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Monday, June 8, 2009

Pre-production Books-to-Movies:

I totally stole this list from Simply Nerdy Book Reviews and you should go check out her blog since I'm just copying and pasting part of the list.

Books whose film rights have been bought, are in pre-production, or are in the process of being fimed right now (in alphabetical order by title since most of these don't have release dates--if it has 'a' or 'the' before it, look for the first letter of the second word):

Airborn (Kenneth Oppel)
Airman (Eoin Colfer)
Alchemyst, The (Michael Scott)
Amulet of Samarkand, The (Jonathan Stroud)
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Louise Rennison)
An Abundance of Katherines (John Green)

Beastly (Alex Flinn)
Boggart, The (Susan Cooper)
Book Thief, The (Marcus Zusak)
Burning Time, The (Carol Matas)

Certain Slant of Light, A (Laura Whitcomb)
Chasing Vermeer (Blue Balliett)
City of the Beasts (Isabel Allende)
Cry of the Icemark, The (Stuart Hill)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Jeff Kinney)
Dragonfire (Donita K. Paul)
Dragonriders of Pern (Anne McCaffrey)

Eclipse (Stephenie Meyer)
Eddie Dickens and the Awful End (Phillip Ardagh)
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
Everlost (Neal Shusterman)
Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, The (Rick Yancey)

Flipped (Wendelin Van Draanen)
Fly Girl (Omar Tyree)

Giver, The (Lois Lowry)
Great and Terrible Beauty, A (Libba Bray)
Great Gilly Hopkins, The (Katherine Paterson)
Guardians of Ga'Hoole (Kathryn Lasky)

Here Be Monsters (Alan Snow)
Here, There Be Dragons (James A. Owen)
Highest Tide, The (Jim Lynch)
Hobbit, The (J.R.R. Tolkien)
House of the Scorpion, The (Nancy Farmer)
Hunger Games, The (Suzanne Collins)

Inkspell (Cornelia Funke)
Interworld (Neil Gaiman and Michael Reeves)
If I Stay (Gayle Forman)

Killing Sea, The (Richard Lewis)
King Dork (Frank Portman)

Larklight (Philip Reeve
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Little Girl Lost (Charles de Lint)
Looking Glass Wars, The (Frank Beddor)
Looking for Alaska (John Green)
Lost Years of Merlin, The (T.A. Barron)
Lovely Bones, The (Alice Seabold)

Magyk (Angie Sage)
Marked (P.C. + Kristen Cast)
Maximum Ride (James Patterson)
Monster Blood Tattoo (D.M. Cornish)

Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (Rachel Cohn and David Levithan)
New Moon (Stephenie Meyer)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan)
Peter and the Starcatchers (Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson)
Peter Pan in Scarlet (Geraldine McCaughrean)

Ramona and Beezus (Beverly Cleary)

Sisters Grimm, The (Michael Buckley)
Skellig (David Almond)
Spook's Apprentice, The (Joseph Delaney)
Stargirl (Jerry Spinelli)
Stoneheart (Charlie Fletcher)
Subtle Knife, The (Phillip Pullman)

Teen Idol (Meg Cabot)
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (Holly Black)
Tomorrow, When the War Began (John Marsden)
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, The (Avi)
Tunnels (Roderick Gordon)

Uglies (Scott Westerfeld)

Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie (Holly Black)
Varjak Paw (S.F. Said)

Wee Free Men, The (Terry Prachet)
When the Wind Blows (James Patterson)

PS; Thanks to Bookworm for giving me the link to this post (since I forgot who posted it)!



  1. Hey! i dont mind at all that you took the list! and thanks for what you said at the beginning! if i hear about more books that have been bought, i'll add them to the list and re-post it:) ill tell you too!

    And i have a question: how do i know whether its Brianna, Arielle, or Marisa? Since you (whoever you are) signed this post with a 'B' my guess is that you're Brianna? haha im just curious!


  2. Oh, and Jurassic Park is at the top of my TBR:) is it good?

  3. Wow! That's a great list. Thanks for posting it.

    I'm particularly looking foward to Beastly, A Certain Slant of Light, A Great & Terrible Beauty, Tithe, & The Lightning Thief. Good stuff!

  4. Leah,

    Lol yeah the letter at the end of each post is basically the initial of our first names. I might put that somewhere on the about me just in case people get confused lol.

    That would be great if you find out more movies and let me know, I'd really appreciate it.

  5. E.M. Reads, I realllly want to read Beastly! I heard it was a really good book :)

  6. Hey Leah!
    I am about 70 pages into Jurassic Park and so far it is really great. I love the movie and while I am reading it, I am basically picturing the movie in my mind, and so far everything is the same as the book! Which is great! Since the movie was so good, in my opinion.
    I hope you get to read it soon! And let me know what you think of it! :)

    Have a great day!

    ps. sorry about the name confusion to anyone that was confused. haha.
    Basically its:

    B = Briana
    A = Arielle
    M = Marisa


  7. Oh.

    I can't WAIT to see some of these movies!

    Especially If I Stay. I really enjoyed that!

    And, lol, yeah. That five stars thing was a mistake!

  8. Kaitlyn,

    I thought something looked funny haha. I really want to read If I Stay, I've heard good and bad things about it. I also heard that Catherine Hardwicke is directing it which is cool.


  9. Thanks for replying guys! i loved Beastly--it was so good!

    The reviews on my site, if u want to check it out:) and i have no problem with emailing the updated list once i get some more info!


  10. Today is WHAT'S ON YOUR DESK WEDNESDAY? on my blog. I've been tagged by Sassy and now I've tagged you. I hope you can join in with the fun. Please don’t feel any pressure to have to do this. I’m choosing friends who comment, blog followers and book bloggers who appear to like doing book blog memes.

    Sassy's What's on your desk Wednesday?

    Take care,



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