Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books To Be Made Into Movies

The Rowan
Hello, hello! Happy May! Today's post is a Top Ten Tuesday. Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish, this list-mania meme is dedicated this week to the top ten books we would love to see be made into movies. Here it goes!

1 and 2:  I have been cool with Sci-Fi YA since Zenon (Anybody?) so I would love to see Cinder by Marissa Meyer and The Rowan by Ann McCaffery!  It has been 20 years people, lets get The Rowan on the big screen. ( this and Zenon together made Sci-Fi a big thing for me and Crazy Camper).
3. The Night Circus by . This is an obvious one. This book is dying to become a movie, its so visual.

4. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. (review!) The 
vistas of Ireland alone would be worth it! SWOON.
Lips Touch: Three Times
5. "Goblin Fruit," a short story in Lips Touch: Three Times by 
In Victorian times, goblin men had only to offer young girls sumptuous fruits to tempt them to sell their souls. But what does it take to tempt today's savvy girls?

6. His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pulman. That movie was mostly AWFUL( I reserve the little bit not awful for Daniel Craig). Lets pretend it never happened and make these into movies again!
7. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by .  I am only halfway through this book, but who doesn't love a good caper flick? And I love that she is always two steps ahead of the boys.

8. Sunshine by Robin McKinley. Vampires that DON'T sparkle (they are creepy and gray-ish) in a post-apocalyptic magical world for the win! Things blow up, too. So this would be a vampire action movie.

And a book I would worry about being made into a movie: 
9.  The Fault in Our Stars by  Now, I loooovvve this book. But so much of what makes Hazel awesome is how she is so much more than her illness, but also is who she is because of the awareness being sick has given her. What if that didn't translate!?! Plus I don't know if my emotions could make it. I might cry myself into a puddle.


  1. I LOVE YOUR LIST. I'm almost done with the audio for The Scorpio Races and it is AMAZING. I have it on my kindle, too, and there is a signing this month that I'm going to where I'll buy a hard copy or two to get signed.

    The Disreputable History... and The Fault In Our Stars are two of my FAVORITE books EVER. I keep them both by my bed because I want to keep them close.

    And the Night Circus, Cinder, His Dark Materials... just sigh...

    1. Steph, when I really like books I buy them AFTER I have read them, for this same issue of keeping them close. I totally agree that you can never be too careful! :-)

  2. Zenon!! Yess!! I loved their crazy outfits when I was 12. (Who am I kidding? I still do.)

    Frankie Landau Banks is a good choice too. I love a good boarding school movie.

    And I agree with what you said about TFIOS. I'd like to see it, but I'd be worried about what the filmmakers would do with it.

    1. ZENON! Oh man those outfits (and that space boy band). Happy to hear there are other Zenon lovers out there!

    2. "You make my heart go boom boom, my super nova girl."

      Yes those are the lyrics to the Zenon boy band song.

  3. So many great ones. I would love them to do a good version of the night circus it could be amazing!


  4. Love your list! Actually a lot that are on my TBR list =)

    Cinder made mine too. I would just love them to get on that!

  5. Ahh I just reviewed The Enchanted Forest Series last week!! I LOVED them. Have you read Sorcery and Cecilia? I guess she is giving them a whole new cover and promoting them to a new generation. YAY!

    Also why didn't I think of Sunshine?! I looovedd that book and it really would make an awesome movie! I have Lips Touch at home but have not read it yet (adored Daughter of Smoke and Bone) this is such a good list, I want them all to be movies right now!

    Thanks for stopping by!!

  6. OH MAN. We loved the Enchanted Forest. With all the magic you could grab and tweek to get places. I will get involved with Sorcery and Cecilia. Thanks for stopping by!!!

  7. I so agree with you on A Fault in out stars! I love that book!!

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