Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Turning Books Into Movies

Rilla of Ingleside (Virago Modern Classics) von Lucy Maud Montgomery http://www.amazon.de/dp/034900451X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_mRmbub1KK6Q1WRilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery

I feel like a serious copycat because Hayden listed this as one of her books . . . but besides Anne of Green Gables and Anne of the Island, this is my favorite of all eight Anne books. I love, love, love it.

The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

Like, even more serious of a copycatter . . . ? But this (and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) is my favorite of all seven Narnia books. I love, love, love it. Shasta and Aravis hilarify me and I would love to see their relationship brought to the big screen (plus an older Edmund and Lucy! Edmund's always been my favorite Pevensie kid).

Sir Gawain and the Green KnightSir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anon.

I pretty much just want to marry Gawain, okay?

Julie by Catherine Marshall

WHY was this never turned into a movie/(even better a) TV series? Gah. I love Rand, and I like Julie because as an eighteen-year-old growing up in the Great Depression and searching for truth I find her very relatable. 

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

Admittedly I haven't actually read this book, but who doesn't want more Middle-Earth? I was shocked and appalled and wrathful when I discovered the rumor of Peter Jackson turned this into a 72-episode story arc for HBO was just an April Fool's joke.

Lara at Athenry Castle (Hoofbeats Series: Lara #3)Lara at Athenry Castle (and the rest of the series) by Kathleen Duey

So this might sound weird considering that this series is for targeted toward tweens, but I think if they did it right this could turn into a decent horse lover's movie, anyway.

Hidden Pearls by Hayden Wand

If it couldn't be a movie, then at least a BBC miniseries, please? :)

The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli. $7.99. Author: Donna Jo Napoli. Publisher: Speak; Reprint edition (September 3, 2009). Reading level: Ages 12 and upThe Revised Life of Ellie Sweet (and the other book in the series) by Stephanie Morrill

This would make the. best. Hallmark movie. I love these two books.

Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli

Renaissance literature is the best, and this particular one about Mona Lisa is not one to miss.


  1. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight would be great! =)


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