Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books I’d love to see as movies/TV shows. This is a really tough topic for me, as I don’t like my precious favourite books to be movies. Here are some that I think would work well as a TV show/movie!

The Night Circus

Night Circus Erin Morgenstern– Whilst this isn’t my favourite book, I think it would make an absolutely stunning movie!

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)

These Broken Stars- Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner– I think this would be a fantastic movie- there’s certainly enough action to make it interesting!

Cuckoo

CuckooJulia Crouch– I would hope this book would be as well done as Gone Girl. It’s incredibly thrilling/dark. Potential for a great thriller!

Undone

UndoneCat Clarke– This book has one of my favourite endings that I’ve read in a LONG time!

Say Her Name

Say Her NameJames Dawson- I don’t know if I could bring myself to watch it (I’m a wimp…) but it would be all kinds of awesome.

The Girl Who Walked On Air

The Girl Who Walked On Air- Emma Carroll– This is a gorgeous book and I think the imagery in the story would transform so well to the screen!

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

The Lunar Chronicles- Marissa Meyer– I think The Lunar Chronicles would make amazing movies! The books just keep getting better and better.

Johnny Be Good (Johnny Be Good, #1)

Johnny Be GoodPaige Toon– I’m partial to a chick flick and Paige Toon’s books are fantastic!

Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, #1)

Perfect RuinLauren DeStefano– I’d love to see this world captured for TV/movies. It’s intriguing!

Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)

Code Name VerityElizabeth Wein- This would definitely be a tear jerker. I’d love to see an adaptation!

Which books would you love to see adapted for the big screen? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your top ten lists and I’ll stop by!

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Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t. Again, I’m thanking Goodreads. I’ve scoured my read shelf to help me. For some reason I’ve found this week’s list rather hard.  I think it’s because most of the time, if I’m thinking of putting it down, I usually do! I’ve learnt that life is too short to read something I don’t enjoy. I would pick it up again, if someone told me it gets better, but more often than not, I don’t pick up or keep going with a book I’m not enjoying.

In no particular order… (click on the book image to get to the Goodread’s page!)

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I was initially put off by the size of The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. It’s quite a chunky book. I thought I was going to put it down soon after starting, just because I found the size quite overwhelming. But I persevered and I’m glad I did, because I thought it was a great story.

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It took me a while to get into this book, but I’m glad I continued to read it, because I ended up liking it. I think this may have been a book club read which is why I kept going.

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I’m one of those people that thought The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling was okay. I wasn’t blown away, I didn’t love it. It’s not very memorable though. I’m glad I read it because I wanted to read something else by J.K Rowling that wasn’t Harry Potter.

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I very nearly gave up on The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. That was purely down to the fact that I took a while to get into it. I found it quite confusing at the start. I’m glad I continued though, as it really is a spectacular story, told in a very beautiful way.

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Regular readers of my blog may be surprised to see The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale on here. However, its inclusion on this list is because my copy (an ARC) had really bad formatting issues. I nearly gave up and waited for the book to be published. I kept on going though, and I’m glad I did because I felt like I could talk about the book and create some buzz amongst my friends for a very unique read.

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I have some issues with this book. I really, really wanted to like it, but the hype monster got me. I just could not understand why people were raving about it so much. However, I really did appreciate the beautiful writing, which is why I’m pleased I carried on reading it. Sorry if you’re a fan of The Night Circus but it just wasn’t for me.

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It may be a surprise to regular readers of my blog to see Another Little Piece on this particular list as well, because I love this book. But it utterly confused me. I didn’t know what was going on at all most of the time.  But the story and the writing was haunting and descriptive. It’s such a unique book. I’m pleased I didn’t give up.

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I was really conflicted by this book. I love books about dance, so I thought Dance of Shadows would be right up my street. It’s good, but wasn’t amazing. Yet, I’m still pleased I gave it a chance!

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For me, Rebecca took a while to get going. Once I’d got past that though I was thoroughly enjoyed the book and it remains to be one of my favourite classics.

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I really enjoyed The Time Traveler’s Wife. I thought I was going to be giving up with it, as the jumping around in time began to confuse me, but once I got used to it, it was fine and enjoyable!

What are your ten books that you’re glad you didn’t give up on? Did you find this topic as hard as I did? Please feel free to leave your links to your Top Ten posts and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Did

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. It’s a fabulous way to share your top ten books on a certain subject with fellow bloggers. This week the topic is books I thought I’d like more/less than I did. I’m going to list five books I liked more and five books I liked less than I thought I would.

Books I Thought I’d Like Less Than I Did:

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Sister by Rosamund Lipton- I found this book incredibly gripping.

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The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory- I always loved learning about the Tudors at school, but I loved the way in which Philippa wrote about the era.

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Lord Of The Flies by William Golding- I didn’t expect to like this classic at school, but I did and I still continue to reread it every now and then.

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Geek Girl by Holly Smale- I thought this would be good, but I was very charmed by it. More so than I first anticipated.

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn- I didn’t think I’d like this book as much as I did, because it had been hyped so much.

Books I Thought I’d Like More Than I Did:

These books aren’t books I hated. They’re just books I expected more from.

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One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern- Cecelia Ahern is one of my favourite chick lit authors because her books are always so magical. However, I really struggled with this one. It was slow to start and I just think didn’t have the same amount of Cecelia sparkle that there usually is.

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Bright Young Things by Scarlett Thomas- I don’t know what it was about this book, but I expected to like it a lot more than I did.

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The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern- I realise that a lot of people loved this book, but for me, something was missing. I think I bought into the hype and made myself believe it would be an amazing read.

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The News Where You Are by Catherine O’Flynn- I felt like this book was too slow. It was an okay read, but not one I would revisit.

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Alice Hartley’s Happiness by Philippa Gregory- Wow, this was a strange book. Incredibly easy to read, but so weird!

Feel free to link your Top Ten posts and I’ll come check them out! 😀