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What book would you like made into film?


Sure, we all know plenty of bestsellers that are either being made into movies or optioned. Some of them would make fantastic movies, but what I'm curious about is which books that you've read and loved do you feel would make great films? I'll admit, I only have one adult title on my list. Why? I rarely read adult work, though that is about to change so expect this list to prosper over the next few months. :)
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Any who, here's my list:
  1. THE LITTLE STRANGER by Sarah Waters
  2. ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins
  3. TYGER TYGER by Kersten Hamilton
  4. TOUCH by Jus Accardo (Just read this one so it's fresh in my mind.)
  5. STARCROSSED by Elizabeth C. Bunce
What about you? What would like to see on the big screen?
~ Melissa

Comments

  1. In the summer you recommended STARCROSSED to me, but I thought you meant STARCROSSED by Josephine Angelini! *smacks forehead*. I am going to download this one now, haha!

    I'm totally with you re: ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS as a movie! Maureen Johnson's THE NAME OF THE STAR would also be fun (I'm on a boarding school kick at the moment!)

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  2. Is it all right to say 'ditto' to you list? Especially #5~~~

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  3. STAR CROSSED WOULD MAKE A WONDERFUL MOVIE! I wonder who would play Digger/Celyne?

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  4. Ohhh, I've just been listening to an audiobook of White Cat by Holly Black and thinking how much I'd LOVE to see a film of that.

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  5. There are several unknown authors I'd love to see their books made into movies. As far as popular books, not sure. Hunger Games was a big one for me. :) Although, I tend to not enjoy movies based on novels. The books are always so much better.

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  6. Great question, but really hard to answer because there are so many. Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout would be a great one. Forbidden love + action!

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  7. Laura -- I read both this summer, and I think I did mean J.A's STARCROSSED. Both are good, but ECB's is fantastic!

    Mirka and Beth -- Isn't it soooo good?!!!

    Anne -- I loveD WHITE CAT. It's likely my favorite Holly Black novel.

    Ciara -- Yes, HG is one I'm thrilled to see as ell.

    Petra -- I bet Half-blood would be good! I have not read that one yet, but plan to in the next few months.

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  8. Ok, I'm sort of cheating because the two books that I want made into films have already been made in to films, but I want them made into films AGAIN and done RIGHT. Persuasion by Jane Austen, and Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Two of my favorite books of all time, and their adaptations just don't do them justice.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  9. I would love to see The Story of Edgar Sawtelle as a movie. And I remember when I first read Charlotte Bronte's Villete, as soon as I finished I looked for the movie version and was devastated to find that there wasn't one. I still think it would make a great movie.

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  10. Sarah -- I totally agree! I hated the movie adapt of Persuasion.

    Inluv -- Villete would make a lovely movie. I'm surprised it hasn't been done.

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