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Top Ten Books to Adapt for the Screen

November 10, 2015 | 4 comments


It is no secret that I love movies and books and movies based on books (when they are done correctly). The top ten books I’m looking forward to seeing on the big screen (as hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) are in order:


1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. One of the my recent favourites that would make a visually stunning film. Would require a superb cast and some serious costumes and special effects.

2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Great book and I think it would make an equally good movie. Would require a lot of special effects (and Simon Pegg).

3. Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach. Also a great book that could be a great movie. (I’m also thinking that the soundtrack could be spectacular.) Would require a strong female lead (like maybe Anne Hathaway or Milla Jovovich), a good special effects team, and frequent use of a green screen.

4. The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer. I think this could make a very funny and entertaining movie (maybe in style with Mirror Mirror, Enchanted, or Stardust). Would also require a big amazing cast and some spectacular set designs and wardrobe.

5. The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens. This could make another great movie with an epic adventure. Would require some of the crew from the Harry Potter movies.

6. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I really hope the movie adaption of this wonderful book will do it justice. It is starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Clafin as Louisa and Will and should premiere next summer.

7. One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern. I need this to be made in to a movie, but the female lead must be just right. I’m thinking Hilary Swank or Beth Riesgraf.

8. Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver. I think this might be one of those stories that work even better as a movie than as a book. I think Onata Aprile would be perfect as Liesl.

9. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. This is such a powerful story, and I think it would translate very well to the movie screen. Would require two equally powerful female leads.

10. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.This thriller (starring Rebecca Ferguson as Anna, Emily Blunt as Rachel, and Justin Theroux as Tom) just starting filming and should premiere sometime in 2016. Hopefully the characters will come off as equally disturbed as they did in the book.

Which books would you like to see as movies?

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