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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I’d Like to see as a Movie or TV Show

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This week’s topic is……

Top Ten Books We’d Love To See As A Movie Or TV Show

Now, I feel like we did something like this before, but that was a list of things already out that we loved as adaptations, so this wish list is awesome! These books are ones I can remember reading and thinking…WOW this would be so amazing on a big screen or even as a TV show – so here we go and I hope you enjoy:

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)My #1 is “Lola and the Boy Next Door” by Stephanie Perkins

I really love the romance in this book, and the characters – they are all colorful and full of..quirk. I think it would make an amazing movie, and you would also get to see more of Anne and St. Claire which can never be a bad thing, right? Considering – I would totally want a movie about them too (don’t be surprised to see that below).

Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love, #1)My #2 is “Flat Out Love” by Jessica Park

This book truly owns a piece of my heart – Matt & Julie.. What can I say? The book is so real with so much emotion, I could totally picture it as a movie in my head the whole time, so if this came to film – not only would I be at the midnight showing, but I might see it every day after for a week — my only request is that I can choose Matt!

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) #3 is “Beautiful Disaster” by Jamie McGuire

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1) My #4 is “Wait For You” by J. Lynn

Awaken (Awaken, #1) My #5 is “Awaken” By Katie Kacvinsky

This is a dystropian book, but not one that has been well publicized – although one of my absolute favorites. It’s also something I can see as being much more realistic compared to some of the others out there – the basis of this that changes society is school violence even now we are seeing. I also just really enjoyed the writing and the story. There is a second novel already, which was amazing – would love to see this go somewhere – Movie, or maybe even TV.

Louder Than Love My #6 Choice is “Louder Than Love” by Jessica Topper

I just read this, so it is fresh on my mind, but even while I was reading it, again, I thought – WOW this would be such a great movie! Totally romantic with a hot edge, and not so hot it would need to be NC-17 or anything. So i’m tossing in something different here with an “adult” movie based book. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out – it will be out on shevles September 17th and I highly reccommend it! It’s hot and romantic and will draw you in from the first page. Would be amazing on the big screen if cast correctly (just in case anyone is wondering – I’d be totally available for this job!)

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)Where She Went (If I Stay, #2) My # 7 (choice) is “If I Stay” and “Where She Went” by Gayle Forman

This is “technically” two books, but one story and I would think that a movie would have to encapsulate both to be amazing – so I feel secure in having it as one choice for a movie – because it would be just one movie. These books combined would be an amazing story! I think it would allow enough of the grief and sadness in without that taking over and then show where the next book starts – and go from there. Just thinking of these books now – I can see it in my head – It would be amazing!

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) My #8 is “Under the Never Sky” by Veronica Rossi

Delirium (Delirium, #1) My # 9 is “Delirium” by Lauren Oliver

This is another series I adore! Adore, adore, and love! In case you were wondering, I’m Team Alex – all the way! I think a movie would also give a great chance to show a different side to the ending of the 3rd book. Oliver gave enough action through these pages to easily fill 3 movies, and I know the fans would stand behind her on this – just something else to add to my wish list!

How to Love My last and #10 Choice is “How to Love” by Katie Cotugno

When I was thinking about this topic yesterday, this came flashing to my  mind. I really loved the story and the reality of the situation the characters were facing. I loved that they were all flawed and real, and there was no fairytale ending, just happiness that they created – and the love they learned to have. Also, another story I could totally see on a movie screen while I read, there is enough there to support a full movie and not have any dull moments – that is for sure. And enough emotion and drama to make it great – Highly reccommend reading it, just in case you know.. Maybe this will happen?

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Well there you have it guys – My Top Ten choices for things I’d love to see on the big screen or on TV. I’m ready to hear yours and see what you thought of – so share your link with me or just chime in with a response of something you’re thinking if you don’t have a blog – love hearing from you!

I do have some honorable mentions though – books I think would be great but are either too complicated or I’m just now how sure it would work…

Honorable Mentions:

“Slammed” series by Colleen Hoover

I love this series, but just not sure how it could translate to the big screen and if one movie could cover it all – plus this is a book I’d love to see more of, but something I really enjoyed just living in my own head

“Anna and the French Kiss”

Now – don’t get me wrong at all – I LOVE this book and love the characters, but when it came time to choose, I wanted to pick one and for whatever reason – “Lole and the Boy Next Door” is my absolute favorite, so I had to make the call. If this did come to movie, I’d be there in a second – it just would have pushed my list over 10 –

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Well there now you really have it – My completed list

Share your thoughts and keep reading!

Happy Reading and Happy Tuesday!

Kelley

 

 

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WWW Wednesday August 21st

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?

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Hey Everyone! Happy Wednesday! I have missed my blog world the past week or so – but I”m back! Let’s get this thing started — What are you guys reading? What’s New/Next/Now? If you don’t have a blog link to post, just post your answers –

Before I start, I must clarify my current Colleen Hoover Obsession – On a recent work trip to NYC I finally picked up “Slammed” and within two days I have devoured that and “Point of Retreat” – where have Will and Lake been my whole book life?? So these are the books consuming my WWW Wednesday for this week – a celebration of the amazing writing of Colleen Hoover – that drew me in from the first page. They were great reads, went by almost too fast, and I can’t wait to get the reviews up – so if you haven’t read this or if you had – share! I want to know what you think abou them!! So before you see my whole list is this series, just a warning.. I do read other things but I’m totally affixed on this right now!

1. What Am I Currently Reading?

This Girl (Slammed, #3)“This Girl” by Colleen Hoover

*Just started today and it’s amazing! I love WIll and Lake!

2. What Did I just Finish Reading? – Kind of sad to admit this but I have read 4 books in the past week – so here they are—

Deeper“Deeper” by Blue Ashcroft (thanks to NetGalley)

Elite (Eagle Elite, #1)“Elite” Rachel Van Dyken (again Thanks to NetGalley!)

Slammed (Slammed, #1)“Slammed” By Colleen Hoover

Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2)“Point of Retreat” by Colleen Hoover

So you can tell I’m on a Colleen Hoover kick right now – and possibly a new love for the Avett Brothers – such wisdom for songwriters..

Anywa – what are you reading? What’s next for you??

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Kell

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Musing Mondays – June 3rd

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Happy Monday Everyone! I love musing on Mondays because it gives me a time to rant, or squeel over new books, or just talk about what I’m reading or reviewing… So here it goes for this week:

1. What books did I buy for myself this week? I kind of had a “small” binge on book buying this week.. with GOOD reason though, I promise! I got an ARC for “Complete Me” by J Kenner and then “This Girl” by Colleen Hoover – which leads to my purchase.. I got the 3rd book in the Colleen Hoover series, so I HAD to have the other 2 right, you can’t stop or start at the last one, so maybe I treated myself to them. And besides, I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Hoover – so I’m excited to check out this series and reading 3 in a row without a wait is a dream for me, i’m so impatient but at least I can admit it.. haha

This Girl (Slammed, #3)Slammed (Slammed, #1)Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2)

I also bought “Forever You” By Sandi Lynn. I loved the first book and the second came out, and it was $3.99 – so how could I NOT get it, in fact it’s my next TBR book..

Forever You (Forever Trilogy, #2)

I got “Torn” and “Twisted” via Netgallery and then from my Pixel of Ink emails this week, i scooped up 2 books for .99 each (who could pass that bargain up?) – so I got “Ever Enough” by Stacey Borel and “Click to Subscribe” by L.M. Augustine. One thing I like to do is check this daily list from Kindle for free/sale books and if I see something I like for one dollar or less, check it out – it’s gotten me some great reads, from authors I might never have read.. so worth the look I think.

Click to SubscribeEver Enough

Now – last – what I’m reading right now, well just NOW I finished “Complete Me” by J. Kenner. The book doesn’t publish until July, so my review will have to wait (and this might kill me!), but I can tell you that I’m as in love with the series now as I was after the first book.. The third book was amazing and I am hoping we will get to see more of these characters in a fourth story too. However, since I can’t gush too much right now or even do my review, I thought I’d share a quote with you that I loved from this story and that shall be it for me tonight

Then check back tomorrow to see my Top Ten Tuesday (exciting topic this week) and for my reviews for this week. “Lola and the Boy Next Door” will be reviewed as well as one of my reread books (vintage book before I blogged) and I plan on doing one of these each week to better “round” my content, without spazzing my brian too much – great idea huh? Anyway, enough of me – check the quote below and get excited for this book coming out in July – “Complete Me” by J. Kenner – if you liked Bared to You and 50 Shades, then this is FOR YOU! So get it today!!

Complete Me (Stark Trilogy, #3)Hitting stores July 18th! Awesome end to the series, check back for my review in July!

And here’s my quote for today – from “Lola and the boy Next Door” by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)I thought sharing a quote from here is fitting since i’m reviewing it here this week – and I loved it! So here you go….

“I know you aren’t perfect. But it’s a person’s imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.”

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“So do you believe in second chances?” I bite my lip.
“Second, third, fourth. Whatever it takes. However long it takes. If the person is right,” he adds.
“If the person is… Lola?”
This time, he holds my gaze. “Only if the other person is Cricket.”

 

Ok Everyone – that’s all for tonight! Happy Monday and if you want to chime in – tell me what you are reading, a rant you have, or anything else – you can be part of Monday Musings too! Night!

 

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Sunday Salon for June 2nd

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Hello readers! I’ve been noticably absent this week, and I have MISSED my blog and you guys! I just got a new promotion at work – and while that’s awesome (!!), I have found myself with little to no time to get my blog updated.. Now that I’m all settled in the new job and in my new desk, I’m back! I thought I would start off with a new blog post forum – I haven’t done this one before now, but I thought it would be a great way to summarize the week I had last week (because I still did manage to find time to read of course!) and to outline what i’m planning for the upcoming week!

So – right now i’m reading “Complete Me” by J. Kenner.

I got this ARC last week, and I have to admit that I squeeled like a little girl with delight.  I know it won’t be out until July – but I can’t help myself – if you have not checked out this series yet.. do it now! It’s amazing! So i’m about 70% through right now and can’t wait to post my review for everyone to check out.

This week I finished “Lola and The Boy Next Door” by Stephanie Perkins –

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)

If you’ve read anything by Stephanie before you will know – I loved it. Should have the review up..by tomorrow or the day after next. It was great! I’m looking forward to her new book now hitting shelves in the fall.

Now… hmm.. other exciting blog things this week. Well I did get a slew of new ARC’s this week, and I bought a book or two also that came out and I can’t wait to read so here’s a list of my awesome finds for this week!

“Forever You” By Sandi Lynn (this is the second book in this great series, I highly reccommend it and I’m looking forward to reading it myself! – it’s also on Amazon right now for $3.99 – so get your copy today! http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_17?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=forever+you+sandi+lynn&sprefix=forever+you+sandi%2Caps%2C169

I don’t usually post links to buy anything, but I’ve gotten to talk with Sandi on Twitter and through my blog and I think she’s amazing – and would love everyone to at least take a sample of the book to see her great writing! If this second book is anything like the first, it will be amazing!

Forever You (Forever Trilogy, #2)

“This Girl” by Colleen Hoover *a note about this – I have to admit I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, I’ve heard great things, but I just haven’t gotten to it yet.. Sad, I know — So i did treat myself to the other 2 books in the series so I can read all 3 at one time and give a review with all books considered – so excited about this – I love sometimes getting a series late so there is no delay between books.. I can just read right on through – so watch out for these reviews soon too!

This Girl (Slammed, #3)

“Torn” and “Twisted” by K. A. Robinson

Torn (Torn, #1)Twisted (Torn, #2)

and I orderd but should get my copy of “Entwined with  you” by Sylvia Day tomorrow..

Entwined with You (Crossfire, #3)

What is out that I haven’t gotten —

The top one on my list right now is “Dare You To” by Katie Mcgarry. I read her first book and LOVED it, but got turned down for the ARC – and I was a little bummed… so guess i’ll have to get this one myself.. and I’m so backed up with ARC books, I just haven’t gotten it yet, but I can’t wait to read it.

Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)

 

Quotes.. I always like to leave great quotes when I can – and this week while I was traveling for work (yes I fit in a trip to Dallas too! – I was a busy girl!) – I re-read one of my favorite books by Jessica Park – “Flat Out Matt” – sequel to “Flat Out Love” and I a quote I’d love to share — If you haven’t read that series, do it today!

“How you find love means nothing. I’ts what you do with it when y ou see it that does.”‘

Just a little something to spark your interest..

Happy Sunday Everyone – Expect me to be back to myself now – and adding more exciting content!

What is everyone else reading? Have you read anything above – and if so what did you think about it? Have you gotten any new ARC’s lately, or bought any books you’re over the moon about? I want to hear all about it! Chime in!!

Later!

Kelley

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