Top 5 Tuesday: 🎥 Books that Should be Movies 🎥

Top Five Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm where bookworms get to chat about their top five books based on different topics.

I am getting full deja vu with this post. Kaya @ A Fictional Bookworm and I did a collab with this topic back in November. If you want, you can catch our fun here Part ONE and here Part TWO. Has my opinion changed since then?


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Fairest, Gail Carson Levine
Fairest

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A book that explores beauty standards means a movie that would explore beauty stands (which is one pro right there) and also, this book has a musical element. Musical films are rating a lot higher nowadays, and done well, I think this one would be a success.

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Every Day, David Levithan
Every Day (Every Day, #1)

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I know there’s already a movie in the works, but I’m actually including this because I think it would be a greater success as a TV series. The episodic nature of A’s experiences already screams *TV show* don’t they?

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Series), Rick Riordan21473404

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If Rick had more control over a re-make (or his ideas were at least listened to) these movies would make me an actual puddle of human emotion.

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All of this is True, Lygia Day Penaflor
All of This Is True

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As a book, I found this story lacked a lot of emotional conviction and the surprise plot twist was poorly executed. BUT I can see this doing well as a mystery/thriller on the screen.

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This Lie Will Kill You

This Lie Will Kill You

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Oh wow, I can’t think of something better for the screen. This story is primed for a movie adaptation, with the romance, heartbreak, mysterious killer, and so many lies. There were a few loose threads in the story that need to be tightened, but since movie execs love to change up scripts anyway, this is perfect for them.


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Which books would you like to see adapted for the screen?

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32 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: 🎥 Books that Should be Movies 🎥

  1. I so want to read This Lie Will Kill You! And yes from the synopsis I would say it would make a great movie! My post will be up in a few hours…as usual!

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  2. After reading the first Percy Jackson book, I have to say that I totally agree with you that it’d be awesome if they’d make a more accurate movies, but I don’t think that’ll happen😅.

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    1. I can never give up hope!! There are so many YA books becoming movies (and the movies becoming hits) that producers haaave to see what a good idea it will be. Also … have you noticed how many times Spiderman was remade? (Of course, it’s a huge franchise, but SO IS POJ!) *crosses fingers*

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  3. I desperately want a well made Percy Jackson movie. Maybe even a TV show! That movie they made is a disgrace. And Fairest is such a cool idea for a movie! I read it years ago and don’t remember much about it, but the bits I remember would translate really well into film I think!

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  4. I’ve never seen the Percy Jackson movie [or are there multiple?] that exists already but I know a LOT of people are mad about how messed up they are. Maybe I should give it / them a shot when I had the baby. Like. Maybe I’ll actually like them since my brain will be dead and I’ll be sleep-deprived? xD

    Shanah mentioned The Loneliest Girl in the Universe in her post for this and I have to agree! I was expecting romance and fluff in that one but it was.. SO MUCH EXCITE and it freaked me out and all. I’d love to see the movie adaption – and get freaked out again. :’) Probably even more so since movies tend to have that effect on me.

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    1. Oh no, Kathy. Stay far away from the movies. They ruin your joy and shatter your dreams. I actually made it to the second movie (there are two) but the movies themselves (if you pretend they aren’t based on books) don’t even make logical sense. A lot of “if A did this then why would B care about X” stuff. Sleep-deprived brain would even be like “what is this nightmare???”

      Hmm, I’ve not heard of the Loneliest Girl in the Universe before? It’s cool when a book surprises you in a *good* way … that is the only way a book is allowed to surprise me lol

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      1. Oh yikes. Well. Maybe not then, haha!

        It isn’t one of the hyped books, that’s for sure. But it does deserve to be mentioned once in a while! The surprise in that one was definitely good, although now you’ll know not to expect fluffy romance but still.

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