Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly shared “meme” has a different theme each week and is shared by many blogs. We’re aiming to come up with ten things between us each week so they won’t be in any particular order!
We’ve had a bit of a break from the Top Ten for the last few weeks, but why not get back into it with some books we’d like to see made into either a film or a TV series! We have done this topic before, but these are mostly new books for this year. (Shh, yes we know there’s only 9 in the list)
Ten Books We Would Like to See on Screen
1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Okay so this is already a TV series being shown on BBC One at the moment, but after re-reading it last week I can’t wait until it is shown here. The book is very long and quite slow at times, but the characters and imagery are just so amazing I can’t wait to see what they’ve done with it!
My review – Angelya
2. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Another book that is currently being made into a series, this one starring Nicole Kidman. Can’t wait to see it!
My review – Natasha
3. Wool by Hugh Howey
Goodreads blurb: This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.
One of my favourite books from last year – my review – Natasha
4. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
This series has actually been optioned for TV as well! The tale Kvothe tells seems a little far-featched at times, but I’d love to see this tale of magic, music and monsters on the screen.
My review – Angelya
5. The Violet Eden Chapters by Jessica Shirvington
A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new warrior. It’s a fight Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden…
My review – Philippa
6. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Blurb: Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.
Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.
The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.
But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.
The magical imagery in this story is amazing! It would make a brilliant film or TV series! – Angelya
7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The story of the Night Circus is perhaps not exciting enough for a film, but I would love to see a visual representation of the magical wonders. If you haven’t read this book yet, you’re missing out on a treat!
8. The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas (The Burning Sky, The Perilous Sea, The Immortal Heights)
This magical story, set in a version of our world where magic is hidden from ordinary folk, is partially set at Eton College. I just loved the first two books and think that boarding schools and magical kingdoms make the best kind of stories!
My review – Angelya
9. The Rephaim Trilogy by Paula Weston
Blurb: It’s almost a year since Gaby Winters was in the car crash that killed her twin brother, Jude. Her body has healed in the sunshine of Pandanus Beach, but her grief is raw and constant. It doesn’t help that every night in her dreams she kills demons and other hell-spawn.
And then Rafa comes to town. Not only does he look exactly like the guy who’s been appearing in Gaby’s dreams—he claims a history with her brother that makes no sense. Gaby is forced to accept that what she thought she knew about herself and her life is only a shadow of the truth—and that the truth is more likely to be found in the shadows of her nightmares.
I love this series and the fourth book is just about to be released. A TV series would be awesome! – My review – Angelya