Tuesday 14 May 2019

Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Want To See Turned Into Films

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature that highlights ten books that all relate to a certain topic and is  hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This weeks topic is...

A page to screen freebie so seeing as I love being able to see books come to life on the screen, I decided to feature ten books that I'm desperate to see made into films. Here we go...

Final Girls by Riley Sager
This was one of my more recent reads and I could see it being made into a creepy horror/physchological thriller. It already has most of the elements laid out, plenty of massacres and a strange woman turning up on your doorstep, and I think with some slight tweaks and some dialogue extension, it could be a really great film for those of us who enjoy our horror films more thriller then gore.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Period films can be very hit and miss with me, it's difficult to capture the past without it becoming too slow and sending it's viewers off to sleep. I feel like Code Name Verity has enough action and intrigue to keep you alert though. World War II is one of my favourite settings for historical fiction but is often only told from the male persepective in films so I feel that one that focuses on a strong female friendship coupled with pilots and spies would be perfect for the screen.

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M.McManus
For some reason I can see this book being turned into a Netflix Original especially as they seem to be pouring a lot of focus into their young adult viewership. I can see this fresh take on The Breakfast Club intertwined with a murder mystery being very popular with teens. It might not be massively original but it would be entertaining as heck.

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
This one is has similar themes to The Final Girls but puts it's own twist on it by having a serial killer be able to time travel in order to hunt his victims. This could be a really interesting film, combining science fiction with the thriller/horror genre. It's probably more adult orientated but with such a dark plot it probably needs to be.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 
C'mon how amazing would this series be on the screen? I'm so happy that it's already in production to becoming a tv show which if i'm honest will probably work better then a film adaptation. There's so much content in the books that I'd be worried some key points would get lost in a film. I still wanted to include it on this list though as I think any adapatation would be amazing and i'm impatiently waiting for any updates regarding the show.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Ok, so I know there's been a million and one adaptations of Cinderella (including the newly announced modern one which for some reason is going to star Camila Cabello in the lead role??) but you can't tell me it wouldn't be fun to watch a futuristic version where cinderella is a cyborg. It would also be a brilliant opportunity for some more Asian representation on the screen.

Just One Day by Gayle Forman
This book is one of my all time favourite romantic contemporaries, it's got such a gorgeous romance and is a great story of self discovery. If it is turned into a film though, I always pictured this book and the sequel being combined so we can follow Allyson and Willems journey's simultaneously which I then feel would end up being turned into two films cause there's so much content to cover! I can see it being a more modern Before Sunrise but one where we get to see the characters develop seperately.

The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
This one would make a great horror comedy, somewhere along the lines of Shaun of The Dead or Zombieland. It would be a great take on the genre to not have the zombies as a main feature but as merely a background situation. It would have to be very character driven but I could already see this being such a fun film if they got the humour right.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This is one that has been optioned for the screen by production companies but there's been no recent news on it's progression. I'm already imagining the visuals for a film adaptation, the victorian setting and the fact that it takes places in a magical circus! This is probably the one i'd push to be adapted the most off this list as I just think it would make a beautiful film that would really stand out.

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
I'm gonna say this very clearly for all the film producers out there, WE NEED MORE ROAD TRIP FILMS. I love anything that revolves around road trips, this would be a perfect summery release for the teen romance genre (again, maybe a Netflix Original). This book would make such a good romantic comedy and you already know it would have a kickass soundtrack if the playlists in the book are anything to go by.

So those are my picks for desperately needed book to screen adaptations (sending positive vibes out into the universe that it'll happen soon) . Do you agree with any of my choices? What books would you like to see turned into films? Let me know in the comments! 


  1. The Raven Boys would make a great movie.

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  2. Honestly, I'd watch all of these!

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  3. I would love to see The Night Circus, The Raven Boys and Code Name Verity on screen! The Raven Boys has been optioned for TV and Maggie Stiefvater was writing the Pilot episode last I saw, so hopefully we'll get to see it in the not so distant future.
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  4. Oh my gosh! One of Us Is Lying would be amazing! Can someone do that already?

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  5. I had a World War II book on my list this week too, but my pick was The Last Year of the War. I can't think of many WWII movies that have the female perspective, unless they're Holocaust movies.

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