June 2, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (82)

This week's topic is top ten books I'd like to see as movies or TV shows.  Now, I know most page to screen translations are not awesome, but they usually worm their way into my heart.  I have a collection of YA movie adaptations on DVD and I'm always looking to add more to it.  Here are some of the books that I think would make great (or better than okay?) adaptations.

1. Also Known As - Robin Benway - MOVIE

A teen safe cracker raised by spy parents, taking up the mantel and spying on a cute boy to get to his dad?  Yes please!

2. Ten - Gretchen McNeil - MOVIE

I had some issues with this book, but it was nothing that couldn't be ironed out with a good movie.  10 kids partying on an island turns deadly, with no way out until the weekend is over.  Slasher flick with a twist.

3. Embrace - Jessica Shirvington - TV SERIES

In my review I compared Embrace to a CW show and I still think it would do well there.  Two hot guys fighting for the heart of a (soon to be) badass angel protecter girl?  How has this not at least been made into a pilot yet?

4. Playing Hurt - Holly Schindler - MOVIE

I always loved those kids sports movies (Mighty Ducks, Little Giants, etc.) so why not a YA sports movie where the girl is the sports hero...well, former sports hero.

5. Stay - Deb Caletti - MOVIE

Thriller!  Girl is in hiding from her obsessive ex-boyfriend.  Obviously things start to unravel rather quickly.

6. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson - MOVIE

Road trip movie, but with the humor and heart (and styling) of The DUFF movie?  I could dig it.

7. Secret Society Girl - Diana Peterfreund - MOVIE

A unisex version of The Skulls.  Gimmie.  NOW.

8. I Hunt Killers - Barry Lyga - MOVIE

I almost said TV show for this son of a serial killer series, but I have yet to see a horror TV series that works all the way through.

9. You Look Different In Real Life - Jennifer Castle - TV SERIES

A story about five kids who film a documentary every five years of their lives.  You could really delve deep into the characters if you made this a series and I can totally see them interspersing scenes from the fictional documentary.

10. Such a Rush - Jennifer Echols - MOVIE

An ambitious girl from a trailer park who wants to be a pilot and catches the eye of her boss's two sons, who just happen to have taken over the flying business after their father's death.

Which books do you want to see on the big (or small) screens?


  1. So, I haven't read any of the books on your list..but your descriptions make me want to! (My excuse, if I can call it that, is that I'm a relative newbie to the YA genre). I'm a huge fan of horror movies, and Ten sounds really interesting to me.
    My Top Ten Tuesday: Lauren Hearts Books

    1. If you're looking for some YA horror try Ten, but also try Welcome to Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz, Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, and Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan =)

  2. YES! You have so many great books on this list. I Hunt Killers would make a fabulous movie/tv show. I am with you!

    Thanks for stopping by www.unleashingreaders.com. :)

  3. I have both Ten and I Hunt Killers on my TBR list...

  4. Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier! Ten is the only other one you listed that I read (besides Jasper Dent). It think it would make a good one.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  5. Oh, I haven't read any of these! I keep finding more and more books that I need to read with this week's topic!

    My TTT!

  6. I haven't read any of these yet, but I really want to get to Ten and I Hunt Killers. By the sound of it, they'd make great movies. Hopefully I'll get to them soon!

  7. Ten sounds like a version of Agatha Christies book called And Then There Were None. I loved that book, so I would definetly want more of the same kind of thing :D