This weeks Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and The Bookish is the Top Ten Books you’d like to see as a movie. This is a particularly interesting one as I don’t like when books get made into films, they are just never nearly as good. But I understand some concepts would make for an interesting film and it means a lot to authors so I do have a list.
1. Junk by Melvin Burgess
I think this would make an interesting film as, like ‘Train Spotting’ is has the controversial issue of would it glamorize drugs. Personally I think it does the opposite and the story is one that would be interested to see.
2. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
This would also be really controversial as it is based on a real story but I think if done tasteful, like many on the TV adaptations it could be a very beautiful and powerful movie.
3. Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
I think this would make a good film because it is about a different side of the second world war. I did really have any knowledge of the work of Stalin but this book opened my eyes a lot and I think a movie version would be really good.
4. Cathy’s Book by Stewart Brigg
When I read this book I have to admit I didn’t really understand it all. There was a lot of good things go on though and I think if I was watching it I would understand and enjoy it a lot more.
5. Before I Die by Jenny Downham
This was a very emotional book and I think it would make a really good girly film. It was about dealing with real issues but they had fun along the way that I think would be amusing to watch.
6. Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
The whole idea of this book, with the switched powers is really interesting. The story line is one that you are gripped to all the way through the book and I imagine would have viewers full of anticipation. I think if it was done well it could have the audition on an emotional ride and make people think about how they see the world.
7. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
This would make a good film because it is about travelling about trying to solve clues. The film would take the watchers lots of places and be full of surprises. I suppose it is a bit like P.S. I Love You, but that did well so I think this could too.
8. You Against Me by Jenny Downham
The point of view that this book is written in is what makes this book interesting. The story is very good too of course but I think it would make a good film to see the issue of rape and court dealt with from a new angle. I think it would definatley make a good TV drama though.
9 & 10. Bumped and Thumped by Megan McCafferty
I think these would also possibly make a better TV series than a film but it would be interesting to see done either way. A world were only teenagers can get pregnant would maybe make a lot of people think that need to and there is a lot of comedy in the books too that would be great to see.