Top 10 Tuesday: Books i’d like to see made into movies

April 12, 2011

Welcome back to another edition of Top 10 Tuesday, brought you to, as always, by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week, my top 10 (that i thought of off the top of my head) books i’d like to see made into movies – IF they wouldn’t completely ruin the book.

1. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart  If you’ve read this book, i don’t even need to explain.

2. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan   (Don’t we all want to see Hold Me Closer actually brought to fruition?)

3. Dramarama by E. Lockhart  (only as i typed that did i realize that i chose 2 books by the same author, oh well) musical theatre!  camp!  coming of age!  These are the things that make dinosaurs happy!

4. Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie  They already made a movie based on some of his short stories ( Smoke Signals)
and i actually really really love it.  However, this one would be a much bigger responsibility because i wouldn’t want to lose ANYTHING from it and there is so much little stuff that he sneaks in.

5. Going Bovine by Libba Bray  Can you imagine actually being able to watch Cameron and Gonzo and Balder?  Pure bliss.

6. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson  i debated over some of her other books but i really think this one would translate well.  And yeah, it has theatre elements to it so of course i’m a little biased.

7. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Lyle the Crocodile) by Bernard Waber  i love Lyle so much, i can see this as an awesome kid’s movie.

8. Luna by Julie Anne Peters  This would be such a beautiful and important movie.

9. Looking for Alaska by John Green  i feel like this could be another Dead Poets Society

10. My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger  This book is nothing short of awesome.

Okay, until next week lovelies but until then i want to hear what books you think should be made into movies. . . go on tell me.



  1. I sadly haven’t read any of the books on your list. Dramarama and My Most Excellent Year sound intriguing.

    • i love My Most Excellent Year so much, it was one of those random books i picked up one day because it had Mary Poppins in the title and then ended up falling in love with it. It runs through so many emotions but it isn’t dark- it’s one of those books that makes your heart sort of hum.

  2. OK, I totally LOVE some of the books on the list but worry that a movie might wreck the books or make kids not want to read them Going Bovine, Looking for Alaska, and The Disreputable History of Frankie L-Banks are favorites. Good calls! (Come to think of it, I have a hard time getting kids to read Frankie, so maybe it SHOULD be made into a movie! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I’m a new follower.

    • That’s exactly why i stipulated that i would only want these made if they didn’t ruin ANYTHING. Which basically means, in actuality, keep your hands off these books. i’m surprised you have a hard time getting kids to read Frankie, she’s such an amazing character. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Yes, Frankie would be awesome! I haven’t read Dramarama yet, though I’ve heard good things about it.

    • If you liked Frankie, i’m fairly sure i can say you’ll like Dramarama. And if you like musical theatre you’ll like it even more. For me it was a win win situation. i love E. Lockhart’s way of handling things so realistically- things don’t always work out the way you wish.

  4. Lyle would be a really cute kids movie! Not familiar with the others, so I’ll take your word for it.

    • Yay! It’s not often i find another Lyle fan. . . not sure why- the more i think about it i think that’s the one on my list that i wouldn’t mind them making into a movie in actuality.

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