Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Book Chat - Books That NEED to be Movies!

I'm linking up with Jessica from Sweet Green Tangerine for The Book Chat and I am *loving* this week's topic - Books You'd Like to See As Movies. 

Two books jump right out at me, mainly because I've read them very recently, but also because I just adore them and think they'd be awesome on the big screen. :)

First up - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  

Here's the synopsis if you've been living under a rock and haven't heard of it. ;) 

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night. 

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. 

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. 

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

Doesn't it just sound beautiful? I can imagine how visually appealing it would be on screen with the black and white colors of the circus.  

I don't know why, but I think Ewan McGregor would be the perfect Marco. 


 And I think Rachel McAdam should be Celia. 

And then the second book that I'd like to see as a movie is Divergent by Veronica Roth.

This book would be so epic on-screen.  Seeing the different factions and the action scenes and the people jumping onto and off moving trains... just pure awesomeness!

Here's a synopsis if you haven't heard of it...

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Just epically awesome-sauce, right??
I would pick Liam Hemsworth to play Four.  Just because I'm obsessed with him at the moment. :)

And Mia Wasikowska for Tris.

OK Hollywood... I'm going to need you to read this post and get on it.  Peas-and-spank-you.



  1. I heard that they are now casting for Divergent! I can't wait. I read something recently where Kate Winslet had signed on (I'm not sure what character she would play) and they were considering the girl from The Secret of the American Teenager for Tris.

  2. Um.. Divergent comes out in 2014 (, they were casting extras in Chicago last week, but only Kate Winslet and Shailene Woodley have signed

    and there is a development deal in place for the Night Circus... with script writers hired and everything.

  3. You make me want to read so many books..I feel like a slacker!

  4. A young Ewan McGregor would be a perfect Marco. I love me some Ewan. LOL I had a hard time with Celia. I don't think I'll be pleased with anyone they come up with, if they do make a movie with it, which I'm sure they will...and it will in no way do the book justice.
    I haven't read Divergent yet, but I plan on it when the third book comes out (there's a third book, right?). I hate waiting for sequels. But I've heard really good things about it.

  5. EWAN MCGREGOR! I believe he's a perfect fit for just about any movie role LOL. I haven't read Night Circus yet, but I've heard such great things, I should probably get to it!

    I really loved Divergent & I'm excited for that movie. That's a great choice for Tris. I imagined Four to be more "rough around the edges" but Swooooooon Liam! I hope they don't ruin the movie. I wasn't crazy about the second book though. I hope the third is better!

  6. Oh I love Ewan McGregor, great choice! I'm both super excited and super nervous to see Divergent made into a movie. Found you through the link up :)

  7. ahhh there are soooo many books that I've read that I would like to see as movies...I can't even pick just one or two. Maybe I read too much?? nahhh!! lol

  8. Well after yourself and Jessica both talked about the Night Circus (I guess I have been living under a rock...) I'm convinced and putting it on my To Read List. I like how you both cast different actors but I can still see the similarities between them!

  9. Apparently, these are two books I need to put on my TBR list. I keep reading how much people like them. I'm actually surprised my teenage cousin hasn't mentioned them to me yet.

  10. Yes, Divergent NEEDS to be a movie! And I'll have to buy the Night Circus on my Kindle.. I've never heard of it!

  11. Oh I love this link up idea, I am a bit late in the game but I would love to link up next time! So fun!


  12. I can't wait to read Night Circus and I LOVE Ewan McGregor!!!!!

  13. Divergent is being made into a movie... they have already started casting for it. You can go to their IMDB profile here


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