Top Ten Books I Would Love To See Made Into A Movie

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Ten Books I Would Love To See Made Into A Movie.

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I absolutely adore romantic comedies. And I don’t mean in a hip, ironic, “it’s so bad it’s good” kind of way. No. I wholeheartedly, unashamedly love a good romantic comedy. From When Harry Met Sally to You’ve Got Mail, Never Been Kissed to The Wedding Singer, Clueless to 10 Things I Hate About You and everything in between, I like to consider myself something of an aficionado of the genre and am always on the lookout for one I have yet to see. It makes me extremely sad to see that the popularity of such films has seemed to dwindle in recent years, and now I can only wait for it to see a resurgence in popularity.

Until then, I decided to use this as the inspiration for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic. Below please find a selection of just a few of the books whose premise I believe would make an excellent basis for a romantic comedy. Please note that in most cases there is far more to these novels than a simple romance, but for the purposes of this week’s list I have boiled them down to one of their most salient points. Love is in the air!

As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.

1) The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

2) Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

3) This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

4) Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

5) Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

6) Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

7) Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

8) I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

9) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

10) The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Please Note:
» I realize that Confessions of a Shopaholic has, in fact, already been made into a movie. Suffice it to say that I found the 2009 adaptation so abysmal that I prefer to pretend that it never existed in the first place.
» I have yet to read either Jennifer E. Smith’s The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight or This Is What Happy Looks Like despite the fact that I own copies of both. These were chosen based purely on my limited understanding of their plot based on the synopsis and recommendations from friends.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday post has been brought to you by the one, the only When Harry Met Sally, the film that started it all for me. I’ll have what they’re having.




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25 Responses

  1. The Rosie Project is being made into a film – Sony Pictures bought the rights as soon as the book was published. I actually heard the author speak a few months ago and he told the audience how the book actually started out as a screenplay. Here’s my summary of his talk – http://booksaremyfavouriteandbest.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/graeme-simsion-and-the-rosie-project/
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  2. Alright, so I’m not a big Jennifer E. Smith fan, BUT… I have to agree that they would make some super cute movies! I actually might enjoy them more as movies than I did books!
    YES to The Distance Between Us!!!!
    I need to read Attachments. 🙂

  3. Oh my god, I haven’t read a single title on your list, though I did DNF The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. I don’t read a lot of romance (surprise!) but I do agree that it would make a great movie. It might be a bit hard though, because a LOT of the book was flashbacks (which is why I DNF’ed it in the first place.)

    It’s funny because, even though most of these books hold very little interest for me, I’d probably watch them all as movies. I’m much more into romance on film than in novels. Weird.
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  4. I love how you connected the books to the genre of movies you love! Very nice. Unfortunately, I haven’t read ANY of these, although many are on my giant TBR list. The one I think I’d like the most as a movie is The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT post earlier – you totally have me geeking out over your ideas for Joss Whedon to write the TEN screenplay and Hourglass being the next Buffy, haha. Have a great week Jen!
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  5. Of the books I’ve read on this list, I’d have to agree with you that I’d love to see them all as movies or TV shows! I haven’t read Going Vintage, The Rosie Project or Audrey, Wait but now I’m going to look more into them. I feel like I’ve seen you post a lot about The Rosie Project, so I’m definitely going to find out more about that one.
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Jen is a thirty-something Canadian book blogger and bibliophile currently residing in the wilds of suburbia. Aside from a penchant for older men, particularly those with the surnames Firth, Elba and Norton, Jen is also passionately interested in running, Mad Men, and Marilyn Monroe. In addition to being a voracious reader and self-proclaimed television addict, Jen is also an aspiring children and youth services librarian who would like to pursue a MLIS and better help readers find the perfect book for them.

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