Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Movies/TV Shows From Books I'd LOVE to See


This week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is actually a repeated topic, but I didn't answer it the first time around.  So I'm answering it this time!  The topic is - The Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show.  Of course, this is in a perfect world in which the screen adaptation would not butcher the source material.  Some of my choices below *might* already have some sort of screen adaptation, and if it does - I haven't seen it (yet).  So in no particular order:


1.  Winger by Andrew Smith.  

I absolutely LOVE this book and think this would be a great movie.  Lots of laughs, endearing moments with an imperfect main character and a jaw dropping ending.  

2.  My Lobotomy by Howard Dully and Charles Fleming

This could be a great documentary type feature talking about the brief but horrible use of lobotomies in the US as a treatment for not only mental disorders, but as a way to correct poor behavior.  This book talked about the nations youngest lobotomy patient, and it is both shocking and heartbreaking.  

3.  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

I'm assuming this has already been done more than a few times...  but with the latest technology and special effects makeup, we could be ready for a new and improved version!  

4.  Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

With the right casting, this would make a fantastic girl's night out or date movie....  and certainly one I would probably watch over and over again OnDemand!  (The same could also be said for Rowell's Eleanor & Park)

5.  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Admittedly, to do this right, there would need to be a HUGE budget.  But could you imagine if it happened in a perfect world?  To bring the magic and wonder from the pages to the big screen?  That would be a thing of fantastic beauty.

6.  Promise Not To Tell by Jennifer McMahon

I've read a few of McMahon's books (and have a couple more on my shelf waiting), but I love the suspense she builds in her tales.  I think this kind of mystery would translate well to the big screen, but I would also settle for a TV miniseries or movie (just maybe not on Lifetime).

7.  In The Woods by Tana French

Honestly, I am such a Tana French fan that I would love to see any of her Dublin Murder Squad books made into a chilling movie.  But the Irish accents would have to be authentic.  Deal?  Deal.   

8.  Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

It would be hard to make this a movie and not ruin the awesomeness, but this is a perfect world, right?  Also, let's be real - BEST. SOUNDTRACK. EVER.  Oh, and the scenery..  and Roger...  yes, please!

9.  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

This might work better as an indie film, but I think it could happen.  Casting would be important here - you'd need the right Englishman to play Harold and portray all his thoughtful qualities...  but I think there could be something in this.  

10.  These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf

I would also accept One Breath Away by the same author.  Again for the suspenseful storyline, but also I like the different point of views used in telling the story.  It might be hard to translate that to film... but I'd still like to see it!  

What about you?  What books would you like to see adapted to the screen? 
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12 comments:

Sofia T said...

I really need to start reading Rainbow Rowell's books - no one seems to have a bad word of her books! :) Great list!

amandasnoseinabook said...

I agree with Sofia! I need to start reading Rainbow Rowell!

Into the Woods sounds intriguing, I might have to give it a shot!

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andiabcs.com said...

Winger and Attachments are on my to read list. I know you loved Winger. I really need to get it from the library in my next run.

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Amanda Reyes said...

I havent read any of them yet but you're right! An updated Frankenstein would probably be awesome!

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geoffwhaley.com said...

I would LOVE to see Winger as a film!

chrissireads said...

Attachments would probably translate really well to the screen! Great choices.

Andi said...

Great choices! I'd love to see The Night Circus. Maybe with someone like Tim Burton directing? And I'd like to see a really good, true-to-the-book Frankenstein adaptation.

Courtney said...

I almost grabbed Winger from the Library yesterday... I might need to go back for it today....

Also, YES to the Night Circus. But only if they leave EVERYTHING in and do it perfectly (It's on my list too...)

Jaime said...

I definitely agree that In the Woods would make a great movie. Also someone should do a documentary on the use of lobotomies, I'm surprised it hasn't been done before. The Night Circus would have amazing visuals. Great list, thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

I also had The Night Circus on my list. In a perfect world, it would be such an amazing movie. The images you get just from reading it are insane so I cannot even imagine how much work would have to go in to making a movie though.

Athira said...

Harold Fry was on my list too and I feel it will be a great book to be made into a movie. I could almost see a replay of it in my head.

ChristasBooks said...

I haven't read a lot of these but I definitely think they should make The Night Circus and Harold Fry into movies!

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