As an avid Chick Lit reader with a vivid imagination, I often have my head in the clouds while reading and find myself fantasising about certain novels being turned into movies. Although this is not a new concept at all, I feel that hardly enough Chick Lit novels have been turned into movies and there is definitely scope for many more on-screen adaptations. So, here’s my list of four recent books which, in my opinion, should be turned into movies. I have also included blurbs and who I think should be the leading pair:
1. You had me at hello by Mhairi Mcfarlane
Think of the great duos of history. We’re just like them.’
‘You mean like Kylie and Jason? Torvill and Dean? Sonny and Cher?’
‘I think you’ve missed the point, Rachel.’
Rachel and Ben. Ben and Rachel. It was them against the world. Until it all fell apart. It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but when Rachel bumps into Ben one rainy day, the years melt away.
They’d been partners in crime and the best of friends. But life has moved on: Ben is married. Rachel is not. Yet in that split second, Rachel feels the old friendship return. And along with it, the broken heart she’s never been able to mend.
Hilarious, heartbreaking and everything in between, you’ll be hooked from their first ‘hello’.
Ahh…This is a lovely novel about young love, misunderstandings, distances and second chances.
I would want Henry Cavill to play Ben and Emma Stone to play Rachel
2. One Perfect Summer by Paige Toon
Do you still love him?’
Every second of every minute of every hour of every day…
Alice is18 and about to start university while Joe’s life is seemingly going nowhere. A Dorset summer, a chance meeting, and the two of them fall into step as if they have known each other forever.
But their idyll is shattered, suddenly, unexpectedly. Alice heads off to Cambridge and slowly picks up the pieces of her broken heart. Joe is gone; she cannot find him. When she catches the attention of Lukas – gorgeous, gifted, rich boy Lukas – she is carried along by his charm, swept up in his ambitious plans for a future together.
Then Joe is there, once more, but out of reach in a way that Alice could never have imagined. Life has moved on, the divide between them is now so great. Surely it is far too late to relive those perfect summer days of long ago?
What a great novel this was! The ending was a little inconclusive but this novel would make a great film!
I would want Ryan Gosling to play Joe and Zooey Deschanel to play Alice
3. Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Jill Mansell
Book Description on Amazon
An irresistible, heart-warming novel from the much-loved author of numerous Sunday Times bestsellers, including A WALK IN THE PARK and TO THE MOON AND BACK.. Dexter Yates loves his fun, care-free London life; he has money, looks and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope? Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood – a much better place to work on his parenting skills – and he and Molly become neighbours. There’s an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter’s going to adapt, he first has a lot to learn about Molly, about other people’s secrets…and about himself.
A winning novel by one of the first ladies of Chick Lit, would make a great heart-warming film.
I would want Ryan Reynolds to play Dexter and Jessica Alba to play Molly
4. The Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
Book Description on Amazon
Lottie just wants to get married – to the right man, of course. She’s sure her boyfriend is about to propose.
So when the proposal doesn’t happen and she meets her first love from long ago, Lottie decides on drastic action. They’ll get married right now, with no engagement, no fuss and above all no sex until after they’re safely married. It’s the perfect plan!
On the other hand.
Fliss is in the middle of a nightmare divorce and just wants her little sister to avoid the mistakes she made. She decides Lottie’s marriage has to be stopped at all costs and chases the (un)happy couple to their romantic honeymoon venue on a Greek Island.
Will Lottie have a wedding night to remember.or one to forget?
This novel is about a hilarious love triangle and the mayhem that it causes in the lives of friends and family. Sounds like a perfect formula for a hollywood film…
I would want Emma Watson to play Lottie, Andrew Garfield to play Richard, Emily Blunt to play Fliss and Jim Sturgess to play Ben