Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over there at The Broke and the Bookish. I'd love to share my lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
This week is all about books that would make great movies. I always picture how everything would be when reading a story so when it is announced that a book I've read is going to be turned into a movie, I always worry it won't fulfill my expectations (which happens often). It's been difficult to pick the books today, but I think these five books could really be great movies.
1. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Researching for this list, I actually discovered that they are working on the movie, so what a cool surprise! For me, the perfect Don Tillman would be our beloved Sheldon (Jim Parsons).
2. Chaising Daisy by Paige Toon. This story follows two Formula 1 pilots around the world and it has all the elements to make a great movie: risk, love, drama and stunning settings. While reading it I always pictured the Formula 1 pilots Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg as the main male characters.
3. The Lie by C.L. Taylor. This gripping and disturbing thriller would make such a gripping movie as well. You never know what is really going on and who to trust. Perfect for the big screen.
4. Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey. This is one of the best novels I've read in a while. Such an epic love story that starts during the WWII, I think it would make a marvelous movie. As our hero, Dan, I would cast Chad Michael Murray.
5. The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood. I loved every bit of this hilarious book about a girl, Jessica Beam, trying to follow a romantic guide from the fifties to land a good husband now. A must this year. I think Sarah Hyland would make quite a good Jessica Beam.
What do you think, would you like to see these books as movies? What other books would you choose?