Please make this book into a movie! Really?



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This week’s topic is-

Top Ten Books I Would Like to See Made Into a Movie or TV Show

Hmmm, a strange topic for me, since I usually cringe a little no matter how well the adaptation was.

(yes, even the Harry Potter series-they definitely left stuff out!)

Anyway, in a perfect world, where I had all the power, these are the books I wish would be made into a movie (that haven’t been already)

1.  The Shadow of the Wind – I would love to see a really great trilogy here-I can already see the Cemetery of Forgotten Books in my mind!

2.  The Paris Wife– Paris in the 1920’s, a young, handsome Hemingway, jazz-oh, yeah.

3.  The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat (TV Show)-Please make this a TV show- I never watch TV anymore.

4.  The Sandcastle Girls-with someone really hot to play Armen-I see Javier Bardem?

5.  The Silmarillion (TV Show)- anyone who has read this knows how epic and sweeping it is-each chapter could be a whole season.

6.  The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (TV Show)-I loved these characters so much-maybe HBO could do it justice?

7.  Bel Canto– I know the real gem here was the lyrical prose, but I think it is also a bit of a love story at heart, and who doesn’t love a love story that ends tragically?

8.  The Last Letter From your Lover-again-forbidden love, amnesia, plus I would love to see the Jennifer’s life of privilege- I think this has been optioned to be made into a film!

9.  The Bones of Paris– murder, mystery, Paris in the 1920’s again

10.  The Double Bind- one of the best endings ever!

(seems like I have a thing for the Roaring 20’s-no?)

What books would you like to see made into a movie or TV show?

21 thoughts on “Please make this book into a movie! Really?

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  2. I like your list – nothing to do with the fact that The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society is on my list, too! 😉

    The Shadow of the Wind would be awesome. Imagine the Cemetery and the second-hand bookshop. Even if they left things out, it would be visually worth it.

      • I agree. I loved the LotR trilogy and how he brought that to life, but when I saw the Hobbit, some of the spark for Middle Earth had disappeared for me. I think it would be interesting to let someone else play in Middle Earth.

  3. Some wonderful and intriguing picks here, and I’ve not read most of them. I agree, though, there’s lots of scope for movies or TV series in The Silmarillion and the subsequent books (only one or two of which I’ve made my way through.) I’d love to see the story of Beren and Luthien Tinuviel, for instance. . .

  4. When I first saw that you had put The Silmarillion down among your this week’s ten, I thought Oh no! That would be awful! NO ONE would get it right!!!. But your suggestion for it to be a TV series…might work, though I don’t know about chapter-wise. There is so much overlapping. And I doubt anyone could get the Ainulindale to work better than any imagination. Perhaps some parts of The Silmarillion…like Beren and Luthien; The Fall of Nargothrand, Doriath and Gondolin; Turin Turambar —- they might work as individual pieces I think…


    I’m afraid I don’t the other titles you’ve mentioned, though I have heard of The Shadow of the Wind…

  5. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society would make a really awesome TV show and if HBO did it, I’d writer letters upon letters to the BBC to get them to buy the rights so I could watch it! 🙂

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