Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want Adapted

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of ten books that I think should be adapted into a Netflix movie or tv show.

1. The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

2. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

3. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

4. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

5. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

6. The Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist

7. Year One by Nora Roberts

8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

9. The Lunar Chronicles by Marisa Meyer

10. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

 

That’s my list for the week! What books do you want to see in TV or movies?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Dream Book Adaptations

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies.

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Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
This would make such a good and creepy Netflix series. The suspense and mystery of this town are perfect for a Halloween season show.

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
I would love either a show or several movies for this series. This would be such a good one to be adapted (after Disney finishes with Percy Jackson maybe?)

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool
I literally have no idea how it would happen but I need it. I need these disaster children on my screen.

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir
This would be a great Netflix show. The world ending because of climate change and teenagers training to be astronauts in a mission to terraform a new world? Yes, please. The way this story is written would be perfect for a show too.

Ashlords by Scott Reintgen
What an incredible movie this book would make. Phoenix horses? Yes.

American Royals by Katharine McGee
This would make a great Gossip Girl sort of show. It’s so full of drama and similar relationship dynamics like GG.

The Study of Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
I absolutely need this boarding school mystery as a tv show.

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
I think this boarding school mystery would make a great movie (or two.)

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
A movie of this horrifying Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling? Absolutely 100% yes. I think this would be great for the spooky season too.

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
There are a few movies out there already that are sort of like this (Hidden Figures) but this one is an alternate reality. A meteorite hits the Earth and the world may not have much time left. But Lady Astronauts to the rescue!

These are just a few of the books I’d love to see adapted by Netflix. What books are on your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Book Adaptations

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Page to Screen Freebie. I’m going to be talking about my some recent book adaptations I’ve seen and also some adaptations that are in the works.

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Recently Watched

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli // Love, Simon
I adored this book to movie adaptation. I loved all the actors and actresses. I think they did the book justice. It’s a movie I will be watching again.

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer // Annihilation
I liked the first book in the series. I actually only read it because it was on a ‘recently adapted’ list at my library. The book was weird and bizarre and interesting, the second and third were just infuriating. The movie was a lot like the second and third books; bizarre and frustrating.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins // The Hunger Games
I recently did a reread of the whole series via audiobook and the books were just as good as  I remembered them to be. Then, I watched the movies with my husband and those were just as good too.

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy // Dumplin’
This Netflix adaptation took the book world by storm. I, like many others, actually ended up enjoying the movie more than the book. Though I hope they adapt  Puddin’ too because I actually liked that book.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman // The Magicians
This was another that surprised me. I found that I enjoyed (and am still enjoying) the Scy-fy show better than the books. I liked the books well enough, but I am loving the show. It’s taken its liberties and made some changes, but I’m still enjoying the adaptation. The cast is great, some of them are so perfect for their characters, and I understand most of the changes (except why they changed Janet’s name to Margo).

Highly Anticipated

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Hulu is making this one into a mini-series and after YEARS of waiting, my favorite book will finally be getting adapting to the screen and I’m dying of excitement.

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Reese Witherspoon is adapting this so I have really high hopes that she’ll do it justice.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Grishaverse is getting a Netflix series and every time I see Leigh post on Instagram about it I can’t help but “squeeeee!”

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I keep seeing updated from the author and I’m interested to see how the screen adaptation is going to turn out.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I just googled 2019 adaptations because I couldn’t think of any others off the top of my head and IM SO EXCITED FOR THIS. The book tore my heart out and I hope the movie does too.

Have you watched any adaptations lately? Are there any upcoming that you’re excited for? Let me know in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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