This week's topic is...
Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie
(set in a perfect world... in which movies don't butcher the books we love)
My Review | Goodreads)
2. Blood Red Road by Moira Young (My Review | Goodreads)
3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (My Review | Goodreads)
4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (My Review | Goodreads)
5. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (My Review | Goodreads)
6. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (My Review | Goodreads)
7. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey (My Review | Goodreads)
8. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (My Review | Goodreads)
9. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (My Review | Goodreads)
10. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (My Review | Goodreads)
When I think about what books would make the most exciting and visually interesting movies, I think of speculative fiction books with epic world building (either fantasy or dystopian) and strongly atmospheric settings, and I think that the above ten books exemplify those qualities and would make for excellent films.
HOWEVER. And this is important: they would only make for excellent films IF DONE RIGHT. In a perfect world, in which movie adaptations didn't butcher the books we love, these ten would have the potential to be beautifully atmospheric and visual masterpieces. I certainly felt they all had a distinctly cinematic feel to them. But as we all know, book-to-movie adaptations can be tricky and they are not always adapted in a manner that satisfies and pleases the fans. Alas, it is pretty rare that I am completely satisfied with book-to-movie adaptations!
How about you? Are you generally satisfied with movie adaptations of your favourite books?