The Princess's Dragon by Susan Trombley - There can never be enough films with dragons, and with my love of this book, I can't help but want to see it as a movie.  Most of all, I would want to see Sondra's transformation and then her first meeting with Tolmac. :)

4. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White - Although I haven't read this yet, I get the feeling that it would be a nice mix of drama and comedy all wrapped up in, say it with me now, the paranormal. 

5. Acorna by Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball - I see this as a great blend of both fantasy and science fiction, and I'd be interested to see how Acorna herself would appear.  

6. The Nymph King by Gena Showalter - 1) I love the ocean and I figure what better setting for this novel if turned into a movie, 2) the fighting scenes not only between the nymph warriors but also the dragon warriors that arrive too, and 3) I'd just love to see Valerian and Joachim in the flesh.  Besides, can you imagine if this cover was used as the basis for the movie poster?

7. Unicorn Trilogy by Tanith Lee - I cannot choose just one as they all work together so well just as a trilogy should.  I want to see Tanaquil's character development and also what sort of landscapes and settings would be used for a futuristic fantasy world that Lee has created. 

8. Wolf at the Door by Barbara Corcoran - This was one of my favorite books back in grade school, and I think it really does help make people more aware of the wolf conservation situation.  It would be amazing seeing this book in film form just for the setting and the wolves. 

9. Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith - I just think this would make a hilarious movie. How weird is it to have a disease revolved around chocolate?

10. Escape from Exile by Robert Levy - Another favorite from my childhood, I would want to see this just for the various animals of the realm from Hira, the behemoth horse, to Me, the acid-spitting snake, to the samkits, giant Siamese-ish cats.  


  1. I put Paranormalcy on my list too. It'd make an amazing movie. You need to read it asap! It's an amazing book.

  2. I haven't read Paranormalcy either but from the sounds of it, it'd make a great movie.

  3. I was going to put Parnormalcy on my list but I still have yet to read it LOL, its been sitting on my TBR Shelf for ages.
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  4. Oh my God, somebody else remembers Tanith Lee's unicorn book. I mean, granted I've only read the first one and I barely remember it, but right on. I wouldn't mind seeing that movie just for a refresher :)

  5. Oh yes, Paranormalcy would be so cool as a movie. Great choice!

  6. Haven't read any of the books on your list so very inspirational for me :-)

  7. Well, nice! The only one I am familiar with is Chocolate Fever! I love it when I see new titles.

    Here's my post for today's Top Ten Tuesday.

  8. Paranormalcy is on my list! I totally agree about the comedy/drama. There are also lots of fun characters that would be entertaining to see on screen :)

  9. @ Must Love Books: First of all, love the name! And secondly, yes it is so on my reading list soon. :)

    @ Vy: I've heard so many great things about it, I didn't even check it out of the library. I just had to buy it. :)

    @ Phantom Paragrapher: lol I didn't let that stop me! :D I can't wait to read it (though I kinda have to with priorities and all).

    @ Kayla + Cyna: I loved those three books so much. I'm still on the lookout for a hardcover edition of Black Unicorn. :) You should so read the other two!

    @ Jan von Harz: Thank you, and I hope to read it soon once I finish the books taking priority! :)

    @ Willa: I'm glad that you have some new books to check out! :D

    @ Deb: Chocolate Fever was one of those books that I just read over and over again back in grade school. :) And I still love it!

    @ Shanyn: I'm eager to meet all of those great and fun characters! :)

  10. Snyder's series has been at the top of several people's lists, and I feel terrible that I didn't think of them when I was making my list. :( Princess's Dragon sounds interesting though — I think I'll be doing some more research on that.

  11. @ couchpotatocritic: You had a lot of great books on your list already! :D Definitely check out The Princess's Dragon.


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