What are the top ten books you’d like to see made into a movie?
1. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel – If this turned into a movie, it would be total eye candy. The beautiful Victorian clothing. The high-tech, steampunk inspired gadgets of the year 2195. The special effect makeup of the zombies. And with an amazing storyline to boot, why hasn’t this hit theaters yet?
2. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry – I’d love if Rot & Ruin were turned into a movie. I think it would be a nice contrast to the zombie flicks that are already on the market. The movies have the initial outbreak covered. We see the hysteria, the head shots, and the gore time and time again. But, to see a movie that shows what life is like after a society has been ravaged by monsters would be interesting! Plus, I’d love to see my two favorite characters, Lost Girl and Nix, brought to life on the big screen. Oh, and that villainous Motor City Hammer too.
3. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer – I’m actually kind of baffled this hasn’t been made into a movie yet. I mean, it’s an action packed, sci-fi/fantasy adventure. I read somewhere Colfer described his books as Die Hard with Fairies, which could totally be true if Bruce Willis’s character was a criminal mastermind instead of a police officer.
The Candidates The Talents (Delcroix Academy series) by Inara Scott – So, maybe Dancia isn’t a superhero yet, but I kind of get the feeling she’ll be using her powers more in the books that follow. Superhero movies have been popular lately, but how many of them have a female main character?
5. Any Witch Way by Annastaysia Savage – This was one of my favorite reads of 2011, so of course I’ve gotta add it to this list. I loved the world Annastaysia Savage created; it was both beautiful and full of creatures with unique personalities.
6. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor – The story itself is a unique twist on Alice in Wonderland. But, it’s the visuals that made me decide to put this book on the list. In the middle of my book there are illustrations of some of the characters in the book, and they are so beautiful. If the movie’s art inspiration were anything like the illustrations I saw, the movie would be stunning.
7. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson – I’ll be honest, this isn’t one of my favorite books, but I’d still love to see this as a movie. I mean, she treks across Europe for goodness sake! Whoever would land the role of playing Ginny would be one lucky gal.
8. Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger – Throughout high school, this was one of my all-time favorite books. The characters and the struggles they endured were real enough in the story, but I’d still love to see this in movie form.
9. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly – This is one part coming-of-age story and one part murder mystery. Unlike most books that made it on my list, this book won’t have special effects. But, it doesn’t need them because it’s just a good story all around.
10. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall – Do you remember those nostalgic feelings you got when you watched The Sandlot even if you didn’t grow up in the 1960s? I kind of get the feeling The Penderwicks would evoke those feelings of nostalgia too. Except without baseball. Between the unique characters and the summertime, cottage setting, The Penderwicks would be a sweet and feel-good, family film.
What do you think? What books would you love to see turn into movies?
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