Books That Should Be Made into Movies | What to Read Wednesdays

What to Read Wednesdays

What to Read Wednesdays is a weekly post just for recommendations. If you’re like me and are always looking for new book recommendations (despite having a never-ending-always-growing TBR pile), then this is the post for you! Each week I’ll be posting my recommendations for a specific theme, which will change week-to-week.

Feel free to let me know in the comments if there is a genre you’d like to see some recommendations for! I am an eclectic reader and I hit up almost any genre, so if there’s a type of book that is your favorite thing and you’d like a recommendation, let me know!

Anyways, now for the book recs!

Sabriel | Garth Nix

I’ve recently started re-reading this book in anticipation of a prequel being published. I’ve always thought so, and even more so now, that this series should be made into a movie. I’m shocked that it hasn’t been already! It’s a kick-ass fantasy story with a kick-ass female lead. With the special effects that exist now, it would be so, so easy to create the world and the magic. I just really love this series and this story in particular and I’d love to see it get adapted (and a little bit afraid, too, in case it gets ruined like they ruined another favorite of mine, Ella Enchanted).

If We Were Villains | M.L. Rio

What this book could bring to the table in movie-form – I mean, the perfect dark, twisted murder and one in the group of friends is culprit. I mean, this book has a twist, it has the messy romance, and it as the atmosphere. I think, if done right, this could be a major hit. Plus, Shakespeare! I mean, this could be an Oscar-worthy movie. I just really want to see these characters developed in a visual medium, just for my own personal interest, but I think many people would be intrigued by the premise.

Trouble is a Friend of Mine | Stephanie Tromly

This book is so action-packed and filled with humor. I’d love to see a funny spy/romance set in high school. The crazy characters of this book would translate well to the screen, in my opinion. Many who have read this book think it’s too unbelievable in terms of the sheer amount of crazy things these teens get up to, but I think in a movie, it would be perfectly acceptable, easier to suspend disbelief. I love a wacky spy movie and I think this book is the perfect set up for that.

The Downstairs Girl | Stacey Lee

I fell in love with this book as soon as I read the first few chapters. I would love nothing more than to see it adapted for the big screen. Why? Not only does it address a historical period from a different perspective, it’s also got such an empowering message about realizing your dreams. I love Lee’s writing and she’s created such beautiful, strong characters. I’d love to see them interpreted in a movie-form, if only so that more people become acquainted with this story.

The Probable Future | Alice Hoffman

I’ve always enjoyed this book, and I think it would make for a really interesting movie. The females of this family all inherit a power when they hit puberty, but they’re all really interesting, unique powers (not really like superhero powers). I love the woman-centric story and the historical aspects you get from seeing glimpses of generations in this family. It’s a subtle, yet powerful book and I think it would be difficult to turn into a movie, but I’d sure like to see it!

How about you?

What are some books you’d like to see made into movies? Please post yours in the comments and share the love! I hope you enjoyed the post and thank you for stopping by!

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