Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: FREEBIE (Top Ten Books I'd Love to See As a Movie or TV Show)


This week's Top Ten list from The Broke and the Bookish: FREEBIE (I'm doing the Top Ten Books I'd Love to See As a Movie or TV Show because I missed out the first time around)


1. Kaye Gibbons' A Virtuous Woman: I say this because I caught the adaptation of Ellen Foster a few years back and I really enjoyed it. I think if the same people who did the latter could do the former, it would be a good movie too.

2. Kaye Gibbons' My Life According To Me By Ellen Foster: Speaking of Ellen Foster, I wish there would have been time to do a sequel before everyone from the first one grew up. That would've been cool to keep it consistent. Still wouldn't mind seeing this one turned into a movie too though.

3. Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar: This may already be a movie and I've just totally slept on it, but since there's already a movie about her, why not have one adapted from her book as well.

4. Andrea Seigel's Like The Red Panda: I loved loved LOVED this book and I think it would make an awesome indie flick. Had someone pictured as Stella as I read it, but that was many years ago. No idea who'd play her now.


5. Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Itsuka: these amazing books would make an amazing miniseries and since the subject matter (internment of Japanese-Canadians during World War II and the aftermath of this) isn't discussed, I think it's a necessary miniseries. Hope someone makes it.

6. Mary Karr's The Liar's Club, Cherry, and Lit: please!!!!! Pretty please! These would be amazing to see after reading them so many times. Perfect for Showtime or HBO (just sayin)

7. Rebecca Wells' Little Alters Everywhere and Ya-Yas In Bloom: this one is a little tough since Divine Secrets is already a movie, but I think all three could work as a miniseries. I just wish the prequels would've been made into movies alongside Divine so that they could use the same actors in each one.

TV Series

8. Ann M. Martin's Baby-Sitters Club: yes, I know that they've technically already made movies and a series, but there have been so many books that were published after these happened that I think it would be cool to create a series that has the full book series to work with.

Limited Run TV Series

9. August Wilson's American Century Cycle: because how cool would it be to get to see all ten of the plays??? Come on PBS, this would be perfect for you!

10. Virginia Woolf: *cough* BBC *cough* but it would be cool to see her seven novels on the screen (I know Mrs. Dalloway has been done a couple of times, but I haven't seen any of her others)

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  1. The Babysitter's Club would have a great market right now - it would appeal to current tweens & would also have the nostalgia factor for the rest of us! My TTT

    1. My thoughts exactly. And I say this as someone who has fallen in love with "Girl Meets World" What's old is new again and I couldn't be happier.