Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Should Be Movies

This week's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is:

Top Ten Books That Should Be Movies:

1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Apparently my prediction that this book would become a movie within 5 years of publication came true because I just found out yesterday that it's set to come out some time this year! Yay!  I'm so happy about this! I can't tell you how much I adored the story and the characters in this book!

2. Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard
This would be such a perfect romantic comedy for Disney to produce. Something an Amy Adams type actress would be perfect for.

3. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Let's ride this dystopian wave. Wither was such a thought-provoking read, I think it would be amazing on the big screen (especially the whole love triangle thing that audiences seem to clamor for).

4. The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
I have been putting this book on every list lately, but I just can't get enough of it! I can picture this being the next great animated blockbuster. And Bahni Turpin (the narrator on the audio book) HAS to do J. Lo's voice! (for those of you who haven't read the book, that's J. Lo the alien, not Jennifer Lopez).

5. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
I think movie-goers need a good sci-fi mystery.  What do you think?

6. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
A family adopts a chimpanzee and raises him as their own child to see if chimps can acquire language.  There are tons of questions about ethics in this novel, along with Kenneth Oppel's amazing story telling ability. I read on Kenneth Oppel's Facebook page that this book has been optioned for a movie.  I really hope it becomes a movie!

7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Who wouldn't adore watching two hours of Etienne St. Clair on the big screen, in the perfectly romantic setting of Paris? If this doesn't become a movie someday there is no justice!

8. The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian
An elderly husband and wife, one dying of cancer, the other wasting away from Alzheimer's set out on one final roadtrip together along Route 66.  If done properly, with the right actors, this could be an award-winning film.

9. Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins
Not only was this book the perfect summer read, but it would be the perfect summer movie.  Filled with travel, teen angst, and young love.

10. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
I picked this book just because I want to see how perfectly ridiculous this movie would look on screen.  I think it would look like one giant acid trip.  I could totally picture Kevin Smith running with this story and making something purely genius from all the madness.

Wow!  I had a hard time choosing just ten.  I probably could have done a list of at least 25!


  1. Yes, i put Going Bovine on my list for the same reason. And yet, if it was done well it would have so much power (like the book) It would be incredible.