Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday!

My classmate over at What's She Reading introduced me to Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This will be my first time participating, but I'm excited because I love lists! Is this a librarian thing? Anyway, the topic today is...

Top Ten Books to Movies

I can't wait for

1. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

     This book broke my heart and made me feel all wrapped up in the bittersweetness of teenage love. It was truly beautiful. I cannot wait to see how the film is interpreted. I hope there is a sequel to this book because I would love to know more of the two main characters' stories. *In pre-production*

2. Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

     Emma Watson! Emma Thompson! Ewan McGregor! Audra McDonald! I am a huge Disney fan and I cannot wait for the reimagining of this classic tale. I'm stretching a bit here as I've never read the original story. *Coming in March 2017*

3. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

     I will not be taking my kids to see this one, but the spooky, dark trailer definitely appeals to the big kid in me! Looking forward to another version of this childhood favorite. The animated Jungle Book is the first movie I remember seeing in the theater. My Dad took me when I was maybe around three. Great memory. *Coming in April 2016*

4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

     For full disclosure, I have not read this, but I'd like to. If it can capture the flavor of the Harry Potter series, it will be a win. (Coming in November 2016)

5. The BFG by Roald Dahl

     I have been a huge fan of Roald Dahl since I was a kid and though I've actually never read this one (should get on that) I can't help but believe it will be great. I'm sure Steven Spielberg will add his magical touch. (Coming in July 2016)

Book to Movies I'd love to see made

6. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella 

     I used to like hefty reading material and now I favor the fluffy. It seems like as life got harder I became more likely to seek out "easy" books and movies. This book made me laugh and my stomach did flip flops over the romance in the story. Sophie Kinsella (Shopaholic series) is a great author for chick-lit. Check this one out if you haven't already. *Pre-production* 

7. Big Sky Pie by Adrianne Lee (mini-series)

     Speaking of fluff, this is as fluffy as it gets. I stumbled upon these books by accident because the cover art of the pie was so tantalizing. This was my first experience with adult romance novels (and yes, that kind of adult). This was a genre I never thought I'd like but these books are just... tasty! The Big Sky Pie series (there are four books in all) would make the perfect cheesy guilty pleasure mini-series for the Hallmark Channel. The only bummer would be losing the steamy bits. ;)

8. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

     What a heartwrenching book. It is rare for me to cry while reading but this book did it. It is raw and magical all at once. It is by the same author who wrote The Kite Runner. This as a movie would be so emotionally satisfying. *pre-production*

9. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (remake)

     Can we please remake this beautiful book into a movie for a new generation of girls? I would love to see this story up on the big screen again and share it with my daughters. 

10. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (remake)

     This is one of my very favorite books. Like Anne of Green Gables, it is a lovely coming of age story and I think girls today would enjoy reading about Francie and her life. 

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