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Top Five Tuesday – Books That Need to Be a Movie

Yay it’s Tuesday again, so time for another Top Five Tuesday, a meme hosted by BionicBookWorm

All right *cracks knuckles* I love books and I love movies and I love book adaptations best so this is the perfect topic for me. I’ve picked some that I’d really, definitely would 100% love if they were adapted for the screen (provided that they do it well, of course) but that I don’t think are plans for just yet! So here’s my list!

  1. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
    There’s just so much filmic opportunity with this book. The CGI, the action sequences, the lavish dresses! The tower, the woods, the city, the magic! It could be so absolutely beautiful if they were it to do it well, and not mess it up with pacing it too fast or using too much CGI (like what often happens when they adapt fantasy to a action movie). It holds so much potential!
  2. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
    This would be such a cool movie, just think about it. So much action and cool places and details. I think this story in general really lends itself well for screen adaptation. But let’s not make it PG rated, I want to see an eye get ripped out, okay, that needs to be on screen.
  3. The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson
    This not a very well-known book, at least I don’t really see people talk about it, but it’s really good and I think it would be great as a movie. Or maybe a mini series. Especially with the Paris background and the paintings. It’s a pretty visual book, and I think it would work well on screen.
  4. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
  5. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    Honestly, I think this should be a series (and I think it’s going to be???!!) but I’m running out of ideas. This story would just work really well on screen.


What are some books you really want to be made into a movie? Let me know in the comments!


17 thoughts on “Top Five Tuesday – Books That Need to Be a Movie”

    1. [this comment includes spoilers for Love, Simon]

      oh man ME TOO !!!! I also rlly wonder what theyd do IF they were to ride the popularity wave and make a Leah movie. would they keep the same actress? i guess you can ignore that shes fat in Simons book bc its so little talked about but in Leahs? you cant just magically make her thin then or you lose So Much Story

      im Also angry at that all of her lovely snark was gone in Love, Simon + that she was suddenly in love w Simon. like, she was suddenly such a cliche and boring character? smh

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      1. YES. EXACTLY. I don’t think they’d go with another actress though.. Which would suck immensely because they freaking SHOULD. Making her thin would ruin everything. Simply. Everything. And I’d hate them forever.

        Yup and yup and so much yup. The snark is what drew me into Leah to begin with. All her sarcasm is so.. like mine and I connected with her so quickly and then THAT happened with the movie. Also yes to the love-thing. I was sitting at the movies almost shouting “THAT IS NOT WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BOOK DUDE.” >_>

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      2. ME TOO. I’d be SO DISAPPOINTED. Altho I would still watch it for the f/f romance but also it’ll take years before they’re gonna put an f/f romance on mainstream screen so that’ll be a WHILE.

        And yeah Same! it was so unexpected and so unnecessary and so clearly put in for the ~drama~ as if there wasn’t enough of it already.

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    1. I have good news for you, because since I posted this people have reminded me that both of those books are gonna be adapted for tv series! Six of Crows is gonna get a Netflix series but they’ll combine it with the Grishnaverse books, and The Name of the Wind, I don’t know where, but it’ll get a series too!!


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