This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is a Freebie. One of my favorite past topics that I’ve done multiple times is what books I’d like to see as a tv show or movie so I decided to go the other way and pick TV shows or Movies I Wish were Books. I first thought of this when I saw the trailer for The Duff. I wasn’t really that inclined to watch the movie, but I thought to myself, “I’d read that book.” Then I found it actually IS a book. But after reading some reviews I don’t really think it’s the book for me and I think I’d like the movie version better. Maybe one day I’ll watch it. Anyways, my choices will be stories that aren’t based on books (at least to my knowledge).
1. Gilmore Girls
One of my favorite shows of all time. I love Lorelai and Rory and the eccentric townsfolk of Stars Hollow. I would ship Luke and Lorelai So Hard. And of course Rory and Jess. (If you are Team Logan I’m not sure we can be friends anymore).
There aren’t a lot of funny mysteries out there and I think Psych could really fill that void. Plus there’s a very strong bromance to enjoy and a Will-They-Won’t-They relationship to root for.
While there are Government Fixer type of books out there, I think we can all agree that none are quite like Olivia Pope. There’s enough mystery and intrigue and shady politics and romance to make this series into a super guilty pleasure read.
4. Parks & Rec
I love the characters and the humor in this show and I think they would translate well into books.
Lots of opportunity for character development, with great mysteries and twists.
6. The Proposal
Because as we all know by now, I Love Fake Relationship stories.
7. 27 Dresses
It’s almost embarrassing how much I love this movie. It’s so super cheesy, but I will watch it every single time it’s on tv. I even bought the dvd when I found it for $5 at Target. It’s a cute Chick Flick and it would be cute Chick Lit.
8. Remember the Titans
This one of my favorite movies in high school and it would fit pretty well into the whole “We Need Diverse Books” movement that’s popular right now.
9. Never Been Kissed
Another one of my favorite Chick Flicks that I think would translate well to Chick Lit
10. The Social Network
A (perhaps loosely) based on real life story.
Would you read a book based on these TV shows/movies? What would you like to see made into a book?