01 May 2012


It's TOP 10 TUESDAY time! Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  


I love stories (obviously), so it should come as no surprise that, in addition to reading a whole lot of books, I watch a (some would say) ridiculous amount of television & movies. I can't help it! (And I don't want to.)

Here's my list of ten books I'd love to see on the big screen (in no particular order, because trying to rank them would take me all day!):

1. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart - Frankie is an absolute favorite of mine. I'd love to see the "possible criminal mastermind" and her school's secret society in action. If you've seen (and loved) the Life and Death Brigade episodes of Gilmore Girls, you know what I mean.

2. Anything by John Green - Seriously. Anything. I'm particular to The Fault in Our Stars because it's the one I read most recently, but I'm up for any and all of them. The life/tragedy at boarding school in Looking for Alaska, Colin's Katherines theorem in An Abundance of Katherines, following Margo's clues in Paper Towns... so many options!

3. My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody - Her books read like films to me, somehow. This story would be so cute and fun to follow as a movie (and she even made a fantastic, movie-quality trailer to prove it).

4. Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott - Teen, and reluctant-thief, teams up with mom to rip off residents in a town called Heaven? Cute, sweet cop interested in her for non-legal reasons? Yes, please!

5. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith - A love story set over a 24-hour period that includes a hot guy with an accent is just begging to be made into the next swoony movie I insert into my regular rotation.

6. You Wish by Mandy Hubbard - This one would probably have to be on the Disney channel or something, because, um, Raggedy Ann comes to life. And so does Ken. And I think there's a pink pony in there somewhere. It would be silly and cute and so fun.

7. Delirium by Lauren Oliver - Lauren Oliver can WRITE. This book is so beautiful and so sad and so full of hope all at the same time. The world in Delirium is just recognizable enough that the story hooks you (almost scares you), but different enough that you aren't sure what exactly is going on or who to trust or what everyone should do. 

8. Au, Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber - Unassuming foreign exchange student transforms into badass assassin with her tuxedo-clad, dorky host-brother on prom night? And goes around NYC kicking ass & spraying bullets? Awesome!

9. The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter - Spy School for Girls. Enough said.

10. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins - I can't help it if I want to spend two hours looking at Lola's crazy ensembles and waiting on the edge of my seat for the next Cricket Bell appearance.



  1. The Delirium movie rights have sold, and a script has been written. Lauren talked about it on her blog a little while ago. :)


    1. Yes, I know... I included it since it doesn't yet exist. (Perks of Being a Wallflower would've been on there, but it's been filmed, so I figured it doesn't count anymore! Haha.)

  2. YES YES to Lola and also to Delirium. I would pre-order tickets to those movies, for reals. :)

  3. Is THAT what Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is about? I assumed it was some YA version of EuroTrip.

    ...Man. Now I HAVE to read it!

    Du Livre's Top Ten Tuesday

    1. YES! Definitely read it. It's not EuroTrip AT ALL!

  4. i totally agree about statistical probability. it would be such a cute romantic movie.

  5. The Statistical Probability made it on to my list, too! The whole time I was reading it I kept thinking that it would make the cutest movie haha! And I completely agree with Delirium and Lola. Delirium is kind of a slow burn of a novel, and I think that would make for a really great movie. And I'd want to see Lola just so I could swoon over Cricket :)

    I haven't read Frankie Landau-Banks yet, but it's on my to-read list. I just read all the Ruby Oliver books (and really enjoyed them!) so I'm looking forward to reading more by Lockhart.

    1. Yes! Statistical Probability is just begging to be a cute, love-story-in-a-day movie.

      Agree about Delirium... They could do so much with the world building.

      Ruby Oliver is so cute and Frankie is totally awesome.

  6. I haven't read Statistical Probability, but from what I've heard about it, I can imagine it like a John Hughes movie. So I think I might be in agreement with that one because I love those types of movies!

    1. Yes! If you read it, you'll definitely agree!

  7. I'm seeing Lola and/or Anna all over these lists and just thought of it -- wouldn't it be great to just have like a TV series with characters created by Stephanie Perkins? Ah!!


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