BOOKS I HOPE THEY OPTION FOR MOVIES
Thanks for the list request @LizDawson! Maybe we'd even agree on seeing one or two of these together?!
- •Um. Mine?It's called (tentatively) UNSCRIPTED and I hope to see it on the shelves at some point in the not too distant future... Slightly meta: it's actually (among other things) about a girl trying to turn her book into a movie. Also, though: while a film would be GREAT - it's not my dream. The book itself is my dream.
- •Tiny Pretty ThingsBeen described as Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars. Mean girls at ballet school. Such a good read and would make a great film, especially if they used real dancers like they did with Center Stage.
- •The InterestingsMeg Wolitzer's long view of a group of friends who meet at a summer camp for arty teenagers was a great read, and I'd love to revisit these characters on the screen.
- •The Versions of UsLaura Barnett's parallel narrative love story would make an interesting, Sliding Doors style film (though there are three alternate timelines, so not sure how it'd be done, but I'll leave that to brighter minds to figure out). The characters meet at Cambridge and it always warms my heart to see my University on the big screen, too.
- •Astonish MeYes, another ballet novel. I can't get enough of reading about and seeing ballet, and this novel may have been my original gateway drug. Usually, when I've *really* loved a novel, I don't want to see it on the screen, because I fear they'll ruin it. But I think beautiful things could be done with this - especially with the dance and the Paris locations. I'd love to revisit this story in a different form.
- •The ListI love a good fictional DC scandal - both in novels and on screen, and Karin Tanabe's book was a fun read. I'll probably never get over the thrill of seeing places I know and love in films, either.
- •PersuasionLet's have a new one of these! Long ago-lost-love-returning is a trope I can't resist. And I know this is controversial, but I loved the latest Pride and Prejudice and I would love a film that does a similar thing for Persuasion.
- •The ActressHollywood loves a self referential movie and Amy Sohn's novel was a good beach read and I imagine would make for a fun girls' night with some popcorn and wine...
- •You Had Me At HelloReally enjoyed Mhairi MacFarlane's novel of uni friends will-they-won't-they - and her characters are about the same age as me so it would be fun to revisit the late 90s British uni scene...