We often read books that manage to perplex our heads but with ecstasy and anxiety. Sometimes we read a text and comprehend if the screenplay is done correctly this will be a great adaptation. And, 2022 offered some of the best plots, characters, themes, and context that are going to remain popular for years. Here is a list of 10 books of 2022 that deserve a movie adaptation.
10 Books of 2022 that Deserve a Movie Adaptation
- After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz
- The Colony by Audrey Magee
- Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
- Trust by Hernan Diaz
- Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie
- Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel
- The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
- Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
- Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho
- The School of Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz
Ignited by the Greek poet Sappho after centuries, a myriad of women breaks their predetermined lives for contrasting paths. Rinna Faccio trades her needlepoint for a pen in 1892. 1902 – Romaine Brooks sails for Capri only with her clotted paintbrushes. 1923 – Virginia Woolf writes “I want to make life fuller and fuller”. Author Selby Wynn Schwartz spins a stimulating tale of women. Her narratives meet and splinter as they forge queer identities and claim the right to their own lives.
The Colony by Audrey Magee
Summer, 1979 – an English painter travels to a small island off the west of Ireland. Mr. Lloyd wants the real experience and to let the light and quiet fill him to give him the room to create. He is not aware that a Frenchman follows him close. Jean-Pierre Masson visited the island for several years, studying the language of the people who make it their home. Jean is protective of their isolation and deems it vital to explore his theories of language preservation and identity. However, the people who live there have their views on what is being taken, recorded, and what should be given in return. Over the summer, from great-grandmother, Bean Ui Fhloinn to fifteen-year-old James will wrestle with their desires and values. In the meantime, violence is erupting all over Ireland.
Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
Mungo and James grew up in a housing estate in Glasgow. They are born under different stars – Mungo a Protestant and James a Catholic, and they should be enemies to look like men. However, against all odds, they become more than best friends as they find a sanctuary in the pigeon dovecote that James has built for his racing birds. They dream of a place where they belong. Mungo conceals his authentic self from people around him, especially from his brother Hamish. Hamish is a local gang leader with a cruel reputation. When his mother sends him on a fishing trip he will realize that he needs to gather his inner strength to find a place of safety where he and James will have a future.
Trust by Hernan Diaz
Even through all the effervescence and roar of the 1920s, everyone in NY has heard of Benjamin and Helen Rask. Benjamin is a legendary Wall Street tycoon. Helen is the radiant daughter of eccentric aristocrats. Together they have elevated to the very top of a world of endless wealth. However, the secrets around their grandeur and affluence inflame gossip. Rumors of Helen’s reclusiveness and Benjamin’s financial maneuvers start to spread, all as speculation draws to an end. The question remains, at what cost have they acquired their immense fortune?
Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie
14-year-old Maryam and Zahra have always been best friends, despite their distinct backgrounds. Zahra dreams of escaping abroad while keei[ping her desires secret. Maryam takes for granted that she will stay in Karachi and take over the family business. It’s 1988 and anything can happen to these girls. And, Pakistan is appearing from the darkness of dictatorship into a bright future under Benazir Bhutto. However, a snap decision might change their lives. The consequence will unimaginably alter their life.
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel
18-year-old Edwin Andrew is exiled from polite society and crosses the Atlantic by steamship. Bewildered by the Canadian wilderness he enters the forest and suddenly the violin echoes in an airship terminal. This experience shocks him to his core. Two centuries later, Olive Llewellyn, a popular writer is on a book tour. She is traveling around Earth and her home is the second moon colony. In the text of her best-selling pandemic novel lies a passage where a man plays the violin. Detective Gaspery-Jacques Roberts of Night City is hired to investigate an anomaly in the North American wilderness. He finds out the exiled son of an earl driven to madness and a writer spell bounded far from home as a pandemic devastates Earth, and things will transform the timeline of the universe.
The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
2010 – Successful and terrible tech entrepreneur Bix Button is desperate for a new notion. He is forty with four children. When restless he stumbles into a chat with mostly Columbian professors, one of them is experimenting with externalizing memory. Within a decade, Button’s new technology, Own Your Unconscious – that allows you to right of entry to every memory in exchange for access to the memories of others. This has seduced multitudes, however not everyone.
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
12-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet life with his caring but a broken father. His father is a former linguist and now shelves books in a university library. Bird knows not to ask a lot of questions, stand out, stray or stray too far. For a decade now, their existence has been governed by laws created to preserve the American culture in the wake year of violence and instability. To restore prosperity and keep the peace, the authorities are now allowed to relocate children of dissidents, especially Asian origin. Unpatriotic books have been forced to remove from libraries including Bird’s mother, Chinese-American poet Margaret who left the family when he was only 9 years old. Bird is unaware of what happened to his mother, and her work, and he knows that he should not think of it. However, a mysterious letter containing a cryptic drawing will change everything.
Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho
Fiona Lin and Jane Shen have been best friends since second grade. Through their teen years exploring seedy bars and lonely freeways, enduring incompatible relationships and scars of their family they remained together. Jane has always admired Fiona’s fierce qualities. When Fiona moves to NY and takes care of a friend through a breakup, Jane grieves her estranged father’s demise in California, meanwhile alienating her girlfriend. Jane and Fiona’s friendship is home and simultaneously a reminder of lost times.
The School of Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
Frida Liu doesn’t have a smooth life. She does not have a career worthy of her Chinese immigrant parent’s surrender. To make it worse, she can’t persuade her husband, Gust to give up his younger mistress. It is only with Harriet, her daughter Frida feels she has attained the perfection expected of her. Harriet is all she has and she is enough. Until Frida has a horrifying day. The state is looking for mothers like Frida. Mothers who let their children walk home alone or mothers who check their phone while kids are playing – in nutshell mothers who only have one lapse of judgment is the target. Now, Frida needs to prove that she can match the standard set for good mothers to not lose Harriet.
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