Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a book blog tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Today's topic is Top Ten Books to Movie Adaptations I Want to See. I'll be doing both ones already released and upcoming. So here we go!
1) Paper Towns. This may not be my favorite John Green book (YA road trip story), but I feel that it's important I take a chance and see it! It could translate better for me in images. This movie was in theaters towards the end of July, trailer here.
2) The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials. The first movie was great on the initial watch, boring on the second, so I figure I can get at least one really good watch out of this one. I'd love to see where the movies take this YA sci-fi dystopian James Dashner series. This movie was in theaters in September, trailer here.
3) The Book Thief. This YA historical (WWII) told by Marcus Zusak from an unusual POV is incredible and emotional and just so highly recommended. I really need to get around to seeing the movie. Really. I think the only reason I haven't is because I knew the POV wouldn't carry over to the movie, but I need to see it anyway. This movie was in theaters in January 2014, trailer here.
4) The 5th Wave. I don't know that I'll see it in theaters, but I feel like it's important I put this highly acclaimed YA sci-fi post-apocalyptic book by Rick Yancey on my list. This movie will be in theaters in January 2016, trailer here.
5) I Am Number Four. I've never been a big fan of these YA sci-fi books by the pseudonymous Pittacus Lore, but for some reason I keep reading them. Maybe trying to understand why they're so popular, I don't know. In any case, I feel like I should see how the movie went sometime. This movie was in theaters in February 2011, trailer here.
6) The Divergent Series: Allegiant. This is the first part of Veronica Roth's controversial last book in the Divergent series (YA sci-fi dystopian). I was really intrigued by where the last movie took the story, and I'm on board to see this one. This movie will be in theaters March 2016, trailer here.
7) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It's not YA, but I loved this dark humor/horror retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice written by Seth Grahame-Smith, and I think I'd quite like to see the movie. It will be in theaters February 2016, trailer here.
8) Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments. So this is a TV series and not a movie, shoot me. ABC Family has adapted Cassandra Clare's bestselling YA paranormal The Mortal Instruments series for TV, and I'm really wanting to give it a run. There was a movie that come out before I got into the series, but I heard it was terrible. The TV show looks like it might have more potential. This series premieres January 2016, trailer here.
9) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The first part in a brand-new trilogy being told only in movie format by J.K. Rowling takes us back to the wizarding world a good while before Harry Potter, and over here in America (it's sort of related to this book, but not really, but it counts). I'm so psyched! It sounds like it'll be really cool, and it gives me something new to be super excited over after The Hunger Games is over (*tears*). This movie will be in theaters November 2016, no trailer yet but initial images here.
10) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt II. So the finale to The Hunger Games is coming very soon and I am about to drop dead of feels already aughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Peeta and Prim and Katniss and I can't even!!! What will I do with myself, friends? WHAT WILL I DO??? This movie will be in theaters next week, trailer here.
I'm having a really rough time at the moment, but it's nice to take a break to think about books and movies and stories I love. I'll talk about it more Saturday, but for now, just know that I've found it necessary to quit NaNoWriMo for this year.
Thanks for reading, and I'll see you tomorrow.
Image via ya-aholic.com.
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