Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. As lovers of books and of lists, they post a list each week. Check it out for other lists, and to link up your own list there.
This week’s topic is:
Ten Books I’d Love to See as Movies
I’m a little worried about these since I’ve had favorite books turned into really poor adaptations (cough…Ella Enchanted…). Here are some stories I’d really like to see done well.
First, some movies I’d like to see Disney tackle (I love the fairytales):
1. The Twelve Dancing Princesses, there have been some very good versions of this story: Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier, Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George, Entwined by Heather Dixon. I would love to see this story come to life (besides the Barbie movie).
2. The Princess and the Pea, because this isn’t a very meaty story. I’d love to see it hashed out.
Now, onto non-fairytale books…starting with mysteries:
5. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting as long as it is not directed by Catherine Hardwicke. I would not be able to stomach it if all of the friendship and relationship development was trumped for chemistry.
Historical fiction I’d like to see:
Another book I’d love to see, but not by the Disney Channel. They could over-cheesify and ruin this! (Yes, cheesify is not really a word.)
And my final two:
10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. While reading this I kept thinking about the Hunger Games and how similar they are to our reality tv shows today, without the fight to the death part (we just vote people off). I can’t wait for the actual movie to come out and pray that it will be done well.
Alright, what made your list?
Tune in next week for: Top Ten Tuesday Rewind (in which I get to pick a topic I never got around to). Let’s say: Favorite books of 2010.