Friday, December 24, 2021

2022 Book to Movie (and TV) Reading Challenge

Here we are at year 6! Things still aren't quite back to normal, though I have been seeing more films at the theater than last year. Still, I'm liking the movies having simultaneous releases on streaming and at the theater. At least we have more options (if we are a subscriber of the service that offers the films). Time will tell if things are going to be bad again. I just want it to be over for good, but sadly, I'm not sure things will ever be the same again. You know one thing that doesn't change? READING! That is the beauty of the written word. We can read anywhere, and if we're stuck at home, reading is a constant companion. It certainly doesn't get shut down because of a virus. Go, READING! 

So, let's see what books are coming to the screen in 2022. As things have been going, these releases are subject to change.

The info below comes from the Bibliofile. A note from the site: "...this list only includes titles that have been affirmatively announced for 2022 or where there’s a high likelihood of it being released (such as if it’s in the process of filming). I’ll of course be updating this list as titles get slated into release dates or other announcements are made."

Legend: Movies = M, Streaming series = S, Streaming movie = SM

M: Deep Water, Patricia Highsmith (Jan 14)
M: Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers (Jan 21)
M: The Black Phone, Joe Hill-from 20th Century Ghosts (Jan 28)
M: Death on the Nile, Agatha Christie (Feb 22)
M: Mrs Harris Goes to Paris, Paul Gallico (Mar 4)
SM: Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens (June 24)
M: White Bird: A Wonder Story, R.J. Palacio (Sept 16)
M: Salem's Lot, Stephen King (Sept 9)
M: The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah (Dec 23)
M: The Wonder, Emma Donoghue (2022)
M: Blonde, Joyce Carol Oates (2022)
M: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey, Gabrielle Zevin
SM: Persuasion, Jane Austen (2022 estimated)
M: The School for Good and Evil, Soman Chainani (2022)
M: The Stars at Noon, Denis Johnson (2022)
SM: Luckiest Girl Alive, Jessica Knoll (2022)
SM: Peter Pan & Wendy, J.M. Barrie (2022)
SM: White Noise, Don Delillo (2022)
SM: All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque (2022)
M: Pinnochio, Carlo Collodi - stop motion animated (2022)
S: The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien - this is a prequel (2022) 
SM: Pinnochio, Carlo Collodi - live action (2022)
S: The Power, Naomi Alderman (2022 estimated)
S: Anatomy of a Scandal, Sarah Vaughan (2022)
S: Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney (2022)
S: The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger (2022)
S: House of the Dragon/Fire and Blood, George R. R. Martin (2022)
S: A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness - Season 3 (2022)
S: Bridgerton, Julia Quinn - Season 2 (2022)
S: Kindred, Octavia E. Butler (2022 or 2023 estimated)

This is by no means an exhaustive list. If you find out about any I haven't mentioned, leave me a comment and I'll add to the list.

Main Levels

The Enthusiast: read 1-3 books
First One to the Theater: read 4+ books

Read only books being made into movies for release in 2022 (you are not required to only read from the list above. As I stated, if you find another movie or TV series/mini-series, based on a book, coming out in 2022, feel free to read it).

Additional Levels

Not Ready to Let Go: read at least one (1) book made into a movie or series in 2021

Here's a list of 2021 movies adapted from books. (Note: Some of the movies listed may have been moved to 2022).

Living in the Past: read at least one (1) book made into a movie in previous years

You can Google for previous years, or check Goodreads lists.

The Movie Was Better (What!?): watch the movie(s) for the book(s) you read.

*the additional levels are optional, you still must complete one of the main reading levels above

Additional Guidelines
  • The books you read can count for other challenges. Ebooks, audiobooks, and traditional formats all count.
  • The start date is January 1, 2022. End date is December 31, 2022.
  • Remember, TV series/mini-series count too.
  • Pick your level (and additional levels, if you like)
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  1. Got my list completed, let’s hope nothing get pushed back further. Our normal is forever lost.

  2. What a fun idea! I actually already had a few of these on my TBR so it works out nicely that I'll be able to catch them on the screen too.


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