Monday, April 11, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday!

I've never participated in this meme before, but I can't resist posting on this topic!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish!

This week's question is: Books I'd Love to See Made Into Movies!!

I know, awesome, right? But this list comes with the assumption that they would be made into good movies that don't butcher the book.

1) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

And you thought I was finished raving about this book?! I'm soooo not done singing its praises. It would be so cool to see the cutesy, fun story play out on the big screen, and would be especially great to see Paris in all its glory (did I mention I LOVE everything about France?!)

2) Looking for Alaska by John Green

This would just be a massive fan-gasm to see as a movie. The rights are owned by a major production company, so it could happen someday. It's not my favourite John Green book, but it'd be cool to see what Hollywood could do with it.

3) Paper Towns by John Green

THIS would be my favourite John Green book! The whacky hijinks would be hilarious to see, and if they could find the perfect actress to play Margo Roth Spiegelman, I would just be in fan heaven.

4) How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford

I looooved this book, and I think it would an amazing quirky indie movie. My favourite movie of all time is Ghost World, and I loved How to Say Goodbye in Robot because of their similarities. So if How to Say Goodbye in Robot was a movie, it'd be right up there in my favourites!

5) I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

Ahhhh... I can't even express my desire to see this book adapted to film. I actually attempted a screenplay adaptation for fun, but it was way too hard and I just knew I couldn't do it justice. It's just such a genius dark comedy, and I know it would be a movie where I'd leave the theatre feeling wonderfully empowered but incredibly sad at the same time. And for some reason I love that feeling.

6) Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

It would just be so haunting and gorgeous and perfect. Plus it has the perfect movie premise already, doesn't it?

7) Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

It would be really cool to see what a talented director and cast could do with this story. I read it a year ago and I still haven't really processed exactly how I feel about it. That's how affecting it was!

8) The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams

Three words to describe the movie this would make: Intense. Terrifying. Beautiful.

9) The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Except that I would be way too freaked out to watch it all the way through.

10) Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger

It would be a really, really cute non-romance. I love this book.

So there ya go! :) Hopefully my blogger's block is gone now, too!


  1. i agree for the forest of hands and teeth ~ it would be spectacular!

    Melina has been working on the Jellicoe screenplay. I am very much scared about it though. eep! i love that book so much it makes me ache...

  2. I picked Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams!!!

  3. Yay!!! It's awesome when the author adapts his or her own work. Suzanne Collins is writing the screenplay for The Hunger Games!

    Miles From Ordinary should magically appear in my mailbox any time this week... can't wait!!!

  4. Love your list and would absolutely love any of Green's books made into a movie. I would also love to see Before I Fall.

  5. I haven't read many of the books on your list, but I totally agree with #1 and #6!

    Anna and... just has to be made into a movie. It just has to. I have to see Anna and Etienne's relationship play out on in Paris on the big screen!

    And Before I Fall? That would be an intense movie. Really good, but intense.

    Great list! Thanks for sharing!

    Erin @ Quitting My Day Job

  6. Welcome to this meme. Next week's topic is to pick an old meme you missed and post on it. Great opportunity for you!

    Here's my post for today's Top Ten Tuesday.

  7. i feel the same way about Jellicoe Road. And i almost put it on my list. And Hard Love, good choice, it would be a nice break from all the cookie cutter rom-coms out there- would love to see how they would incorporate the zine aspect or if they would change it into something like vlogging.

  8. Wow. I haven't read any of these books. Looks like I've got some reading to do.

  9. Great list--I'm going to have to read that book by Markus Zusak. I loved the Book Thief. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  10. Jellicoe Road is on my list too. I think it would make an amazing movie.

  11. Great list! I'm with you 100% on Anna and the French Kiss. That would be the best movie ever!

  12. Oh my gosh! I am so with you on Hard Love! That used to be my absolute fave back in high school.

    - Jackie

  13. You have great book taste! I'd go see these movies!