Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'd Like to See as Movies

Hey'a, everyone! Time for another Top Ten Tuesday post! This week's theme? Books I'd like to see turned into a movie/tv show (assuming that the people making the movie didn't totally ruin it). Of course, several of these will technically be series I'd like to see as movies/tv shows, but let's not worry about that little technicality, shall we?
  1. The Dark Sea Annals by Wayne Thomas Batson. Technically, this would have to be seven movies, as there's going to be seven books. And that's kind of a lot. But I'd be ok with that as long as they were done well. Plus, the battle scenes would be absolutely epic.
  2. Echoes From the Edge by Bryan Davis. Once again, this would be a trilogy, but I think the movies would be awesome. They'd be a bit creepy too, with Mictar and the dream world and all, but it would be one creepy movie I'd totally watch.
  3. Entwined by Heather Dixon. I've said before that I love fairy tale remakes, and Entwined is one of my favorites. Also, Keeper's pavilion would be so incredibly pretty (for the most part), so I want to see what it would look like. I also think, for some reason, that this might make a good musical. For those who've read Entwined, what do you think?
  4. The Homelanders series by Andrew Klavan. So action movies aren't exactly my thing. I'd definitely want to see the Homelanders movies. And if they stayed true to the books, they would be fairly clean action movies.
  5. Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series by Brian Jacques. I'm not sure if this would make a better movie series or TV show. Either way, I think it would be great.
  6. The Summer of Cotton Candy by Debbie Viguie. Ok, let me make something clear: I am not the kind of girl who watches a lot of chick flicks, and this would definitely be a chick flick. However, I think it would make a really fun movie, perfect for lazy summer afternoons. (Or even winter days when you need to remember what summer feels like!)
  7. Princess of the Midnight Ball and its sequels by Jessica Day George. These, like Entwined, would be fairy-tale remakes, but we've already established how much I love these kinds of books and movies. They'd be slightly darker, less humorous movies than Entwined would be, but they'd be some of the more epic fairy-tale remakes, I'm sure.
  8. The Sky Riders by Christopher Hopper. This book just came out today, but I got to read it early, and it is awesome in so many ways. And with its edge-of-your-seat plot twists and absolutely magnificent steampunk setting, it would make an amazing movie. (And yes, I admit it: this was partially a shameless plug for one of my favorite author's new books.) I'd also like to see how they portray Aria Prime, because it sounds pretty incredible.
  9. The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall. I had to include at least one book-to-movie for the whole family, and that's where The Penderwicks comes in. We've listened to all three books at least once each on trips. They're fun, lighthearted books that would translate into perfect movies for a summer family movie night.
  10. The Door Within Trilogy by Wayne Thomas Batson. This trilogy was a big part of what got me into fantasy, and I would love to see it in movie form. 
Hope you enjoyed this post! What books would you like to see in movie form?
-Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)
Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)


  1. I would love to see the Door Within Trilogy as a movie. I adored those books. :)

    Also the Homelanders would be fantastic, even though I could see that more of a TV series for some reason.

    The one book series I would "die" (fangirl death of course) if they made into movies would be The River of Time Series by Lisa T Bergren (if you haven't read these, GO IMMEDIATELY and READ THEM). It would be amazing!

    -Jaguar Hero!

    1. TDW was awesome, I agree.

      Hmm, Homelanders TV series . . . yeah, I could see that.

      I haven't read them, no, though I've heard of them. I'll have to check them out!

  2. Ooh, I agree with you. Those would be awesome made into movies - although I haven't read all of them.

    Aaand I still need to finish the Dark Sea Annals. They lost my interest pretty well, pretty early on. I don't know why. >.<

    1. Thanks, WordWeaver!

      I can kind of understand that; I wasn't crazy about Sword in the Stars the first time I read it either. Now they're my favorite Batson books. *shrugs* But yes, you definitely should finish them.

  3. I would like to see The Door Within Trilogy as a movie...just to see Nock and Mallick's awesome battle moves. And Falan's Wrath.

    Also, I've been waiting and WAITING for someone to make a really, really good, "looks real", movie of Redwall. I can't believe no one's done it.

    While I'm skeptical that there is anyone who could portray it right, I'd love to see The Tales of Goldstone Wood as a movie series. But it would have to be top, top, quality.

    1. Oh yes. That would be awesome. And Farix's battle moves would be pretty spiffy too.

      I knew there was a Redwall movie, but wasn't sure how good or otherwise it was, so . . .

      That's the one reason I didn't include Tales of Goldstone Wood: I don't think anyone could get it completely right, perfect world or otherwise. They're too incredible.


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