Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want to See on the Big Screen

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today's topic is: Top Ten Books I'd Like to See Made Into a Movie

1. The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
Yes, I know, this book gets put on just about every top ten list I do, but that's how much I love it. This book would be an epic movie. And Adam Rex has mentioned that it's been optioned by Dreamworks, but in the book business we know that doesn't always mean much. This would be an awesome movie though: The United States is invaded by aliens and forced to all move to Florida, the main character's mother gets kidnapped by the alien Boov, she drives to Florida with a rogue Boov named J.Lo in search of her mother. A road trip novel AND aliens? How hilarious is that?

2. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
A nerdy, Lithuanian exchange student turns hired assassin? Yes please! All I kept thinking while I was listening to the audiobook is what a rockin' movie this would make.

3. Wonder by RJ Palacio
This is definitely one of my favorite books of 2012 so far and it would make such a wonderful, heart-warming movie.

4. Matched by Ally Conde
 Dystopian literature is so hot right now and I would love to see this one ride on the coattails of The Hunger Games.

5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
 This one was optioned for a movie the week after it was released. I would love more than anything to see it made into a movie.

6. This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
All of Kenneth Oppel's books have such a cinematic feel to them that any of them would make amazing movies. Though I think This Dark Endeavor would make the best movie because of the fantasy/period/classic literature aspect of the story.

7. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
I just loved this book so much I just really want to see it made into a movie. I have no other explanation than that.

8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
I have been to Prague before and it is the perfect setting for this creepy novel. I'd love to see it re-imagined for the big screen.

9. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
This book is so absolutely zany and strangely literary that it put me in mind of something like Kevin Smith's Dogma. I could totally see him taking on this movie and making it brilliant.

10. Die for Me by Amy Plum

A Parisian setting and a sexy, undead love interest? This book has movie written all over it!


  1. Wonder would be A-mazing! Such a great novel! I would also be intrigued to see Delirium as a movie. And yes, The Fault in our Stars must be on the big screen, only if casted perfectly. Great list!!

  2. I have not read The Fault in our Stars yet, but just read Paper Towns and am now a huge John Green Fan. I can't wait to read this one and hope it becomes a move because he is awesome. Also, I have never heard of the first book on your list, which you state is always in your TTT list. I will have to investigate! Thanks for sharing.