Ten Books I Would Love To See As Movies/TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday, asĀ  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As Movies/TV Shows

THE CAVEAT…it has to be done RIGHT. Please don’t butcher books I love, Hollywood. THANKS.

Books that would make great movies or shows

These Broken Stars — WOULD THIS NOT BE THE GREATEST TV SHOW? Space! Secrets! I think a lot could be done with these books.

Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty: I’ve said this before and I will say it again…I WOULD WATCH THE SHIT OUT OF THIS SHOW. Jessica Darling needs to get her own show. It would be epic.

Pawn by Aimee Carter: I think the concept of this could make for such an interesting tv series!

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas: NO REALLY. HOLLYWOOD. PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

Mosquitoland: My movie tastes tend to lie with the quirky indie films and this book just screams that. I NEED MIM TO COME ALIVE ON SCREEN. And David already chatted soundtrack with me and GAH IT WOULD BE THE MOST DARLING INDIE GEM.

Extraordinary Means: Another book I see being a little indie darling film. I just think the concept of this book could be really interesting on film.

We Were Liars: I don’t want to say too much but IDK I THINK THIS COULD BE INTERESTING.

Written in the Stars: When I was reading this I kept thinking how cinematic this could be.

Things We Know By Heart: I can just see this being an adorbs teen romance movie! Plus the setting would be GORGEOUS on film.

This Song Will Save Your Life: I think this could be super cool as a movie. Again, because apparently I’m a pretentious movie water, I just see this as a super cool indie flick. The music would come alive and so would the fashion! But I mean,Ā  I guess I could also see this as a mainstream film too. (OMG I SWEAR I AM NOT THIS PRETENTIOUS. I JUST SEE IT IN MY HEAD A CERTAIN WAY).



So tell me…what books do you think would make great movies/tv shows? Do you agree with any of mine? Disagree??

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Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. Great list! I never thought of Throne of Glass as a TV show before but now it makes sense. I WANT IT!!!
    Here’s my TT: http://betweenyabookends.blogspot.com/2015/05/top-ten-books-wed-like-to-see-as.html

  2. We share Throne of Glass! These Broken Stars could be promising! šŸ™‚


  3. Oooo, yes! “These Broken Stars” could be a fun summer TV show. Definitely prime material for something like CW. šŸ™‚

  4. Throne of Glass<3!!!
    This Song Will Save Your Life and Things We Know By Heart are on my tbr list but I still think they would make great movies :).

    My TTT

  5. Brilliant list Jamie! I have These Broken Stars on my list this week too. I think it could be beautiful. Throne of Glass would be amazing if they got it right!

  6. I agree with all of these! These Broken Stars needs to become a TV show!! I can’t believe I didn’t think of it until now! It would be so cool if it had a Lost kind of vibe to it.

    Even though I haven read Mosquitoland, I can definitely see it being a really cool indie movie. These were really great picks!

  7. I’ve only read the Jessica Darling series and the ToG series, but YES I SO AGREE WITH YOU. And can you imagine ToG have the Reign costume designers/department?! OMG IT’D BE PERFECT.

    Side note: Tweeted you about us being pen pals šŸ™‚

  8. I haven’t read any of these, but I must admit the premise of Mosquitoland certainly does give the impression that it’d make a brilliant indie film. Great list!

  9. A Throne of Glass TV show would make me so happy!!

  10. I think We Were Liars would be an awesome movie (if done well). These Broken Stars is such a good pick for TV. Great list!

    • RIGHT? I could see We Were Liars being so shocking and epic if done right. That Sixth Sense sort of moment.

  11. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I’m surprised (shocked, really!) that the Jessica Darling books haven’t been converted into movies.

    Here’s my snarky response to the request to post a list of books I’d like made into movies.

  12. Throne of Glass would make a great TV show! And I think most of the current crop of YA contemporary novels would work best with at least an indie vibe if not actual indies. They would lose a lot if they just became ‘big name’ vehicles.

    • YES I so agree with you! I always love seeing relative unknowns being cast instead of some of those big names.

  13. Oh I didn’t think of Extraordinary Means when I was writing my list, but I’m so with you, it would make a brilliant movie! And why haven’t they sorted out a film of Throne of Glass yet?! WHY?! It would be so awesome!
    My TTT

    • Right?? I kept thinking that as I was reading it. And ughhhh re: ToG…we need to petition Hollywood! COME ON. SHE IS ON BESTSELLERS LISTS FOR GODS SAKE.

  14. Great list – I would watch a Jess Darling show too!!!
    Pawn would be really interesting as well
    And of course Throne of Glass!!

  15. Great list! I totally agree on the books that I have read like Throne of Glass and We Were Liars. I also think These Broken Stars would perfect as a TV show. With the companion novel style of the series with each season we could get to know and love a new set of protagonists. It would be great!

    • YES that was exactly my thought re: These Broken Stars!! Also, I love that now that I read your comments I picture your voice and your gorgeous face <33

  16. Great list! I would love to see This Song Will Save Your Life as a movie!

  17. Great list. Iā€™d love to see These Broken Stars as a TV show!

  18. Jessica Darling is on my list as well – totally needs to be a TV show!

  19. I have Jessica Darling on mine toooo! Would be a GREAT GREAT GREAT show. Think of the amount of TV seasons that show could have <3
    ALSO I didn't like We Were Liars that much but I think the concept would definitely be interesting as a movie! I would definitely watch it.

  20. Great List!! I debated about adding We Were Liars to my list, but I ran out of spots. Throne of Glass is on my TBR list for this summer. I’m really excited to start that series.

    Here is my TTT: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/06/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-would-love-to.html

  21. OOh nice! Second time I am seeing Aimee Carter’s Pawn! Totally agree on that series too! Though I didn’t include in my top ten! Too many awesome reads to choose from! I’m up for a top 50 instead of top 10 Tuesday! LOL!

    Here’s my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower šŸ™‚

  22. Those are great TV show options – someone really has to do this! The only book I’ve read from your movies list is Things We Know by Heart, but I agree 100% that it’d make a wonderful movie. Yes, it’d make me cry A LOT, but it’d be worth it.

  23. This song will save your life: and then the movie starts that they read that beautiful sentence I can identify with. I think this is a potential cry-Mel-cry movie.
    Throne of glass could be SO cool or a complete failure if they don’t get the casting right.

  24. Throne of glass would SUCH A PERFECT tv show!!! *-*

  25. I would be too nervous for Throne of Glass to be turned into a tv show or movie or what have you. I do think We Were Liars, Things We Know by Heart, and Mosquitoland would be GREAT movies!

  26. I chose These Broken Stars as well – I would totally watch that one on TV or as a movie! And I also chose Things We Know by Heart for the exact reasons you did.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  27. YES! The Jessica Darling series would make a fantastic tv show. I picked it today as well šŸ™‚

  28. We Were Liars would make an excellent movie. I loved that book!

  29. I second Things We Know by Heart! I think it would be super adorable as a movie!

    I also think the Nantucket series by Leila Howland and Jessica Martinez’s Virtuosity would be a great as movies. In the Nantucket series, it would be beautiful and fun and spunky, and with Virtuosity, there’s music, romance, self-discovery, and everything in between!

    -Grace šŸ™‚

  30. I would love to see We Were Liars turned into a movie! It would be absolutely fantastic. I also had Throne of Glass as a TV Series in my list. Great choices!

  31. Great list Jamie! DEFINITELY Throne of Glass, it would be epic! šŸ˜€ Here’s my TTT if you would like to check it out šŸ™‚ Have a great day! šŸ™‚

  32. I hadn’t really thought about This Song Will Save Your Life being a movie, but now that you’ve mentioned it, I can see it happen! I loved that book, and I don’t remember seeing a lot of movies about bullying the past couple of years.. I also have Throne of Glass on my list, and I agree on having it as a TV show rather than a movie series, because there is just so much going on in those books! Here is my TTT! ^^

  33. We Were Liars would be an amazing movie! I can just imagine it now. I hope someone makes this happen.

  34. Oh wow… You have an amazing list here! I should totally have had some of these on MY LIST. However, it was really hard for me to just pick ten. šŸ™‚

    Happy Reading! Beth @ Perpetual New Girl

  35. These Broken Stars (and the rest of the series) would definitely be an interesting TV show! And I agree that Throne of Glass would be a great show, if it were executed well šŸ™‚


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