Books we'd love to see made into films

In a recent e-newsletter, we asked readers to tell us which book they'd like to see made into a film.  Following is a selection of the very varied entries received.

The winners

Five lucky entrants (in bold below) were randomly selected and won a double pass to the new film adaptation of Anna Karenina.  Congratulations to Mary, Stayci, Ashley, Claire and Rebecca.

The list

Title

Author

Suggested by

All through the year

Jane Godwin & Alice Walker

Sally

Tipping the velvet

Sarah Waters

Melissa

Snakehead

Anthony Horowitz

Pallavi

Midnight mistress

Karen Chance

Finella

To kill a mockingbird

Harper Lee

Kathleen

A fraction of the whole

Steve Toltz

Hannah

The Eyre affair

Jasper Fforde

Cosette

Things we didn't see coming

Steven Amsterdam

Joni

Jasper Jones

Craig Silvey

Michelle

The people of the book

Geraldine Brooks

Kylie

There's a boy in the girl's bathroom

Louis Sachar

Mary

Middlesex

Geoffrey Eugenedis

Mary

We the living

Ayn Rand

Cat

The service of clouds

Delia Falconer

Michelle

Mission

Patrick Tilley

Myriam

Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel

Megan

Essays in love

Alain de Botton

Karine

Neap tide

Dorothy Hewett

Pam

The grapes of wrath

John Steinbeck

Natalie

Uglies

Scott Westerfeld

Emma

Speaker for the dead

Orson Scott Card

Courtney

Mill on the floss

George Eliot

Ully

Mary McKillop; a woman before her time

William Modystack

Joanne

The memory of running

Ron McLarty

Stayci

Wrong about Japan

Peter Carey

Ashley

Landscape of farewell

Alex Miller

Wendy Wicks

The island beneath the sea

Isabel Allende

Beth

The dressmaker

Rosalie Ham

Grace

The blind assassin

Margaret Atwood

Wai Ching

Bill the bastard

Roland Perry

Sandra

Leaving mother lake

Yang Erche Namu

Ken

The last lecture

Randy Pausch

Chi

The assassin's apprentice

Robin Hobb

Marriette

The gathering

Anne Enright

Marie

The alchemist

Paulo Coelho

Perin

String theory

Brian Green

Lianna

Fifty shades of grey

E L James

C. C.

The bronze horseman

Paullina Simons

Julie

Divisadero

Michael Ondaatje

Sally

The house of fiction

Susan Swingler

Karen

Shantaram

Gregory David Roberts

Liz

The book thief

Markus Zusak

Bilyana

Gone

Michael Grant

Jennifer

Chasing fire

Nora Roberts

Mary

Hydrogen sonata

Iain M Banks

Merilyn

Pomegranate soup

Marsha Mehran

Alison

Jasper McFlee will not eat his tea

Lee Fox

Fiona

Room

Emma Donoghue

Claire

Re-zoom

Istvan Banyai

Brent

A time to dance, no time to weep

Rumer Godden

Annie

The persimmon tree

Bryce Courtenay

Alexandra

Jasper Jones

Craig Silvey

Zoe

People of the book

Geraldine Brooks

John

The day after tomorrow

Allan Folson

Megan

The bronze horseman

Paullina Simons

Marina

Clockwork angel

Cassandra Clare

Rebecca