Top Ten Book-To-Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To


This is my first ever Top Ten Tuesday and I’m so excited to get the ball rolling! Thank you to The Broke and The Bookish for this amazing meme; this was super fun to do and I can tell I’m going to do more and more in the future. 🙂

1) All The Bright Places – Jennifer Niven

All The Bright PlacesWhen Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom.

 It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

All The Bright Places is one of my best reads this year, and I’m super excited to hear that they’ve purchased the rights to make it a movie! It’ll star Elle Fanning and will probably release late next year or even in 2017.

2) The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey

shelatitude_thefifthwaveAfter the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. But she must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

It’s no secret that I love all alien invasion-related stuff, so this one’s right up my alley. Chloe Grace Moretz is going to be amazing in this, I know it.

3) Eleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell

shelatitude_eleanorparkEleanor: Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…

Park: He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises….

I think they’re still writing the script, but Eleanor and Park was such a breath of fresh air when I read it several years back. It’s cute, it’s sweet, and it’s not too heavy—perfect for a YA movie, methinks!

4) The Danish Girl – David Ebershoff

shelatitude_thedanishgirlLoosely inspired by a true story, this tender portrait of marriage asks: What do you do when the person you love has to change?

Uniting fact and fiction into an original romantic vision, The Danish Girl eloquently portrays the unique intimacy that defines every marriage and the remarkable story of Lili Elbe, a pioneer in transgender history, and the woman torn between loyalty to her marriage and her own ambitions and desires. 

My best friend gave me this book and I haven’t actually read it yet, but the trailer is so, so gorgeous. It has Eddie Redmayne and Ben Whishaw and it’s bound to be emotional!

5) Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

shelatitude_mebeforeyouLou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.  Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

Lou is about to burst into Will’s world in a riot of colour. And they’re going to change the other for all time.

This book was so not what I expected, but it has all the elements that I like: drama, romance, some heart-wrenching, tear-jerking stuff. I’m going to rope the boyfriend into watching this with me, too, and I’m super excited for that!

6) Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

shelatitude_13reasonswhyClay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.

I didn’t actually like Thirteen Reasons Why as a book, but I respect Asher’s idea and the bitter taste it left: that not everything is going to have a happy ending. I think this one’s under development to be a mini-series.

7) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – J. K. Rowling

shelatitude_fantasticbeastsA copy of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, which means that the pounds and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard.

This is the second Eddie Redmayne movie on this list—the man’s going places!—and another title under the Harry Potter franchise. Who’s excited? I AM!

8) Maze Runner: The Death Cure – James Dashner

shelatitude_thedeathcureWICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends—the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test. 

Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He’ll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all. The time for lies is over.

I like the Maze Runner books but I actually love the movies more! There are things that are way more suspenseful and powerful on screen, and I think this series are one of them. Plus I think I have some sort of a crush on Dylan O’Brien… 😳

9) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – Suzanne Collins

shelatitude_mockingjayKatniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But she’s still not safe. A revolution is unfolding, and everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans – everyone except Katniss.

And yet she must play the most vital part in the final battle. Katniss must become their Mockingjay—the symbol of rebellion—no matter what the personal cost.

I stand by my opinion that The Hunger Games series is better as movies than as books, and while Mockingjay Part 1 let me down (I found it dull and unexciting), I’m eager to finish the story for once and for all!

10) A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

The book is incredibly sad, and I think it’s the illustrations (rather than the writing) that actually take the cake. It’d be interesting, especially with Liam Neeson as the monster and Sigourney Weaver as the grandmother.

What book-to-movie adaptations are you guys looking forward to? Link me to your Top Ten Tuesday post so I can check it out!

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Book-To-Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To

    • Don’t worry, I actually had to do a few Google searches too to write this list! And I actually haven’t even read (or heard of) Ugly Love–would you recommend the book?

      I forgot about Fifty Shades Darker until you mentioned it! I’m a little bit ashamed to say this but I really quite enjoyed the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. 😳 I think it’s sexier (???? GOD DAMN IT) on screen, and Ana was definitely much less annoying.


      • I do recommend Ugly Love. Out of all Colleen Hoover’s books, it’s the steamiest. Emotional, heavy drama. I cried so hard on it. Hahahaha! I find Fifty Shades of Grey movie okay. I think Dakota Johnson did great but Jamie Dornan as Grey isn’t as agressive than the book version. (YES TO NO ANNOYING INNER GODDESS)


        • Ooh, I love drama in books. Would you say you cry easily when it comes to books? 😛

          Yeah, I agree. Jamie Dornan was definitely not what I pictured as Grey, haha. Rumours have it though that apparently he and Dakota Johnson hated each other? Must be interesting to act so intimate when you actually don’t like one another…

          And OH GOD. The inner goddess thing is so much cringe; I’m so glad the movie has none of that thing.


  1. I can’t wait to see Me Before You it’s going to be a Sob Fest! Only like a week till Mockingjay!!!! I can’t wait! Usually me and my sisters go to the midnight screening but we couldn’t this year (I have a stupid exam the next day – how dare Uni get in the way of Hunger Games).
    I know some people really don’t like it but I actually love The Maze Runner movies! I’ve never read the books, so I don’t know if that’s were the dislike comes from but in super excited for The Death Cure!
    Great list 🙂


    • Sooo I’ve never been to any midnight screening in my LIFE before but that sounds amazing! Too bad you have an exam, though. 😦

      Yeah–one of my friends absolutely LOVED The Maze Runner books and hated the second movie because they changed some (important) plot points. Meanwhile, I enjoyed the books just okay and loved the movies, haha. Do you think you’re going to read the books?

      Thank you! ❤

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      • I always say I’m going to read the series before the next movie comes out but I still haven’t. I’m a bad reader and commit reading taboos and see the movie and then read the book. I STILL have never read Hunger Games, or Divergent. But who knows maybe I’ll finally be inspired and read them!! Haha!


  2. I’ve heard a lot of great things about All the Bright Places and I feel like I need to read this book. Mockingjay was probably me least favourite book of the franchise, it felt too rushed and so I’m really happy with the direction the films have taken.


    • I second needing to read All The Bright Places! 🙂

      I actually agree with Mockingjay; I like the first two better, and I think Mockingjay is just such a… confused book? Like it wasn’t very clear what was happening and everything just felt contrived.

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      • With Mockingjay it definitely does feel like she was trying to stuff everything into the one book and wrap it all up in a bow so you never really had the time to process everything that happened because there was so much going on.


  3. I was hooked when I watched the trailer for the Danish Girl. It better be good. And I really really need to start reading Eleanor and Park, I’m so ashamed to say that I haven’t read any of Rainbow Rowell’s books! My TTT.


    • I watched the trailer several times myself–Eddie Redmayne was so convincing! And so pretty too; that was such a good casting move. I think it’s going to be a sob-fest.

      No need to be ashamed! I haven’t read most of the hyped books either, haha. I think Rainbow Rowell’s pretty good, though; her characters are usually quite charming. 🙂

      And thanks for linking me to your TTT. ❤

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