Book to movie wishlist tag

Back in the day (2016), I wrote a post about whether books should be adapted or not. It turned up in my views the other day, giving me pause for thought because I had already decided I wanted to do this tag.

Reading through it, I realised it was more of a rant than anything else. I had picked examples of when adaptions had been done poorly and ruined a favourite book. Well, I say ruined, I just pretended the film/show didn’t happen.

But when I saw this tag on DreamlandBookBlog, I started thinking about it again. It stuck with me. But despite my earlier misgivings, I have to admit there are a few books/series that I think would look incredible on the big screen.

Book to movie wishlist tag

Once the thought was in my head, I couldn’t let it go. I started thinking about the five books I think would make incredible films.

I didn’t help myself here. All of my favourite books tend to have mental links between characters, therefore it would make really boring viewing/not certain how it would work when what makes their bond, what makes them who they are, all happens in their mind.

Typical me, I think most of these will be fantasy, but here are my top 5:

Red Queen’s War by Mark Lawrence

Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

Yes, I do mean the entire trilogy! Jalan would be hilarious on the screen: it would have the perfect blend of comedy (falling out of hell after being seduced by a demon?) against the seriousness of their adventure. Perfect character development throughout, action packed. Okay, you couldn’t fit it all into one film, but this would be awesome as a film!

The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks

The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks

Another epic fantasy series. The magic in this world is all based on colours. While the plot would also play out in a pretty awesome way, I can’t help but think this would be absolutely beautiful on the screen. You could make it something really visual with the magic and it would be spectacular.

It Started with a Tweet by Anna Bell

It Started with a Tweet by Anna Bell

I’m sort of surprising myself with this one. But I was looking through my shelves for inspiration for this and the idea tickled me. It would be a light-hearted film, a feel-good motivational one about social media in today’s digital age. Maybe not the most highly anticipated film, but I think it would work.

Extracted by R.R Haywood

Extracted by R.R Haywood

Yes, I’m sorry, another trilogy. But considering the time-travel elements of this series, I think it would make a really cool film. It has a descriptive way of time-travel being possible and something visible that would illustrate it on screen. The characters are engaging and the dynamic between them would make it entertaining viewing. Plus, it would have dinosaurs…

Carry on by Rainbow Rowell

Carry on by Rainbow Rowell

Whether you love or hate this book, it would make such a fun film. Aimed at a young adult audience, I think this would just be sheer entertainment from beginning to end. Maybe that is just because I’m a fan anyway.

This was so much harder than I thought it was going to be! How about you? What books would you love to see turn into films?

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13 thoughts on “Book to movie wishlist tag

  1. Nice list. I read a horror-sc-fi novel last year – “The Rookery” by Lee Ford Jackson. I would love to see it adapted on screen. It has got some horrendous bat-like creatures attacking the humans. I am curious to see how these creatures would look in a movie.

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  2. Book to screen adaptations can be so hit or miss but it’s always fun to imagine the way they would turn out! I feel like the ‘best’ or most widely accepted are the Harry Potter movies, whereas every other adaptation has more critics. You have some great picks here – although I haven’t read them myself, they sound like they would make some pretty great movies! I would love to see The Song of Achilles or Circe by Madeline Miller made into a tv show or movie, as long as they’re faithful to the source material.

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  3. I agree that Carry On would make a wonderful movie adaptation! But then again, wouldn’t anything by Rainbow Rowell? ? All of her books are so light, fluffy, and fun! ?

    Great post, I really enjoyed reading it! ❤


  4. I agree that Carry On would make a wonderful movie adaptation! But then again, wouldn’t anything by Rainbow Rowell? 😂 All of her books are so light, fluffy, and fun! 😃

    Great post, I really enjoyed reading it! ❤


  5. Ok I’m totally down for this list! I’ve heard such good things about Brent Weeks and Mark Lawrence both. I haven’t actually read either but I do have a couple of their books. I mean with Game of Thrones coming to and end, we have a very open spot for some really high quality high fantasy – I could see either one of those authors filling that spot.

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    • I highly recommend both! I’ve only read one of Brent Weeks’ series but adore it, and have literally read everything by Mark Lawrence and just love his writing. That’s very true: we need some new fantasy on our screens! Thank you!


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