Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week is a different theme for bloggers to post their Top Ten.
This week’s theme is technically Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About BUT I’m gonna use an older prompt from Bionic Book Worm‘s Top Five Tuesday, because I had major FOMO about missing it!
Top Ten Books That NEED To Be Movies (Or TV Shows)
by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
This series is so much fun and LUCKY FOR ME it’s already in development! It currently has Doug Liman attached to it (Edge of Tomorrow, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), and if he takes it all the way through production I’m gonna be so happy!!!! I finished Undying a few days ago and can confidently say that the world needs Movie Jules Addison. IT’S WHAT WE DESERVE.
2. The Illuminae Files
by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
These books are something else! Badass space antics aside, they get really scary in some parts. Like really chilled to the bone kind of horrifying and WOW WOULD I LOVE TO SEE THAT ON SCREEN 😂. Also I’d like to see all the creative ways they could sneak in the alt format of the book into a movie. But most importantly I just want to see my babes being fierce and young and kicking ass!
3. The Lunar Chronicles
by Marissa Meyer
IT’S FAIRY TALES IN SPACE. Is it clear that I need ALL THE YA IN SPACE MOVIES?! WE NEED ALL THE SPACE ADVENTURES. Plus like The Illuminae Files, they introduce a new protagonist with every book and I think that build would be incredible on screen.
4. Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Maas
I am so scared/excited because Hulu already has this in development and please god do not let them ruin this. BUT IF THEY DO IT RIGHT IT’S GONNA BE SUCH A BANGER. Like imagine seeing those epic scenes from KOA play out on screen!!!!!! I just need it to not get cancelled before we get to Rowan and yeah that would be great thank you.
5. Daughter of the Pirate King
by Tricia Levenseller
I’m not saying I want this strictly because of Riden…but I’m also not NOT saying that. COME ON. Sassy Lady Pirates are so in this season, and if I can’t have more books I should be able to have six seasons and a movie! It’s the LEAST you can do.
6. Monstrous Regiment
by Terry Pratchett
This is probably one of the safest Discworld books to make into a movie because it’s pretty self contained. Polly Perks goes all Mulan, chopping off her hair and pretends to be a boy to join the army and find her brother. It’s so very funny and blazingly feminist! One of my favorite books in middle school and honestly I’m probably due for a re-read!
7. Firebird Trilogy
by Claudia Gray
This series screams CW show and IDK what they’re doing with their lives where they haven’t already done it. There’s ANGST. There’s BOY FIGHTS. There’s GLAMOROUS RUSSIAN ROYALS and there’s SOME SERIOUSLY QUESTIONABLE MORALS. Seriously what else do they want?!
8. Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
We deserve another shot here. The movie was a MESS but Zoey Deutch was such a great Rose Hathaway and gave us a glimpse of what we could have had. WHAT WE DESERVEEEEEEE. Just give it to me, I’ll do it.
by K.A. Applegate
REBOOT THE ANIMORPHS TV SHOW YOU COWARDS! And it should be just as dark and horrifying as the books were. But also make Tobias a freaking hottie because WOW was I in love with that Red-Tailed Hawk boy as a child.
10. Any Tamora Pierce Book
I’m partial to Circle of Magic series because those are the first ones I read. The magic system is SO cinematic, it would be GORGEOUS! Though I know she’s talked about how hard it would be to do any movie adaptations because of how interconnected her books are. But maybe we do a Netflix tv show and it’s beautiful and we’re all happy!