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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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Monday Musing – August 5th

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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits. • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s). • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it. • Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us! • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then

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Today I’m going to muse about a few books I’m desperate to read, but haven’t gotten approval for the ARC from Netgalley or Edelweiss —

1. Panic by Lauren Oliver

2. Just One Year – Gayle Foreman

3. The new Katie McGarry book out in November I think…

The new Katie McGarry is not on the sites yet, but the other two are on Edelweiss and I have the hardest time getting things approved there… Lately, I’m not having great luck on Netgalley either – I would love any tips from anyone?

I’m hoping to catch an ARC tour for these and get to read early, but sometimes the best books or the ones I want the most are the most difficult to get… so frustrating!

Bottome line – if you have some advice how i can improve my profile for Netgalley or Edelweiss and get better books approved or more books approved – or even better how I can get paperback books from the Publisher – HELP! I would love to know how you get started on getting books directly from the publisher..

Happy Monday!

Kelley

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – July 30th

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This week was all about our favorite beginnings and endings. You could have just gone with beginnings or endings or both but I decided to do both – more endings than beginings because that is what tends to stay with me… I have two books that fall into both categories – they had me from the first moment to the last page I read so check it out:

Tangled (Tangled, #1)by Emma Chase

“Do you see that unshowered, unshaven heap on the couch? The guy in the dirty grey t-shirt and ripped sweatpants? That’s me, Drew Evans.  I’m not usually like this.  I mean, that really isn’t me…..

“As I look at the troubled expression of my big bitch of a sister, I’m thrown back twenty-two years back in time.  I’m six years old and my hamster, Mr. Wuzzles, has just died. And just like that day, the painful truth is ripped from my lungs. “It finally happened.”  “What happened?”  “What you’v ebeen wishing on me all these years,” I whisper.  “I fell in love”

*After these first lines – in the first chapter I was hooked – I had a love/hate feeling for this guy but the humor and how he was so real/raw took me in. This is by far one of the funniest books I’ve ever read.. Get it today – I promise you’ll love it!

Delirium (Delirium, #1)“Delirium” by Lauren Oliver

“The most dangerous sicknesses are those that make us believe we’re well. – Proverb 42, The Book of Shhh”

*I absolutely cannot say enough about this book and series, it had me from page one to the very end of the last book… amazing!

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)“If I Stay” by Gayle Forman

“Everyone thinks it was because of the snow.”

*Again – this is another book I was hooked sentence one, page one — amazing book!

Now for the endings!

Delirium (Delirium, #1)“Delirium” by Lauren Oliver

“He is looking at me through the smoke, across the fence. He never takes his eyes off of me. His hair is a crown of leaves, of thorns, of flames.  His eyes are blazing with light, more light than all the lights in every city in the whole world, more light than we could ever invent if we had ten thousand billion years.  And then he opens his mouth and his mouth forms one last word.  The word is: RUN.”

*WOW – This book had me by the seat of my pants from start to finish – and drove me through the rest of the series too..amazing writing!

Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)“Pandemonium” by Lauren Oliver

“I promise,” I say.  Behind us the door creaks open, and I turn around, expecting Raven, just as a voice cuts through the air: “Don’t believe her.”  The whole world closes around me, like an eyelid: For a moment, everything goes dark.  I am falling.  My ears are full of rushing; I have been sucked into a tunnel, a place of pressure and chaos.  My head is about to explode.”

*Again – WOW Oliver knows how to leave you with a cliff hanger, I couldn’t get my hands on requiem fast enough…

Requiem (Delirium, #3)“Requiem” by Lauren Oliver

“Take down the walls.
That is, after all, the whole point.
You do not know what will happen if you take down the walls; you cannot see through to the other side, don’t know whether it will bring freedom or ruin, resolution or chaos. It might be paradise or destruction.
Take down the walls.
Otherwise you must live closely, in fear, building barricades against the unknown, saying prayers against the darkness, speaking verse of terror and tightness.
Otherwise you may never know hell; but you will not find heaven, either. You will not know fresh air and flying.
All of you, wherever you are: in your spiny cities, or your one bump towns. Find it, the hard stuff, the links of metal and chink, the fragments of stone filling you stomach.
And pull, and pull, and pull.
I will make a pact with you: I will do it if you will do it, always and forever.
Take down the walls.”

* I quoted this when I reviewed this book – amazing writing. It has been stuck in my head ever since — so many meanings and just so meaningful to the story. I know it didn’t give a lot of readers the resolution they wanted – but i think it really brought the point of the story home..so much meaning and so much to fight for.. Awesome series.

Under the Never Sky (Under ...“Under the Never Sky” By Veronica Rossi

“She shot into the darkness, letting her ears guide her.  She followed the crunch of his feet on stones and small twigs, coming faster, louder, as his walk became a jog, then a run.  She chased the sounds until all she heard was his heartbeat and then his breath and his voice, right by her ear, telling her, in tones as warm as fire, exactly the words she wanted to hear.”

*Another amazing series – I also loved the end of the second book, no real quote there but just the idea they were together and in search of the blue sky together – one of the best second book endings ever, and I loved this as much. Rossi is an amazing writer!

Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)“Breaking Dawn” Stephanie Meyer

“I pressed my hands to his face again, hefted the shield right out of my mind, and then started where I’d left off-with the crystal-clear memory of the first night of my new life..lingering on the details.  I laughted breathlessly when his urgent kissw interrupted my new efforts again.  “Damn it,” he growled, kissing hungrily down the edge of my jaw.  “We have plenty of time to work on it,” I murmured.  “That sounds exactly right to me.”  And then we continued blissfully into this small but perfect piece of our forever.”

*I am a tru Twilight fan and this was the best ending of this story i could have imagined – the last sentence just shows all they were fighting for, all the hard work, and the turmoil – they won. They get their daughter, their family, and their forever together – Seeing her lift her shield so he can see in her thoughts and then that line sealed the end of the book for me – great ending!

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)“If I stay” by Gayle Forman

“If you stay, I’ll do whatever you want.  I’ll quit the band, go with you to New York.  But if you need me to go away, I’ll do that too.  I was talking to Liz and she said maybe it’d be easier for you to erase us.  And that would suck, but I’ll do it.  I can lose you like that if I don’t lose you today.  I’ll let you go. If you stay.”

*Tear— What a selfless thing to say – I loved the raw feeling in this book and his character – what a selfless act to offer to dissapear from someone’s life just to make sure they live, to give up your own happiness for someone else’s.. It just – confounded me to be honest. Amazing writing and I loved the second book just as much *spoiler alert* — I was happy  for them both to get their happy ending in the end of the second book.. *sigh*

Divergent (Divergent, #1)“Divergent” by Veronica Roth

“I am no longer Tris, the selfless, or Tris, the brave. I suppose that now, I must become more than either.”

*You can feel Tris changing when you read this, feel the raw grief of her realiziation her whole world is changing and nothing will be the same ever again – Great female role in a book – and definetly left me wanting more.

Well that’s it guys – hope you enjoyed and love to hear yours! I’m sure there are tons of things i left out – it’s hard to think of everything you’ve ever read and what stuck out and even harder to get back to all those quotes – but it was a great topic! Something I”d like to cover again and give myself more time to pull together – quotes make a story to me, and I love pointing out who these made the books stick in my mind forever.

Happy Tuesday!

Kelley

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Top Ten Tuesday – hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday if featuring the Top Ten Favorite Covers of Books You’ve Read —

This was actually a fairly hard one b/c I read most books via Kindle or listen on Audible – so I don’t look at the covers a lot. I do see them, however on Goodreads or via Amazon — So here we go:

1. Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry — Why? I love the scene on the front – it reminds me of highschool and kissing in between classes..

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)

2. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer — The Chess Piece at the cover of this really makes me think of the book and how all the pieces fit together in this last book. of course it’s one of my top ten all time favorite series – so maybe a little prejudice – but still love it – one of my favorite scenes from Breaking Dawn Part 1 is Edward and Bella playing chess. So sweet!

Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)

3. Flat Out Love by Jessica Park — Other than the fact I absolutely LOVE this book – I really liked the cover. I was looking around on amazon one day and I saw the cover and that is what initially drew me to the book – so to me that’s a great cover! If you’ve read the book you will know why I love the hinges too!

Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love, #1)

4. Where She Went by Gayle Forman– I like this cover b/c of the girl on the front – her facial expression just feels right. And it’s dark which is aligned with the darkness in the book.

Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)

5. If You Stay by Courtney Cole — The book is another one I saw while just searching through Amazon and the cover sold it. It also gave me something to think of when thinking of the characters..

If You Stay (Beautifully Broken, #1)

6. The Program by Suzanne Young — This cover I really liked from the moment I saw it. The two people standing in yellow suits with the medical white blinding background in front of them – it felt cold and uncaring – and that was the tone of the “program” – it set the feeling of the book very well.

The Program (The Program, #1)

7. The Selection by Kiera Cass — I loved the dress America was wearing in this cover.   It was so beautiful.  It really stuck out to me when I first saw it. I love all the views in the mirror too – the dress looked full and fluffy and very beautiful.

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

8. Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire — I really, really thought this book cover was perfect for the story because it was from Travis’s point of view and it showed his hunky arm with a beautiful tattoo – of a butterfly which is something in nature that can be reborn from a caterpillar to the butterfly. Great symbolism.

Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2)

9. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire — The butterfly trapped in this jar caught my eye – another book I bought for the simple fact I loved the cover when I had yet to hear really anything about the book.

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

10. Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren — I didn’t see this cover until after I read the book – and when I saw it – it fit the book perfectly. I loved the 2 sided nature of the person, just like the guy in the book. It is simple and great.

Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1)

 

Hope you enjoyed the list! Happy Tuesday everyone!

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