Hello Bookworms and welcome to another post! I hope you are all having an awesome week. It’s been raining a lot here and cold, so it’s definitely been putting a damper on my mood! Today I will be talking about the books that I would want to see adapted into movies or TV shows. Let’s get right into it!
‘The Uglies Series’ by Scott Westerfeld
Now I know this one is already set to become an actual movie, but I am still going to include it on my list. From what I have heard there is no release date yet, but it is set to come out on Netflix. Also, the main girl from ‘The Kissing Booth’ movies is set to star in this movie as the main character Tally Youngblood. I am honestly super excited for this to come out, but I am also really worried as well. It seems like they plan on putting the entire series into just one movie, so I’m not sure how that is going to work out. There are 4 full books, over 1,600 pages of content, and I just really hope they do the books justice. (But we all know that’s usually not the case) I do enjoy movie/TV adaptions a lot because I like to see if what I pictured in my mind during reading the book comes out the same, or similar, to what the movie ends up showing. I know I’ve already posted the synopsis of the first book in a previous post, but here it is again just in case: ‘Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. In just a few weeks she’ll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunning pretty. And as a pretty, she’ll be catapulted into a high-tech paradise where her only job is to have fun. But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to become a pretty. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world—and it isn’t very pretty. The authorities offer Tally a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally’s choice will change her world forever.’
‘Every Last Word’ by Tamara Ireland Stone
I’ll be honest, the very first thought I had when I finished this book was “This would make a GREAT movie!” I know I’ve talked about this book a little bit in a previous TBR post, but let me reiterate something: This book was amazing. It was the kind of the book that made you think, made you feel, and honestly made you REALLY look at your life. (at least this was all true for me!) The twist at the end is just the icing on the cake. (And I still don’t know how I feel about it to be quite honest with you) It was a GOOD twist, but there was also a loss in a sense with it as well. I don’t want to ruin it for you all, so I’ll just leave it at that. But yes, this book would honestly make the best movie! Here is another look at the synopsis: ‘If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.
Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can’t turn off.
Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn’t help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she’d be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam’s weekly visits to her psychiatrist.
Caroline introduces Sam to Poet’s Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more “normal” than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.’
’13 Little Blue Envelope Series’ by Maureen Johnson
This is another book series that I instantly thought of being turned into a movie or mini series. This series is still one of my favorites, so I may be biased, but I really would love to see this on the big screen. I think just the locations alone are worthy of a movie or series adaption. Plus, the story is a really heartwarming one and we definitely all need more stuff like that right now! And who wouldn’t love more European men to listen to and drool over?? Anyways, here is a synopsis of the first book: ‘Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.
In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.
The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist.
Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright/thief/ bloke about town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous though utterly romantic results. But will she ever see him again?
Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it’s all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.’
‘You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs’ by Laurie Graff
I read this book back in high school when I was deep into my own dating game. It was such a funny and refreshing read and I honestly never forgot about it. This book id definitely a chick flick kinda book, and I think it would make a hilarious and heartwarming movie, especially for any single women, or even women in the middle of their dating phase. I’ll post the synopsis just so you can get a feel for it: ‘As actress Karrie Kline attends the latest wedding of a friend, she wonders if at forty-five she allowed her career ambitions to stamp out Mr. Right. She muses that she enjoys her life in the city, especially the theater, and that a suburban family would kill her from tedium, but wonders if she is rationalizing why she remains single. Karrie begins looking back at all the frogs she has seen over the years to ascertain if somehow blind ambition made her miss Price Charming. Could he have been in her Jewish neighborhood in Queens, up in the Catskills, perhaps in Los Angeles, or in Manhattan? However, assessing the pack she thinks men might better have served as frog legs as each were lacking. Though somewhat inane, fans will enjoy Karrie’s look back at career dating and the other male losers that populated her life. The tale is more a series of short vignettes than a story line as Karrie thinks back over the past fifteen plus years.
And that’s it for today’s post! I really hope you all enjoyed reading about the books that I would love to see adapted into movies or TV shows. Let me know in the comments if you agree. Or tell me which books you think should end up on the big screen. I’d really love to hear from you all! Next time I will be doing the unread books tag! I hope to see you all there! Until next time.
-The Paperback Princess 👑