Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Books I Would Love to See Made Into Movies

1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
This one would be absolutely awesome, and evidently it has been optioned by MTV films, Paramount and Maverick Films, as a group.

2. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
I laughed out loud at this book, but I also think it would be cringingly painful to watch as a movie.

3. If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern
If cleverly done, this story about an 'imaginary friend' could be very memorable.

4. The Givenchy Code by Julie Kenner
A definite line-crosser. Chick-flick, action-adventure, suspense.

5. Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund
You'd really have to pay attention, but it'd be totally worth it. It'd be a blast to pick the actors to play the characters.

6. And Only To Deceive by Tasha Alexander
We need another delicately done historical.

7. Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

8. The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne
Loved the idea...would make a perfect Chick Flick.

9. Murder on a Bad Hair Day by Anne George
I love the Southern Sisters mysteries--two feisty sisters in their sixties, stumbling over murders and gossiping over Cokes with ice.

10. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White
I was riveted the whole way through.

11. Going Coastal by Wendy French
Just simply hilarious in dialogue and situation.

12. Big Hair and Flying Cows by Dolores J. Wilson
Ditto. There's just something about the South...

13. Absolutely any romantic suspense by Mary Stewart.
The Moonspinners was made into a Disney movie with Haley Mills, but it didn't have quite the romantic tension I was looking for, what with Mills being a teenager.

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Tempest Knight said...

I've been meaning to read "Murder on a Bad Hair Day" for a while. Maybe in my next trip to Borders...

Colleen Gleason said...

Mmm...why isn't your book on that list? Mine would be!

Trish Ryan said...

Impressive! I'm not sure I could name the last 13 books I read, let alone the ones I'd like to see made into movies.

And Colleen is right, you should add your book to the list!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

How weird...listing my book never even occurred to me...

Should I read anything into that??? Maybe just that my head is in my new book, and I need to get busy and get it done so that it can be optioned for a movie...

Chaotic Mom said...

These sound like some GREAT BOOKS! I need to read more. I'm now adding Secret Society Girl and The Little Lady Agency to my library list. ;)

Thanks for stopping by my Thursday Thirteen, too!

Anonymous said...

it has been a long long time since I sat down and read a good book. I just dont have to time...

Caryle said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly on #1. I loved that book!

#5 would be fun, too!

I confess, I haven't read the others.

Good idea for a list! And could I use any more freaking explanation points? LOL

Michelle said...

oops, I put the wrong html the first time . . .so my link name is there twice. .. sorry.
Anyway - after reading this list now I want to go and get some of those books!

Amanda Brice said...

I agree with Secret Society Girl and I would add The Devil in the Junior League.

Heather Harper said...

I just read your bio. My hubs has worked in the semi-con industry for the past ten years. He's an EE also.

And I would love to see Colleen's book made into a movie. I just read it and I want to be a venator. :)

Catherine Avril Morris said...

I have gotta get my hands on some of those books... I keep looking for Twilight at the bookstore but it's always out. Hmm, wonder why? Cuz everyone loves it!