Sunday, 12 May 2013

Top 5 Books to Movies Tag

Hi guys.
I have seen this tag going around the 'booktube' community on youtube, and thought it would be a great idea to do it. But I decided to do it here on my blog. The concept was created by a youtuber called xObsessedReaderx. You can check out her original video here.

So basically the gist of the tag is that you pick the top 5 books that you think should be made into movies, and explain why you think they should. I have also added a little section on the end, just to spice things up a little bit. I added a section for book to movie adaptations that I thought were really not good, that I didn't enjoy, or that I thought should be done again! But all is explained for each example in that section!

1) I heart... Series by Lindsey Kelk.
 This series is just brill! I think the concept of the series will just translate really well onto the screen, especially the first book in particular. I also think it would be really relateable for a lot of views, seeing the development of the main character Angela portrayed. It's always been a dream of mine to go and explore round New York, and to travel to all the places that Angela goes to in the series, so this series has always been so fun and interesting for me. I would definitely go and see it at the cinema if it was made into a movie, and I would make sure I bought the DVD too as soon as it came out!

2) Chasing Daisy by Paige Toon
Now I got this book in the charity shop, and I can't even remember what made me pick it up off the shelf and read the blurb, but as soon as I read the back of the book I knew it was a perfect book for me to read. It's about a girl, called Daisy, and she is a hospitality girl for a Formula 1 team. Now if you know me, you will know I love Formula 1. I could live vicariously through reading the book, pretending I was there as part of a team, watching the racing. The book is mainly a romance, and I think it is just a perfect story to be made into a film. I think, if the movie was kept close enough to the story in the book, that it would also be the perfect film for couples to watch. Not too romancey, but enough car action to keep the guys interested ;).

3) The Diary of a Chav series by Grace Dent
These books are just hilarious, and to be honest, I think these will stand the test of time with me. I am sure I will be able to read these books in 10 years time and still laugh like a drain! I don't even have to read them in order anymore, I just pick up the one I feel like reading. They are a great pick-me-up, and never fail to put a smile on my face. Now, the only snag with this choice, is that I think that these books will be hard to make into a film, and to really get it right, if you know what I mean? Perhaps this choice would be best suited to a TV series?

For some reason from her on I couldn't upload anymore pictures to the post. I will keep trying. You will have to made do with Amazon links until I can get this sorted out. Sorry! (It's a shame as I spent quite a long time making sure all the pictures were just right!)

4) Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Now this book is just a really fun book, definitely a summer read. Which makes me feel like it would be a great book to make into a film, and one that should be released in the summer! The idea of capturing a road-trip on screen just sounds really fun. And the fun nature of the book would make the film enjoyable to watch. I also think that the growth of a relationship between the characters as well would be really interesting to see on screen, and see the underlying slightly 'darker' elements to the story would be interesting too.

5) Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson

Now I was reluctant to include this one, as there is a part of me that feels it would be much better suited to a TV series rather than a movie, but I had to include it anyway! I think a TV series would just work better with the development of the story. It is a bit of a head bender, which is perfect as it could be drawn out through several episodes if it were to be put on TV. Amazon lists it as a psychological book. I found this really interesting, and if portrayed in a certain way, could be made into a thriller kind of movie or TV series. Definitely one that I would watch. 

I recommend all these books if you haven't read any of them. They are all firm faves of mine!

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