I am very behind on writing up my book reviews so here’s a post on some books I’d love to see made into films instead!
Now I know that book to film adaptations can be a controversial topic, but we have to admit that they can be an amazing and magical thing.
I personally love when a book I’ve read is made into a film as it means I get to experience that story from a new perspective. When I’ve finished a really good book I always get that sad feeling that it’s over so having it made into a film means that I get to revisit the story.
(I also really enjoy seeing fictional characters come to life, especially ones I’ve fallen in love with *Peeta Mellark*)
Let’s get started…
- If We Were Villains by M.L Rio
I haven’t stopped raving about this book and I don’t think I ever will. It would be such a dramatic and unique film and I think it could be done in such an interesting way.
- The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
I would love to see this brought to life. I think it would be quite different to the YA book to film adaptations that are already out, and I’d also love to see who would be cast as Izzy O’Neill. I think my vote would go to Joey King!
- One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
This is the perfect story for a film and we’d finally get a YA book to film adaptation that wasn’t a coming of age story or some complicated romance!
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik
I love a good fantasy film but I don’t think there are that many stand-out fantasy films with female leads so Uprooted could fill that gap!
- We are all Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
This is such a beautiful story. If you haven’t already read this book I would definitely recommend picking it up. I think it would be really interesting to see how it would translate into film and the direction someone would take with it.
- Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
I’m always in the mood for a good sci-fi film and Sleeping Giants was such a unique and interesting story so I know that if it was done right, it would definitely make a good film.
- My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
This would make one crazy, hilarious and heart-breaking film. I could have easily picked any of Backman’s books as they’re all brilliant, but I think this is the one that I’d be the most excited to see.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I was unsure about whether to include this one or not as I don’t know if any film could ever do this book justice, but I would love to see the night circus come to life. Throughout the whole book I genuinely felt sad that this was a fictional place and that I wouldn’t get to experience the circus for real so at least seeing it on the screen would be another way to experience this magical world.
- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Rom-coms are one of my least favourite genre of films but I would be lying if I said I wouldn’t enjoy seeing this on the big screen. This book reminds me of Me Before You and Love, Rosie as they are all quite quirkly/non-stereotypical romance story and I loved the film adaptations of both of those, so I think it would make a really lovely film.
- Under the Skin (remade but true to the book)
I don’t think I will ever stop being annoyed that they made Under the Skin into a film the way they did. I would love to see this remade but true to the book as it is such an interesting and powerful story.
Thanks for reading! What are some books you’d like to see made into a film?