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We were chatting amongst ourselves at Team Novelicious about all things books (as we tend to do most days) when one of us asked which book we would most like to see turned into a film. Of course, Yours Truly by our ed-in-chief Kirsty Greenwood would make a fabulous (not to mention hilarious) film and was at the top of our list. But what else? This is what we came up with. We'd love to know your thoughts!
1. Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner – I loved In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner, both in novel form and movie, but I need more. Good in Bed with Cannie Shapiro is one of my favourite books by Jennifer and I would adore watching it on the big screen. Cannie's life is ticking along quite nicely, until her ex-boyfriend writes a column for a magazine with the headline: 'Loving a larger woman is an act of courage in our world.'
2. Any Sophie Kinsella Book – Kirsty thinks any Sophie Kinsella novel would be great as a movie. Yes, we've already had Confessions of a Shopaholic, but what about Can You Keep a Secret? or The Undomestic Goddess?
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3. The Book of You by Claire Kendall – A psychological thriller about obsession and power, The Book of You is about Clarissa and how her colleague, Rafe, is frightening her more and more. Kirsty thinks this would make a great thriller.
4. Jemima J by Jane Green – A book from the late 90s that we all still think of very fondly here at Novelicious. Jemima is seven stone overweight. Can she change herself and grab the life she wants?
5. May We be Forgiven by A.M Homes – Kelly would like to see this winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction (2013) as a film. It is the story of Harry whose life changed in one moment of madness. Harry is the older brother to George, who is a bully and a narcissist. One day George has a car accident then finds his brother in bed with his wife – so he murders her.
6. What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor – Kelly reviewed this novel recently and would love to see it turned into a film. Nine year old Milo sees the world a little differently to everyone else.
7. Liz Fenwick – Both Kerry and I would like to see a novel by Liz Fenwick turned into a film. The Cornish House, A Cornish Affair or The Cornish Stranger. Any of these as they all offer "a lovely bit of escapism within a gorgeous setting."
8. Marian Keyes – Of course, anything by Marian would be fabulous as a film. Why on earth has it not happened yet?
9. Kate Morton – Kerry also thinks any of the books by Kate Morton would be wonderfully atmospheric. The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours or The Secret Keeper.
10. The Visitors by Sally Beauman – Based on a true story of the hunt for Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, Kerry is hoping movie rights will be picked up for this dazzling blend of fact and fiction, which brings a cast of historical characters to life in the adventure and danger-filled world of 1920s Egypt.
What books would you like to see on the big screen?