Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to See Made into Movies



Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen: This is such a magical and heart-warming book. I think it would translate well onto the screen. Set in the South, featuring magic, sisters, hidden pasts and drama, then ending on an optimistic note. Yes, I'd watch this movie. (The good news is, I think this book actually will become a movie.)

2. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield: It's a Gothic mystery and that's always "in". It has a great setting - English countryside, old house. There's suspense, there are mysteries, great characters. I see Dame Maggie Smith, or Judi Dench, and Kate Winslet.

3. If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern: It's an Irish romance. It's incredibly touching, it's sweet. And, it's Irish. We need that.

4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: I know there have been a lot of WWII movies made, but this war movie would be unlike any other war movie you've seen. I think the book would work great as a movie.

5. The Collector by John Fowles: A movie was made in the 1960s and it's been almost 50 years since then. This book needs a new movie. A movie that will honour it.

6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman: I think this book is perfect for an animation in the style of Coraline. Tim Burton should do it.

7. Angelology by Danielle Trussoni: This is a great angelic thriller. It doesn't romanticize these celestial beings and that's what we need: some badass supernaturals. I think the effect on the big screen would be epic.

8. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton: If this book was turned into a movie, that would be a wonderful thing. It would make a great period drama.

9. Villette by Charlotte Bronte: This overlooked classic could really shine on the screen.

10. A Trick of the Dark by B.R. Collins: What a thriller this would be!

15 comments:

Kayleigh said...

Yes to The Graveyard Book! That would make such a fantastic animation.

Misha said...

I love your list! I agree with 1, 2 , 4, 8 and 9.I hope all of Kate Morton's books are made into movies.

Christina T said...

I just read my first book by Sarah Addison Allen (The Peach Keeper) and loved it. I can't wait to read Garden Spells and the rest. Based on the book I read, I can see how the author's books would make good movies.

The Book Thief would also make an excellent film. I loved the book.

Great list! I'm still working on mine :)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Nice choices. I wonder how movies made from these quiet favorites would come out....

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

Two Bibliomaniacs said...

A movie version of the Thirteenth Tale woudl be amazing. Nice call on the casting!

Lisa said...

Garden Spells would make an amazing movie. It's one of my favorite Adult books! I think The Thirteenth Tale would also make a great movie.

Trish said...

Angelology is on my list too. Totally agree!

Blodeuedd said...

I am loving your choices :D
And I agree, Burton and the graveyard= perfect

Bookworm1858 said...

I could totally see Burton doing The Graveyard Book and Villette should definitely be a mini-series at least. Everyone knows Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights so why not some other Brontes?

Phanee said...

Completely agree with you on The Graveyard Book (Tim Burton would be ideal!), The House At Riverton (and all of Kate Morton's books, for that matter), The Book Thief and If You Could See Me! (We do need a bit of Irish romance!)
I was planning on reading The Thirteenth Tale sometime this year, but now you've made me want to read it sooner rather than later!

Katie Edwards said...

Love your list. I was watching Coraline yesterday and the Graveyard Book would be fantastic made in the same style. Let's hope!

Anne said...

Great list. I loved The House at Riverton.

Dot said...

I think The Book Thief and The House at Riverton would make great films!

Jan von Harz said...

I think the Graveyard book would be an awesome movie as would the Book Thief. Love the list!

Life After Jane said...

Garden Spells will be a movie? Really? This is fabulous news and I agree with you that it will make a great movie. I'm gonna go google that now.

Tim Burton for The Graveyard Book is a given...with music by Danny Elfman :D

Speaking of, the audio book of The Graveyard Book is read by Neil himself. I wants it. I think that's what I'll do today.