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This week The Broke and Bookish asked what we'd like to see in film (with a perfect adaptation of course). I'm amazed I limited myself to 10 this week (I originally had 25 or so, but I didn't have time to do justice to a list that long). With no further ado, here's what I would most like to see!
1. The Song of the Lioness Quartet (or any other Tamora Pierce series)
I feel like all of these would translate well (except for maybe the Wildmage quartet since I can't see her transitions to animal form translating to screen well). They've got loads of action, plenty of romance, and great comebacks! All in all I'd love to see some female badassery on screen.
Other books I would have listed here for the same reasons: Graceling, Throne of Glass (particularly Throne of Glass - can you imagine how AWESOME that would be? You never know, with the trending YA movie adaptions, this wish might actually be granted!)
2. The Fortunes of Indigo Skye (or any other Deb Caletti book)
Deb Caletti is a contemporary YA master. Take any of her books and you've got a great main character, focus on a big issue (i.e. how you would change if you got a bunch of money, abuse, mental disorders, etc.), a cute boy who helps our heroine on her journey, and a beautiful story of growth and redemption.
3. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
First of all, who wouldn't want to see a movie set in 1940's Barcelona? The novel is set in the aftermath of the Spanish civil war and is fraught with mystery and secrets and danger and if you haven't read this you should. Out of all of the books I've listed this is the most like watching a movie in a book.
4. A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray
Boarding school. Dark, powerful magic. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in Victorian England but snarkier and with mysterious gypsy boys. Again, what about this would you not want to see?
5. Conjured - Sarah Beth Durst
The writing of this was so vivid and I would love to see the dark magical realism on screen! Especially the carnival scenes - I mean can you imagine? If we could ever make it look real enough, it would be BEAUTIFUL.
6. The Double Bind - Chris Bohjalian
Ok I can't say much about this without spoilers. Just know it is one of my favourite books of all time and the suspense/mystery/the MAJOR twist at the end would keep you captivated!
7. The Bridei Chronicles - Juliet Marillier
Set in Scotland, this follows the Pictish king, Bridei the 1st. I didn't actually know he was based on a real character until fairly recently, so it isn't full of dry history. This is a fantasy novel that I would love to see on screen, (but I am admittedly biased as I am enamored of both Pictish culture and Juliet Marillier). And besides, if I made a list without any Abarat on it, I've at least got to have my weekly does of Marillier to substitute for it!
8. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O'Farrell
This is another of my all time favourites, and has appeared on my TTT before. And it's another book I can't say too much about or it will ruin it (if you ever plan to read this book AND YOU SHOULD, the less you read about it, the better. Trust me!). It's juxtaposed between 60 years in the past and more or less now and...gahhh I don't know what to tell you. It's another mystery, but it's not action packed in quite the same way as The Double Bind?
9. The Year of Secret Assignments - Jaclyn Moriarty
You've heard me mention this book over and over in my TTT list as Finding Cassie Crazy. This movie would be fantastic! The antics these girls get up to are hilarious and it's got plenty of cute boys and poignant moments to choose from as well. I honestly prefer this to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and that's saying something because I well and truly loved that series.
10. The Riddles of Epsilon - Christopher Morton Shaw
Yet another gothic mystery juxtaposed across centuries, full of creepy magic and other wonderful things! Clearly I am interested in a certain type of book at the moment...almost all of these were gothicish mysteries with lots of dark, scary magic!
And that's it for my TTT! What made it onto your list? Leave me a link below! (No really leave a link, Disqus won't send me to your blog otherwise)