Tuesday 2 June 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books I'd Love To See As Movies/TV Shows

"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish". Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here

June 2: Top Ten Books I'd Love To See As Movies/TV Shows

Even though I love watching movies almost as much as I love reading books, I am always a little suspicious of the movies that were made from "my" books. However, since this is something I would dream about, here are some of the books I would love to see turned into good movies, movies that last for at least ten hours so they won't have to cut too much from the novels. ;) 

There are, of course, several movies made from the books I have read. I haven't listed any of them because if I'd love to see them, I have already done so. I hope some of these novels will be turned into films at one point.

Falcones, Ildefonso "Cathedral of the Sea" (La catedral del mar) 
Follett, Ken - The Century Trilogy
- "Fall of Giants"
- "Winter of the World"   
- "Edge of Eternity"  
Ghosh, Amitav - Ibis Trilogy
- "Sea of Poppies"    
- "River of Smoke
- "Flood of Fire"    
Grenville, Kate "The Secret River
Hislop, Victoria "The Island
Kingsolver, Barbara "The Poisonwood Bible" and/or
- "The Lacuna"   
Oates, Joyce Carol - any but especially "The Gravedigger's Daughter"  
Pamuk, Orhan "My Name is Red"
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos - Cemetery of Forgotten Books Trilogy
- "The Shadow of the Wind" (La Sombra del Viento)     
- "The Angel’s Game" (El juego del ángel)  
- "The Prisoner of Heaven" (El Prisionero del Cielo)  
Seth, Vikram "A Suitable Boy"  
Smiley, Jane "The All-true Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton" and/or
- "Some Luck" (Last Hundred Years: A Family Saga #1)   

I know, I've done it again, I've listed eleven, but I just couldn't take out any of them. Let's just pretend it's something like a baker's dozen. ;)


  1. why didn´t I think of Joyce Carol Oates? and Vikram Seth? I think there has been a show of some of Ken Folletts books in STV last year. I´m familiar with all your chosen authors. nice!

    1. Good question. I have no idea. But your list looks quite interesting, too, I am sure there are many good ones on it. I just visited your post.

      Yes, Ken Follett's medieval books have been turned into two mini series. I hope they will do that with his century trilogy, as well, even though that is probably going to be a lot harder.

      Anyway, I am glad you know all of "my" authors and hope that you also like a few of them.