Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. Check out the entries of other participants through the link up in her site. This week's theme is an adaptation of anything that you want to see. All my picks are books that I want to see get adapted. Here are my picks for the week:
Station Eleven - Written by Emily St. John Mandel, this is mostly set in a post apocalyptic world when most of the population has been wiped out by a disease. It follows different characters who are connected through their past (kind of like a sixth degree connection) and how the decisions before the apocalypse affect their present. It's a fantastic read and involves a lot of situations, so this would make for an interesting dramatic movie.
A Long Way to A Small and Angry Planet - This science fiction tale written by Becky Chambers tells the story of a group of builders who are tasked to build a wormhole that would make transportation easier from one side of a galaxy to the other. The book has great world-building, and the personalities and cultures of the characters are detailed and well thought of. I would love to see this come alive onscreen, especially when things get exciting and dramatic.
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged - This is a bit similar to Bridget Jones, and is written by Ayisha Malik. Sofia, a Muslim woman working as a writer was tasked to write about the Muslim dating scene. I don't think I've seen a mainstream romantic comedy that focuses on the Islamic culture, and seeing as I've enjoyed reading the book, I am definitely lining up for this movie.