Today is Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and Bookish blog. The topic for today is "books you'd like to see turned into movies." I actually already made this list when Top Ten Tuesday had a freebie topic. Luckily, I am super obsessed with book to movie adaptations, and I've read more books since then, so I think I can think of ten more books that would make for great movies, whether it's because they have funny dialogue, awesome settings or great stories. So let's go!
1) Delirium by Lauren Oliver - First of all, I would love to see The Wilds on screen. I also just think this story would make for a really exciting, interesting movie. I love the whole "love is a disease" idea.
2) The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson -This movie would be so scary because of the whole Jack-the Ripper aspect, but it would also be so good. The London setting would look nice on screen. I love anything set in modern London. Also, the characters are pretty witty, so I think it would be fun to hear and see that dialogue.
3) The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson - Apparently this is being adapted for the big screen, and by Selena Gomez no less. I'm very curious to see how it turns out, if it ever comes out. If it was done well, I think it would be a great movie. The book is filled with so many great characters, and I think they could really pop on screen. I'd also love to see Joe Fontaine...sigh...
4) City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - Again, this one is already being turned into a movie, and I am eagerly awaiting its release. I especially can't wait to see Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace, because A) he is super hot and B) I think he'll do a great job bringing Jace's witticisms to life. I also love movies set in New York, and City of Bones is, so that's a plus. I also can't wait to see how they interpret all the super-natural stuff, like the faeries and the Bone City, for film. Oh, and of course the Silent Brothers, the world's most bad-ass archivists.
5) Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - This one isn't being adapted for film, at least not yet. But I have a feeling that it might be if City of Bones is successful. I hope so, anyway! Again, I love things set in London, although this one is Victorian London, not modern London, but that's equally as exciting to me. And because it is a period piece, I think the costumes would be excellent. I also love all the proper-ness and think it would be great for the movies.
6) Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund - I actually wasn't crazy about this book, but I liked it enough and I think it could be a great movie. I love secret society movies and I also love movies set at prestigious schools. Maybe just because I'm curious about what life is like for other college students. Anyway, I think this could be a great movie. I would also love to see all the preppy costumes and the New England setting. Also, I always love a good college movie.
7) If I Stay by Gayle Forman - When this book first came out, there was some talk of it being adapted for the movies, but I'm not sure that project is actually happening. If it did become a movie though, I would love to see it. I think it would be really interesting to see how the filmmakers would show the story, since it's narrated by a girl who is neither entirely alive nor entirely dead. Also, it's just a really beautiful story, and I think it could be a great movie.
8) Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen - Of all of Dessen's books, I picked this one because I think the beach setting would be really fun and would look good on screen. Very visually appealing. When I read the book, I could totally picture the boardwalk where the characters hung out, and I would love to see that on screen. I also love the whole staying-up-all-night aspect of it, and that could be cool in a movie. The world looks so different at 2 AM, and it would be cool to see that on screen. Also, there's the love story...
9) Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Carolyn Myracle -Can't you just imagine this movie coming out at Christmas!? It would be so great. First of all, I love Christmas movies. Second of all, I loved this book. And even though it's made up of three different stories, all the stories are slightly connected to each other, and I think a creative screenwriter could find a way to weave them together into a whole movie. Ahhh...it would be so good!
10) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - Again, I know that someone has bought the film rights to this movie, and it seems like it might actually get made. I loved the book, and I think I would love the movie, although I'm a little skeptical. Would it be as personal and moving on screen? I'm not sure. But I think it could be. Also, the different art pieces featured in the book, and the bit about Amsterdam would all look really cool on film, I think. I'd love to see that.
So there's my list!
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