Top Ten Books I’d Like to See as Movies

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week we’re counting down the books we’d like to see as movies or TV shows. The summer movie season is in high gear though I usually gravitate to the smaller indie films rather than big popcorn movies. I’ll go see the book adaptations like Paper Towns and Me & Earl and the Dying Girl, but I wish there were more rom-com book adaptations so that’s what my list is mostly focused on.

Top Ten (Mostly) YA Books I’d Like to See as Movies:

Top Ten Books I Wish Were Movies

Legend by Marie Lu– I feel like maybe this film project has stalled; though I still think it would make a kick-ass movie!

Where She Went by Gayle Forman – The If I Stay movie came out okay, don’t you think? I’d love to see Adam’s companion book get the big screen treatment as well!

Just One Day / Just One Year by Gayle Forman – I’d be interested in seeing the Paris adventure come to life. Forman’s descriptions are so vivid I can already picture the film. Universal optioned both books for one combo movie and I hope that it moves forward!

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan  – Holiday-themed movies are so fun, and the New York notebook / scavenger hunt would be a treat to see play out. Five years ago there was word that Lena Dunham was attached to write/direct but I haven’t heard anything since.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – Simon and Blue’s digital love story plays like a rom-com, and could be a really sweet movie.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – I hope to see one of my all-time favorite YA rom-coms in the theaters someday.

Also Known As by Robin Benway – Wouldn’t it be great to see a Manhattan teen spy adventure movie about a female safe cracker?

Fangirl, Attachments, and Landline by Rainbow Rowell – I know Eleanor & Park is in the works, but let’s just make all the Rainbow Rowell books into movies! My first thought was that Attachments especially would work as an office romance/Y2K story but really I want to see them all.

Also, I totally agree with this MTV list of Diverse YA books that need to be movies – let’s make that happen, Hollywood powers that be!

What is your opinion on book adaptations? What do you want to see as a movie/TV adaptation?


12 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I’d Like to See as Movies

  1. Aw I adored Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda. It could be such a good movie! 🙂 Great choices!

  2. EM @ Books and Iced Coffee says:

    I would love to see Fangirl turned into a movie ^_^ It would be such a cute spring/ summer watch. Who do you think should play Cath/ Wren though?

  3. kay says:

    I’ve read and loved most of these and I absolutely love your picks! Fangirl especially, I’d love as a movie, and I think Landline could offer something interesting too.

  4. I went for Dash and Lily along with Simon on my list as well.

  5. LOVING your list this week! I would love the Legend trilogy as films, I really like the world building in the book, so to see it on screen would be fantastic. You never know, we may well get the second book to If I Stay. I know that I immediately read the book straight after seeing If I Stay at the cinema, so a second film would be good. Anna was so close to making my list this week too, the whole set of Stephanie Perkins books would make such great YA Romance films. Great list, happy reading 🙂

  6. I haven’t read Landline yet but I’ve read the rest of Rowell’s work and I’d like to see any and all of them made into movies!

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  7. Emma says:

    Great list! I almost put Anna and the French Kiss on my list, but decided against it because the book is my favorite and means so much to me I wouldn’t have been able to deal if they messed it up. I never considered Landline as a movie, but now thinking about it it could be a great movie. I also almost put Fangirl on my list, if this list came out later I’m sure Carry On would have made it on it 🙂

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  8. The Hollywood execs need to get on it for ALL of these! Great choices!

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  9. I miss Rom Coms! There aren’t enough of them. or really any of them, nowadays. Anna and the French Kiss and Also Known As would be soooo much fun!

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  10. Good call. I think Rowell could inject some new blood into the RomCom or just Rom genre.

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  11. Emma says:

    Definite yes to Rainbow Rowell books to be films- they’d be so adorable to watch :3 I still need to read a Gayle Forman book :$ Here’s my TTT if you would like to check it out 🙂 Have a great day! 🙂

  12. Nessa says:

    I agree with Fangirl, have that on my own list as well, and I think Just One Day and Just One Year would make great movies too! ^^

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