Thursday, 15 September 2016

15 YA Books That Need To Be Adapted Into Broadway Musicals

Who could ignore a list titled so? Not me! Even if I haven't read any of these books. And it's not like I've been the biggest fan of musicals in my life, but I am growing into them. Although I'm not sure that it makes sense to make a music out of a book that is a retelling of a fairytale or classic story that has already been made into a musical, which rules out three of these titles already.

1. Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli

2. Dumplin' - Julie Murphy

3. My Lady Jane - Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

4. Tiny Pretty Things - Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

5. Cruel Beauty - Rosamund Hodge

6. Cinder - Marissa Meyer

7. Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

8. The Wrath and the Dawn - Renée Ahdieh

9. Nimona - Noelle Stevenson

10. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor

11. The Selection - Kiera Cass

12. Dorothy Must Die - Danielle Paige

13. Beauty Queens - Libba Bray

14. Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell

15. The Crown's Game - Evelyn Skye


Hmm, can't get much worse than that. I have considered reading some of these books, most notably Eleanor and Park (I saw Rainbow Rowell in Melbourne recently, she's very funny I must read something of hers), Dumplin' and Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda (which I actually have in the house). Many of the others I've never heard of, and some of them I know wouldn't be to my taste.

June 2018 1/15 YAY!


Sue Bursztynski said...

The only one on that list I've read is Eleanor and Park. It's her first novel and is good, but her second novel, Fangirl, is much better. I'm struggling through her third, I'm afraid. So if you want to try Rainbow Rowell, I recommend Fangirl. It 's a delight, especially if you're familiar with the world of online fan fiction.

Louise said...

Hi Sue, I'm not really au fait with fan fiction, which worries me as I've heard other people say that too. I know that E&P is set in the 80s and that might be good. It always worries me too when you have to think about which order you read books in.

I'm Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Well, I'm one for fifteen on this list, so I'm not a whole lot better than you. Fun idea for a list.