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Top Ten Books I’d Like to See Made Into Movies
Tuesday April 12, 2011 at 2:43 am |




Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new top ten list to be answered. If you’d like to join in go and visit their website! If you’d like to answer and don’t have a blog, please feel free to leave your answers in my comments section! This week’s list is:

Top Ten Books I’d Like to See Made Into Movies:

1. Only Hers by Francis Ray: This is my all time favorite romance novel and has been since I was about 13 or 14 years old. The red cover caught my eye and I’ve been in book love ever since. I would love to see the chemistry of Shannon and Matt on the big screen. Shannon resisting and Matt trying his damnedest to fight his attraction for the kind and compassionate nurse. And I’d love to see how the two supporting characters of Octavia and Cleave translate on screen. I read this book at least once a year so seeing it on screen would be sort of beautiful.

2. The Duchess by Jude Deveraux: I really loved this book and I adored Claire and Trevelyan. Jude has a way of creating tension and chemistry between her leads that always make for an interesting story and The Duchess was no different. The arguments between them just to stop themselves for falling for each other would be something to see. And not to mention the fact that Trevelyan is a mystery in and of himself. This story would make for great big screen action.

3. Dutch by Kwan (stolen by Terri Woods): If ever a gangster film needed to be made it’s this one. Dutch was so full of surprises and even though he’s not what you would exactly consider an upstanding citizen, you still find yourself rooting for him. Not to mention the ending to this book was so unexpected my mouth still hangs open when I think about it. But they couldn’t stop at Dutch, with the mystery surrounding the ending they’d have to go on and make parts two and three as well.

4. Captured by Beverly Jenkins: This Black Historical romance was great. I don’t know much about black pirates, but I loved getting to know the Dominic LeVeq in this novel. And I love how he rescued the beautiful slave girl from a ship whose captain was known for terrorizing the seas and transporting slaves. I also love that the setting wasn’t typical. No America for Leveq, him and his posse had settled in St. Martinique. I would love to see the Island, and it’s people, not to mention the rescue of Clare’s children who are still enslaved in America.

5. Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree: I remember reading this book on vacation at the beach with my family. I started the book that morning on our way driving to the beach and finished late that night. I couldn’t put it down and had to read it over. I love Tracy Ellis and her compulsion for material things. This book chronicaled her life from a young girl onto a teenager coming of age and trying to find who she is amidst, drugs, sex, boys, and friends. You get to see her grow and evolve and towards the end of the book really take stock of herself, her life, and her motivations. I also love the idea of the guy she’s infatuated with. Victor is a strong character because she makes him strong. Great story I’d love to see as a movie.

6. The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah: All I can say is that this book was EPIC in my youth. I never met a character like Winter before and all the subsequent novels that tried to copy this story failed miserably. Winter Santiago as a stone cold albeit lovable gangsta who uses her wits and her sexuality to run the streets and get what she wants is just compelling. Her story was just very beautifully crafted and told, and fans of this book have long since been wanting for a movie version. It has yet to happen, but I still hope to see this one made into a film.

7. Sunrise by Chassie West: Not much to say about this one except I love a good mystery, and a black female heroine is right up my alley. We need more films depicting positive black characters.

8. Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar: Delving back into my childhood I have to say this was my favorite book from the Wayside School series.  I even used to draw the characters.  This cooky and wacky bunch need their time to shine on the big screen.  I think when my nephew is old enough, he’d absolutely love it!

9.  Sunset Island Series by Cherie Bennett:  I LOVE LOVE LOVED these books as a kid.  I so wanted to be a part of their little summer group and experience the things they got to experience.  I mean I used to babysit, but to get to do it on an upscale island, having fun in the sun would have been perfect.  This series on film would be great!  I still have this series of books I bought all those years ago.

10. The Edge of Dawn by Beverly Jenkins:  I’d like to see this one mainly because of the mystery and quirkiness of Saint, the male lead.  He is pretty awesome but very concealed and mysterious…would love to see how that translates on screen.  And Narice is a strong, smart woman who can match him brain for brain.  And besides romance, there is also a bit of a mystery playing in this book.

So, what books would you like to see made into movies?

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Jade is a book blogger from NC. In her spare time she loves to read and build and maintain websites. She has been reading since she was four and building websites since she was 16. SortofBeautiful.com was born on March 8, 2011 and is a fantastic merging of her two favorite hobbies. Enjoy your stay!

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5 Responses to “Top Ten Books I’d Like to See Made Into Movies”

  1. Lisa says:

    I totally forgot about Wayside School is Falling down. That would make a wonderful movie.

  2. Wayside School would be a very interesting movie. I can just imagine the way the school would look!

  3. Jade jadaloves says:

    Thanks for stopping by ladies. YES, wasn’t Wayside School the greatest! I think it would make a great movie for kids and adults!

  4. You have a very diverse list. I especially smiled when I saw Wayside School. I totally agree about that one. In fact, it could be a tv series for kids. I agreed with the rest of your list as well.

  5. Jade jadaloves says:

    Wayside would have made a great tv series. I woudl have loved to see them because they had so many adventures.