Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday 04.12.11

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's top ten is: Top Ten Books I'd Like to See Made into Movies.

In a perfect world where the film industry wouldn't butcher the story, I would like to see the following books made into films:

  1. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. I really want to say all of Morton's books, but I only picked one, to be fair. It's the story of three different women from three different times and I think with a script written by a woman, it would be a beautiful film. Also, one of the characters, Eliza Makepeace is an authoress and her stories are part of the book and I could just see these stories being played out on screen.
  2. Mariana by Susanna Kearsley. My favorite novel by Kearsley, which is a beautiful, romantic time-travel book. I can see myself going to see this with a box of tissues in tow.
  3. Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors. One of the reasons I love this book is because it shows the French Revolution through the eyes of a young woman, instead of royalty. This would make a fantastic and intense film. And again, a box of tissues would be come with me.
  4. The Thirteenth Tale by Diana Setterfield. Spooky, gothic, mysterious. It has everything to make a great film. I have no doubt that it will be a film one day.
  5. The Bells by Richard Harvell. Set in 18th century Vienna and Switzerland, this would make an interesting and different film. The story revolves around music and love, and done right, it would be beautiful on screen.
  6. Juliet by Anne Fortier. Another book I have no doubt that will indeed be made into a film. Flipping back and forth between present day and 14th century Sienna, Italy, this is a fast paced mystery set around the story of Romeo & Juliet and is just made for the screen.
  7. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. I just finished reading this and as I was reading it, I thought this would make a fantastic film. And from what I've read, a script has already been written, but I haven't heard more than that. It's a wonderful action-paced fantasy story re-telling of Alice in Wonderland, and in the right hands, would transfer to the screen nicely.
  8. Under the Poppy by Kathe Koja. Set in Brussels during the 1870s, this is a different king of neo-Victorian story and would be refreshing, I think.
  9. The Taste of Sorrow by Jude Morgan. There have been many films and documentaries about the Brontë sisters, but Morgan wrote such a beautifully tragic story based in truth. I have no doubt Brontë enthusiasts would love this as a film.
  10. Villette by Charlotte Brontë. For the love of cheetos, Jane Eyre has been done to death and back. Villette deserves its place in the spotlight. It's such an underrated story, but I believe it to be Charlotte's best.

8 comments:

Dazzling Mage said...

Omg, some awesome choices there! Thirteenth Tale would be an AWESOME haunting movie. As well as the Looking Glass Wars and Taste of Sorrow (actually, a lot of Jude Morgan's historical novel adaptations could be made into movies. The interpretations are great).

Awesome post!

Jan von Harz said...

Not familiar with your titles, but all your descriptions have me nodding my head and wanting to see these books made into movies too.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I've had Looking Glass Wars on my TBR for three years! Must pull it off soon.

Here's my post for today's Top Ten Tuesday.

kaye said...

great list and I agree about Villette. I just finished reading it and now I am reading Charlotte's biography by Elizabeth Gaskell. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Two Bibliomaniacs said...

I also think the Thirteenth Tale would make a great movie! I'm about to start the Looking Glass Wars - very excited!

Lisa said...

Oh I completely agree with The Thirteenth Tale and Juliet. I think both would make amazing movies.

Letter4no1 said...

I always felt like The Looking Glass Wars was written with the intent of becoming a movie and wasn't to impressed with it (as a book). But The Thirteenth tale and Juliet would be fantastic films!

Trish said...

Haha #10! Yes, so true.