Hey everyone, it’s Allison!
I’m going to be doing this weeks Top Ten Tuesday for Good Books and Good Wine. I volunteered to do it this week to give April a bit of a break and to actually have the opportunity to do something a little different for a change. As always Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish and was created by The Perpetual Page Turner.
Top 10 Books You’d Like To See Made Into A Movie
1. The Rose series by Jennifer Donnelly (The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose, and The Wild Rose)
I LOVE the Rose series by Jennifer Donnelly. Admittedly I still have to read The Wild Rose but I think I keep putting it off because I don’t want the series to end. It is SO good! Sweeping drama, romance, historical settings, strong characters, and plenty of twists and turns. I would love to see what Hollywood could do to this series by making it into a movie (or a series of movies).
2) Across the Universe by Beth Revis
When I was reading Across the Universe, I could literally feel myself picturing the scenery of Godspeed and their concept of Earth and there were times when I wondered what it would look like on the big movie screen. Can you imagine it? I for one think it would be so awesome!
3) Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
When I was reading Beauty Queens, I was literally trying to cast the movie in my head. Not only did I LOVE the book with all of its wonderful satire, over-the-top characters, and serious critiques of race, gender, sexuality, capitalism, and the concept of beauty in America but, I also wanted it to be made into a movie right away. It would definitely be a movie that I would pay to go see.
4) Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Drama + historical fiction + music + time travel + Jennifer Donnelly’s amazing writing ability = the perfect combination for an awesome movie. I’d definitely go see it. Also, can you imagine how heart pumping the sound track would be?
5) Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Who doesn’t want to see a movie with a homicidal ghost with a secret? Or a movie where the ghost killer is so intrigued by the ghost that he isn’t if he should kill her or not? I’ll admit usually I’m not one for scary movies but, I really think that Anna Dressed in Blood would make for a kick-ass horror/syfy movie!
6) Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Before reading Between Shades of Gray, I never knew much about what life was like for someone who was deported to Siberia for being anti-Soviet or an enemy of the people. I think that this is a part of history that is often glossed over and never really discussed. That is why I think not only is Between Shades of Gray a truly excellent book but, I also think it would make a really good movie because it would help educate people and potentially open their eyes to something that they had never heard of before.
7) The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing)
I know that at one point there were rumors a movie version for this trilogy but unfortunately they didn’t pan out. I still can’t understand why! I think this would be the perfect movie — a Victorian setting mixed with Gothic fantasy and mystery and a dash of sass to boot. Awesome!
8) Titanic: The Long Night by Diane Hoh
Another Titanic movie? Yes please! This has always been one of my favorite YA books about the Titanic. I can remember the first time I read it and found myself caught up in the actions of the characters of Elizabeth, Max, Katie, Paddy, and Brian, and I think it would translate really well to a movie setting.
9) Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
Firefly Lane was the first Kristin Hannah book that I read and I think that it would make a really good heart-felt movie about the trials and tribulations of friendship. Also if done properly it would be one of those movies you would need to prepare for by having a box of tissues with you.
10) The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks
The Rescue was the first Nicholas Sparks book that I read that I really wanted to see translated onto the movie scene, and it is one that still hasn’t been which is disappointing to me. Every time a new Nicholas Sparks related movie comes out, I keep asking myself ‘and where is The Rescue?’. For me, it has all the right elements (including a sweet romance) which would make for a really good movie if done properly.
What do you want to see on the big screen? Do you think any of my picks would make a particularly good movie? Let me know!