Which books do YOU think should be made into movies?

Posted June 29, 2010 by Sara | Novel Novice 4 Comments

With The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hitting theaters tonight, and the new trailer for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows fresh on our minds, we can’t help but think of other books that would make AWESOME movies. We have some of our own favorites, which have already been optioned:

Our friends at The Scorecard Review have also been thinking about some books they’d like to see make it onto the big screen. They’ve compiled the “Top 7 Books That Should be Adapted into Movies” … here’s what made their list:

  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
  • Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold
  • The Bachelorette Party by Karen McCullah Lutz
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  • The Scar by China Mieville
  • Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

While I haven’t read all of these books, I have to enthusiastically throw my support behind the first book on their list — Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair, which is sort of a sci-fi twist on the literary world. (Seriously, lit fans NEED to read this book!)

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4 responses to “Which books do YOU think should be made into movies?

  1. Sea would be really great — think of the location and atmosphere! But it would take the right writer and director to not turn it into a chick flick.

  2. ALL of them! 🙂 I definitely agree that Uglies is movie worthy! That movie would rock. And could appeal to a large audience of Sci-fi fans.

    And definitely Mortal Instruments. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer would rock as a movie as well.

  3. Shiver has chick flick written all over it. LOL

    Incarceron was great, that might translate into film well and has a strong male lead – which is what I hear studios are looking for.

  4. cas2986

    If the ‘vampire’ genre hasn’t run it’s course yet, I think that the House of Night series would be awesome to see on the big screen. And the series is pretty long- if it does well it could last a while. 🙂

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