For today’s freebie I thought I’d write about all the books I’d love to see adapted onto screen. AKA me rambling about my favorite books.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch- Okay, so this was pretty much born to be adapted onto the big screen. I’m talking big blockbuster movie of the fall. There are so many thrills, concepts, and just other worlds that would be epic to see in a movie screen.
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim- A court case thriller? There’s only one answer my friends and that’s HBO miniseries. I’m thinking each episode is narrated by a different character, and then the very last episode is from the perspective of the killer.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab – Here’s my thing with Schwab, if you’re a massive fan then be weary, I think she’s got a great brain. Every single book she comes out with is an ingenious concept, but for some reason I’m never fully sold on the execution. Vicious is one of her most phenomenal ideas, so I’d love to see a skilled director’s/ screenwriter’s interpretation of it.
The Diviners by Libba Bray – An underrated mine stone. With its glamorous Great Gatsby and ominous Buzzfeed Unsolved vibes, this has got serious potential to become a mega hit movie series if done right.
Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis – The next Dexter except with more feminist undertones and a needed exploration of rape culture. However, instead of an elongated tv show, I’m thinking one poignant indie movie.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – Hey Netflix, are you listening? This is your next To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before movie of the summer. It’s got all the quirks of a romance movie that sends all the preteens screaming then crying. And by preteens I mean single-nineteen-year-old-living-vicariously-through-Cath me.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – At this point I’m just an echo. I think anyone who’s read and loved this novel will say they desperately want to see it on screen. I, in particular, would love to see it as a miniseries in which there are seven episodes all corresponding to each husband aka period of time in Evelyn’s life.
A Ladder to The Sky by John Boyne – And the Oscar goes to… Yes, that’s right this should be one heart wrenching dramatic film that comes out in November and has all the critics signaling toward an Oscar. The novel is beautiful and I’m sure whoever the leading man is will portray Maurice with a worthy performance.
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick – Here’s where we take a bit of a serious tone. This is a book that I feel needs to be required reading. In this day and age when gun control issues have taken a forefront in the news, I think an adaptation of this novel could prove vital. The discussion of issues prevalent in this book needs to become more widespread, and I think a way in which that recognition could take place is through the big screen.
Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton- Lately, I feel like I’ve been posting about this one too much. I just love it so much y’all, so Hollywood get to work already.