Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & The Bookish with a different book-related theme each week. This week our topic is:
Top 10 Books You’d Like To See Made Into A Movie
I thought this topic sounded a bit familiar and it turns out that it is a repeat but there’s always plenty of books that you read and think could make an excellent movie if only YOU could be in charge of script, casting, production, etc. So here are some that I’ve read in recent times that I think would work.
- After The Darkness, by Honey Brown. I read this only a couple of weeks ago – it a suspenseful story about an average couple returning home from a holiday when they stop in to see an unusual mansion/gallery set on a clifftop. Once inside they are trapped in their worst nightmare, drugged, attacked, assaulted and look bound for death after the strange owner/resident is finished with them. They manage to free themselves, leaving behind a body in the process but it’s after that when some of the really weird stuff starts. I said in my review of this one that I could just see it all as a movie, playing out in my head when I was reading.
- Cinder, by Marissa Meyer. This was a very interesting story, set after another world war in New Beijing where cyborgs exist and the moon is inhabited. I could definitely see it as a movie with some really awesome special effects.
- Saving Francesca, by Melina Marchetta. I only read this book this year (shame on me) but it is one of my favourites. I would love to see this done into a movie but it’s that old struggle… will they do it justice? Will the cast match the people in my head? Will it just have that something that the book does? But I just think this is a fabulous story of struggle and also hope. I know there’s a script for On The Jellicoe Road or I think I’d have added that one in as well.
- The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight, by Jennifer E. Smith. Would make the cutest little romance comedy ever. One of those movies that you’d pop in every time you’d had a bad day and needed some laughs and cheering up.
- Wings Of Fear and Shattered Sky, by Helene Young. Some more Australian titles - Wings of Fear and Shattered Sky revolve around border patrol in Australia’s far north, keeping our vast borders secure. One involves drugs and terrorists, the other sex trafficking from Asia. I think they’d make fabulous movies and how amazing would the scenery be? Lots of aerial shots over the Great Barrier Reef and right up into the Cape.
- Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline. I loved this book – the idea of an entire virtual reality is so fascinating and the chance to win obscene amounts of money by navigating it? I’d love to see this as a movie but I do think it would be quite tricky to get right.
- The Bronze Horseman, by Paullina Simons. I loved this book and I’d like to see it given a chance on the big screen. There’s a lot of WWII stuff out there but I think this would be a different take on it. The scenes in the dead of winter where Tatiana and her family have no heating, it’s -30 and they have to go get their rations…so much loss in this book but it’s also balanced out by a great love story.
- Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, by Morgan Matson. I love road trip books so much! And I think they have potential for movies, even though a lot of the time is spent in a car. I think with this one, it’s the side trips they take, the tangents they go off on that would make it fabulous. Plus, they were so cute.
- The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin. I think this book has atmosphere and I think that would translate well to a movie. There’s lots of dreams and hallucination scenes and coupled with some creative camera work and a great soundtrack, this would be one hell of a creeper.
- The Secret History Of The Pink Carnation et al, by Lauren Willig. I love this series! It’s such a fun blend of historical and contemporary and I would really enjoy seeing all those beautiful dresses and country estates from the historical played out on screen. Plus there’s some fun with the spies and some good suspense. I’d like to see any (or all!) of them adapted.
So there we go – 10 more books I have an interest in seeing turned into movies. Even though I’ll be busting for this and then it happens and I’m almost always disappointed! It doesn’t stop me wishing and hoping though, with certain books!