We don’t really say ‘Movie’ in the UK, so I changed the heading to ‘Film’. What? It made me uncomfortable.
1. Kiki Strike and the Shadow City, by Kirsten Miller – because how many films about awesome girl gangs are there? Not enough. I’d love to actually see the Shadow City.
2. Night School, by C. J. Daugherty – I would love to see the beautiful buildings of the Cimmeria Academy, and all the intrigue would make a great television show.
3. Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman – just imagine all the detail that could go into a television adaptation! There is so much drama and angst and heartbreak – it would be devastatingly good TV. Massively controversial though, I’m sure…
4. Milk, Sulphate and Alby Starvation, by Martin Millar – you could just pretty much directly adapt this book into a surreal comedy film without making any changes to the plot or characters.
5. Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Vossi – When I read it, I thought that I would definitely watch a film adaptation!
6. The Diary of a Crush trilogy, by Sarra Manning – I’m not so sure that the third book would work (better as a TV film?) but all the ridiculous drama in the first two book would make fantastic telly. And the wardrobe designers would have so much fun dressing Edie, Shona, Poppy, Grace and the art boys…
7. Everything Beautiful, by Simmone Howell – I’ve never heard of any summer camp films with stories like Everything Beautiful, and I think it would be nice to see.
8. The Forestwife, by Teresa Tomlinson – I have longed for this trilogy to be a TV show ever since I finished reading the first book for the first time. Come on TV bosses, stop making all those standard adapations of the Robin Hood legend and bring this to the small screen instead!
9. Ten Things I Hate About Me, by Randa Abdel-Fattah – I was reluctant to pick any books with ‘internet stuff’ in them for this list, because we all know that it’s usually cringe o’clock when films or television shows feature anything to do with e-mail, but I think this one could work as a television show.
10. A Great and Terrible Beauty, and the rest of the Gemma Doyle trilogy, by Libba Bray – I think this could work as either a film or a TV show. There is so much atmosphere and I’d love to see all the locations!