Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Top Ten Books I Want to See Made into Movies

Top Ten Tuesday! This is my first time participating, and I'm really excited about this week's topic.

Be sure to check out The Broke and the Bookish where this meme is hosted.

1. The Giver -I am interested to see how the turning points in the book would play out in a movie. No spoilers, but if you've read it you probably know what I'm talking about. (*cough* the apple)
2. The Hunger Games Trilogy -My wish is coming true; the first movie comes out in 2012!
3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan -I imagine the movie as something like The Memoirs of a Geisha.
4. People of the Book -I loved this book; I would love to see it in a movie that does it justice.
5. The Red Tent -I would love to see the history and culture come alive in a movie.
6. Sarah's Key -This could be a powerful movie, given that very few know about the 1942 Vel d'Hiv Roundup (see my reflection here).

This is technically 8 because of the Hunger Games Trilogy, but I'll try to update the list if I think of anything else.

What books would you like to see on the big screen?

Love and (a book) light,



  1. Ooh great choices! I especially like #1, 4, 5, & 6. I read The Red Tent years ago and loved it. It would make a fabulous historical movie, I think.

  2. Wow I haven't read any of those books. I really need to get going on the Hunger Games because I've only heard good things about it!

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  3. The Giver would make an excellent movie! I'm surprised it hasn't been made yet; it's been out a while now.

  4. I have The Giver on my list as well. It would make a great movie for any age person, and has some social commentary without beating you over the head with it. Welcome to Top 10 Tuesday, hope to see you around more often!

  5. Great list. I have been wanting to read The Red Tent for a while, hopefully soon.

  6. Actually, Tatiana de Rosnay's novel Sarah's Key has been made into a film recently - starring the always-watchable Kristin Scott Thomas. Near-perfect casting, as Scott Thomas has lived in Paris for many years.

    Glad to have discovered your blog - and hope that's good news about Sarah's Key!

  7. oh man! I haven't even heard of some of these books. *adding to list now*
    In other news - I miss you!!


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