Top Ten Tuesday: Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To or Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch

I’m gonna go with 10 Book to Movie adaptations that I’m looking forward to, even if it not in line to happen as of right now.


1. Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)

This one is in the works! Dreamworks has the rights to the movie, and everything appears to be moving forward, but there still isn’t a director or any cast associated with the movie.

I think this will be a fantastic story for the big screen 😀 and I honestly can’t wait to see it (whenever that might be).

2. Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda (Becky Albertalli)

This was just announced the other day, this is definitely going to happen, well, at least the rights were sold, so, fingers crossed.

This is one of my favorite books of the year, so I’m super super super excited that it might make its way to the big screen. I can’t wait to start hearing something about the casting 😀 .

3. The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion)

This will be a fantastic movie! Director Richard Linklater was attached to the project a while back, and so was the amazing Jennifer Lawrence.

I’m curious to see who they’ll get to play Don.

     

fantastic-beasts-084. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (J.k. Rowling)

This one is so close, the first movie of the trilogy will be out in a little over a year.

The screenplay adaptation was written by J.K. Rowling herself and it stars the super talented Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander.

And, come on, Harry Potter universe!

5. Mockingjay (part 2) (Suzanne Collins)

It’s almost time for the last part of Mockingjay to hit the theaters and I can’t wait.

I think that The Hunger Games have been super well adapted to screen, and that is a rare thing.

So, I’m super excited to see the last instalment later this month.

6. Inferno (Dan Brown)

Confession time, I still haven’t read this book, but I read all the others of the Robert Langdon series, and I love them.

And I also liked the movies, they are always super watchable 🙂 .

So, I’m waiting on this one as well, scheduled to hit the screens in 2016.

7. Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard)

This book has been optioned by Universal Pictures and I hope they hurry up with it already, because I want to watch it badly!

Elizabeth Banks was even connected to the project, being pinned as director – and I would very much like to see that, because Elizabeth Banks is amazing.

8. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)

Again, I still haven’t read this book – it was on my TBR last month, but I failed, I just wasn’t in the mood for it.

I’ll try to get to it before the movie comes out next year, because I’m so excited about this adaptation… Tim Burton is directing, people!!!

9. Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)

Once again, this has been in my TBR for a while, and it will likely remain there for a little bit more. This movie is set for December 2017, so I still have plenty of time.

Steven Spielberg will be at the helm, and so far, the only actor attached to the project is Olivia Cooke (from Me and Earl and Dying Girl). I like her a lot, so I’m happy about this.

10. Angelfall (Susan Ee)

Now, this is more of a hope right now. Back in 2012 this book was optioned for a studio, and at some point had director and some cast attached. But it has been 3 years and no more news came up. At this point is safe to assume that it might not happen, at least not now. It’s a shame, because this would turn out to be an epic movie, Penryn is a true female hero, and I would like nothing more than for my newest OTP to be on the big screen.

Top Ten Tuesday: New Authors I Want More Of

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel (because when you love a debut you just are ITCHING to get your hands on the author’s second book) or Top Ten Sophomore Novels That I Loved Just As Much If Not More As The Author’s Debut (no one hit wonders heeeere!)

I’m going with Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel. 😀


1. Becky Albertalli

I loved Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, and I can’t wait to read more from her. Becky’s writing is just amazing, and her characters were great, so whatever she throws at us next, I’m ready!

2. Sabaa Tahir

Again, An Ember in the Ashes is just fabulous, so it’s obvious that I’m itching to read anything more that Sabaa Tahir publishes – sure, the fact that it will be more Laia and Elias doesn’t hurt.

3. Marci Lyn Curtis

So people, have you read The One Thing yet? No? What are you waiting for? I’ve told you time and time again how amazing it is! Ok, now seriously, it is amazing, Marci Lyn Curtis had me hooked immediately to this book, and I’m really excited about her next project.

4. Adam Silvera

I just hope he doesn’t break my heart again, like he did with More Happy Than Not

5. Jasmine Warga

I really loved My Heart and Other Black Holes, so yep, I’m looking forward to Jasmine Warga’s next book, for sure!

6. Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword is almost here! Sure, Victoria has released a novella since Red Queen, but I’m not counting that. Her second novel will be Glass Sword and I can’t wait.

7. Randy Ribay

I enjoyed his debut novel, An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes, so I’m curious to see what he’ll write next 🙂 .

8. Max Wirestone 

I really liked The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss, which I read last month, and I wanted more from these characters. So I was super stoked when Max Wirestone confirmed me on twitter that this will be a series :D.

 9. Mónica B. Wagner

Mónica’s debut novel was Frosh: First Blush, which I read just last month and really enjoyed, so I’m looking forward to read her next book, which will be a continuation of the first. I can’t wait to know what happens next because the book ended with a cliffhanger 😐 .

Honorable Mention:

10. Renée Ahdieh

Why is this one separated from the rest you ask? Why, because The Wrath and the Dawn is not Renée’s first novel, but it’s the one that has me craving for a lot more. Apparently her first book is called Fanfare, and it came out in 2011.

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda is coming to the big screen

*OMG OMG OMG I’M TOTALLY FREAKING OUT HERE*

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Deadline announced a bit ago that FOX 2000 has acquired the rights to the Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda novel, by Becky Albertalli. People, Simon is going to become a movie!!! Who’s excited about this? (Besides me, obviously!)

I love this book so much, it’s one of my favorites of this year, and I think it could be an amazing movie, and I can’t wait to see Simon and Blue on the big screen 😀 .


“EXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 has acquired a package for an adaptation of a popular YA novel that’s described as John Hughes-style coming-of-age, coming-out story. The studio bought Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, a debut novel by Becky Albertelli that will be produced by Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner (The Fault In Our Stars) of Temple Hill, and Pouya Shahbazian (Divergent) of New Leaf. The script will be written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger, who planned to pitch studios all over town, only to see Elizabeth Gabler’s division quickly take it off the table, preemptively. 

The novel focuses on Simon Spier, a 16-year-old not-so-openly gay student. When an email written by Simon falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being made public. Change-averse Simon is forced to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out — in a way that won’t alienate his friends, compromise himself or ruin a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he hasn’t even met yet.

Fox 2000’s Erin Simonoff and Molly Saffron moved quickly to acquire the book, and New Leaf’s Chris McEwen will be associate producer. HarperCollins published the novel this year and it is set to roll out in 19 countries.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Author Duos

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It’s tuesday again! Here we go for another Top Ten Tuesday 😀 , a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together (aka my (Jamie’s) world would explode if Gayle Forman and Jandy Nelson wrote a book together) — might be hard to come up with 10 but still would be fun! Bonus points if you tell us what kind of book you’d like them to write!

I’m rubbish at this pairing thing, really, I have a hard time thinking about who would go well with who… So, with that in mind, my duos will be purely on these authors interactions on Twitter 😀 , because I’m a sucker for those moments when 2 (or more) of my favorite authors start interaction on twitter! Enjoy!


1. Sarah J. Maas & Victoria Aveyard

Let me start by saying that Victoria Aveyard is a Queen on Twitter. The girl not only tweets a lot, but she tweets with everyone of the authors I like, so I kind “buddy-ship” her with everyone! And Sarah is a Queen herself… so, there’s that!

2. Rainbow Rowell & Jenny Han

How cute would this book be?

3. Tahereh Mafi & Ransom Riggs

I’ve never read anything by Ransom Riggs, I will though, but I haven’t yet. But, he’s married to the fantastic Tahereh Mafi, and she’s awesome, so how cool would be a book by these 2?

4. Renée Ahdieh & Sabaa Tahir

Renée and Sabaa apparently became friends because their books came out around the same time, they go on twitter a lot to promote each other, and that’s amazing. Also, both books are just beyond fantastic, and I would totally read some epic adventures written by the pair of them.

5. Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

They are friends people! They are actually very close friends! Can they write about Simon being BFF with Aaron?

6. VICTORIA AVEYARD & RENÉE AHDIEH

Have I mentioned that Victoria is a Twitter-Queen? Well, here she is with Renée, so I would like it to happen in book form as well.

7. Sabaa Tahir & Sarah J. Maas

I would like Sarah J. Maas to write with everyone, because she can’t do no wrong. And neither can Sabaa. So, girls, get working!

8. Jasmine Warga & BECKY aLBERTALLI

Again, they are friends! And both their books are fantastic. So Becky and Jasmine?! Hell yeah!

9. aDAM sILVERA & Leigh Bardugo

Now, I haven’t read anything by Leigh Bardugo yet, but these two interactions on twitter are cute enough to make me want this.

10. Sarah J. Maas & Susan Dennard

This is a no-brainer really. I’m not familiar with Susan Dennard’s writing, but she’s Sarah’s BFF – come on, look at them! I know they’re writing something online, and I need to check that out soon.

#TackleTBR: Bookish Scavenger Hunt!

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Hello people! I’m doing my second challenge for the Tackle your TBR Read-a-thon! Today’s challenge is hosted by Jess @Princessica of Books and it’s an ultimate bookish scavenger hunt.

I’ll give you a set of categories and you scavenge your bookshelves finding books that fit into those categories! Pretty simple and super fun 🙂.

A 2015 Debut Author’s Book!

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera were two amazing debuts this year.

Books that You Have Read at Least Twice!

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I’ve read the Twilight series and the Harry Potter series at least twice… 😉

A Cover-Lust Book (a book that has a beautiful cover)!

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I couldn’t really talk about gorgeous covers without including Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, which is probably the most beautiful cover I own. Other covers that I love are My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

A Book You Always Recommend!

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Why haven’t you read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell or Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli? GO read them right NOW! This two books are amazing, and I’m always half-tempted to pick any of them up and re-read them…

Something on Your Bookshelf That is Not a Book!

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I love my Hermione wand…

A Book That Has A Kick- Ass Butt Female Protagonist!

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The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas has the amazing Celaena (though I like her new name better… my “Fire-breathing bitch-queen”). Then in The Wrath and The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh there’s the amazing Shazi. And Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is pretty amazing as well.

Bout of Books 14: What to Read Next Challenge

Here we are, for the last day of the Bout of Books 14 Read-a-thon.

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Today’s challenge is hosted by Sarah Reads too Much and this is the challenge:

For this Challenge, you need to recommend 3 books (and only 3 books) that you have read this year that you think should be recognized as something great – something everyone should have on their TBR list for this fall.  If you can, say a short little something about why you recommend these books.

I’m going for 3 books that not only did I read this year, but that also came out this year, from 3 different genres.

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I can’t praise this book enough. Everyone should read it, because not only does it has diverse characters and deals with issues of homosexuality and acceptance, but does it in a fun and light way, so that’s impossible not to have a smile on your face and fall in love with the characters.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

77493_originalThis New Adult Fantasy novel is just amazing. It’s a retelling of Beauty and the Beast done in a most wonderful way. Sarah J. Maas is a master with her words and world building, and this book will leave you wanting for more. More story, more of the characters, more everything.

YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST) by FELICIA DAY

This book, wow, all the love for this book. Felicia Day, the “Queen of the Geeks” pours her story, hard work and soul into this book, and the result is amazing. I loved to get to know her, I have a newfound respect for her and this is such an inspiring and acceptance driven book… you should read it.

The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hello, welcome to another book tag. I saw this tag in a few blogs, namely at Kira’s @FIEITTYREADS and Rogan’s @Signing On blogs, and I thought it would be a fun tag to do, given that it’s past the middle of the year (and I’m already late for it).

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1. BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2015

From the books released this year, it would have to be The One Thing, by Marci Lyn Curtis. Besides fiction, I would also name Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg, and You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day.

2. BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2015

Throne-of-Glass-image-throne-of-glass-36562538-481-750This will have to be Crown of Midnight, by Sarah J. Maas, although it wasn’t published this year… it counts, right?

3. NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET, BUT WANT TO

Thor, Vol. 1: Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron (Text), Russell Dauterman (Illustrator). I’m really curious about this comic, I really need to order it.

Also, Made You Up by Francesca Zappia.

4. MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas… Is it September 1st yet?!

 

5. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, I was just expecting something a bit better. To be honest, I’m conflicted about the book coming out, the sequel, because for one side, this book really sucked, but by another, I kind of want to know what happens to this characters…

6. BIGGEST SURPRISE

77493_originalA Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, I’m still obsessing about it and I read it months ago!

It is definitely amongst my favorites of this year, and although I love the Throne of Glass series, I think that this one might even surpass that.

7. FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR (DEBUT OR NEW TO YOU)

My new debut author is Becky Albertalli, author of Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. That book is amazing, and I love love love her writing.

New to me, is Sarah J. Maas. Seriously, how did I go by so many years without knowing about her?

8. NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH

The most recent?! Rowan Whitethorn from Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.

9. NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER

Shahrzad from The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I’m about to finish the book and this girl is amazing. Seriously, she’s gold!

The book is amazing, by the way, I’m not done yet and I can tell you that it’s going on my favorite pile.

10. BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

What books doesn’t make me cry, it’s more like it…

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga made me cry big time!

11. BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY

This one is easy! Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli really put a smile on my face the whole time. This book, wow, it made me smile and laugh and gasp out loud, lovely, perfect!

12. FAVORITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION YOU SAW THIS YEAR

This is a very tough one. I can’t think of any…

13. FAVORITE REVIEW YOU’VE WRITTEN THIS YEAR

Another tough one, I’m not a good critic, especially of my posts… I really liked to review The One Thing this week, but you tell me, which is your favorite review that I’ve written this year?

14. MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT SO FAR THIS YEAR (OR RECEIVED)

Ohhh, this is hard! I guess I have to go with the Shatter Me series, because those covers are just AMAZING! Beautiful beyond words.

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15. WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?

Oh, so many! Starting with the series in the photo above, then The Lunar Chronicles, then a lot of others… eheh!!!


That’s it!!!! I’m tagging EVERYONE who wants to do this tag!!

Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-buy Authors

Hello again and welcome for another edition of Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s theme is Auto-Buy Authors… I don’t even think I have 10 of those, but let’s see. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

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1. J.K. Rowling

I don’t own ALL of her books (cof cof, I’m only missing Casual Vacancy because I haven’t found the cover I like), but even if I haven’t read her adult books yet, it’s a no-brainer for me: she’s the Queen, and I’ll buy everything she writes!

   

2. Cassandra Clare

My second Queen… I own all her physical books, all of them! I still haven’t gotten around to actually read The Iron Trial, but if I see a book my Cassie, I’m going to buy it, regardless of the blurb – which I don’t read most times anyway…

   

3. Sarah J. Maas

I’ve become such a use fan of this lady lately, that if I see a book by her, it’s coming home with me.

  

  

4. Rainbow Rowell

If she writes it and publishes it, I’m buying it! I just love her writing style, I obviously love her stories, but I think that the way she writes is just magical.

  

5. Dan Brown

I’ve said last week that I’m his fan, which means that I have to own all of his books, which I do.

   

6. Jane Austen

She’s not publishing any more books, that’s for sure, but I do own most of them already. I think I’m missing just 2, but I’m waiting to find just the perfect covers to get them. No rush though, they’re classics.

  

7. Becky Albertalli

She might just have written 1 book so far (Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda), but I’m a fan. She has a fun writing style and she’s so nice and approachable on Twitter, that I know that when she publishes her next one, I’ll be buying it.

     

8. Sabaa Tahir

I loved her writing in An Ember in the Ashes, so is safe to say that I’ll be picking up all the books she puts out.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters

Here we are, for my second week doing the Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s theme is pretty cool: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters, such as features minority/religious minority, has socioeconomic diversity, disabled main character, a neurotypical character, member of the LGBTQ community, etc… Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

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1. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I can’t stress enough how good this book is, you SHOULD READ IT (NOW!). Main character is a gay boy.

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2. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

A coming of age story set in the 80’s, about two mexican boys who are in love with each other.

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3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Charlie suffers from a mental disorder and Patrick is gay. Enough said! (also, I love this book to death!)

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4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

Do I even need to talk about how much diversity is in these books?! Alec is gay, Magnus is bissexual, Simon is jewish and Maia is African-American. Also, Aline (half-Asian) is in a relationship with Helen (half-faerie bissexual girl).

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5. Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

Ok, this one is full of diversity. Pen is bissexual, her boyfriend Hex is transgender, Ezra and Ash (african-american) are gay.loveinthetime

6. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

First of all, Aysel is Turkish. Then, both she and Roman deal with depression and suicidal tendencies. Have you read this one yet? You should!

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7. Ms Marvel by Willow Wilson

Kamala Khan is a Pakistani-American Muslim girl. Also, she’s a superhero!

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8. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Don Tillman most likely has Asperger syndrome…

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9. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Park is half-Korean and Eleanor lives way beyond the line of poverty.

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10. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Tyrion Lannister is a dwarf.

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3

Here we are at day 3 of the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge… I was tagged by  to do this tag, and this is the 3rd and last day (you can see day 1 here and day 2 here). Once again, thank you so much , this is such an amazing tag/challenge and I had so much fun doing it!

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The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

For this third and last day ( 😦 ) I chose a quote from one of my favorite books of the year, and that is Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

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For this last day, I nominate:


I had so much fun doing this tag, so if anyone wants to nominate me again, I’m game!