Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Top Ten (plus) Books I Want Made Into Movies

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish where bloggers share lists--because what blogger doesn't like a good list?


When I start a book, I immediately cast characters, usually with great overlap. I mean, Chris Pine is perfect for EVERY role, right? This TTT was made for me.

1. These Broken Stars/This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. 

How cinematic are these books? PRETTY DAMN CINEMATIC. And after reading an interview with the authors on the possibility of a TV Show--where they named Chris Pine as an ideal Tarver Merendsen--I was sold.

2. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

I need this to be made into a movie YESTERDAY. Seriously. I can imagine the beautiful scenery of Terravin so clearly--a testament to Mary Pearson's clear imagery. I need this movie now.

3. The Winner's Curse/The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski 

Anyone who knows me, already is aware that I cannot talk about my movie wish-list without mentioning this. It's gotta happen. Soon. Please?

4. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

So far, everything on this list has been fantasy/science fiction. But that's only because these books are too amazing not to be imagined on the big screen. I desperately want to see this one made because of the world-building in this novel is so rich, so complete, that it would be a sin not to take advantage of it on screen.

5. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Duh, you might say. Well, yeah. Duh. I need to witness a real and sassy, badass Reagan and I need adorable, sweet Matt Finch like I need to breathe.

6. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

WHY HASN'T THIS BEEN MADE INTO A MOVIE YET? That is all I have to say.

7. Going Bovine by Libba Bray

I would probably pay big bucks to help finance this movie because I need a quirky, heartbreaking road trip movie in my life. But not a half-assed quirky, road trip movie. I need one done right. And Libba Bray's epic can provide me with that.

8. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

I desperately need this one to happen. I want to cry fat ugly tears in the movie theatre while listening to the epic soundtrack this movie would no doubt provide. I have a playlist all ready too, in case anyone was wondering.

9. The Girl At Midnight by Melissa Grey 

Among many other things about this book that I want to visually experience, I need Dorian and Jasper in my life. Like on the screen. Because they are perfect.

10. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I'd love to tally how many other bloggers had this one there. But this one speaks for itself. Plus, I just want a movie filmed in Prague.

11. I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

If this isn't worthy of a movie, I don't know what is. Seriously. It's a gorgeous story and it breaks you into a million pieces and puts you together again. I also need this movie in my life like I need water, air, chocolate and Chris Pine movies.




One Day, for those that you don't know, is the amazing, beautiful, gut-wrenching tale of Dex and Emma, two best-friends who take twenty-years to figure out their shit. But when they do, it's utterly gorgeous and truthful and as one EW editor put it: "I THREW THE BOOK IN THE GARBAGE."

For the record, I threw it across the room.

It was so worth it.

The movie--I'm told? Not so much.

So--PLEASE.  Remake it. Use the same score, though. Because Rachel Portman knows what's up.


  1. Great post! Also, do you have your blog on bloglovin- I am not checking my email subscriptions anymore. They are just too much to keep up with and I want to follow your blog on bloglovin so I can comment and visit more posts.

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  2. So many great choices! I love that you included Jellicoe Road and I'll Give You the Sun - they'd make fantastic contemporary movies. And yay for These Broken Stars!

  3. These Broken Stars and Kiss of Deception would be amazing on screen. Great list!



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