2022 Books to Movies

2022 Books to Movies

Check out our list of movies scheduled to be released in 2022 that are based on books in our collection! Some of the release dates will likely change, and many may end up on streaming services rather than or in addition to theaters. Click on the release date or "TBA" (in parentheses) for more information about the movie.


Compiled by:
Brandon R.
20th Century Ghosts

Joe Hill
Adult Fiction - Hill

This is the first book released by Stephen King's son; a compilation of award-winning, short fiction. The Blumhouse film, starring Ethan Hawke, is based on the short story "The Black Phone" (February 4th).


All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque
Adult Fiction - Remarqu

"The testament of Paul Baumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I, illuminates the savagery and futility of war." This classic Erich Maria Remarque book was originally adapted over 90 years ago (Netflix TBA).


All the Old Knives

Olen Steinhauer
Adult Fiction - Steinha

"Nine years ago, terrorists hijacked a plane in Vienna. Somehow, a rescue attempt staged from the inside went terribly wrong and everyone on board was killed.Members of the CIA stationed in Vienna during that time were witness to this terrible tragedy, gathering intel from their sources during those tense hours, assimilating facts from the ground with a series of texts coming from one of their agents inside the plane. Had their agent been compromised, and how?" (Amazon TBA).


Along for the Ride

Sarah Dessen
Adult Fiction - Dessen

"When Auden impulsively goes to stay with her father, stepmother, and new baby sister the summer before she starts college, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences such as learning to ride a bike and dating" (Netflix TBA).


The Amazing Maurice and his educated rodents

Terry Pratchett
Juvenile & Young Adult Fiction - J Pratche; Y Pr
Series: Discworld (Young adult) ; 1

"A talking cat, intelligent rats, and a strange boy cooperate in a Pied Piper scam until they try to con the wrong town and are confronted by a deadly evil rat king." The animated adaptation stars the voice of Hugh Laurie as our title character (February 13th).


The Bad Guys

Aaron Blabey
Juvenile Fiction - J Blabey
Series: Bad guys (Aaron Blabey) ; 1

This humorous children's chapter book series follows the characters Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula attempting to pull off a heroic heist (April 22nd).


Better Nate Than Ever

Tim Federle
Juvenile & Young Adult Fiction - J Federle; Y Federle

"13-year-old Nate Foster is an unpopular Midwestern kid who entertains vivid fantasies of becoming a big Broadway musical star. In the meantime, however, Nate can't even get a decent role in his middle school's drama productions, getting cast as a tree in the chorus instead of the lead role he craves. However, when he and his best friend Libby mastermind a daring trip to New York City, without their parents' knowledge, Nate may be on the verge of fulfilling his lifelong dream (Disney+ TBA)


Blonde

Joyce Carol Oates
Adult Fiction - Oates

This is a historical fiction set around the 'inner life' of Marilyn Monroe novelized by multi-award winning writer Joyce Carol Oates. The film features Ana de Armas as Norma Jeane; Adrien Brody as "The Playwright"; and Bobby Canavale as "The Ex-Athlete" (Netflix TBA).


Bullet Train

Kotaro Isaka
Adult Fiction - Isaka

"Lady Bird, an unlucky assassin, is tasked with grabbing a suitcase from a bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka and exiting at the next stop, but doesn't realize other dangerous passengers are trying to do the same." In the movie, a couple of those passengers are Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock (April 8th).


Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand
Adult Non-Fiction - 842.8 Ros

"A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac dazzles whether with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant swordplay in a duel. But, convinced that his appearance renders him unworthy of the love of a devoted friend, the luminous Roxanne, Cyrano has yet to declare his feelings for her and Roxanne has fallen in love, at first sight, with Christian." Peter Dinklage stars as the title character in this MUSICAL version of the classic play (January 21st).


Dark Harvest

Norman Partridge
Adult Fiction - Partrid

"On Halloween in 1963, teenager Pete McCormick, dreaming of escaping a dead-end future in his small hometown, gets his chance to take part in the annual rite in which gangs of teenage boys await the opportunity to take on the local monster known as the October Boy, but Pete is unaware of the truth behind the local ritual and the price he must pay to escape" (September 9th).


Death on the Nile

Agatha Christie
Adult Fiction - MYS Christi
Series: Hercule Poirot mysteries; 15

"Linnet Doyle is young, beautiful, and rich. She's the girl who has everything-including the man her best friend loves. Linnet and her new husband take a cruise on the Nile, where they meet the brilliant detective Hercule Poirot. It should be an idyllic trip, yet Poirot has a vague, uneasy feeling that something is dangerously amiss." Kenneth Branagh returns as director and in the role of Poirot (February 11th).


Deep Water

Patricia Highsmith
Adult Fiction - MYS Highsmi

An affluent husband (Ben Affleck) allows his wife (Ana de Armas) to have affairs to stave off divorce. When one of her lovers disappears, he, of course, becomes the number one suspect. Book author Patricia Highsmith is best known for her Ripley series of novels (which have had a few previous movie adaptations), as well as The Price of Salt (which was made into the movie Carol). (January 14th).


The Good Nurse : a true story of medicine, madness, and murder

Charles Graeber
Adult Non-Fiction - 364.1523 Gra

"After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed 'The Angel of Death' by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history" (Netflix TBA)


The Gray Man

Mark Greaney
Adult Fiction - Greaney
Series: Gray Man thrillers ; 1

"To those who lurk in the shadows, he's known as the Gray Man. He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible and then fading away. And he always hits his target. Always. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. Forces like money. And power. And there are men who hold these as the only currency worth fighting for. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. But Court Gentry is going to prove that, for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living and killing to stay alive." Ryan Gosling stars in this first adaptation, from the Russo Brothers, in a series of thrillers (Netflix TBA).


Killers of the Flower Moon

David Grann
Adult Non-Fiction - 976.6004 Gra

Many Osage Native Americans in 1920s Oklahoma were some of the wealthiest people in America due to the oil found under their land. When a series of murders of the people who live on this land is uncovered, an early incarnation of the FBI begins to investigate a conspiracy. Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio bring the adaptation of this best-selling non-fiction work to screens. (Apple TV+ TBA)


Luckiest Girl Alive

Jessica Knoll
Adult Fiction - Knoll

"Ani FaNelli seems to have at all: a dream job, a handsome fiance and an apartment in trendy Tribeca. But, Ani is actually clinging desperately to a veneer of perfection that is about to come undone because a documentary film threatens to reveal a violent, sordid incident from her past" (Netflix TBA).


Lyle, Lyle Crocodile

Bernard Waber
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Wab

"Lyle is perfectly happy living with the Primms on East 88th St. until irritable Mr. Grumps next door changes all that" (November 18th).


Matilda

Roald Dahl
Juvenile Fiction - J Dahl

"Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security" The new adaptation will be based on the musical based on this book (Netflix TBA).


Mothering Sunday : a romance

Graham Swift
Adult Fiction - Swift

"From the Booker Award winning author: a luminous, profoundly moving work of fiction that begins with an afternoon tryst in 1924 between a servant girl and the young man of the neighboring house, but then opens to reveal the whole life of a remarkable woman. Twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young), orphaned at birth, has worked as a maid at one English country estate since she was sixteen. And for almost all of those years she has been the secret lover to Paul Sheringham (John O'Connor), the scion of the estate next door..." (February 25th).


Mr. Malcolm's List

Suzanne Allain
Adult Fiction - Allain

"The Honourable Mr. Jeremy Malcolm is searching for a wife, but not just any wife. As the target of matchmaking mothers and desperate debutantes, he's determined to avoid the fortune hunters and find a near-perfect woman, one who will meet the qualifications on his well-crafted list. But after years of searching, he's beginning to despair of ever finding this paragon. Until Selina Dalton arrives in town" (TBA).


My Father's Dragon

Ruth Stiles Gannett
Juvenile Fiction - J Gannett
Series: My father's dragon; 1

"A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island" (Netflix TBA).


My Policeman

Bethan Roberts
Adult Fiction - Roberts

"Tom Burgess, a policeman, is gay. Marion, a schoolteacher, falls in love with him nonetheless. So does Patrick, a museum curator. Because of the social constraints of 1957 Britain, Tom and Marion get married, even though Tom is only in love with Patrick." The film version stars Harry Styles and Emma Corrin as the married couple (Amazon TBA).


The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah
Adult Fiction - Hannah

"Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. As World War II progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong." The film adaptation stars real-life sisters Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning (TBA).


The Old Man

Thomas Perry
Adult Fiction - Perry

"To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most sixty-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run." Jeff Bridges stars in the limited series adaptation (FX/Hulu TBA).


Operation Mincemeat : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an allied victory

Ben Macintyre
Adult Non-Fiction - 940.5486 Mac

"Chronicles World War II's pivotal deception by two British naval officers who successfully fed false intelligence to the Nazis about where Allied forces were planning an attack in southern Europe" (Netflix TBA).
 


Persuasion

Jane Austen
Adult Fiction - Austen

Jane Austen's final novel gets a new adaptation with Dakota Johnson as the unmarried Anne Elliot and Henry Golding as Frederick Wentworth; the fiance her family rejected years ago (Netflix TBA).
 


Peter Pan

J.M. Barrie
Juvenile Fiction - J Barrie

"The classic adventures of the children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up." This new, Disney live-action adaptation is written and directed by David Lowery under the original, alternate title of the novel (which came after the stageplay) Peter Pan & Wendy (TBA).


Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi
Juvenile Fiction - J Co

"The classic children's tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy" is brought to life again in a darker, animated version by Oscar winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (TBA).


Redeeming Love

Francine Rivers
Adult Fiction - Rivers

"Angel, sold into prostitution as a child, survives by keeping her hatred for men alive. Then, during 1850s California gold rush, she meets Michael Hosea who loves her unconditionally. Day by day, he defies Angel's every bitter expectation until, despite her resistance, her heart begins to thaw" (TBA).


Salem's Lot

Stephen King
Adult Fiction - King

"A journalist returns to his hometown to research the mysterious memories that have haunted him since childhood.  But soon, the closely held secrets of small-town life turn into unimaginable terror when a fearsome stranger arrives-- looking to sink his teeth into a new home" (September 9th).


The Sandman

Neil Gaiman
Adult Graphic Novels - GN Sandman v. 1
Series: Sandman library ; 1

"Often hailed as one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling, an occultist attempting to capture Death, to bargain for eternal life, traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power..." This long in-development series is (at least partially) adapted by author Neil Gaiman himself (Netflix TBA).


The School for Good and Evil

Soman Chainani
Juvenile Adult & Young Adult - J Chainan; Y Chainan
Series: School for Good and Evil ; 1

"Best friends Sophie (princess wannabe) and Agatha (witchy loner) are headed (via kidnapping) to the School for Good and Evil. With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil. The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed..." (Netflix TBA).


She Said : breaking the sexual harassment story that helped ignite a movement

Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey
Adult Non-Fiction - 305.42 Kan

"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement." Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan portray the journalists, respectively (November 18th).


The Shining Girls

Lauren Beukes
Adult Fiction - Beukes

"A time-traveling serial killer is impossible to trace-- until one of his victims survives. In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back." The limited series adaptation stars Elizabeth Moss (Apple TV+ TBA).


Spaceman of Bohemia

Jaroslav Kalfar
Adult Fiction - Kalfar

"An intergalactic odyssey of love, ambition, and self-discovery. Orphaned as a boy, raised in the Czech countryside by his doting grandparents, Jakub Procházka has risen from small-time scientist to become the country's first astronaut. When a dangerous solo mission to Venus offers him both the chance at heroism he's dreamt of, and a way to atone for his father's sins as a Communist informer, he ventures boldly into the vast unknown..." Adam Sandler stars in this sci-fi drama (Netflix TBA)


The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Gabrielle Zevin
Adult Fiction - Zevin

"When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life" (TBA).


The Terminal List

Jack Carr
Adult Fiction - Carr
Series: Terminal list ; 1

"Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander James Reece has nothing left to live for and everything to kill for after he discovers that the American government is behind the deaths of his entire team, that was killed in a catastrophic ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them, in a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government." Chris Pratt stars as Reece (Amazon TBA).


The Tiger Rising

Kate DiCamillo
Juvenile & Young Adult Fiction - J DiCamill; Y Di

"Rob, who passes the time in his rural Florida community by wood carving, is drawn by his spunky but angry friend Sistine into a plan to free a caged tiger" (February 3rd).


The Time Traveler's Wife

Audrey Niffenegger
Adult Fiction - Niffene

"This is the celebrated tale of Henry, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who inadvertently travels through time, and Clare, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Their passionate affair endures across a sea of time and captures them in an impossibly romantic trap that tests the strength of fate and basks in the bonds of love" (HBO Max TBA).


Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens
Adult Fiction - Owens

"For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home...." (June 24th).


White Bird: A Wonder Story

R.J. Palacio
Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Palacio White Bird

"In R. J. Palacio's bestselling collection of stories Auggie and Me, which expands on characters in Wonder, readers were introduced to Julian's grandmother, Grandmère. Here, Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandmère's heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend." (September 16th).


White Noise

Don DeLillo
Adult Fiction - Delillo

"Jack Gladney, a professor of Nazi history at a Middle American liberal arts school, and his family try to handle normal family life as a black cloud of lethal gaseous fumes threatens their town." This is the first book adaptation for writer-director Noah Baumbach; collaborating once again with Adam Driver in the aforemnetioned lead role (Netflix TBA).


The Wonder

Emma Donoghue
Adult Fiction - Donoghu

"An eleven-year-old girl, in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story..." From the writer of Room (TBA).