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Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Would Make Good Video Games

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Hi all, it’s Lois, hope you are doing well. Here we go with this weeks Top 5 Wednesday, books that would make good video games. I love this topic because I am a big video game player.

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Without further ado, here are my top 5 books that would make good video games.


1) The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

51vuchdzq-l-_sx331_bo1204203200_“After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.”

I really think this book would be a perfect video game. I can just imagine it being set from the different characters perspectives and it slowly takes you through the story but you yourself have to act out what the characters will do. I am a huge fan of zombie video games so to have an alien video game would just top it all off for me.


2) Holding by Graham Norton

holding“The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; mother of­ two Brid Riordan hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her life was a total waste.

So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke – a former­ love of both Brid and Evelyn – the village’s dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community’s worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.”

This one is a weird one but I still think that it would make a spectacular video game. I can just imagine it being set in the view of Sergeant PJ Collins. It would consist of you finding out how and why the remains got their and you would find hint and have conversation with villagers along the way.


3) On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher

51jrvyjbdl-_sx324_bo1204203200_“Evie Snow is eighty-two when she quietly passes away in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. It’s the way most people wish to leave the world but when Evie reaches the door of her own private heaven, she finds that she’s become her twenty-seven-year-old self and the door won’t open.

Evie’s soul must be light enough to pass through so she needs to get rid of whatever is making her soul heavy. For Evie, this means unburdening herself of the three secrets that have weighed her down for over fifty years, so she must find a way to reveal them before it’s too late.”

I’m sure people must be sick of me mentioning this book as much as I do, but I have a lot of feeling about the book. I think it would do really well as a video games. You would be Evie Snow and would time travel to right your wrongs. I would just love to have this as a video game.


4) We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

16143347-1“A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.”

Again this is another mystery book that would do amazing as a video game. I can just imagine myself getting completely lost in this as a video game exactly like I did with it when it was a book.


5) The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

25546710“A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn’t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie’s life. That includes taking her job… and her boyfriend. It’s a huge risk — but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.”

I can see a theme developing here with the books I am using! A lot of them are mystery books! I can again see this one following Hawthorn on her journey to find out what has happened to Lizzie Lovett.


There you have it, this weeks Top 5 Wednesday, books that would make good video games. Comment below the books you think would make good video games as well as links to your T5w!

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