Monday, April 11, 2011

Ten Books I’d Love to See Made into Movies


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):

Entwined1. 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.

SW2 3. Snow White and Rose Red, not many people know this story.   I especially like the version by Patricia Wrede.

Now, onto non-fairytale books…starting with mysteries:

Heist Society 4. The Heist Society by Ally Carter, I just kept thinking Oceans 11 when I was reading this.  I would love to see it on screen!

Body Finder. 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:

Body at the Tower (agency 2) 6. The Agency by Y.S. Lee, we don’t see many historical movies these days, besides those on Masterpiece Theater.

The Season 7. The Season by Sarah MacLean-a mystery, dancing, pretty dresses.  I’m so there!  BBC are you in?

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.)

Forgive my Fins 8. Forgive my Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

And my final two:

Unearthly 9. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, I can just picture this book so vividly, I think it would come to life on screen very well.

Hunger Games 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.


  1. Great list! I can't wait to see Hunger Games made into a movie!

  2. Oh yes, The Heist Society would be a fantastic movies, as would Unearthly. Great picks!

  3. I feel quite certain Hunger Games will be in theaters soon. It will be interesting to see what they make of it.

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

  4. Heist Society would make a great movie. Lots of action and romance. Great choice.

  5. i have a couple of these books on my to read list so i have yet to see what they are really about. so if they were changed into a movie then i would be able to find out pretty quickly!

    I can't wait for hunger games im so excited. thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. I think there are plans to make Heist Society into a movie! Great list!