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:
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?-----