It's all about movies this week!  Since the Oscars are on Sunday, and I'm throwing a killer virtual Oscars Party, when Melissa suggested this for the book chat topic, I knew we just had to do it this week.

As for our awesome co-host this week...what can I say about Melissa?  She's the first and best blog friend I've made and geography is cruel to us.  But really, she has an awesome blog about music and traveling and life goals.  Oh and she's the Editor-in-Chief of a music magazine in Montreal...doesn't get much cooler than that.  Her music and book recommendations are always spot on.

Plus, I think you guys should really check out this new blog series that she's doing.  It's awesome.
Go see for yourself!

Okay, for today's book chat, we asked...what books would you like to see as movies? 

If you know me, then you know how I feel about pop culture devouring my favorite can read more about that here.

But for today's post...I'll put those biases aside and play along, because part of me would be totally content with Hollywood never touching another one of my favorite books again...but then again, these books would look pretty cool on screen.

So, I had some fun with this.  I had a professor who would always ask us to cast the book we were reading during our little free-writes.  It supposedly helped us grasp the character more, but I think she did it because it was just fun.  So that's what I did today.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Let's put the damsel-in-distress days behind us, because this heroine kicks ace!
Katsa - Teresa Palmer (a prettier, less awkward, better acting KStew)
Po - Alex Pettyfer (swoooooon)

The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clark
I have a feeling I would watch this one over and over...
Cat - Olivia Thirlby - (Seriously, she's gorgeous.)
Finn - Daniel Radcliffe (Sorry Potterheads...but I imagined him as soon as I read skinny, tall man with black hair and a boyish face.  It got slightly awkward with all the sex. ahem.)

The Night Circus by Erin Morgestern
I would actually love to see this one come to life...and I predict that it will.  Please do it justice. Please.
This one was SO hard to cast.  There is NO replacing the Celia and Marco in my head. No one comes close, but these two will do.  
Celia - Keira Knightley (my fave)
Marco - Andrew Garfield (adorableness)

Okay that was fun, but seriously, here are the books that I prefer to never be touched by the hands of Hollywood...
The Fault in our Stars
The Book Thief
and for all that is holy...Fifty Shades of Grey...
Okay fine, I couldn't help myself...
Matt Bomer & Lucy Hale...
Yeah he's a little too old and she's a little too Disney, but don't they just look the part?!  But really, Hollywood, don't do it.

Okay, okay...I admit I spent too much time coming up with these.  It's hard to put a real face to a fictional character.  So what do you think?  Who did you imagine for these roles?

And what books would you like to see as movies?  Feel free to share a dream cast too :)

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