Six for Sunday: Movie adaptations of Books

This is my first time joining in with this book meme, created by Steph from A Little But a Lot.  #SixforSunday

I have been fascinated to read the answers other people have come up with every week so thought I might dip my toe in and give it a go.

For this week, the theme is movie adaptations of books. I’m choosing to show six books that I would love to see adapted into a movie, for two reasons.

Reason 1: I have seen hardly any movies. I am rubbish. People never believe me when I say this until they start listing movies and I have seen none of them…

Reason 2: I am a massive fantasy fan yet have seen so many wonderful books fail to make a good transition to the screen. For that reason, I am always excited by, yet slightly dread new fantasy movie releases just in case they are awful!

Here are six books I would love to see on screen – I just hope somebody can do them justice someday!

S4S 1 Movie adaptations

Tithe by Holly Black

This would have vibes of Labyrinth for me, with the faerie courts. I love Roiben and Kaye and would love to see the courts through Kaye’s eyes as she discovers the dark side of faerie. I would love to see this done well.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Scwab

I think the visuals of the different Londons would lend themselves really well to some amazing cinematography. It would also be great to see some of my favourite characters in the flesh!

The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

This perfect piece of magical realism would make for an awe-inspiring movie with the contrast between real life and the magic of the toyshop. (See my full review here)

Reckless: Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke

This is one of the most under-rated books I know and I love it so much. It is written with a deep love and knowledge of fairytales and folklore from around the world, my favourite kind where the fairies are more likely to hinder than help. The fantastical mirrorworld and the sibling relationship would make for great cinema.

King’s Dragon by Kate Elliott

This is the first in an epic fantasy series which I devoured as a teenager. While some of it has not aged well, the world-building in this is incredible and the there are opportunities for some amazing setpieces in a movie.

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Another fantasy classic which has inspired so many others. Fitz is a relatable, flawed character and his adventures in court as he learns to be a poisoner and develops his bond with his wolf would be great on screen.

What do you think of my recommendations?

Which books would you like to see on screen?

Are there any fantasy films which you would recommend for me?

So that’s my very first #SixforSunday. Hope you enjoyed it!


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