Saturday, February 19, 2011

Book Blogger Hop #2

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books and is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word.

This week's question is: What book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?

Hmm...that's a hard question. I'm almost always disappointed by film adaptions of books I love (read my "Books vs. Movies" post here). Most books I read have more inner conflicts, character development, etc. than real action, and those kind of plots are hard to convey in movies. The writing and the style of the author is what usually makes me fall in love with a book, and that would be missing in the movies.

Anyways, here are some books I'd like to see turned into movies - even though I can't promise I'd like them:

Paper Towns by John Green
(Amazon / Goodreads)

While John Green's style is what makes his books so amazing, the dialogue, characters and storylines are also great and, even though it would be hard, I think it would be possible to make his books work as movies. (I don't only mean Paper Towns but all of John Green's books - I just like this cover best so I chose this picture.)

Private by Kate Brian

I love this series, and these books rely more on "action" and less on emotion than most books I read, so I think they'd be suitable for movies. They were turned into a web-series a while ago, but I didn't like those at all - maybe that was just because of the low budget, though, so a movie-version could be better.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

This is another series I love, even though they're not the type of books I normally read. Again, this plot relies more on action, so I think the books could be turned into movies without the problem of having to convey much chracter development, etc. (Not to say these books don't have character development - they do, it's just not the main storyline.)

I'm interested in hearing what your answers are! Leave your links or answers in the comments!


  1. The Uglies would make a great movie! I will have to check out the other two books!

    Happy Reading!
    Christy @TheReaderBee

  2. Hopping through! I haven't read any of your picks. I am a new follower

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest stalker :)

    I hate to admit this... but I haven't read any of those! *hides* I know, I know, what is wrong with me?! They're popular and I've heard great things about them... I must get to them soon!

  4. Paper Towns would definitely make for a good movie! :]

  5. Totally agree with the Private series! I think Privilege series would be spectacular too! I am still crossing my fingers! :)

  6. Thanks for dropping by my blog! Totally agree about the Uglies series, I think it could make a really exciting action-packed set of movies (in fact I think the first one was supposed to be made into a film but not sure what happened to that idea...)

  7. I love that cover for Paper Towns... I hadn't seen it before.

    I know that Uglies has the film rights sold. We'll see if it ever gets made into a movie. I'd love it if it did.

  8. Thanks for stopping by! Did you enter my contest for Delirium? I'm giving away more than one copy so if you haven't picked up a copy yet it's worth the effort!

  9. I love the blog hop. Stop by for my answer and for a Book Blog Giveaway.

    ...28 blogs participating blogs.

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  10. Following from the Hop. I am in total agreement that books are usually better than movies. You can delve into characters so much more in a book.


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