Books Into Movies

Posted June 2, 2015 by Elizabeth in Features/ 8 Comments

toptentuesday2For Top Ten Tuesday this week, The Broke & the Bookish have given us the theme Books You Would Like to See as Movies or TV shows. It might be easier
to do Ten Books I Don’t Care if They’re Movies, The Book Was Better! Here are ten goodies, alphabetical by author.chris bohjalian

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian Warning: This books is NOT about a fun time at the beach. It is historical fiction about the Armenian Genocide during WWI, told from 2 points of view: of a modern woman researching her Armenian ancestry and one of those ancestors.

Any of the historical cozy mystery series I read would make a good TV series, but most would cost a lot to film because of costumes, sets, and locations.  Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen is pretty funny and takes place in 1920s England.

Palisades Parkalan brennert by Alan Brennert is really interesting historical fiction focused around a family that has a booth at the famous New Jersey amusement park during the Depression.

The Prodigal Sister by Laura Elliot is part road-trip, part family secrets reconciled. Beautiful scenery and some funny moments, too.

Life Skills by Katie Fforde  I’ve mentioned before that I thoroughly enjoy her sassy, funny British chick-lit, and any of her books would make a great movie, but my favorite is Life Skills because of the travel on the English canal boat.joshilyn jackson

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson is the story of Liza, Mosey, and Jenny three generations of a disfunctional family. Mostly it is a family character tale, but there’s also a little mystery.

Greenglass House by Kate Milton would be a good movie with all the quirky characters and little mysteries.

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton would make a great epic mini-series.

Freaky Green Eyesjoyce carol oates is the name 15 year old Franky calls her inner self in this YA thriller by Joyce Carol Oates, chronicling the tense relation ship of Franky’s parents and the disappearance of her mother.

The Canterbury Sisters by Kim Wright is a women’s road-trip book that has nine tourists walking 60 miles from London to Canterbury Cathedral. As they walk  they get to know each other and gain insights into their own inner selves.

I would go see any of these as a movie. I’m sure they’ve all been optioned at some point, but let’s get it on film!

What books would you love to see as a movie or TV series?


8 responses to “Books Into Movies

  1. I haven’t actually read any of these but there looks like a lot of chick lit which always make perfect lazy day kind of films! I’m always partial to a Nicholas Sparks book-film adaptation so his books would always be my number one choice 🙂

  2. Great choices and I agree that The Sandcastle Girls would make a good movie. I’m really not sure what I’d pick. I’d have to think on it.

  3. I think your list is the only one I’ve seen where I didn’t recognize any of the books! I look into them, thank you for sharing your list! Books are always better than the movie (in my opinion). There’s just so many things in a book that you can’t quite capture on screen!

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