Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (1)

Top Ten Books that should be Made into Movies 
(in no particular order)

1. The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

This book was picked randomly when I was at a local university bookstore. It had the praise of Kathryn Stockett (author of The Help) on the back and I was drawn to it. I sat down and began to read. And fell into a love affair with the beautiful story told. It is such a wonderful novel, and would make such a wonderful movie. 
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth

I picked up this one from my school library. I recognized the cover from various book bloggers, and although I had no idea what the plot was, I took it out. It took me a while (and my mom picking it up and raving about it) to actually begin reading it, but once I did, there was no stopping me. I fell in love with the characters (Especially Four. But I'll save that for another post.) and the world that Roth had woven. I also fell into a rabid fandom on tumblr. I literally tried to convince EVERYONE I know to read this book, because it's just that good. So, if you're reading this post, but haven't read Divergent, go read it. Now.

I read this one a while ago (it's on my reread shelf), and ever since the first time I read it, I've been waiting for a film to be released. So, movie world, put down that 50 shades of Grey Project you have all the mommys excited about and pick up ITYTILYBTIHTKY (I made an acronym). Before all the fans are old.

4. True Believer by Nicholas Sparks

Okay, this is seriously the best Nicholas Sparks book out there, and they're making all the crappy ones into movies. I didn't like Dear John or The Lucky One. Or The Notebook for that matter, but the movie's amazing, so I don't care. Why aren't you picking this one up? It's such an awesome love story and has stuff that's different from the rest of his books (let's count all the military guys, shall we?).

5. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Do I really need to explain? Hollywood, get. on. it. I need some more Alex Fuentes in my life.)

6. Matched by Ally Condie

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. PLEASE. Stop wasting your time on stupid movies (I just watched Grown Ups this weekend. I''ll never get that time back. Ever.) and make good books into good movies!

7. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

I have a love/hate relationship with Jodi Picoult. She's predictable, and all her books seem the same. All though this was predictable and had a lot of the same elements (Court case anyone?), I love it. It's such an amazing story and really just took my breath away when I read it. It's the one book by her I didn't slam close with anger or frustration. 

8. The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

COME ON HOLLYWOOD! This is SUCH an amazing book series, and deserves the spotlight! I understand the whole mutant thing's been done, but this is James Patterson, anyway. Who doesn't love James Patterson?

9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

afjdalkfjd. This book. It was... heartbreaking. A world where love is considered to be a curable illness? Such an awful place to live. But it was an amazing book. It was different from a lot of the dystopian YA books I've read lately. 

10. Uglies by Scott Westerfield

First dystopian book I read. Still pissed off it's so underrated. 


  1. They should make Divergent into a movie! Delirium too. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Some good books here and I so agree with the fact that Scott Westerfield's series Uglies are so under-rated its like one of the Original 90's Dystopian novels :) Have you read Shay's story , it's her side done in Graphic novel format . It was awesome to read and get both POVs.
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