TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week – I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy. This week is about the books that I think would make good films or TV Shows – Ii chose some because they’re my favourites and some because I think the world is so rich that it would make a great screen adaptation.

Five Ghosts by Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham
Five Ghosts would make an excellent adventure film like Indiana Jones but with some supernatural elements. I did hear there might be a TV show made out of Five Ghosts which would be equally awesome.

The Twelve by Justin Cronin
The Twelve is about a vampire-filled apocalypse. It would make a great TV show but I think The Walking Dead has filled the post-apocalyptic world filled with monsters quota for media.

Seed by Lisa Heathfield
I recently read Seed and found it fascinating but creepy. It’s set in a sheltered community away from the real world and those who live there don’t realise what sort of place they are really in and that those in charge are actually abusive. This would make such a creepy, psychologial drama perfect for TV or film.

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
What a creepy yet amazing science-fiction book set in space! This would make the perfect space-thriller. If you’ve seen Event Horizon or Sunshine you’ll know the sort of feeling you would get when watching 172 Hours on the Moon. The fact that the main trio are from different countries would be something else that’s great to see on the big screen. #DiversityMatters

Sabriel by Garth Nix
I’ve loved Sabriel for years and always thought it would make an ace film. It’s got a rich world and the way it deals with death is both scary but fascinating.

Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Vicious would be a superhero film with a twist. The focus would be on the villains, or people who don’t really see them as villains.

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Saga would be a great space epic! On TV you could delve within the world much more deeply than on film but can you imagine a Saga film on the big screen?! If it was anything like Star Wars or Jupiter Ascending it would be amazing!

Heist Society by Ally Carter
I describe Heist Society as Ocean’s Eleven but with teenagers and the ones in charge are girls. It would make the perfect heist film for the young adult market. It’s fun, smart and got great characters that while the fill the usual heist tropes (the tech expert, the glamourous distraction and the money man) they also subvert them and a lot of it is about family.

The City and the City by China Mieville
The City and the City would make a great crime film with a twist. The City and the City is an odd book with a city inside a city and weird rules – I’m not sure how to explain it really or how it would be turned into a film but it would certainly be interesting, and something that’s probably arty and would do well in Cannes.

Nightlife by Rob Thurman
Nnightlife would probably be seen as quite similar to the TV show Supernatural – it’s got two brother at the heart of the story, one of which can be seen as a monster, and featuring a whole host of creatures including werewolves, Pucks and vampires.


  1. Saga as a movie/tv series would be so amazing!! I want to edit my list and add this in 😛 So many people have Vicious on their list, I recently borrowed it from the library and I can’t wait to fall in love with it!

    Check out my TTT here!

    1. Yeah I found Seed tough going due to the creepiness but also strangely compelling.
      Yes! I’ve only seen the odd episode of Supernatural but there’s definitely comparisons to be made between the show and the Cal Leandros series – it’s definitely one of my favourite ongoing series.

  2. I am SO WITH YOU on Heist Society (well all of these actually, but I would sell my soul for Heist!) it would make such an incredible film!
    My TTT

    1. See! We can’t all be mad! I just love heist/con stories so much – that’s why Ocean’s Eleven is one of my favourite films and Hustle was one of my favourite TV shows back in the day 🙂

    1. Yes! I love the series (and the character) I’m slowly catching up since a few books have come out that I haven’t read yet so I’m looking forward to marathoning a few.

      1. Not really – I’m slowly getting into heist books too. I know Lies of Locke Lamora features a con – I started it but couldn’t really get into it.
        I’ve been a big lover of heist films – you should definitely check out the TV show Hustle if you haven’t already, it was definitely a formative influence.

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