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Top Ten Tuesday – Hooray for Hollywood! That screwy, ballyhooey Hollywood!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they come up with a topic and invite whoever wants to add their own list to their own blog.

Ah, movies… entertainment to the masses. It’s really becoming a more common trend to turn books into movies and I say “Hey, if it’s getting more people to read, all the better!” And since just about every somewhat popular book is getting turned into a movie, I thought I’d throw my own recommendations into the ring. Who knows? Maybe a big time Hollywood producer is checking out my blog… Hello big time Hollywood producer!

Here are my Top Ten Books that I’d like to see made into movies:

Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married – This was actually a TV show in England many years ago, but I want to see it as a movie! (P.S. It starred Gerard Butler – yummy!)

Graceling – But only if it could star Ryan Phillipe (a la the 90s) as Prince Po.

The Sky is Everywhere – But only if arch-nemesis Selena Gomez DOESN’T star in it.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – What’s this I read? Tim Burton to direct this adaptation? <checks pulse to see if heart is racing> I will be first in line if this is true.

Heist Society – I’m pretty sure I’d NEVER actually go see this in theaters, but I think this would be a great Sunday afternoon movie.

Texas Gothic – I know I talk about this book like ALL THE TIME, but it’s seriously so good and I’d love to see it made into a movie. Especially if it could star Emma Stone.

The Scorpio Races – I don’t know what it is about this book that I want to see brought to life, but it could be good… right?

American Girls Kirsten Books – You know, all the other girls got their own movie… what about Kirsten?!

Anna and the French Kiss – Again, this is one of those movies I probably wouldn’t go see in the theaters, but I’d happily Red Box or Netflix this and curl up on my sofa with a big bowl of popcorn and champagne to watch it!

Divergent – Meh… thought I’d add this like everyone else most likely is. Although it would be kind of awesomepants…

 

 

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17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Hooray for Hollywood! That screwy, ballyhooey Hollywood!”

  1. I never realized that the Kirsten books never got a movie! Wonder why? Shame on them. She needs her moment in the spotlight.

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  2. I had a Kirsten doll, she was my favs! I don’t remember any of the movies, though, but that is sort of typical for me. I am a horrible movie watcher. Also, Tim Burton and Miss Peregrine? FOR REALZ?

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    1. I know, right? If Burton actually directs that it will be the most amazing thing EVER. The entire time I was reading it I thought “If this is made into a movie Tim Burton would be fantastic directing it.” And then lo and behold, I saw that he is being considered/he is considering it! Now if Helena Bonham Carter joins the cast, I’ll be in true heaven!

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  3. Does selena know ypu two are arch nemeses? So awesome. I agree, by the way. Also, Heist society was a fleeting thought for my list, but you are right that i would probably not see it at the movies, unless i go disguised as a teeny bopper (and i am just not up on the slang). I would have to wait until it came out on cable. ~ dixie

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  4. I thought about adding Graceling, but I think some of my favourite elements might not make it into a movie adaptation.

    or did I include it on my list… I don’t think I did…

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  5. I didn’t know the American Girls books were made into movies? I adored Felicity. I read all of her books and wrote book reports on them for my second grade class. I would have been crazy about the Felicity movie had I known about it!

    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a book that continually piques my interest, and yet I haven’t read it. Shame on me! And there is hearsay that Tim Burton may direct an adaption of it? I need to read this book ASAP!

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    1. They are! There are movies for Samantha, Molly, Felicity and Kit. They’re all pretty cute. And you really MUST read Miss Peregrine… it’s so good! I was shocked at how different it was from what I was expecting and how genuinely creeped out I was. If that’s not enough to get you to read it, Tim Burton directing it should be! 🙂

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