This year is a big year for book adaptions, and I can’t wait until they start hitting the theaters. Huffington Post published a slideshow of their top 10 book-to-movie adaptions that will be released in 2012, and I agree with a lot of them. I’ve posted my favourites from their picks, as well as my own picks.
* The movie version of The Borrowers is actually called The Secret World of Arrietty. *
Once again, I couldn’t choose just one book that I wish I could live in. Each world shown above is so different from the other, but so magical and enticing, that it’s hard to choose. Therefore, here are my top three desires. As soon as I started reading A Great and Terrible Beauty, I couldn’t put it down. I’m absolutely obsessed with the Victorian era, so this trilogy was just that much more of a treat for me. And the Realms Gemma explores are so wickedly beautiful, I wish I could see them for myself. Good news (or bad news, whichever way you look at it) for Gemma Doyle fans: I just checked IMDB, and after years of “maybe”, it looks like this movie just might see the light of day in 2015. I’ll keep you updated as soon as I find out more. I’m pretty sure Harry Potter is self-explanatory — who wouldn’t want to learn at Hogwarts, travel to Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, and fight battles with Harry himself? As for City of Bones, this is one of my favourite books. I know I’m not a teenager anymore, but I still am in love with this series. And it’s not tainted by Twilight‘s versions of vampires. But even if vampires aren’t your thing, it has werewolves, warlocks, demons, Downworlders and Shadowhunters.