Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten… Book to Movie Adaptations I’d Love to See


Top Ten TuesdayWelcome to Top Ten Tuesday – a weekly feature hosted by those lovely bookworms over at The Broke and the Bookish. Expect a new top ten list every week!


| Top Ten… Book to Movie Adaptations I’d Love to See |

Having not read half the books which are soon to become films, this week’s Top Ten will be looking at the book to movie adaptations I would love to see. These are the books that would make incredible films, fantastic TV series and fill that empty hole left when you finish them. So without further ado, here are this week’s Top Ten:

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Dissolution

by C.J. Sansom

The Matthew Shardlake novels would be an amazing series of films. Murder, mystery and a crime solving lawyer in the heart of Tudor England – what’s not to love?! This would make a cracking series too.

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The Blade Itself

by Joe Abercrombie

Couldn’t resist throwing in The Blade Itself. How awesome would Glokta be?! And surely we need a great anti-hero movie, everything’s always a bit Mary Sue on the big screen.

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| 3. |

Rivers of London

by Ben Aaronovitch

A film following Peter Grant as he discovers there’s an even darker and more dangerous side to London – yes please! Gods and goddesses, riots and rebellions, wizards and vampires – I can see the whole series of films!

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| 4. |

Red Rising

by Pierce Brown

This book would just have to work on the big screen! It’s got everything – an awesome angst filled hero, an abundance of oppressed masses and more evil overlords than you can shake a stick at.heart

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Vicious

by V.E. Schwab

What an awesome movie this would make! The super-anti-hero needs a place on our screens and Eli Cardale and Victor Vale fit the bill perfectly.

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A Darker Shade of Magic

by V.E. Schwab

And of course A Darker Shade of Magic would make the cut too! I would love to see Schwab’s Londons up on the big screen – the sumptuous and rich Red London, the gritty and bleak Grey London, the harsh and cruel White London, and the mysterious and dark Black London.

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| 7. |

Company of Liars

by Karen Maitland

It’s 1348, England, and nine strangers are trying to outrun the plague. Except they’re being picked off one by one and the most likely villain is already part of their group. Everyone’s a liar, no one can be trusted, and this would make an awesome film!

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| 8. |

The Lies of Locke Lamora

by Scott Lynch

A swashbuckling, sword-fighting, rip-roaring tale of misadventure – this would be an incredible adaptation. Not least because Camorr would be like Venice on acid.

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| 9. |

Ship of Magic

by Robin Hobb

The Liveship Traders trilogy is a beautiful fantasy adventure. With (Live)ships, pirates and a courageous heroine, this would surely be a fantastic adaptation.

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| 10. |

The Final Empire

by Brandon Sanderson

And my list of movies wouldn’t be complete without throwing the Mistborn series in there. With one of the most unique magic systems in fantasy fiction, one which would showcase the most amazing fight scenes, this film would surely be a hit. Even if the film was only half as good as the books.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten… Book Pairings



Top Ten TuesdayWelcome to Top
Ten Tuesday – a weekly feature hosted by those lovely bookworms over at The Broke and the Bookish. Expect a new top ten list every week!


| Top Ten… Book Pairings |

Oops! This week’s Top Ten is brought to you on a Wednesday. Better late than never! This week I’ve tried to pair together books which are in some way complimentary. It may be an obvious connection – genre or style – or it may just be that I think readers of one will probably like the other! In any case, I hope you enjoy this week’s very late Top Ten and that it leaves you with some good recommendations!

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If You Like…

The Lies of Locke Lamora 

Gentleman Bastard Sequence by Scott Lynch



| 2. |

Try…

Retribution Falls 

Tales of the Ketty Jay by Chris Wooding
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| 3. |

If You Like…

Storm Front 

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher



| 4. |

Try…

The Devil You Know

Felix Castor Novels by Mike Carey

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| 5. |

If You Like…

Ship of Magic

The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb



| 6. |

Try…

The Lion of Senet

Second Sons Trilogy by Jennifer Fallon

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| 7. |

If You Like…

The Blade Itself

The First Law by Joe Abercrombie


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| 8. |

Try…

The Painted Man

The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett

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| 9. |

If You Like…

The Magicians’ Guild

The Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan


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| 10. |

Try…

The Heir of Night

The Wall of Night by Helen Lowe

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten… Characters I Didn’t Click With


Top Ten TuesdayWelcome to Top Ten Tuesday – a weekly feature hosted by those lovely bookworms over at The Broke and the Bookish. Expect a new top ten list every week!


| Top Ten… Characters I Didn’t Click With |

This week’s Top Ten is about those irritating, needy, selfish characters that you really didn’t connect with. Included are novels and series I love, those I hate and those which just have incredibly annoying or frustrating characters. I found this Top Ten quite tough so (thanks to Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies) have included character transformations where I  grew to love a character over the course of the novel and a few supporting/side characters to flesh it out.

| The Irritating Ones |

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Jonathon Payne & David Jones

Payne & Jones Series by Chris Kuzneski

I hated everything about this book. The characters were immature and badly written as was the narrative. Never again.

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Renna Tanner

The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett

I adore this series but if I hear “love you Arlen Bales” one more time…

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| 3. |

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Bella Swan

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Oh get a grip woman. I can’t see why any man, dog or cannibal would go for you let alone several.

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| 4. |

HP

Cornelius Fudge

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Voldemort is back I tell you! He’s back!

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| 5. |

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Mr. Collins

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I know we’re not meant to like you but you really are a disgusting creep.

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Susan Pevensie

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Narnia or nylons, Susan? Narnia every time!!

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Yelena Zaltana

Study Series by Maria V. Snyder

Meh.

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| The Ones I Grew to Love |

| 8. |

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Edmund Pevensie

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Oh Edmund, what were you thinking? Turkish Delight isn’t even nice! But you became a good and noble king. Bravo.

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Malta Vestrit

The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb

Selfish and spoiled little sister to one of my favourite characters. Transformation complete.

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| 10. |

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Marianne Dashwood

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Cruel Marianne! Poor Colonel Brandon. But you saw right in the end.

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What about you? Are there any literary characters you found it hard to connect with? If you would like to join in with Top Ten Tuesday, head on over to The Broke and the Bookish and sign up!

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