Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is either ten book to movie adaptations I’m looking forward to or ten book to movie adaptations I still need to watch. I’m leaning more towards ten book to movie adaptations I’m looking forward to, and my interpretation of that means I’m going to list ten book that I think absolutely must have movies made of them. Just because that would be totally awesome.
1. The Lost Heiress by Rosanna M. White
I think this book would be the perfect historical film! It’s got plenty of drama and mystery and intrigue, along with being full of great historical buildings and clothes and such, and romance of course, which would make for such an interesting movie! Plus I just love The Lost Heiress, so I would love to see it across a big screen.
2. A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter
This would be another wonderful historical movie. A Noble Masquerade is such an action and drama packed novel, set in the perfect 19th century time frame. It is so sweet and romantic, and it really has one of the best storylines that would be perfect for a movie. Besides, it’s just so, so great, and I know it would be extremely popular to all those who wouldn’t mind the slightly Biblical theme.
3. The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson
Who wouldn’t want a movie made out of a fairy-tale retelling? Need I say more? The Captive Maiden is one of the most captivating, full of twists and turns, swoon-worthy novel I have ever read, and it’s based off of Cinderella, only set in medieval times. Who wouldn’t love a movie like that? This one is basically a no brainer; it MUST be a film someday!
4. Not by Sight by Kate Breslin
I added Not by Sight to this list mainly because it’s so different from all of the typical World War II movies you see nowadays, and I feel like it would be a refreshing addition to the film library (I don’t care if that’s not a real thing, it is now). It has such an interesting, different story that I feel would really make for a wonderful movie. Not only would it be something new to enjoy, it is also super sweet and insightful, and I feel like those are all perfect reasons to turn it into a movie.
5. Royal Wedding Series by Rachel Hauck
I added the whole Royal Wedding series simply because I couldn’t pick just one of these books, and I know that all of them would make for wonderful movies. Movies and books where nobles fall for commoners are so popular these days, especially since Prince William and Katherine got married, so I know all three of these novels would do super well. Once Upon a Prince is so sweet and magical, I know it would be a chick flick for the ages that would have everyone—including me of course—sighing with delight during every second. Princess Ever After is also sweet, but it has so much more depth and twists and turns to it that I feel would make it a more serious, but yet still lighthearted, love story. And lastly, How to Catch a Prince is just so wonderful it must be made into a movie. It’s so captivating and intriguing, and the love story is beyond magical. How could these three books not be made into movies?
6. When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren
I just love the whole Christiansen Family series, and Susan May Warren’s writing in general, so I just had to add one of those novels to this list. When I Fall in Love is by far one of the sweetest books I have ever read, and it has such a captivating, swoon-worthy story that no one would be able to resist. Plus, who doesn’t want to see a movie that is at least 50% filmed in Hawaii? Doesn’t that make for a must-see movie?
7. The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen
Mysteries always make for good movies, right? Besides, The Secret of Pembrooke Park is a mystery set in 19th century England that has one of the sweetest love stories ever, so it has plenty of reasons to be made into a film. There is plenty of drama and intrigue, and Julie Klassen really weaves some of the best tales, so I would really love to see any of her books as movies, but especially this one.
8. Whispers from the Shadows by Roseanna M. White
This is one of my favorite books in the whole world! Have I mentioned that before? Whispers from the Shadows is such an intriguing, mysterious, romantic, wonderful book that would make for the perfect movie! I would LOVE to see this amazing story plastered across a giant screen!
9. Weddings by Bella Series by Janice Thompson
I put the whole Weddings by Bella series on this list because I think at least one of these books should become a movie, but each book is so completely entwined in the others that the only way they could be a movie is if there was a movie—or a series of movies—made of all four of them. Though I’ve only read Fools Rush In, Swinging on a Star, and It Had to Be You, the first three books in the series, I am sure that That’s Amore is the perfect conclusion to the series and must be added as well. The reason these books should be a movie is simple: they are super sweet, funny, interesting, and who wouldn’t love to watch a wedding planner from a big Italian family fall in love with a good old Texas cowboy? How could that not make for a hilarious movie?
10. Hurricanes in Paradise by Denise Hildreth Jones
I love this book so very, very much. It is my favorite one that Denise has ever written. There is so much raw emotion, so much pain and struggle and final freedom, that this would be one of the best, tear-jerker movies that has ever graced the silver screen. Every time I read Hurricanes in Paradise, and I’ve read it quite a few times, I cannot help but cry through the whole thing because it is just so accurate, so real. And I feel like it would be even more so if it were made into a movie.
That’s my ten, but I can promise you that it took me forever to narrow it down to just the ones I listed, and I can think of lots of others I would like to add. She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell, Leaving Carolina by Tamara Leigh, Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery, First Date by Krista McGee, Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones, and Beguiled by Deeanne Gist just to name a few. Or six. I almost even made my list 16 instead of 10. But I didn’t, just to save you from having to hear me rave on and on about those books too. Just believe me when I say, I would absolutely love it if all those novels were turned into movies. Because I would watch every one of them. Over and over and over again.