Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jan's Top Ten Books I'd Like Made into Movies

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Here are ten books I would love to see on the big screen

Graceling by Kristin Cashore would make a fabulous movie because it has everything I love to watch. Action, romance, and a kick-ass protagonist. Plus, it has a definite middle age feel to it and I love that era!

 Jennifer Donnelly's  amazing book Revolution would also make a fabulous movie. Set in Paris and switching back and forth from present day to the French revolution, this would be a  costume designer's dream, and the duel story lines would be so much fun to see.

Any of Gail Carriger's books about Alexia Tarrabotti would be fabulous on the big screen. Seeing all the Victorian fashion and London streets filled with vampires and werewolves all mingling together. Alexia is such a fun character as is Lord Maccon, and the flamboyant vampire Lord Akeldama. These are some amazing characters to bring to life visually as is the story itself.

The entire Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness is also a story that would make an epic movie, although each book would have to be done as a  separate movie in order to do it justice. This would be an one very action packed movie.

Karen Marie Moning's Fever series is another series I would love to see as a movie, although this would definitely be rate R. MacKala Lane is a fantastic protagonist as see grows from sweet southern belle, to the a women who fights to save the world from the dark fae.  Set in Dublin, I love to see all the  places Mac goes and the monsters she fights, and as mean and nasty as Jericho Barrons is, he is one very sexy male!

 Impossible by Nancy Werlin is another book I think would be a great movie. I loved how Werlin took a song (Scarsborough Fair) and came up with a crazy curse that affected all females in a bloodline that dates back many years. Lucy the protagonist with the help of the love of her life has to break the curse before she goes crazy. 

 The Iron King by Julie Kagawa would be quite a great adventure/fantasy flick. Lots of action and a love triangle. Love to see Kagawa's fae world portrayed.

 OK, gotta have a scary movie in the mix too and what would make Morpheus Road: The Light by D. J. MacHale  fun to bring to life are the amazing characters that are in this book. Plus, there is non- stop tension as Marshal tries to unravel what happened to his friend Cooper aided by Cooper's beautiful and snarky sister Sydney. High tension, with lots of creepy moments to raise the hair on the back of your neck.

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohen and David Levithan is the perfect Christmas release. It is funny and light-hearted and the love story is so sweet that it would fall into the PG range. 

 Last but not least I would love to see Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John on the big screen. It would have a great song track, and I just loved this story so much.  Piper is an amazing teen, and I think it would be awesome to portray a girl who is not handicapped by her disability but totally holds her own and then some.

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