JUST KIDDING! I am one of those people who will not watch a movie until I read the book, and almost 99% of the time I am disappointed by the adaptation. However, I have to admit that seeing one of your favourite literary works become a movie, played by actors in real places is a great way to actually see the book happening, and there's no greater feeling than being able to put a face to a character. Here are the books, in no particular order, that I would LOVE to see adapted into movies!
Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins
Typical Katherine answer, but not only do I want to put a face on the characters (cough St-Clair cough), I really want to see Paris the way the characters saw it. It was definitely more than a city to them, it was part of their romance, so seeing Paris, a very romantic city, in a romantic and not cheesy setting, would be awesome.
The Giver, by Lois Lowry
Okay, so I know there is already an adaptation of Lowry's dystopian masterpiece, but we have to admit that it was pretty bad. The actors were great, don't get me wrong, but they changed the plot so much it was physically painful to get through the movie. I really would like another adaption, where they actually follow the plot of the book more.
The Casual Vacancy, by J.K. Rowling
Honestly, there might already be one that I am unaware of. The reason I would like to see this book turned into a movie is because I disliked it, and feel like a movie adaptation would push me to reread it and appreciate it more. Maybe it is because Rowling set the bar high with her Harry Potter series, but I simply couldn't get myself to enjoy this book.
Cinder, by Marissa Meyer
This is totally a book (and series) I would like to see in movies! I only read the first book, but was so surprised by how refreshing it was that I emailed Marissa Meyer (and she replied!!!!!) saying how badly I wanted to see this turned into a movie. The characters being half-Chinese, and me being Chinese, the casting is definitely what would worry me the most, but the plot was so well done and simple in a good way that I don't think anyone can really ruin it.
Revenge Wears Prada, by Lauren Weisberger
This is another book that I disliked, but would like to see turned into a movie. In fact, I enjoyed the first book of the series, but loved the movie. I found that movie great and fun to watch, and I feel like chick-lit and books like this one can be good as movies, but boring as books.
I hope you enjoyed reading these top 5 books I want to see as movies. What are yours? Thanks so much for reading!