1. “The Lunar Chronicles” by Marissa Meyer: If you’ve read these books, you know how exciting they are. You also know that the three greatest reasons to look forward to these books being made into movies are Emperor Kai, Captain Thorne, and Wolf.
2. “Dorothy Must Die” Series by Danielle Page: Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve at least seen parts of the movie, “The Wizard of Oz.” The twists on Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion are amazing in this series. It’s so mind boggling to read about them as villains and it would be such and out-of-this-world experience to watch them on a huge screen be the complete opposite of everything they’ve been since 1939.
3. “Noggin” by John Corey Whaley: The first thing I would want to see are the scenes of them attaching Travis’ head to his new body, that alone would make the movie worthwhile. After that, it’d be easy to make it a movie about a 16 year old who’s family and friends have had five years to move on and grow up, but he’s still 16 and has to redo high school. If you haven’t read this book yet, read it, before the movie comes out (okay wishful thinking).
4. “Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell: I love Levi and Cath, there’s no question, so their story alone would have me in a theater seat. The thing that would have me anxiously awaiting this movie would be the chance to see the book within the book, about Simon Snow. I know, I know, she’s writing an actual Simon Snow book, but it would still be awesome to see some of Cath’s fan fiction come to life. Then of course, let’s not forget Levi…
5. “Just One Day” by Gayle Forman: Personally, anything that Gayle Forman writes, would have me buying a movie ticket. I really enjoyed this book and the companion novel, Just One Year. In fact, they could kind of fuse the two books together into one movie and we would see what happens on their one day together and then in the ensuing year when they try to find each other again. How incredibly amazing would that be?
6. “Jellicoe Road” by Melina Marchetta: I love standalone stories, and while this one would be difficult to adapt, because of the story within a story, I think a director and writer up to the task could make the movie as touching and unforgettable as the book. Plus, hello — JONAH GRIGGS.
7. “Anna and the French Kiss” by Stephanie Perkins: When I first read the book ages ago, I thought of Anna Kendrick for the role of Anna, but she’s far too old for it now. Still, we need more contemporary romances turned into movies. They’re inexpensive to make and easily recoup their money, so I don’t see why a producer-writer-director isn’t chomping at the bit to make Anna and St. Clair come to life.
8. “The Scorpio Races” by Maggie Stiefvater: It was optioned years ago, but there isn’t any real news on the film except that the screenplay is by British writer Jack Thorne, who penned “How I Live Now.” Since it’s not a multi-book series, it’s the Maggie book I’d most like to see — even though it requires some major CGI for the killer horses. Every time I see a movie with young Irish actors, I wonder if they’d make a decent Sean Kendrick or Puck Connolly.
9. “Legend” by Marie Lu: This series would be awesome to see on screen. I can definitely imagine the Valjean vs. Javert vibe working in a movie, as well as how hot it would be to see Day parkouring his way around a futuristic Los Angeles.
10. “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo: Speaking of trilogies, let’s keep fingers crossed that Bardugo’s “Grisha” trilogy is made into a movie. Alina + Mal + the Darkling on the big screen would be epic.