If movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo taught us anything as librarians, it’s that all it takes for a book languishing on a shelf to explode into popularity is to have someone make a movie out of it.

With that in mind I decided to compile a list of books that will become movies in 2011. Maybe folks can get a jump on ordering and acquisitions that way and have a look at your shelves to see if you need more copies of something that can go blockbuster on the screen and in your stacks.

This list is by no means exhaustive, but I figure that it’s pretty thorough.

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

adjustmentbureauThe Adjustment Bureau by Philip K. Dick

Mars Needs Moms by Berke Breathed

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Thor by Marvel Comics

Priest by Min-Woo Hyung

X-Men: First Class by Marvel Comics

Green Lantern by DC Comics

Harry Potter 7 part 2 by if I have to tell you then leave your library cred by the door as you leave

Captain America: The First Avenger by Marvel Comics

Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard

The Three Musketeers by Dumas (yes, we totally needed another one to go with the Robin Hood remakes)

Puss in Boots – this one is based off the character in the movie Shrek which is based off the book by William Steig

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 by Stephenie Meyer (what’s with all the part 1 part 2 movies?)

Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Sherlock Holmes 2 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Fry as Mycroft FTW!)

dragontattooThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – The American remake of a Danish movie based off the work of Swedish author, Stieg Larsson

The Adventures of Tintin by Herge (I wanna see this so bad I can taste it.)

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

The Eagle by Rosemary Stutcliff (based off The Eagle of the Ninth.)

Jane Eyre by Bronte (we needed another remake I guess)

Beastly by Alex Flinn

The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

Monte Carlo based off Headhunters by Jules Bass

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell (You know it better as The Thing.)

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