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I Would Watch These Books on the Screen

I have so many posts about books vs movies (and/or TV shows). Today’s post is about those that have not been adapted yet; and I would watch these books on the screen – either as a movie or a TV series. Of course, that is also the theme at ThatArtsyReaderGirl for Top Ten Tuesday. I think I will enjoy watching the characters and the story come to life for any of these books.

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I Would Watch These Books on the Screen

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Title: Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Salman Rushdie
Genre: Children’s Fiction/Fantasy/Multicultural
Age-Range: 7 – 10 years (and above)

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I talk about Haroun often on my blog; and this fantastical story will definitely translate well on a screen. And its sequel too!

Anna and the French Kiss

Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Genre: Teen & YA
Age-Range: 12 – 17 years

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A little quirky, a little cheesy, a little predictable, a little everything-you-expect-in-a-teen-romance – overall, sweet! Perfect for a sweet series of movies along with the others in the series. My review is here.

The Selection series

Title: The Selection series
Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Genre: Teen & YA
Age-Range: 12 – 17 years

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This is a book series that will definitely work well for either as a movie series or for the TV. The characters and the world they live in are both well developed; as the book kept the reader going, the screen adaptation will too, I am sure!

Lobizona

Title: Lobizona
Author: Romina Garber
Genre: Teens & YA Fantasy
Age-Range:
12 – 18 years (and up!)

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I recently reviewed this book with a raving, rambling review (you can read that here)! This one will translate so beautifully onto the screen!!!

Mr.Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Title: Mr.Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
Author: Robin Sloan
Genre: Literature and Fiction

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This book appears on a few top ten lists (and looking back, should have appeared in last week’s never reviewed list too!) I would love to watch this on screen!!

The Grave Digger

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Title: The Grave Digger
Author: Rebecca Bischoff
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Age-Range: Middle Grade

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For some reason, I believe this book with the right touch of creepiness, mystery, realities of life then, resourcefulness, friendships, family, and characters you would love to know better will make a cool movie.

Baby Ganesh Agency Series

Title: The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra (Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation #1) (and the series)
Author: Vaseem Khan
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

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A totally delightful book; and now I wonder why I haven’t read the others yet. I reviewed it years ago. And on checking online, this book has apparently been optioned for film by Cinestaan so hopefully soon.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Title: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Author: Kim Michele Richardson
Genre: Historical Fiction

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The research, the history learned, the stories told, the characters – each and every one by itself is valuable and wonderful, and together, makes for a combination that is truly powerful and memorable. And all of this will make for a great viewing experience as well! My review is here.

The Night Circus

Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Genre: Literature & Fiction

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I wrote my review for The Night Circus in verse, here! And while I see talks about a movie online, there is nothing concrete yet. So hope to see something soon.

The Vault of Shiva (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase Series)

Title: The Vault of Shiva (titled The Sacred Vault also)
Author: Andy McDermott
Genre: Thriller

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When I reviewed this book, I believed this would work well as a thriller movie; and I still do!

There are so many more books I think will do well as movies or TV shows. I will hold on to them for a future such list (if they have not been adapted by then yet!)

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Would Watch These Books on the Screen

Would You Rather

Today’s WYR

This seems like the perfect time to repeat a WYR (though I need to do a search to find out if I did use this one already!)

Would you rather have your favorite movie (or TV show) turned into a book (note: this is for those not adapted from a book already, well of course!) or the other way round?

Now that I wrote this question down, maybe I should have turned around my list itself…made a list of movies that I would love to read as books. (and having said that, I have submitted it as a potential future Top Ten Tuesday topic!)

Since I have not yet actually read any book that was written after a movie was made (or have I without knowing it?), I will settle for having any one of these books featured today to be turned into a movie or show!

And Now, the End of This Post

Dear reader, have you read any of these books? Your thoughts on them? Do you have any favorite books that you would love to see on the screen sometime? Do let me know..

11 thoughts on “I Would Watch These Books on the Screen

  1. I tend to think that it is better to read a book first, prior to seeing a movie adaptation. I believe you get more out of it that way and your imagination or interpretation will always be different to that of a film director. The story and setting is always key to the success of a book being turned into a movie and I think you have made some great choices here. As for doing the reverse by naming movies that you would like to read, this does sound like a fun exercise and perhaps would go really well as a future post.

  2. Is it weird I like to watch the movies first then read the books. I like the characters in the movies to play the roles in my head as I read lol. Love this list.

  3. I normally see the movie before reading the book. That might be bad but the movie normally gets me excited to read. I’ll definitely be checking these recommendations out. Thanks, for sharing.

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