10 books that would make awesome movies

Hello guys! How are you? How was May for you? This month was great for me, I had many days off and the weather was fabulous! It felt like summer. Damn…I can’t wait for summer now.

I’m back today with an awesome topic (well…at least I think so…). It’s pretty frequent nowadays to see books being adapted on the big screen or turned into a tv show. And yeah, we’re cringing quite a lot because HELL, most of the time books are WAY better than the adaptation. It’s like they are destroying this image we had in our mind like how the characters would be, how the scenery would look like. I think the best thing to do in that case is to see the book and the movie as two different entities and you know sometimes the adaptation is really pleasant to see (I’m thinking about Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, I think they did a pretty great job, don’t you think?!).

So…here’s the top 10 books that I think would make awesome movies! Those are AMAZING books so if they EVER did an adaptation I would be FREAKING OUT (please don’t destroy my babies, please please please…). 

 

TOP 10 BOOKS THAT WOULD BE AWESOME ON THE BIG SCREEN :

1 – All of This Is True

This book was intense, addictive and thrilling! The formatting was original and I think it would make a gripping movie a bit like The Bling Ring. It would be like a puzzle between the interviews on camera and the flashbacks. Can’t you see it in your mind already?

2 – Nothing Left to Burn

This book was A+! Absolutely loved the characters’ development and the way the story was told with the flashbacks. It would make a compelling, fascinating and quite dark movie. A bit like a contemporary thriller!

3 – This is How it Happened

The characters, the though topics it deals with like online shaming, drowsyy driving and the scenery (Zion National Park) : all the ingredients to a perfect movie! Anyone want some popcorn?

4 – The Lunar Chronicles

Okay…so while making my top 10 list, I put down this series and next to it I just put “!!!!” because yeah !!!! I’m so in love with that story and those characters that’s scary. It would make an AWESOME movie I’m postitive. Action-packed with a great world-building…they’ll have to make like 5 movies though.

5 – The Belles

I’m already seing the pretty dresses and the yummy pastries! If this book is made into a movie, I think they should put a bit more action especially in the first part of the story. Otherwise, I’m already buying my ticket to see it.

6 – The Illuminae Files

This movie would be scary as hell! We would be on the edge of our seat the whole time, it would be intense and we would be thinking about it a long time after the screen went blank. Yeah…I would totally bring a blanket to hide myself…or maybe I’ll put my head in the popcorn to avoid seing too many traumatizing stuff. Still...great movie potential.

7 – Peaches

A cute romantic summer movie to watch during a girls night. A bit like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. A feel-good movie.

8 – The Selection

A guilty pleasure for sure! A bit girly with romance and a hint of action and intrigue. Perfect for a night in with lots of ice cream, don’t you think?

9 – Delirium

A dystopian movie like I love so much! A dash of romance, a bit of action : in all a movie that tugs at your heartstrings.

10 – Uglies

Please please please don’t do it…or if you do hire me so I can stop you from messing it up! Yeah, this book would be an AMAZING movie, I’m just so in love with it I think I won’t EVER recover if the movie is bad. Action-packed, great world-building, relatable characters, it would be epic on the big screen!

What did you think of my selection? Any books you would like to see on the big screen?

Are you as freaked out as I am when an adaptation is coming out? Why do you think there are so many adaptations? Don’t people READ anymore?!

Let’s chat in comments 💬

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95 thoughts on “10 books that would make awesome movies

  1. I love your list! Cinder has definitely great movie potential. (I haven’t read any of the other books I’m afraid 😱)
    I think Even the Darkest Dtars would be a great movie. The setting is just so beautiful and intriguing and I’d love to see that in cinema. 😍

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    1. Thanks! 😊 Yeeees, Cinder would make an awesome movie 😍😍 Well…you need to, they are all pretty amazing 😉 I haven’t read that one but reading the synopsys it seems like it would look great on the big screen!

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  2. Cinder, Illuminae, the uglies and delirium are the only ones I’ve read but I’d love to see a movie of them! And of course, if you need any help with shouting at the directors because they’ve ruined the books… I’M A GOOD SHOUTER!!!!!

    And wait. PEOPLE. DON’T. READ. ANYMORE???? That’s so sad 😭. The books are usually much better than the adaptations! xx ❤️😀

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    1. Hahaha, that’s good to know! I’ll definitely call you if that happens 😂 Yeah, that’s the feeling I get at least…😔 Exactly and it makes your imagination run wild! Thanks for stopping by 😘😘

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  3. I have to agree with these picks! It’s about time that they make a movie surrounding The Lunar Chronicles and The Illuminae Files. The technology is more than enough to produce amazing CGI battles in space, and we need more sci-fi movies! With that said, I am also a sucker for amazing sets and grand costumes. The Belles and The Selection are just the perfect movies to do just that.

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    1. So happy you agree with my picks 😊 YEEEES, I totally need more sci-fi movies in my life and if done right, it would be AH-MA-ZING 😁Yees, that’s exactly it, I would love to see those pretty dresses on the big screen 😍

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  4. I would DEFINITELY watch an Illuminae movie franchise. It would be so much fun! But fun fact, they actually did a pilot episode for a Selection series and they did a web mini-series for Delirium but both flopped big time. I don’t even know if the Selection one ever saw the light of day. I watched what they made for Delirium and thought it was interesting, but people said it wasn’t very faithful to the source material and quite rushed.

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    1. YEEES, fun and scary haha 🙈 Yes, I think I actually saw that mini-episode for Delirium! It was OK I guess but yeah…I think rushed is the right word to describe it.

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  5. The Lunar Chronicles would be so good! But at the same time, low-key terrified that they’ll do something wrong… there’s always the possibility.
    BUT THE ILLUMINAE FILES! OH MA GERD! They would make such an epic Sci-Fi movie! Heck Yeah! I would watch that! And also cry a little *nervous laughter* BUT AIDAN!

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    1. YEEES, same here! Excited and terrified at the same time 😅 Hahaha, yeeees an epic sci-fi movie that’s the word! I think it would give us SO many feelings 😱😱

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    1. YEEEES! Oh my, you’re so right if the cast is bad…I think I would totally cry 😭 Yaay, that’s great! I’m pretty sure you’ll love it 😉

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  6. This is a great post Nyx, and a great list as well. I haven’t read all these books but the ones I have I definitely agree with. !!!! is a great explanation for The Lunar Chronicles because that’s how I’d feel if this book ever became an adaptation, I want to see it on the big screen so bad because it’s one of my favourite series. Same goes for The Illuminae Files. How epic would that be as an adaptation?!
    One book I would love more than anything else to see made into a movie is The Night Circus, I’m really not sure how they’d make the circus come to life but I’d give anything to see it attempted.
    Again great post. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Beth, happy you enjoyed it 😘😘 I would be over the moon if they ever decided to make a Lunar Chronicles movie! Excited and terrified at the same time, 😅 I think I would cry my eyes out if they messed up the casting! 😭 The Illuminae Files would make a prefect sci-fi movie, I need more of that in my life. 🤗 Haven’t read that one, I’ll need to check it out 😊 Thanks again for stopping by 😊

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      1. That’s all right. 🙂 Oh I’m always terrified when a book I love is adapted into a movie, but I feel like I’d just want to see something on the big screen (plus I’d have faith that they’d do it justice.)
        Definitely do, The Night Circus is amazing, and that’s all right! 😀 ❤

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    1. Yeah, I’ve heard about that but still nothing 😞 Yees, glad you agree! All those great sets and pretty dresses, I would really enjoy it 😊

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  7. I definitely think the best way to enjoy a film adaptation is by looking at it as a separate entity to the book. Having said that, the book I’d like but also am nervous about seeing being adapted into a film is the shades of magic series. It has so much potential to be so atmospheric and epic, but they have to get yhe casting right. Great post.

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    1. Yes, I totally agree with you! You need to keep the movie and the book separate otherwise you’re bound to be disappointed! Oh my, yeees! It would make a fantastic movie 😁 Thank you so much 😘😘

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  8. YES! How is the Selection not a movie yet?? I mean, I’d watch that in an instant. 😉 It would be a perfect Netflix series…with each episode eliminating a few more girls… And This is How it Happened would also be perfect! Great post, Nyx!

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    1. Right??! Oh yeees I haven’t thought about that but you’re so right it would be a perfect Netflix series 😱 Yaaay! 😊 Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it 😘

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  9. I haven’t read any of thoses yet.. but Id love to see an adaptation of Ruth Ware’s in a dark dark wood.. maybe Nicola May’s cornershop in cockleberry bay JUST to see my boy Hot all the way 😂 (wienerdog!!) and… I kinda wanna say all the bright places by Jennifer Niven?? Though… some parts is kind of graphic.. id just wanna see Violet and Finch’s adventures and how much fun they loved each other ..

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    1. Well…you need to! They are all pretty amazing 😉 I’ll need to check those out! Oh yes, All The Bright Places would make a great movie 😊 Thanks for stopping by 😘😘

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  10. I want the Lunar Chronicles to be turned into a movie franchise so badly! Though a tv show would also be awesome 😀 I just want something haha. I didn’t enjoy All of This is True unfortunately, but I do think it would be an enjoyable movie! I didn’t like the writing style, so I wouldn’t have any troubles with that if it were a movie 😛

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    1. YEEES! Oh my, I haven’t thought about a tv show but it would totally work! 😍 Oh, that’s too bad but yeah maybe if it’s turned into a movie you’ll enjoy the story more! 😊

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  11. I read Delirium a couple years back but never got around to finishing it because my library didn’t have the other books part of the series, but I remember absolutely loving that book. From what I remember of the first book, I totally agree that it would make an awesome movie! Also yes to the Illuminae files, that would best great! Lovely post 🙂

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    1. Yees, Delirium is such a great story! Hope you’ll get around to finish it soon, I’m pretty sure you’ll love it even more 😊 Yaay! 😁 Thank you so much, talk to you soon 😘😘

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  12. YES!! The Uglies book would make such a fantastic movie series. The way they don’t screw it up is to FOLLOW THE DAMN NOVEL PLOT!! I feel like Uglies has a straightforward enough premise and a succinct enough plot that they don’t have to chop and change too much…but I feel like movie directors would murder it anyway 😥 We can live in hope!!

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    1. Hahaha, YEEES! Just follow the story and don’t mess up the casting!! 😂 Yeah… I don’t think they can do it justice but as you say we can still dream! 🤞

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  13. YES! Seeing the arcana in the Belles come to live on the big screen would be a dream come true! And the costumes and world of Orleans would be so beautiful and aesthetic! This is the thing I didn’t know I needed this in my life!

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  14. I’m curious to see what the Lunar Chronicles books would look like as a movie series/show too hahaha Based on all the reviews I’ve seen, it would definitely be quite the experience! Good thing Illuminae is already in the works huh? I wonder what that one will end up being like. 😮 Great post, Marie!

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  15. Oh my gosh YES YES YES to adapting The Lunar Chronicles (I’m just about to start the third book but I would love to see this world on screen!

    I think you’re totally right and I definitely look at books and films as separate entities. That doesn’t stop something being a bad adaptation though haha 🙈

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    1. Yaaay, glad you agree! Oh my…you’re going to fall in love with the story and the characters even more as you keep on reading! 😁😁 Yeah, you’re right. When it’s bad it’s bad haha 😅

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  16. Great selection! I think especially Uglies and the Lunar Chronicles would be really good books to make into movies. Illuminae would be like Star Wars but way way scarier.

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    1. Yeeees, Cinder is SO awesome 😍 Hope you’ll like All of This is True as much as I did 😊 Yeah I was that! It’s gonna be scaryyyy 😂

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  17. I feel like Illuminae is being a movie, actually! And something about Brad Pitt? I don’t know but yay! And Delirium, I totally agree- it was made into the WORST TV show pilot in the history of TV, I kid you not. Like cringey, I couldn’t even watch it. It obviously wasn’t picked up, but so sad. So much potential! And I definitely agree with Cinder and Uglies too! The Belles would be gorgeous! And This Is How It Happened YES just for the scenery alone! Great picks! 😀

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    1. Yeah, I heard about that! I’m both scared and excited 🙈🙈 Oh my yeees, I actually saw that and it was baaaad! 😅 Thank you so much, glad you liked it 😊 Talk to you soon 😘😘

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  18. Ohh I completely agree with you on The Illuminae Files! It would look amazing on screen, especially with all the sci-fi elements, and how amazing they look in movies nowadays.

    The Delirium series was actually adapted into a short TV series, but then they cancelled it & I’m still so sad about that. 😦

    Lovely post!! ❤

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  19. Oh I don’t know what to say because I haven’t read any of these books yet 😦 But yeah a few of these are definitely on my TBR. I would like to add Children of Blood and Bone to this list and also To Kill A Kingdom. CoBAB has already been ppicked up for the adaptation and I seriously can’t wait to see it. I just jope they don’t mess it up 😀

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  20. Oh my god I need Lunar Chronicles movies in my life so badly! 😍 I would be totally down for a TV adaption too, so they could make several seasons and go more indepth in many episodes! I would also watch the hell out of some Selection movies – the perfect cheesy comfort watch!

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