Monday, 4 February 2019

Books I'd Like To See On The Big Screen

After reading book after book for a good year or so now, I've become such a fan of so many authors. So many that I think deserve to have their stories shown on the big screen. I've spoken in the past about my favourite book to film adaptations, it's actually one of my favourite posts so I thought I would share some of the books I've read over the last 12 months that I think would be amazing as films in the future.
stack of books

The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

One of the first things I thought when reading The Tattooist Of Auschwitz was this needs to be a film. Heather Morris has written the story of Lale and Gita and how they met at Auschwitz so beautifully. It's such a tough time at reads, and one that is pretty much guaranteed to make you emotional but it's so sensitively done. It's unbelievable that something so wonderful could have come out of such a tragic time. I mentioned in my review last month that I think this would translate so well to screen. I think it was originally written with the intention of making it just into a movie so hopefully it won't be too long before that happens. I still remember watching The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas and absolutely sobbing, it still gets me now, so I imagine I'd be very much the same with this too. It's just such an important story though and I think a film would be the perfect way of getting it out to a wider and younger audience.
The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

One Perfect Summer by Paige Toon

When I first had the idea for this post, this was one of the first books that I thought of. Out of all of the books I've read from Paige Toon over the last year, despite thoroughly enjoying them all, One Perfect Summer is the one I think could really end up being on the big screen. A lot of Paige's books follow the same theme and there always tends to be a will they/won't they end up together situation, so you could really pick any of them and I'd love it, but there was something special about this one for me and I think the mini sequel One Perfect Christmas rounded things up perfectly. The characters of Alice and Joe, two teenagers who fall in love one Summer and then are ripped apart by turbulent families and university, are so likeable. I adored them and out of all of the characters I've rooted for in Paige's book, these two stood out to me. It's just such a beautiful love story so I think it would make such a perfect film. There hasn't been enough films like this over the last few years.
One Perfect Summer by Paige Toon

The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty

It feels like forever since I read The Husbands Secret, and whilst it wasn't one I 100% loved, overall I was impressed and ever since I've thought of how well it would work as a film. It's about Cecilia who discovers an envelope in the attic from her husband but it clearly states it's only to be opened if he dies. Like I'm sure most people would though, she opens the letter and her whole life changes. It's a confession that could wreck several families lives. At times I found it a little all over the place as it switched narrative between several different women but I think that would work so much better on screen. It was such an interesting story and the 'confession' was brilliant so I'd love to see it all play out. I'm pretty sure it has actually been confirmed that it's going to be turned into a film with Blake Lively playing Cecilia but there doesn't seem to be any sort of idea of when it will be released.
The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

I think pretty much everyone spoke about Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine last year! It was the first one in 2018 that really made me fall back in love with reading so it's definitely special to me. I was instantly a fan of Eleanor, she struggles with interacting socially and had clearly had a difficult past, so I found her really endearing. I was rooting for her throughout the whole book, and I thought Gail Honeyman had just done such a fab job, especially considering it was her debut! Reece Witherspoon has been chosen to produce the film so it's certainly coming at some point over the next few years, which I can't wait for!
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

One Day In December

This book has become one of my all time favourites so I'm desperate to see it actually to come to life. One Day In December is a love story about Laurie and Jack, two people whose eyes meet a bus stop one night. They don't see each other again until the following year when Sarah wants Laurie to meet her new boyfriend... who turns out to be Jack. What follows is a heartbreaking story as both Laurie and Jack battle with their feelings and have to work out if they can ever really be together. Whilst it's obviously a romance novel, I love how much of it was about friendship too and it was so nice to have so much of that side with Laurie and Sarah too. It's full of beautiful moments though heart-wrenching at times, loads of drama but but also so much humour. It's just a wonderful story, I think it would be a perfect one to release around Christmas time one year.
One Day In December by Josie Silver
Have any of your favourite books become films? Or are there any others you're hoping will be made one day?

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Lindsey said...

I can't believe I haven't actually read any of these. Heard of a couple of them but haven't got as far as reading them - must rectify that. It's definitely a sign of powerful writing when you can instantly picture it being played out. This is a great post!

jennyinneverland said...

Oooh great idea for a post! I LOVE book to film adaptations. Of course not all of them really hit the mark but on a whole I love seeing books I've read come to life. I must admit, although I hated the book, I would see the film of Eleanor Oliphant just to see how they approach it!


Unknown said...

One Perfect Summer sounds like such a lighthearted, fun book to read during my holiday in March. I might have to pick that one up.

Debbie said...

I need to read these, I'd love the stonewylde series to become a movie or TV series it's by kit berry

Bexa said...

This is such a fab idea! I always love browsing the films based on books section on Netflix! I've not actually read any of these, but I am trying to read more this year, so thanks for the recommendations Tiffany! One Day In December and One Perfect Summer sound like my kinda books, I love the happy/sad love stories similar to Fault In Our Stars and One Day. Awesome post! <3 xx

Bexa |

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you so much for the lovely comment Bexa! 😘Xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Ooh I've not heard of that one before xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Definitely do! It's one of the best books I've read xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you! I'm really excited to see how Eleanor Oliphant turns out as a film xx

Tiffany Timms said...

So true, I love being able to play it out as I go along! Xx

The Sunday Mode said...

The Tattooist book sounds like something I'd be interested in reading, but saying that I hope they make it into a film as well because it's always nice to see books come to life. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas made me so emotional as well!!

Julia // The Sunday Mode

Sarah said...

I haven't read any of these books, nor I am really familiar with their story, but having read through your reasons why you would love to see them as a movie, I can see why you think that. Fingers crossed that some of them do become movies in the future.

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