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2022 Book Adaptations to look out for

Kaili

Hey everyone and welcome to Owl Book World! Today I am talking about 2022 book adaptations. Am I the only one that looks at what books are getting turned into movies the following year? This is something that I try to do nearly every year because I either like finding out if there are any books I have read that are getting an adaptation or if there are any books that I need to check out.

I am definitely one of those people that needs to read the book before the movie. Why? It’s not really for snobbery the movie like a lot of people do. I mostly want to read them before the movie because I know if I don’t then I won’t even bother reading the book. There are so many things that a movie changes or don’t even bother including that it’s almost a sin to not even read the book. So why don’t I bother reading them if I watch the movie first? Most of the time the end result is going to be the same. It’s not very often that the ending of a movie differs from the book. Because of this, I don’t exactly get excited to find out what’s going to happen in the book which makes it hard for me to find any interest in the story.

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Make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter because I will be periodically checking for adaptations and updating this list. On top of that, there are several books being made into movies (or tv shows) that still don’t have a set date so I will be updating those as well.

Movies that ARE coming out this year

The Tiger Rising (February 3)

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One day twelve- year old Rob Horton is walking through the woods. Much to his surprise, he finds a very large tiger pacing back and forth in a cage. On the same day, he meets Sistine Bailey, a girl who easily shows her feelings as Rob hides his. As they learn to trust each other they start to prove that some things can’t be locked up forever.

The Tiger Rising isn’t the typical movie I try to go and watch. Even though I do watch a lot of children’s movies they are usually animated movies. As much as I hate to say it a lot of those animated films are either Disney movies or Pixar movies. I know I know there are a lot of other kid’s movies out there that are just as good but aren’t animated.

The Tiger Rising is one movie a part of the 2022 book adaptations that I’m pretty excited about. The main reason I’m pretty excited for The Tiger Rising is that the movie or at least part of it was filmed in my somewhat small hometown in Georgia. So I will be supporting this movie. I just can’t believe this sort of thing is actually happening because growing up we never had these sort of things. No one even knew where our little town was on the map. It resulted in us always having to say ‘oh we’re right there on the GA and FL border’. So the fact that big-name stars are actually coming there is so exciting to me!

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Marry Me (February 11)

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Marry Me follows a pop star. She’s frustrated with her love life or a lack thereof. So she decides to marry a random fan at one of her concerts holding a “Marry Me” sign.

Marry Me is one 2022 book adaptations that I’m just a little bit unsure of. That’s mostly because I’m not huge on romance movies even though there are some that I really enjoy.

Marry Me stars Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson. To be honest Own Wilson is probably a huge reason why I would want to go and see the movie. I love just about all of his movies whether they are romance, comedy, or drama. I just wish he was starring in more movies because it seems like he hasn’t been doing as much over the past couple of years. Or maybe that has something to do with COVID because over the past couple of years it doesn’t seem like many movies have been hyped at all.

I’ll leave it here but ya’ll have no idea how sad it makes me that movies aren’t as hyped lately because I love them and I really love being able to go to the movie theater to see them.

Marry Me does have a great premise though. I couldn’t imagine Marrying someone I knew nothing about!

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Where the Crawdads Sing (June 24, 2022)

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Kya Clark is always barefoot and acts a little wild. She’s unfit for the polite society that she lives in. When Chase Andrews is found dead the community suspects her.

Kya is not what they say. She learns life lessons from the land. Even though she has the skills to live in solitude forever, she craves to be touched and loved. When she’s drawn to two young men, who are equally drawn to her, Kyra opens herself up to a new world. Then the unthinkable happens.

Where the Crawdads Sing is another book a part of the 2022 book adaptations that I’m sure a lot of people are excited about. I hate to say it but I still haven’t read the book. There have been numerous occasions that I have tried reading but I would stop. The premise sounds really good but the first chapter always seems to lose my interest.

Maybe one day soon I can actually attempt to read the book all the way through even though I don’t think that’s going to happen. It will probably wind up being one of those books that I will just watch the adaptation and leave it at that!

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The Black Phone (June 24)

Jack Finney is thirteen. He’s alone and in big trouble. For two years now someone has been stalking boys for them to never be seen again. Now he finds himself about to join them as he’s locked in a psychopath’s basement. With him is an old black phone that’s disconnected. The doesn’t stop it from ringing at night anyways.

The Black Phone is probably one of Joe Hill’s books that I have never heard of. It seems like he has really great concepts with his books just like his father (Stephen King). I have been a little leery about reading his books even though I do have a few of his on my TBR. I have liked the adaptations of his books but if his writing is anything like Stephen King’s then I know I’m not really going to like it.

Stephen King’s books are too wordy and descriptive so I lose interest VERY fast.

One day I will give his books a chance. I just hope that the hype around them has a good reason to have hype around it!

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Salem’s Lot (September 9)

Thousands of miles away from the small township of ‘Salem’s Lot, two terrified people, a man, and a boy, still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. They must return to ‘Salem’s Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the town.

I will probably watch Salem’s Lot when the movie comes out but Stephen King’s books are one of the few I would rather not read and just head straight to the movies for. As much as I hate to say it I have never finished one of his books but I love the movie adaptations of them. Some of the things that I don’t really want to read about are cut out as well.

Do you guys like any of Stephen King’s books?

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2022 book adaptations that might come out this year

The Time Traveler’s Wife (TV show TBA)

The Time Travelers Wife follows Clare and Henry. They have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six. And they were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. It’s impossible but true. That’s because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement disorder. This Causes his “clock” to reset and he’ll find himself misplaced in time. But how do Henry and Clare keep their love strong?

I don’t know whether to be happy or a little disappointed with there being a tv show coming out of The Time Traveler’s Wife. I have never read the book so there’s probably a reason why I liked the movie so much. Because I love the movie I’m kind of wondering how I will feel about watching a tv adaptation of the book. Then again the show might be two times better.

I’ll still end up watching the show just to see if I’ll like it or not!

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My Best Friends Exorcism (TBA)

Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade when they bonded over movies and some of the same things that they love. When they get to high school things change. Gretchen starts to act differently. There’s only one explanation and that’s Gretchen has a demon living inside of her and Abby has to save her.

I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am about this 2022 book adaptation. I love horror and I love the sound of the book, which is why I bought it. Granted I still haven’t gotten the chance to read it so hopefully, this will be an incentive to actually read it before the movie comes out.

Frady Hendrix seems to be growing a lot in the horror community within the past year. Maybe it has been long and I didn’t realize it until sometime withing the past year. Even though I haven’t read the books yet I’m still excited that I found out about him and his books!

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Luckiest Girl Alive (TBA)

Ani, as a teen, went to a prestigious school. During that time she was publically humiliated. It bothered her so much she had to reinvent herself. Now she has a glamorous job with everything she wants.

But Ani has a secret.

There’s something buried in her past that can destroy her now.

I don’t know how I’m just finding out about this book. I love thrillers so I’m going to have to check this one out. Hopefully, the movie will actually come out this year and not get pushed back like a lot of movies have been lately.

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No Exit (TBA)

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Darby Thorne gets caught in a blizzard in colorado while heading to Utah to see her dying mother. With the roads blocked, she is forced to wait it out. At one point she is forced to wait it out.

At one point she walks outside to find a signal so she can call her family. Instead, she finds a girl locked in a cage in a van.

Can Darby save her?

It seems like Taylor Adams has been growing in popularity lately. I have been seeing her books everywhere lately so I’m curious as to why I’m just now hearing about his books. So I’m hoping I can start reading his books a little more within the next year.

Have you guys read this book yet?

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Dark Harvest (TBA)

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It’s Halloween 1963. They call him October Boy or a multitude of other names. No matter what someone calls him everyone knows who he is and how he rises from the cornfield on Halloween with a knife in hand.

Pete McCormick wants to kill October Boy. It’s his only way of escaping the dead-end town with no future. He’s willing to risk it all but can he survive?

I actually thought that Dark Harvest was going to be released last year. I assume like many other books it keeps getting pushed back either because of COVID or for another reason.

Hopefully, it comes out this year instead of being pushed back again. Like I said I love a good scary book and movie so I can’t wait for this one!

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2022 book adaptations are right around the corner! I’m just hoping as we get into the year we’ll get more news about what else is coming out. I’m almost kind of expecting it since there were several book adaptations last year that I didn’t find out until later on. My fault because I didn’t really research anymore after January.

What 2022 book adaptations are you most excited about? Are there any that I missed?

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