Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Top Ten Books That NEED To Be Turned Into Movies

Ooh, this is a fun prompt! Who doesn't have a secret laundry list of books that just have to be turned into movies? I know I for one have been keeping one for years in my head, and I'm excited to get it down in writing. Here are my top ten, in no particular order (other than the order they popped into my head):

1. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (my review)
2. The Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage
3. The 39 Clues series from Scholastic
4. The Willow Falls series by Wendy Mass (my review of the first book)
5. The Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
6. The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
7. The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
8. The Always War by Margaret Peterson Haddix
9. The Gollywhopper Games books by Jody Feldman (my review of the second book)
10. Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

And there we go! What books do you think should be turned into movies? Click here to check out more top ten lists at The Broke and the Bookish.


  1. I love your list! For some reason whenever I watch a children's book become a movie it just always seems to be so much better than an adult book adaptation. Maybe because there is something magical about reading a children's book, anyways I agree that the Frog Princess should be made into a movie. I read them to one of the little girl's I babysit and just fell in love with that series!

    1. Thanks, Katy! I agree, some of the best movie adaptations are of kid's books. Though I've also seen some abysmal ones - and the Frog Princess is actually an example of that! You may not know this, but technically the Disney Princess movie The Frog Princess is an adaptation of Baker's book. I hate that movie, because it gets everything so wrong! I'd still love to see a real adaptation of the book (and maybe even the other books in the series!).

  2. The False Prince, yes, yes! I love that book, it would be so cool to see on the big screen! Great list.

    My TTT: http://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2015/06/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-id-love.html

    1. I know, the False Prince would be perfect for the big screen. It's really nerve-wracking, Paramount optioned the movie rights a few years ago and was supposed to decide whether or not to make the movie this February, but they still haven't said anything. Fingers crossed!

  3. I haven't read any of the books on that list apart from the 39 clues series and I could attest to that making a wonderful movie collection as well! I would love to watch those and I know my little sister would enjoy watching that too. Oh, and when it comes to the others I am sure I can try the books at some point and also wouldn't mind watching them too.

    1. They're all wonderful books in their own rights, and would be awesome on the big screen. There used to be lots of rumors about a 39 Clues movie, but I think its script was dropped.


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