Books Being Adapted into Movies or TV-shows in 2022

Books Being Adapted into Movies or TV-shows in 2022

Hello my fellow bookworms! Growing up, I had one parent who loved to read and one whose favourite phrase was: “I’ll just wait for the movie to come out.”. In his defense, he is very dyslectic and has been reading the same book for about 2 years (Origin by Dan Brown). This rivalry (oh yes, my mom and me are very peculiar about our books) is what inspired this post about a few of the books that are being made into movies or TV-shows THIS year! I tried to stick with books I’ve already read, but that was only 4, so I decided to add the ones I was most excited about. Now hopefully my mom and dad can finally talk books.

Books to movies in 2022

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot is on vacation in Egypt when he is approached by the rich heiress and newly wed Linnet Doyle. She wants to hire him to stop her former best friend Jacqueline de Bellefort from stalking and haunting her everywhere she goes. Poirot tries to persuade madame de Bellefort to stop chasing Linnet Doyle and her husband, but without success. She boards the cruise along the Nile together with the young couple, Poirot and some other colourful characters. While they’re cruising the Nile, a murder is committed.

This was one of my favourite reads from 2021! Agatha Christie is one of the most amazing and resourceful murder mystery writers I’ve ever encountered. Death on the Nile is from the Hercule Poirot series (which can all be read individually without prior knowledge), which is easily her most popular series of novels. Many of Christie’s books have been made into films already, so if you like this one, there’s much more where that came from. Also, one of the main characters is played by none other than Gal Gadot.

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion is a book I’ve been wanting to read ever since I watched the movie The Jane Austen Book Club (Some people with each their own personal problems, organising a book club where they read all Austen books in one year. It’s honestly much less dull than it sounds.). I guess I’m gonna have to hurry up with reading it, because the new film was announced to come out this year! I’m not quite sure why they insist on doing a third movie adaptation for this book (1995, 2007, 2022, plus two miniseries, 1960, 1971), but naturally I am still going go to see it. Jane Austen’s final book is about a woman who is pressured by her family and friends to break off her engagement to the love of her life, for he is unworthy. 8 years later, he returns from sea as a naval officer. Will the two lovers be reunited and married after all?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Secrets of Dumbledore

I guess this is not technically a book-to-movie adaptation, since it is only loosely based on the Fantastic Beasts book, but it still counts, because.. well because I want it to count. I’ve been so excited for this movie since the moment it was announced. One: Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore is incredibly hot and it’s making it a little uncomfortable to consider Dumbledore a hot guy.. Two: Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, doing weird dances to comfort beasts.

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

Blonde is a fictional retelling of the life of Norma Jeane Baker, better known as Marilyn Monroe. I had never heard of this book before, nor did the name Joyce Carol Oates ring any bells, even though she has written more than 70 books. The book sounds really interesting, though it is almost 800 pages, so I’m not sure if it’s th├ít interesting. It seems like the kind of book that is better off as a movie. So I guess it’s a good thing there’s a movie coming soon!

Books to TV-shows in 2022

Outlander Season 6

Technically, this shouldn’t be on the list, because Outlander is already an existing tv-series. Although, since there is a new season coming in March and I have a soft spot for Jamie Fraser, I put it on here anyway. Outlander is easily one of my favourite shows of all time. I watched the first few seasons before I started reading the books, so those are a little ruined for me, but I don’t mind. For those who don’t know the plot, a British woman named Claire Randall is married to Frank Randall just before WWII. After the war, they go on their “second honeymoon” to Scotland. Frank spends most of his time diving into his family history (he’s a historian), so Claire decides to explore. She is accidentally transported to 200 years in the past, right into a war between Britain and Scotland, where she runs into Frank’s direct ancestor. The British son of a bitch (pardon my French) turns out to be exactly that, a son of a bitch. Claire is rescued by a bunch of Scotsman, who go through great lengths to keep Claire safe. Only all Claire wants is to return to her own time. Or does she? Season 6 of the series is coming next March and I’m so excited! (and that’s only partly because I love looking at half-naked red-haired Scotsmen on a tv-screen.) The Outlander books were written by Diana Gabaldon, who is an absolute genius and an amazing writer.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

I did not know about this tv-series until I couple of weeks ago. If I had, you would have heard about it sooner. I apologise. So apparently a Lord of the Rings series is in the making. It arrives on Amazon Prime on September 2nd 2022 and is supposed to be the most expensive tv-series ever made. It is based on the Lord of the Rings books (naturally), but set thousands of years before the events of the three original books/movies. The best part is, they’re already working on a season 2. Count me in!

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My 2022 TBR

My 2022 TBR

The last few days of 2021 went by SO fast, I hardly even had time to blink. It’s the dark magic of those final few days between Christmas and New Year’s where you’re not sure what day it is and you enter some kind of existential crisis that you don’t really snap out of until you’re a few days into the new year and you’re suddenly already behind on EVERYTHING. Well, it’s the 5th of January today and I’m suddenly behind on everything, like this post. Anyway, I was planning to get a jump on things and make sure my reading in 2022 isn’t endangered by a chaotic, rocky start. So I decided to make a list of some books I would really like to read in 2022 that have either been at the top of my TBR pile for months, have scared me because of their intimidating number of pages or books that are still relatively new and that I want to read before they lose their momentum. Even though I didn’t get a chance to finish this post before New Year’s (or in the few days after), I did actually have a flying start reading wise. So anyway, let’s get cracking. These are the books I hope to read in 2022:

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

I bought this book a few weeks ago because I’ve been hearing so many good things about it. It’s much smaller than I’d thought, so it might be one of the first books I will read next year, to get that zero out of the way. (I wrote this before NYE and I can now tell you, this was indeed my first book of the year. Review coming soon.)

  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

I have a new year’s resolution to pick up a few classics next year. This seems like a good classic to start overcoming my fear of classics, since it’s one of the shorter ones.

  • The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze(#3), The Tyrant’s Tomb (#4) and The Tower of Nero (#5) by Rick Riordan

I read the first two books in this series, The Hidden Oracle (#1) and The Dark Prophecy (#2) in early 2021. I absolutely loved these books, which is why I bought the rest of the series too. I just haven’t really gotten around to reading them, so I hope 2022 is the year I will finally learn to finish series I start!

  • 11.22.63 by Stephen King

Stephen King is one of those authors that I would really like to read, but that I’m very intimidated by, considering most of his books are so thick they could probably be used as a murder weapon. A while back I came across a summary of this book though and I was so curious I bought it immediately (it involves the murder of JFK, time travel and I think someone falls in love with a history teacher). It’s still over 700 pages, so wish me luck.

  • Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

I read Shadow and Bone and Ruin and Rising in 2021. The first book was amazing, the second one was pretty good too, but it didn’t hold my attention as much as I’d hoped, which is why I have been reluctant to finish the series. I desperately want to know how it ends though, so I hope to pick up Ruin and Rising soon!

  • The Harry Potter series (reread 1-7) by J.K. Rowling

If you’ve been following my posts, you may know that I’m doing a reread of Harry Potter as “adult” starting next week. So naturally, The Harry Potter series should be on my list for 2022.

  • Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston

Mostly just following the hype on this one. I loved the cover for this one and I love that LGBTQ+ books are getting more and more popular, so count me in. I was going to read this as a buddy read, starting last Sunday, but I decided I wasn’t really in the mood for this one yet, so I’m postponing it a little.

  • The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

The first book in this series was amazing. All over the place and very confusing, but amazing. I read it late last year and I’ve wanted to read on ever since, but the next two books are sold out everywhere. Let’s just hope they’ll be back in stock soon.

  • The Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard

The opinions on this series are divided, but I personally kind of liked the first book, so I’m willing to give the rest of the series a shot. It’s 3 more books (4 total) and 3 novellas, so we’ll see how far we can get before the end of the year.. This series is definitely not my priority, though.

  • And Then there were None by Agatha Christie

2021 was the year I really started to get into Agatha Christie novels. I would really like to read more of them in the future, starting with 2022 of course. And Then There Were None is supposed to be THE best Agatha Christie novel, so that one just had to go on my 2022 TBR.

Do you have any books you’re really hoping to read in 2022? Or any New Year’s resolutions about your reading habits? Let me know in the comments!

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