Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Love to See as Movies/TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

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

The Humans by Matt Haig – I’ve seen Matt tweet and post about writing the script for this and I need it to happen. YESTERDAY.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon – I saw this as a play in the West End in London and it was INCREDIBLE. If the movie was even HALF as amazing as that play was, it would be so. freaking. cool.

The Devil You Know by Trish Doller – this would make a seriously creepy, thriller. If done right, you’d never know which one was the killer and it would be super freaky.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith – okay, I’m kind of cheating with this one because it actually IS going to be a movie, but I’m just excited for it. They’ve cast Robert Sheehan as Oliver, the love interest, and I’m pretty happy with that. This is going to be a wonderful rom-com.

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley – I would love to see Magonia brought to life on the screen. It would be a bit Wizard of Oz-ish with how the book goes from not-fantasy-at-all to an amazing world in the sky. Yeah, actually, can this please be a thing?

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber – reading this book was almost like watching a movie anyway. I could picture the whole planet perfectly, from the base the humans lived in to the faces of the natives to the church they built. If the people who made Avatar could make this one too, that’d be great.

The Anna and the French Kiss books by Stephanie Perkins – adorable contemporary books to adorable rom-coms? Yes, please!

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman – this book could be made into the most fun and silly and adorable animated film!

The Radleys by Matt Haig – yeah, yeah, I’ve got two Matt Haig books on this list. Get over it. I love his books. The Radleys is vampires like you’ve never seen before and this could be a seriously fun movie.

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King – this is the only book on the list that I could see as a TV show. I could see this go on and on for seasons. There is way too much material here for movies, but it could be absolutely brilliant as a TV show, maybe on HBO or AMC (I mean, they have the Walking Dead!)

What books would you like to see made into movies or TV shows?

Thursday Thoughts: What I need to live [A Quote from The Humans by Matt Haig]

I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about today. I’ve got a few ideas for Thursday Thoughts posts, but as I was rereading the “Advice for a Human” chapter of The Humans by Matt Haig, I came across this quote. Went and whipped up an image to share it with you guys. If you’ve been to the blog before, you have probably seen me mention The Humans once or twice (or ten times). I love this book and I really think everyone should read it. Here’s the book’s Goodreads page in case you want to check it out. This book has so many paragraphs, lines, words, quotes, etc. that I love, but I wanted to share this one today because I think all of you can relate.

This isn’t a long post. I just wanted to say I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday and have those things you need to live. 

The Humans by Matt Haig

Waiting on Wednesday: Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

Publisher: Canongate Books

Author: Matt Haig

Release date: March 5, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads:

‘I want life.
I want to read it and write it and feel it and live it.
I want, for as much of the time as possible in this blink-of-an-eye existence we have, to feel all that can be felt.
I hate depression. I am scared of it. Terrified, in fact. But at the same time, it has made me who I am. And if – for me – it is the price of feeling life, it’s a price always worth paying’

Reasons to Stay Alive is about making the most of your time on earth. In the western world the suicide rate is highest amongst men under the age of 35. Matt Haig could have added to that statistic when, aged 24, he found himself staring at a cliff-edge about to jump off. This is the story of why he didn’t, how he recovered and learned to live with anxiety and depression. It’s also an upbeat, joyous and very funny exploration of how live better, love better, read better and feel more.

Why I’m excited: Words can’t describe how excited I am for this book. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know how much I love Matt Haig’s book The Humans. I love it with my entire being. “Reasons to Stay Alive” is a few page chapter from that book. The Humans was Matt’s reaction to his depression at the age I currently am. I honestly don’t know what to type here. I have too many emotions swirling around inside me right now. Let’s just say that I need this book. Note that I didn’t say “want” but rather “need”. I’ll be paying international shipping and everything. I don’t care how much it costs. March can’t come soon enough.

What are you waiting on today?

 

SUNDAY FUNDAY: WEEK IN REVIEW [2]

SUNDAY FUNDAY: WEEK IN REVIEW

Cristina over at Girl in the Pages started Sunday Funday as a way to recap the bookish (and not-so-bookish) things that have happened that week. I thought it’d be a really fun way to keep you guys up to date on what I’ve been reading, reviewing, and wanting to read but also to tell you a little bit more about myself outside of my book love. I think I’ll tailor the post each week to what I’ve done but I will always try to include a book haul and a new book or two that I’ve added to my want-to-read list. J

June 2 – 8, 2014

Books read: I finished reading The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi and read all of Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe (both titles linked to my reviews). I had things I didn’t like about each, but I ended up enjoying both: I gave them each a 7 (pretty good) rating. Paradigm took me longer to read than I expected, but it turns out that the paperback version will be over a thousand pages! No wonder it took me four days. Ha.

TBR: I have an e-ARC of The Revealed by Jessica Hickam to read this week, as well as Second Chance Summer checked out from the library, due on the 14th. I’m looking forward to both of them, but especially Second Chance Summer.

I also added several novels to my TBR list on Goodreads, so head over to my profile to check them out. You know, if you want. Also!!! I received a sample of Isla and the Happily Ever After from NetGalley, and I AM DYING TO READ IT. Probably going to fly through it after I post this. I’m so looking forward to that book!

Non-bookish things:

Well, it’s actually somewhat bookish, but I saw the movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars yesterday with my mom and friend. Oh my goodness. Yes. So good. Please go see it. It’s beautiful, emotional, powerful, and everything I had hoped for. I didn’t review it, but you can read my little post about the book in which I ended by imploring you see the movie, “For me, for you, for Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters.” Note: remember to bring tissues.

Also, my mom’s birthday was yesterday. She got this adorable new bird, a parrotlet, as her present. She’s named her Roxanne. 🙂

Roxanne

Other than these few things, my week was pretty boring. Job applications, babysitting, life.

Non-bookish things I’m excited about:

Again, it’s pretty bookish, but my dad finally read Matt Haig’s The Humans, which I’d been trying to get him to do for about a year (I had the book with me in Scotland, so it’s understandable he didn’t read it for a while). He loved it just as I hoped he would, and he actually cried (at the same parts as me, too). He said the book was beautiful and fantastic. I don’t know if you’ve ever convinced someone you love to read a book that you love just with your love for it (lots of love for The Humans) and that you are hoping will appreciate it like you do, but the fact that my dad adored this book as much as I did makes me seriously happy. Now to convince my mom to read it.

There is a seriously beautiful and amazing woman on So You Think You Can Dance this season who has alopecia like me. I was watching the episode and she came on and I pretty much fangirled immediately. She is a freaking awesome dancer and I hope she makes it far. We don’t know each other or anything, but it’s like I had an immediate connection with her and I am proud of her. Check out her audition.

I bought this seriously awesome shirt this week from woot.com. I mean, Tinker Bell AND Doctor Who?! Um, yes, please.

Last Sunday I mentioned that I would probably be getting a couple of tattoos this week. It didn’t happen yet, but I’m hoping to do it soon. I’ll post pictures when I do.

So how about you? What bookish or non-bookish things happened to you this week? What are you excited about?

Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie – Books by British Authors Americans Should Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Top Ten Tuesday Freebie! Pick your own topic!

So I spent a year living in Scotland pursuing my Master’s degree and while there I interned at several publishers and worked at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, so it’s safe to say that I read a lot of books. There are a bunch of British authors that I wish more Americans would read, and I thought it’d be awesome to use this freebie topic to showcase the Top Ten Books by British Authors I Wish More Americans Would Read. 🙂 A lot of them will probably be repeats from other TTTs, but that should show you how much I love them.

*All covers linked up to their corresponding Goodreads page.

1. Anything by Ian Rankin (start with The Falls if you want to try him, which I think everyone should)

The Falls

2. The Humans by Matt Haig (I’ve mentioned this book several times on my blog. READ IT!)

The Humans

3. Grow Up and Lolito by Ben Brooks

Lolito

4. The Universe versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

The Universe versus Alex Woods

5. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (I’ve mentioned this one a few times, too, but it’s beautiful and deserves the attention)

A Monster Calls

6. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman (This book is a retelling of the story of Christ. It was fascinating and unique; a quick read)

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

7. Laidlaw by William McIlvanney (okay, I’m sure a lot of people have read this, but maybe not so many people my age; this book has been cited by a lot of crime fiction authors as the foundation of crime fiction in the UK. Plus William McIlvanney is one of the coolest guys I’ve ever met)

Laidlaw

8. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

9. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

10. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (you know the story, but how many of you have actually read it?)

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Bonus:

Okay, he’s from New Zealand, but I read it while I was in Scotland: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison

the rosie project

 

Okay. So there are ten British books I think you should read. What did you do for TTT’s freebie topic? Link me to it below!