Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - Books I'd Love To See As A Movie/TV Show

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by The Broke and the Bookish and each week there's a different topic. As always, even if you can't think of 10, do as many as you can. This weeks topic is books you'd love to see as a movie or TV show.

 

Here are mine:

The UnitReplay Then A Quiet Belief In Angels A Kind of Intimacy Cell Life After Life Dead Simple (Roy Grace, #1) The Death of Grass The Passage

The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
A novel set in a dystopian future.

Replay by Ken Grimwood
Jeff is forty three when he dies at the start of the book, then he wakes up, is at college and only eighteen years old but has all his memories and knowledge from his life before.
 
Then by Julie Myerson
A bleak and haunting post apocalyptic story.
 
A Quiet Belief In Angels by R.J. Ellory
Twelve year old Joseph Vaughan hears about the murder of a young girl, the first of many that will blight his small, rural community over the next decade Joseph and his friends are determined to protect Augusta Falls against the evil in their midst but the murderer evades them and they watch helplessly as one child after another is taken. The story starts in 1939 but follows Joseph throughout his life.
 
A Kind Of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth
Annie moves into her new home, she's morbidly obese and lonely. The story is told through her eyes as she tries to achieve a 'certain kind of intimacy' with the boy next door and isn't deterred by his girlfriend. An excellent pyschological tale.
 
Cell by Stephen King
Mobile phones wipe the brains of millions of humans leaving them destructive and aggressive. Clayton Riddell doesn't have a mobile, is unaffected and goes on a journey to find his estranged wife and son. 
 
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Ursula Todd is born on 11th February 1910 but the cord is wrapped around her neck and with the doctor unable to reach the house because of snow she dies. Then, in the next chapter, it's the same day again and this time she lives. In fact every time she dies it becomes 11th February 1910 again, she's reborn and gets another chance.
 
Peter James - The Roy Grace series 
A series of crime novels (currently at 9 books) involving Dectective Superintendent Roy Grace.
 
The Death Of Grass by John Christopher
Written in 1956 this post apocalyptic book is about a virus that kills all types of grass, causing starvation across the world and society to break down.
 
The Passage by Justin Cronin
A huge post apocalyptic novel, the first in a trilogy.
 
 



3 comments:

  1. I can't believe I still haven't read the Passage.. I need to read it asap! Great list. :)

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  2. Nice list Samantha :-)
    Here's mine
    http://moniquesmobooks.blogspot.ca/2013/09/top-ten-tuesday-12-books-i-would-love.html

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  3. I haven't read any of those! Sad! I liked your list though.
    Here is my TTT
    http://hauntedgravebooks.blogspot.com/2013/09/top-ten-books-i-wish-were-movie-or-tv.html

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