7 Books I Want To See Adapted Next

After the release of the new P.S I Love You adaptation, I started thinking about all the other upcoming adaptation we’ve got to look forward to and also about the ever-growing list of books I’d love to see turned into movies/tv shows. So, I thought I’d make two dedicated blog posts about the topic and hopefully if I manifest it enough it might actually happen!

There’s always the worry when a studio announces that it’s adapting one of your favourite books, but now and then we are blessed with a visually beautiful and accurate adaptation that exceeds all of our expectations, a few of my favourites being the entire Harry Potter series, Catching Fire, and Game of Thrones. But then there’s the bad ones, I’m looking at you Allegiant and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters!

There’s a few obvious favourites I haven’t included on this list (any Sarah J Maas book) as I think adapting them would just ruin everything, because their worlds and characters are just so detailed and perfect that nothing could compare. Also if any studios need any extras, leads or even writers then I’m here and ready!

Anyway, here’s my list of books I’d love to see adapted next and please let me know which books you’d want to see turned into to movies in the comments below.

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson – This could definitely be the next Lord of the Rings if its done right! This book holds such an important place in my heart so I’m not 100% sure if I’m willing to trust the Hollywood film giants with such an intricate and intense storyline. But it would be incredible to see these characters on the big-screen!

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – This might be an unpopular opinion but I loved the film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments, certainly more than the TV Show, so I was gutted when they didn’t continue with the rest of the series. Cassandra Clare cleverly links all of her books, so I don’t know how they would adapt this book and whether they’d keep it separate from the other adaptations.

Cinder by Marrisa Myers – At the moment Disney is obsessed at re-making classic fairy-tales and I think its time for something a little different.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – Dear Netflix, if you’re looking for another YA contemporary love story to adapt then look no further. The story follows Anna, a young adult in her senior year of high school but not any high school – a high school in Paris, France (jealous or what?!). From there we follow her senior year however it’s not that simple. Here she meets a beautiful boy named Etienne St Clair, he has it all including a serious girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – The rights to this film were bought by Universal in 2017, so fingers crossed that we get to see an adaption of this film in the near future.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I feel like this film has been in development for years and I’m desperate to see the magic and brilliance of the Le Cirque des Rêves! Morgenstern includes every element you’d want in a book, a whirlwind romance, a beguiling mystery and peculiar characters that drive the story and I think it would make a truly wonderful film.

Life on the Refrigerator Door by Ali Kupers – I’d forgotten about this book until I saw it on my bookshelf and now I’ve got so many ideas in my head. I’d love to turn this into a short/animated film as its such a beautiful and impactful story that has stuck with me for years. If you’re looking for a quick and easy read (possibly for a read-a-thon) then this one is perfect!

Most Anticipated YA Adaptations 2019

There aren’t many YA adaptations being released this year but nevertheless, I’m excited about all the ones on this list and even when researching I’ve discovered a few which I had forgotten about! When adapting books to movies there’s always the worry that the writers and directors are going to change everything and miss important and much-loved parts from the films but I’m quietly optimistic for this year’s releases. Most of the book to movie adaptations I’ve seen recently have all been really good and the elements they’ve changed and added I felt have been beneficial, my favorite of last year is still To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. If you haven’t seen it yet then you are seriously missing out!

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (May 2019) – This book was such a powerful and impactful read for me so I’m really hoping that they don’t mess this one up and that the book’s message comes through in the film. I was really disappointed by the adaptation of Everything, Everything so I’ve got all my fingers crossed for this film! The film is about two teens, Daniel, the son of Korean shopkeepers, and Natasha, the daughter of undocumented Jamaican immigrants who cross paths in New York City and slowly fall in love.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Dec 2019) – The cast for this film is literally out of this world and the fact that Greta Gerwig is directing it makes this film one of my most anticipated films of the year, the only downside is that we’ve got to wait till December to see it! Starring Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, and many many others, this film is guaranteed to be a perfect watch! I really enjoyed Ladybird directed by Greta Gerwig so I’ve got high expectations for this adaptation!

Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – I totally forgot about this film and I can’t think why because it has such a good cast! Starring Tom Holland AND Daisy Ridley this film already looks epic and we haven’t even got a trailer yet! I will admit I haven’t read these books yet but it’s definitely on my TBR list (along with lots of other series! Todd Hewitt has been raised to believe that a viral germ has killed all women and unleashed Noise, the special ability to read people’s and animals’ minds through a stream of images, words, and sounds. After discovering a patch of silence, free of Noise, Todd is forced to flee his town. Alone, he must face a planet erupting in war—that is, until he meets Viola, the source of the silence.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – Netflix is seriously killing it at some of its YA adaptations so I’m quietly confident that they’re going to do a good job at adapting this powerful read!

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott – I hadn’t heard of this book until I watched the trailer and now I’m fully invested in this story and its characters! Starring Cole Sprouse, this film tells the story of two people who meet whilst receiving treatment for Cystic Fibrosis where physical contact could transmit fatal disease.