My Adaptation Wishlist

With books such as The Duff and Paper Towns being adapted into films this year, I’ve been wondering about some of the books I’d love to see on the big screen.

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The Rain by Virginia Bergin is an incredible dystopia about killer rain. A meteor means that all of the water on Earth becomes contaminated. Just one drop will kill you! I think it would adapt amazingly into a film because the book seems so realistic – it’s as if you’re actually experiencing it! When I was reading it, I was scared to go out in the rain and even drink a glass of water! That’s how much it affected me.

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Throne of Glass is one of the best fantasy novels I’ve ever read. It would be a fantastic adaption because it’s thrilling and Sarah J. Maas writes so vividly that it wouldn’t be hard to bring to life. Celaena Sardothien, the protagonist, is one of my favourite characters because she’s the kind of character that all of us feminists wish for all of the time.

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Cruel Summer is a murder mystery novel set in Spain. I had absolutely no idea who the murder was throughout reading and when it was announced I was so shocked! I think it would work well as a TV series because it’s so gripping that you wouldn’t be able to help tuning in every week as more and more things happen.

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We Were Liars was the book of 2014. It ripped out the hearts of the many people who read it, and it had me in shock months after I put it down. It would make for such an exciting film, with the family politics, amazing setting of the island, and the twists and turns in the plot. It would be so exciting!

What books would you like to see adapted in the future?

Lucy Powrie

Lucy Powrie is a blogger, YouTuber and author from the UK. When she's not reading, she enjoys cuddling guinea pigs and eating Oreo chocolate, but let's be real: she's mostly always reading.

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    Sally

    27 March, 2015

    Great picks, Lucy! I haven’t read The Rain yet but it sounds exciting so I’ll definitely be picking it up sometime soon!

    I think I’d love to see Say Her Name by James Dawson, because I love horrors and think that would be a really good one! And Vendetta by Catherine Doyle would make a great TV show in my opinion!

    Great post! 🙂
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    Jesse Owen

    27 March, 2015

    I would LOVE to see The Rain adapted into a film and I agree completely that Cruel Summer would work really well as a TV series.

    To add to this I would love Geek Girl to be adapted for film! 🙂
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    Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Books

    28 March, 2015

    Love your picks!! Rain sounds like it would be a really cool movie. I love watching end of the world-type movies. We Were Liars would also make a great movie. Or a TV show. Well they’d have to change it a lot to make it a TV show, but the family and the island would make for a great TV starting off point.
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    Hollie

    28 March, 2015

    Cruel Summer would be an amazing TV series! Especially as it’s really not that obvious who the killer is. I’d love to see Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour adapted, especially as it would have the best soundtrack ever!
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    Erin

    9 April, 2015

    I completely agree–especially about Throne of Glass and We Were Liars. I think We Were Liars would be interesting as a movie, and I just cannot believe Throne of Glass isn’t one yet. I recently finished the second book and am already craving the third.

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