TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I WISH WERE MOVIES OR TV SHOWS

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows. I watch a lot of TV and though I have often been disappointed in adaptations of my favourite books, I’ll always give them a try before rushing to judgment. Here are a few I’d love to see:

Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel       The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith - J.K. Rowling  
Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel
The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
The Razorland Trilogy – Ann Aguirre
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green & David Levithan        The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin        Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
Will Grayson, Will Grayson – David Levithan and John Green
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
        Life After Life
Good Omens – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Life After Life – Kate Atkinson
Black Dove White Raven - Elizabeth Wein       The Sweetness At the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley
Black Dove White Raven – Elizabeth Wein

I’m sure there are many more, but these are the ones that jumped out from my shelves and man, I wish someone at a major film studio would make this their to-do list! (I’m available to consult on casting decisions too, if necessary…)

Which books would you love to see on the large or small screen? Share in the comments!

40 thoughts on “TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I WISH WERE MOVIES OR TV SHOWS

  1. M.

    I loved every single book on this list. I do have rather eclectic tastes though, so I can't guarantee if you like one that you'll like them all, but if they sound like your kind of thing I can tell you they're well done!

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  2. M.

    I loved every single book on this list. I do have rather eclectic tastes though, so I can't guarantee if you like one that you'll like them all, but if they sound like your kind of thing I can tell you they're well done!

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  3. M.

    I thought that book was fantastic – I loved how it felt kind of like The Walking Dead, but also had this amazing delicacy to the descriptions of people and scenery. I felt like I was right there with them.

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  4. M.

    I thought that book was fantastic – I loved how it felt kind of like The Walking Dead, but also had this amazing delicacy to the descriptions of people and scenery. I felt like I was right there with them.

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  5. M.

    The Cuckoo's Calling took a few attempts for me, and it wasn't perfect, but I was glad I made it through in the end! Will Grayson also has ups and downs, but there were a few really brilliant bits and overall I would definitely recommend it.

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  6. M.

    The Cuckoo's Calling took a few attempts for me, and it wasn't perfect, but I was glad I made it through in the end! Will Grayson also has ups and downs, but there were a few really brilliant bits and overall I would definitely recommend it.

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  7. M.

    I can see why – I loved it, but I read it all over a few days. I know if I'd put it down at any of a few points I would have had a hard time getting back to it. And yet, I'm really glad I made it through because I loved it in the end!

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  8. M.

    I can see why – I loved it, but I read it all over a few days. I know if I'd put it down at any of a few points I would have had a hard time getting back to it. And yet, I'm really glad I made it through because I loved it in the end!

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  9. Trisha

    Great choices! I really would like Station Eleven to be turned into a movie – that way I could get through the story. For some reason, I just can't keep reading the book! Maybe I need it in print rather than on the nook….

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  10. Trisha

    Great choices! I really would like Station Eleven to be turned into a movie – that way I could get through the story. For some reason, I just can't keep reading the book! Maybe I need it in print rather than on the nook….

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  11. bitsnbooks

    You'll be pleased to know there's a television adaptation of 'The Cuckoo's Calling' in development at the moment. It's going to be a BBC mini-series, so it should be good. I think it was announced towards the end of last year. It's in the super early development stages so there's no cast or anything yet, so I'd probably guess we'll have to wait until around this time next year before filming even starts. Then again I have no idea about these things so it could start happening sooner!

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  12. bitsnbooks

    You'll be pleased to know there's a television adaptation of 'The Cuckoo's Calling' in development at the moment. It's going to be a BBC mini-series, so it should be good. I think it was announced towards the end of last year. It's in the super early development stages so there's no cast or anything yet, so I'd probably guess we'll have to wait until around this time next year before filming even starts. Then again I have no idea about these things so it could start happening sooner!

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  13. Literary Feline

    You might get your wish with Ready Player One. I heard Steven Spielberg is on board to direct the film. That's the only book from your list I have read–yet. I'd be really curious to see how that one translates to film, and admit I'm a little nervous about it being any good. I loved the audiobook. I hope they can pull it off as a movie.

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  14. Literary Feline

    You might get your wish with Ready Player One. I heard Steven Spielberg is on board to direct the film. That's the only book from your list I have read–yet. I'd be really curious to see how that one translates to film, and admit I'm a little nervous about it being any good. I loved the audiobook. I hope they can pull it off as a movie.

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