Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.
This week's topic is a Freebie! I'm going with Books That Would Make A Good Movie.
For all I know this may have been done before, but if it was it was before my time so... yeah. There are so many good books that never make the jump to the big screen, and I got to thinking about which favorites I want to see. So, here we go.
Vitro is the story of a girl who goes to an isolated island to find her mother, who is a scientist there, but when she arrives she finds that they are developing humans from test tube embryos- almost like clones- and things of course go badly. I think this would make a good movie, and I highly recommend the book as it is very good. You can check my review here.
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest is a whimsical tale, almost a fairy tale, about a girl who lives on the edge of a great forest and is turned into a cat. She of course regains her human form but not until after some thrilling adventures and fun talking animals.
I liked this story about a high school game played for money, if you survive.
The Blue would make a good movie, with the exotic locales (South Pacific) and the secrets and lies aboard a yacht full of free spirits... until one of them bites it. This was a good read
Au Revoir Crazy European Chick is a fun book about Perry, who takes their exchange student to the prom- only to find that she is a Lithuanian assassin with a job in NYC. She drags Perry with her and he'll be lucky to survive the night. This would be a fun comedy/ actioner.
A School for Unusual Girls was an intriguing book, and could make a good movie with the right cast. There are four girls along with Georgie, the main character, and if the casting hit it they could be an awesome ensemble.
Eight Hundred Grapes would be a great comedy/drama about Georgia, who runs back home to her familys Sonoma vineyard after discovering her fiance has been keeping a secret from her. She has to analyze her life and decide what she truly wants- marry the man of her dreams (?) and move to London, or stay and take over the vineyard. Or something else entirely. This was a really good book and I'd love to see it on screen.
Get Even was fun, about four girls who take it upon themselves to mete out some justice to bullies and mean girls and even asshole teachers if necessary. Of course things get complicated, and when people die it gets way out of hand. I sort of thought of Pretty Little Liars here, they'd have to distinguish it in some way, but it could work.
I would be all over this if they made a movie out of it. Blackbird is about a girl who wakes up on a subway track with no memory of who she is- but there are people after her in a twisted game where people are hunted for sport.
Emilie and the Hollow World would be a tough one to make work, but if they could pull it off it could be good. It's sort of steampunk meets Jules Verne, with airships and a world within a world, a great ocean with isolated islands and a fascinating merfolk race.
This one is a personal favorite. Planet of Exile is an older science fiction tale about a long lost colony on a distant planet who are stranded and slowly dying out. It has a lot of similarities to Game of Thrones in that the seasons can last a generation, and there is a threat from the far north. Rolery is a native girl who falls in love with a man from the colony, and their forbidden love must survive the onset of winter and a barbarian invasion from the north. And not just barbarians, but the dreaded snowghouls as well. I love to see this as a movie if done right.
Fangirl would be a great movie with the right cast.