- "Atonement" by Ian McEwan
- "Little Children" by Tom Perrotta
- "Notes on a Scandal" by Zoe Heller
- "About a Boy" by Nick Hornby
You know, I'm using Wikipedia to find the adapted-screenplay nominees from the past few years, and there's a sad dearth of women writers. Not that that's a requirement. I was just looking for ideas of a different vein from, say, "No Country for Old Men."
And, yes, this post is partly an excuse to display a photo of James McAvoy. Could he have been any cuter when he was presenting at the Oscars? More on point: What other books-turned-movie have you been curious about?