Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books into Movies

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This week's topic is the Top Ten books I'd like to see made into movies :)
(Even though the movies NEVER do the books justice. NEVER.)

The Iron King (Harlequin Teen) Iron Daughter (MIRA) The Iron Queen (Harlequin Teen)
The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
Would love to see a fairy movie. Pretty sure the only one on the market right now is Tinkerbell.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
What a story to tell--and I think it would translate well on the big screen.

The Last Cato: A Novel
The Last Cato by Matilde Asensi
This book is about Dante's 12 levels in Hell, secret societies and 12 challenges taken on by a Swiss Guard, a nun and a archeologist. I think it would make a great thriller.

An Abundance of Katherines
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
My favorite of Green's novels. It would make a nice college-type movie, along the lines of Accepted or Orange County

The Botticelli Secret (Reading Group Gold)
The Botticelli Secret by Marina Fiorato
Italy. Art. Murders. Forbidden Love. All the makings of a great movie, right?

The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles)
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
This book comes out in May--but what a great movie it would make. Gritty, Victorian England makes the perfect backdrop for this steampunk novel.

The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfied
This book would be the CREEPIEST movie ever. I'm sure it would be really good, but I would never watch it, so this is my other pick:

A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True
A Long, Long TIme Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka.
Now I am totally biased on this book because I would love to see Krakow (the setting) again, if only on the big screen. But if they could weave this two stories as well as Pasulka, it would be pure gold.

Audrey, Wait!
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Now I sure this movie would be made terrible--Disney Movie of the Month terrible. But I would still love to see it!

Queen of Babble
Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot.
Two words: Meg. Cabot.

13 Little Blue Envelopes
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
A trip across Europe? I'd watch it.


  1. Great list! I wanted to put The Iron King on my list, but I chose differently.

  2. Queen of Babble was on my list also. Happy hop


  3. Interesting choices! I too would like to see a few of those made into movies!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

  4. I also picked the Iron Fey series! Great choices!

  5. The Thirteenth Tale is on my list too. This book has been out for years! I can't figure out why a movie hasn't been made yet.