Top Ten Books I Would Love To See Made Into A Movie

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Ten Books I Would Love To See Made Into A Movie.

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I absolutely adore romantic comedies. And I don’t mean in a hip, ironic, “it’s so bad it’s good” kind of way. No. I wholeheartedly, unashamedly love a good romantic comedy. From When Harry Met Sally to You’ve Got Mail, Never Been Kissed to The Wedding Singer, Clueless to 10 Things I Hate About You and everything in between, I like to consider myself something of an aficionado of the genre and am always on the lookout for one I have yet to see. It makes me extremely sad to see that the popularity of such films has seemed to dwindle in recent years, and now I can only wait for it to see a resurgence in popularity.

Until then, I decided to use this as the inspiration for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic. Below please find a selection of just a few of the books whose premise I believe would make an excellent basis for a romantic comedy. Please note that in most cases there is far more to these novels than a simple romance, but for the purposes of this week’s list I have boiled them down to one of their most salient points. Love is in the air!

As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.

1) The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

2) Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

3) This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

4) Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

5) Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

6) Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

7) Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

8) I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

9) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

10) The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Please Note:
» I realize that Confessions of a Shopaholic has, in fact, already been made into a movie. Suffice it to say that I found the 2009 adaptation so abysmal that I prefer to pretend that it never existed in the first place.
» I have yet to read either Jennifer E. Smith’s The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight or This Is What Happy Looks Like despite the fact that I own copies of both. These were chosen based purely on my limited understanding of their plot based on the synopsis and recommendations from friends.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday post has been brought to you by the one, the only When Harry Met Sally, the film that started it all for me. I’ll have what they’re having.




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25 responses to “Top Ten Books I Would Love To See Made Into A Movie”

  1. Frasier says:

    Excellent choices! While I have not read all of them (hello huge TBR list) I agree with the ones I have read. Distance Between Us. Attachments. 🙂
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  2. The Rosie Project is being made into a film – Sony Pictures bought the rights as soon as the book was published. I actually heard the author speak a few months ago and he told the audience how the book actually started out as a screenplay. Here’s my summary of his talk – http://booksaremyfavouriteandbest.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/graeme-simsion-and-the-rosie-project/
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  3. Melody says:

    What a great list! This is my first time on your blog – I love it. What a beautiful design/layout!
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  4. Oh yes!

    I’d love if they re-made the Shopaholic movie and did it where the characters are British – like in the book. I wasn’t a fan of making them American. It just… didn’t work for me.

    Jennifer E Smith has such adorable books – they’d make perfect romantic comedies!
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  5. Betty says:

    Alright, so I’m not a big Jennifer E. Smith fan, BUT… I have to agree that they would make some super cute movies! I actually might enjoy them more as movies than I did books!
    YES to The Distance Between Us!!!!
    I need to read Attachments. 🙂

  6. Hazel says:

    Audrey, Wait! needs to be a movie!!!!!! It’d be so awesome to watch the craze and to hear the hit song as well. And then Jennifer Lawrence will be Victoria! AHHH PERFECT
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  7. Liza says:

    I *lovelovelove* When Harry Met Sally! I totally need to save that gif for forever! It gave me warm and fuzzy feelings!

    You should definitely pull out your Jennifer E Smith books though, I really liked both of them! Especially The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight!
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  8. Michelle says:

    The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight would be such a cute movie! It’s definitely got the time length perfect for a movie… it all happens in one day! I almost put Audrey Wait! on my list this week too. Cute list!

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  9. Oh my god, I haven’t read a single title on your list, though I did DNF The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. I don’t read a lot of romance (surprise!) but I do agree that it would make a great movie. It might be a bit hard though, because a LOT of the book was flashbacks (which is why I DNF’ed it in the first place.)

    It’s funny because, even though most of these books hold very little interest for me, I’d probably watch them all as movies. I’m much more into romance on film than in novels. Weird.
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  10. Jen says:

    Wow, I actually haven’t read a lot of these at all :O While I LOVED Amy & Roger’s, I’m not sure that that book would be a make a good movie. It would seem.. Dull? Idk, but The Statistical would be adorable! Thanks for sharing your list, Jen!
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  11. Great choices! I’m usually very careful with adaptations… I have been disappointed much more often than not, and I usually have a very specific view of the characters in my mind…

    Happy reading!
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  12. Andi says:

    I really, really, really need to read The Distance Between Us.
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  13. The only book I’ve read here is Confessions, and it already has a movie so i didin’t include it anymore, but almost all the other books are on my TBR list 🙂
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  14. OMG how cute would Attachments be as a movie!? I totally pictured the movie as I was reading it 🙂 Statistical too!
    I totally agree with Going Vintage and yes… Shopaholic needs to be remade. That was just… horrible. So bad.
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  15. Please, please someone from an awesome production house, see this list and make Audrey, Wait! into an actual movie! I really want ‘the song’ to be a real song and I think it would make a really fun movie to watch, not that other books above won’t as well… I love your choices for this week’s topic, Jen <333
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  16. I generally love Rom Coms, too! I think my favorite is probably You’ve Got Mail. Initially, I found it kind of sad when Kathleen lost the store, but now I just love the movie.

    Also, oh my gosh, Attachments would make the best Rom Com!
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  17. Great post!
    I like your blog! First time reader. I’m going to go check stuff out. Good list too. I like all the contemporary fiction you have listed.
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  18. I love how you connected the books to the genre of movies you love! Very nice. Unfortunately, I haven’t read ANY of these, although many are on my giant TBR list. The one I think I’d like the most as a movie is The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT post earlier – you totally have me geeking out over your ideas for Joss Whedon to write the TEN screenplay and Hourglass being the next Buffy, haha. Have a great week Jen!
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  19. I have seen Going Vintage on a couple of lists. I enjoyed reading it, but I wish that the plot line was more focused on the lack of technology instead of how Mallory wanted to get another boyfriend. It would make a cute TV series for young adults, like on ABC Family.

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  20. Katie says:

    Okay, so I literally JUST watch “When Harry Met Sally…” for the first time the other day, and it’s so good! I mean. It’s not my favorite Nora Ephron. But it’s pretty amazing nonetheless.
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  21. Stormy says:

    Totally agree that The Distance Between Us and Going Vintage would make great movies! Audrey, Wait! is a good choice too. I haven’t read any of the others, though a few are on my list!
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  22. I so wouldn’t mind watching all the movies of the books you mentioned. Especially The Distance Between Us. That is one good book!

    Great list, Jen!
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  23. Um, Confessions of a Shopaholic is already a movie 🙂
    Nice list.

    Here are my Top Ten .
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  24. Of the books I’ve read on this list, I’d have to agree with you that I’d love to see them all as movies or TV shows! I haven’t read Going Vintage, The Rosie Project or Audrey, Wait but now I’m going to look more into them. I feel like I’ve seen you post a lot about The Rosie Project, so I’m definitely going to find out more about that one.
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