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Books That Should be Made into Movies

by Kellyn Roth |
February 23, 2016

When one of our favorite books gets made into a movie, we’re both excited and scared.
Excited because we, well, our favorite book has been made into a movie.
Scared because it almost certainly will be spoiled.
But today we live in a Utopian world and every book that gets made into a movie turns out exactly as you have always dreamed it would.
If I lived in that society, these are a few books that I would be asking for movies of.

Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards

A magical story of a little orphaned girl who climbs the wall and finds an abandoned cottage in the woods that she begins to fix up, making a home of her own.
Mandy is one of the first books I read. I have also skimmed over it several times more recently … and I still found it entertaining, heartbreaking, and healing. It is beautiful and would make a sensational movie … if it could be done right.

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

I don’t think anyone who has read The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale could disagree that this story of a misplaced princess could be anything but a hit!

It would be very hard to turn into a good movie, but if the moviemakers aren’t willing to put in extra effort for quality, I don’t want to see the movie.

This book is an adventure, a romance, and one of the best fantasy novels out there.

The Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton Porter

I believe there’s already been a rendition of this one, but I heard it wasn’t very good … and this book deserves a good rendition.
This is again a story of healing, though on a much deeper level than Mandy.
You can see my book review of The Keeper of the Bees here.

If you could choose a book that you’d like to be made into a movie (in an Utopian society) what would that book be?
~Kellyn Roth

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  1. I’m always scared of the movies vs books. If I’ve already read it, I just brace to be disappointed by the movie. If I’m meaning to read it, and it gets made into a movie, then I’ll wait. Movie first, then book – much less likely to be disappointed that way!

  2. Definitely Come North With Me, by Bernt Balchen. Especially the chapter about the airfield Bluie West Eight. Two conditions: Use all original aircraft (no animations or modified Cessnas), and NO ROMANCE!!!
    Boy would that be an expensive movie!

        1. Ah, I can’t know you too well! 😉 If you have some deep dark secret, like a love of guacamole (why would you hide that … that’s a stupid thing to hide) I know it. *evil laughter*

  3. Im trying to think of a book that I wold want turned into a movie…prolly the rest of the narnias! (I loved those ones!)

      1. Aw I wuv that one! 😉 I actually had a dream about it once…twas the awesomest dream EVVA! 😉
        But my fave was the prince Caspian one! Really liked that one! 😉

  4. Pretty much every book I read turns into a movie in my head because I’m so visual. But I would love to see Son (the fourth Giver book) turned into a movie. It would be a beautiful story.

    1. I think I’ve heard of the Mother Daughter Book Club books. They sound really interesting … but I’ve got so many books backed up that I want to read that I haven’t gotten around to them yet. XD

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