Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Panther's Top Ten Books to Movies Wishlist

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This is my last minute post, becuase this Top Ten is too awesome to leave alone. I love movies and I love books but rarely do I love both the book and the movie. What I love about a list like this is no one has to agree with me. These are from my limited reportoire of books that I already visualize in my head (starring me, of course!). Here's hoping you agree with a few of them:

1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

I LOVED this book and all I could do is think about how this would make a great movie (Daft Punk, just play your music from Tron, ok?). I think this movie would also have broad appeal, although I am not making that one of my criteria for this list at all.

2. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

This book has a strong female character and everything that I like in books and movies alike: action, adventure, romance and list keeps going...

3. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

A wonderful Sience Fiction trilogy. I think this would be done best in a movie format instead of the usual TV series.

4. Monster by Walter Dean Myers

This book is already in screenplay format and would make a good and powerful movie.

5. The Last Apprentice Series by Joseph Delaney

This is being made into ta movie coming out this fall which I think it a mistake. There are so many episodic storylines and with thirteen books in the series this would make a much better TV series. The apprentice could actually start his age (13) and grow up as the series goes on. If it was released though a cable channel like AMC then it would not need to be 24 episodes per season. There is a lot of potential for this series.

6. Runaways by Marvel (Brian K. Vaughn, Joss Whdon and others)

Marvel has struck gold with The Avengers and most of their spin-offs and prequels. This fun series should be no exception. A bunch of teens find out their parents are superheroes, or actually supervillians but is running away their only option? Great for a TV show.

7. Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier

I have no idea why, but this is one of my favorite books. I watched the TV miniseries with my mom and was haunted by it. There was also a film version by one of my favorite directors, Alfred Hitchcock which was horrible. So, please, Masterpiece Theater will you take this on? Thank you!

8. Little Century by Anna Keesey

I'll admit it I like westerns. I like westerns more when there is a female protagonist who makes it on her own. This was a good book and I want more books like it and the same goes for movies. Do all westerns have to be about the boys?

9. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

This book was so descriptive it was hard not to visualize what this book would look like as a movie. And it would be beautiful.

10. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

This book was not one of my favorites but I think I would absolutely LOVE a movie version. Beasties versus Machines, steampunk, World War I, what more can you ask for?

Honorable mentions:
Little House on the Prairie Mini series. Make this like the books and not that annoying TV series and please for god' sake don't put it on the Hallmark channel. These books could be done without too much nostalgia.

The Thirteenth Tale
I just love this book and want to star in the movie as the girl who lives in the bookshop and interview the old woman.

I love you.

The Hangman's Daughter
There is potential with this one. Historical mystery. Yes!


  1. Wait are there two of? Or are you making another list? SO CONFUSED.

    I totally agree with you on Leviathan! Also The Thirteenth Tale! I almost had it on my list...but when your list is 25 books long...you've got to do something about it. I don't know anyone else who has read it, and a lot of reviewers hated it :( which I totally don't understand because it was SO. FREAKING. GOOD.

    And of course on the other list I stated my undying love for Graceling (or at least I think it was on the other list), so of course I 100% agree with you on that one as well!

    1. There are two of us. :) Panther (Librarian) and "Wandering Meander."

    2. Ohhhh. Well both of you are my book soul mates fer sure (especially as I just saw Sabriel on your honorable mentions. Why didn't I remember Sabriel??)

  2. Glad you liked the list!