Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Top 10 Books You'd Like To See Turned Into A Movie

Top Ten Tuesday
Top 10 Books You'd Like To See Turned Into A Movie

1) Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

Keturah is a poor peasant girl who gets lost in the woods one day. As her final breaths are approaching, Lord Death comes to take her, but Keturah is not ready to give up. She is known for her storytelling, and she convinces him to give her a reprieve. He agrees on the condition that she returns with her true love. The story had me completely spellbound from page one. It’s full of romance, intrigue, and amazing storytelling. Definitely one I would like to see on the silver screen.

2) How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford

Sometimes you come across those books that feel a lot like a car crash. You want to look away because it’s painful, but you can’t because you’re so intrigued. That’s kind of how I felt with How to Say Goodbye in Robot. It’s startling because it’s so full of emotion, and it’s also one of the few books about a platonic high school relationship. And just to make it totally awesome it’s filled with some great characters populating the airwaves of late night radio.

3) Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

I’m ready for a supernatural movie that includes all of my favorite kinds of creatures: vampires, werewolves, faeries, and mermaids. What better book to turn into a movie than Paranormalcy, not to be confused with Paranormal Activity, which scared the living daylights out of me. Paranormalcy has witty and sarcastic dialogue, plenty of action, and an adorable romance.

4) The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

This book has made it’s way on to just about every one of my lists…but it’s one of my favorites! I’m not sure if anyone could actually pull off the Wes I imagined, but I definitely like to see someone try!

5) Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

A plane full of beauty pageant contestants survive a horrific crash and are stranded on a deserted island. There has to be a few oscar nominations somewhere in that story. The queens are HILARIOUS, the dialogue is STUFFED full of great one-liners, and the storyline keeps you in stitches. It could be the next hit female comedy!

6)  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I say I want to see it at the theaters, but I'm not quite sure I'd be able to handle it.  The cry-fest might reach an embarrassing level.

7) If I Stay by Gayle Foreman

First, there's Adam.  I would love to see Adam come to life on the big screen.  Then there's the heartfelt, heart-wrenching story that plays out like the melodies of the music that the characters fall in love to.  Of course, I would only want If I Stay if I  was promised Where She Went as well.

8) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

I might, or might not, harbor a secret fantasy of traveling to Europe and befriending a cute, intelligent, history obsessed English boy.  I would love to live vicariously through Anna.

9) Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Creepy!  Can you imagine?  The story is fast-paced and definitely a thrill ride, but the unwinding scene alone would be gruesome, heart-stopping (no pun intended), and awesome.  I loved The Hunger Games, but Unwind left me stunned.  The best kind of creepy is the creepy you don't see but can imagine, and Unwind definitely delivers that kind of creep factory.

10) The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Thirteenth Tale is a gothic tale with mystery, intrigue, suspenseful storytelling, and messed up family relationships.  Enough said.

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