Books I Wish Were Made Into Movies (part 1)

Anyone ever read a book and love it so much, you just wonder why it isn’t a major motion picture yet? Yes, I realize not all adaptations are great, as you saw in my Worst Movie Adaptations post, but you can’t wait to see it come to life anyways. Maybe that’s just me as an avid (obsessive) reader.

Update: This is going to be a two part post, as I was writing this post initially, I couldn’t narrow my choices down and it was getting a bit long so I decided to split the post by genre. So without further ado, here is my part 1 of books that I wish were made into movies focusing on science fiction.


I remember when I was reading the Red Queen series, only books 1-3 were written at the time, so at the conclusion of the 3rd book, I was majorly anxious and pissed that I had to wait a whole year to find out how everything would end. Based on my Book Tropes I Love post, you guys know I love a good, strong female lead. I love that Mare is realistic, it talks about the stress giving her gray hair, though I do wish throughout the series, she wasn’t so ‘young adult esque” with her feeling/ decisions. I finally got my sister to read these books and so far she really likes them too. I would love to see this adapted to a motion picture, however, it would have to be done just right or I have a feeling it would be super cheesy looking.


I obviously also really enjoyed the Lunar Chronicles if I want it to be made into a motion picture. I loved how each book is told from a different main character, though the story line continues forward. It is my favorite version of a fairy tale retelling. Who doesn’t love a good lost princess story with a mix of futuristic technology and outer space travel? It sounds like a bid flick from the 70’s, but Meyer did great with her world building so it doesn’t seem ridiculous or trashy.


I absolutely love that Rebel of the Sands is a Middle Eastern fantasy series. I mentioned in another post, that I really want to see story lines with more POC and with more ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I do, however, need to do more research into ME culture because I would be so disappointed if this book relied an outsider perspective, rather than actual research done into the culture. So if you practice or are familiar with ME culture and this book, please reach out and let me know your thoughts. I obviously enjoyed this book enough to where I would like to see it adapted to a movie and see the world building come to life.


Thanks for reading. I am obviously a big fan of science fiction books and I think everyone loves a good rebellion book. Science fiction book adaptations are tricky, because I think they could easily become very cheesy and not translate well so it would be super important for them to be done right. What books do you wish to see adapted to film? Stay tuned for part 2.

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Book and Travel blog. I am an avid reader who enjoys many different genres including fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller, science fiction, nonfiction, and more. I have spent the past few years living and travelling around the world and I want to share my experience with you! This blog combines the best of both worlds.

3 thoughts on “Books I Wish Were Made Into Movies (part 1)

  1. I am reading Red Queen now. I think it would make a great movie. I always like to think who would be cast to play the book characters.

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