Readers’ Reference for the Books to be turned into Great Movies

Author: Sherry Helms

It is proved that well-compiled books can be blockbusters. When we asked our facebook connections to give their reference for “The book that might be turned into a great movie” through a question we posted yesterday on our facebook Page Wall, we got about some really great titles. We heartily appreciate their choices and if film producers around, you have the clue.

Let’s see what book titles were desired to be watched on screen:

Empress by Karen Miller – This is the story of Hekat, a beautiful but poor girl. In a family torn apart by poverty and violence, Hekat is no more than an unwanted mouth to feed, worth only a few coins from a passing slave trader. But Hekat was not born to be a slave. For her, a different path has been chosen. It is a path that will take her from stinking back alleys to the house of her God, from blood-drenched battlefields to the glittering palaces of Mijak.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King – This is a psychological horror novel featuring the protagonist Trisha, a 9-years old girl have detached from her family during a trip and lost in the labyrinth of a deep and never-ending forest full of peril and terror.

As Trisha has only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, and only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fears, she imagines that Tom Gordon, her favorite baseball player, is with her — protecting her from all the odds of the woods.

The Long Walk by Stephen King – Considered as one of the 100 best books for teenage readers, this book has got to be one of Stephen King’s greatest short stories.

On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as “The Long Walk” that has some hard-hitting rules. If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying.  All the 100 succumbed to the rules of the game except the protagonist, Raymond Davis Garraty, a 16-year-old boy. What were the consequences will leave you with hunted face.

The Witching Hour and other books of the “Lives of the Mayfair Witches” series by Anne Rice – Our readers has shown interest to watch on the screen The Witching Hour and the other books of the “Lives of the Mayfair Witches” series. This series written by the horror author Anne Rice features the Mayfair family of witches and their connection to a spirit named Lasher, spanning several generations. The books of this series may turn out to be the great movies for paranormal fantasy fans.

When the Wind Blows by James Patterson – This book is another great choice of our readers to be adapted into a movie. This book is focused on Frannie O’Neill, a talented Colorado veterinarian who is haunted by her husband’s murder. But, as the course of her life is about to change again, another bizarre killing is happened. Then, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent arrives on her doorstep. A strange and astonishing eleven years old girl with wings, named Max helps them to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.

The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession by Paulo Coelho – Even in our opinion, this book can be turned into a blockbuster movie.

This is a story narrated by a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges that money and the status of celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover. One day the narrator finds Mikhail who promises to reunite him with his wife.

Was Esther kidnapped, murdered, or did she simply escape a marriage that left her unfulfilled? The narrator doesn’t have any answers, but he has plenty of questions of his own. In his attempt to bring back a lost love, the narrator discovers something unexpected about himself.

How I Saved My Father’s Life (and Ruined Everything Else) by Ann HoodThis is story of a twelve-year-old girl Madeline who believes that she can perform miracles. And her biggest one to date is saving her father from an avalanche. But, unfortunately, he divorces Madeline’s mother after his recovery, writes a book about the avalanche, becomes a celebrity, and marries to other woman. Amid all the miseries of her life, Madeline learns the true meaning of faith and family.

If you missed giving your reference, you can now share and comment your personal choice with us. Also, if the above mentioned books match your interest, you may grab copies of these from and gift your beloved ones to read and admire.

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