Book-to-Movie Adaptations We Need (2018)

Who else loves a good book-to-movie adaptation? When they’re done right, I live for them. I think the world would be a better place if more of these were executed properly, but that’s a blog post for another day. Without further ado, here are some authors who needs more books made into movies, and a couple of specific books I have in mind as well.

Jodi Picoult

Honestly, at this point, I’m not sure I even really care which book gets chosen for this. My Sister’s Keeper was, and is, fantastic. I loved the book and I loved the movie. They’re both actually repeats for me (I’ve watched and read both multiple times) and they never get old! No, the endings aren’t the same, but I think that’s part of what makes it fun. Basically the entire movie is the same as the book . . . Okay, I’ll stop. This needs to be a separate post on movie and book comparisons.

Jodi Picoult writes great books, I think we all know and can agree on that. Are there more book-to-movie adaptations for books of hers that I don’t know about? Am I missing out? Is there a cult following of Picoult book-to-movie adaptations that I’m not a member of? How many more times do you think I’ll say “book-to-movie adaptations” in this post? Too many.

I vote for Small Great Things to be next, then _________ (Willow one). After that, it’s fair game. Sort of. I have opinions, but they’re not necessary right now. I just need more.

See Me by Nicholas Sparks

If you haven’t read this yet, read it. I haven’t read any reviews on it because I pre-ordered it and read it and then put it on my bookshelf to live happily ever after, so I’m not sure what other people have said about it. Maybe you skipped out on reading it because a reviewer you like didn’t enjoy it. Or maybe every reviewer loved it (as they SHOULD!) and you just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Well, this is me telling you to get around to it. This is a damn good book, and it would make a damn good movie, especially if they did an alternate-ending sort of deal.

Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks

Do you see a pattern here? Once again, I pre-ordered this one, devoured it, and put it back on the shelf. I just pulled it back off the shelf today and decided to read it again, because it’s fantastic. I don’t know what other people said about it, but I’m telling you to read it. I may do a review on it once I read it again.

Honestly, Nicholas Sparks books are famous for being made into movies, so there’s not a doubt in my mind that these will have movies eventually. I just want it to happen now, because I think we need it now. Maybe we don’t deserve it, but we need it. Just like we’re going to need a movie adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s book coming out this fall . . .

Liane Moriarty

Another broad one, but where are the rest of her books going?! We got a show for Big Little Lies, which I’ve heard great things about but have yet to see myself. Her other books are just as good as that one, at least in my opinion, so why are we not doing anything with them? U G H. Maybe this will happen soon, maybe there’s stuff in the works, but I need more. I eat her books up almost instantly. Again, they could even do an alternate ending for them, because I think the style of her writing and the way her books usually go could handle that well. But also, I kind of love the way she writes and where she has the endings go, so I think maybe I’d just want them as-is on-screen.

Sarah Dessen

Again, broad. But this is the one I’m most passionate about. COME ON!!! She has so many books and they’re amazing. Because all of her books take place in their own fictional town, and sometimes characters make little cameos on other books, this could actually be a Netflix series. Each season is a different book, and characters show up in each other’s seasons as little side-characters that we only really notice if we’re paying attention to (the way it is in the books). Come on, wouldn’t that be the best?

Someone make this happen. I’m definitely not EVER going to say her books are going to waste, because they’re not. But that’s some good material that could be made into a show. And even if they didn’t want to do a show, the books should have their own movies. Don’t fight me on this.

What books/authors do you think need movies? Leave a comment!

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