Top Ten Books I’d Love to See as a Movie

Top Ten Tuesday10. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, simply because I love it so much. I’d love to see it done like Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis—that way we wouldn’t lose the fantastic graphics.

9. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. I’m surprised this hasn’t been made into a movie yet. Or a crappy tv series or something. Has it? Did I miss it?

8. The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon. I loved this book when I was a teenager. I feel like they could make a movie along the lines of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

7. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. I’m thinking My Girl, but less tragically sad.

6. Rosemary and Juliet by Judy MacLean. It would be terrible, it would be Lifetime movie-esque, but guys, I would watch it and I would love it.

5. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. This would be heartbreaking and beautiful—my kind of film.

4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. For some reason, when I see this as a movie in my head, it’s very stylized and whimsical while being very profound and disturbing at the same time. Like a French film.

3. Looking for Alaska by John Green. Just because.

2. Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. This would make such an amazing, badass movie.

1. The Giver by Lois Lowry. I’d love to see this done really well. It’s such an incredible story.

Which books would you like to see as a movie? Which book-to-film adaptations are you looking forward to? (I can’t wait for Catching Fire!)

This post comes in response to The Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt.


17 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I’d Love to See as a Movie”

    1. Yes! Do you like to read the book before watching the movie? Sometimes I like to watch the movie first—that way I can enjoy it without thinking, It’s just not as good as the book! 🙂

      1. Sometimes I do that, too! But yes, you’re right. The movie will always fall short mainly because of time constraint and other ‘hollywood’ factors. I really wanna read The Book Thief, though. Is it as good as they say it is? I should make time for it, but I still have a pile to go over. *sigh

      2. You know, it was good, but it wasn’t as *outstanding* as I expected it to be. That seems to be a common effect of too much hype. But it was quite good; I really enjoyed it.

      3. That’s what I was afraid of. But who knows, right? I might feel differently. I just joined a read-a-thon and I’ll be reading it next after this book I’m reading now. Wish me luck!

  1. I’d love to see Looking for Alaska, Fun home is GREAT! and would be so interesting with the funeral home stuff, The Giver could be so brilliant with the imagery, and the book thief will be interesting but how will they depict death? also a fault in our stars is in production right now…

    1. I wonder about death, too. I hope they figure out a way to do it without ruining it or just leaving it out.
      I’ve never read The Fault in Our Stars! I really need to!

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