Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Top Ten Books I’d Like to See Made Into Movies

 It's Tuesday and that  means it's time for a Top Ten list, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Great topic today!  Lots of my favorite books have already been made into movies.  Look at this list of my 10 Favorite Novels from two years ago – half of them have already been made into movies!

Here are some other books I'd love to see made into movies:
  1. Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books – this is sort of a cheat because I heard these are already being made into a movie, but they’ve cast Katherine Heigl in the lead role.  I just don’t see it and still want to see the movie made with Sandra Bullock as Stephanie and Queen Latifah as Lula – wouldn’t they be perfect?
  2. Replay by Ken Grimwood – my all-time favorite book would make a great movie!
  3. China Run by David Ball – this out-of-print novel about being on the run in China with an adopted baby would make an excellent thriller.
  4. The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper – a memoir, not a novel, but it would make a terrific movie – part thriller, part biography – set in both Liberia and the US.
  5. The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar – the setting in India would be fabulous, alternating between the Slumdog Millionaire-type slums and the upper-middle class homes.
  6. The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks – would make an amazing, Oscar-worthy epic movie.
  7. The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent – about the Salem witch trials could be a chilling drama. 
  8. The Red Leather Diary by Lily Koppel – a nonfiction book but it would make a good movie, switching back and forth between the 80-year old woman now and her life as a young girl.
  9. Any novel by Nevada Barr (like Blind Descent) – I love her mysteries set in National Parks – the visuals would be awesome in a movie! 
  10. Still Alice by Lisa Genova – would make a great tear-jerker! 

How about you?  What books would you like to see made into movies?


  1. All these sound like good books and movies that I'd like to watch.

    My co-bloggers can't wait for the Plum movie.

  2. Interesting choices! I too would like to see a few of those made into movies!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

  3. I should really get my hands on a copy of People of The Book - it sounds really good. I have her Year of Wonders on my TBR shelf and I have high hopes for that one too (although I've heard mixed reviews . . .)

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  5. Great choices! I loved People of the Book, The Space Between Us and Still Alice. I'd definitely see the movie of any of those. Maybe someday...