34 Books That Inspired TV Shows in 2022

Books to TV Gift Guide

This year brought so many great book-to-TV adaptations, you may be eager to spend your holiday downtime reading the novels they’re all based on. Or perhaps you know a bookworm whose love of reading is just as strong as their love of their favorite show? Whether you’re treating yourself to a holiday gift or searching for a present for a beloved avid reader, we’ve got you covered with the book gift guide below.

Some of 2022’s biggest shows are based on famous books, like House of the Dragon with George R.R. Martin‘s Fire & Blood, Anne Rice‘s Interview With the Vampire, and Neil Gaiman‘s The Sandman. But there are some other shows that you may not know were actually based on books, like the Netflix hit Heartstopper.

Looking ahead to December and 2023, there are a slew of exciting upcoming book adaptations coming to the small screen, like Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches.

Here, find a long list of books that inspired TV shows in 2022 (plus some streaming-exclusive movies and upcoming shows) to help with your holiday shopping needs.

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Interview With the Vampire

Inspired: Interview With the Vampire on AMC, the first installment in the Anne Rice Immortal Universe

$29.99 - Amazon
Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice
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The Witching Hour: Lives of Mayfair Witches

Inspired: Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches coming to AMC+ in January

$22.00 $17.99 - Amazon
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The Sandman Box Set

Inspired: The Sandman on Netflix

$250.00 $180.84 - Amazon
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The Silmarillion

$65.00 $39.00 - Amazon
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The History of Middle-earth Box Set

$225.00 $117.25 - Amazon
Fleishman Is In Trouble
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Fleishman Is in Trouble

$12.49 - Amazon
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Blonde: A Novel

Inspired: Blonde on Netflix

$13.49 - Amazon
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The Peripheral: A Novel

$15.30 - Amazon
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High School

Inspired: High School on Freevee

$27.00 $20.00 - Amazon
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Pachinko

Inspired: Pachinko on Apple TV+

$29.00 $18.29 - Amazon
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Fat Vampire

$22.99 - Amazon
Open Book - Jessica Simpsons
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Open Book

Inspired: Open Book, coming soon to Freevee

$17.99 $12.59 - Amazon
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Let the Right One In

$19.99 $13.99 - Amazon
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The Man Who Fell to Earth

$16.00 $12.69 - Amazon
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The Shining Girls

Inspired: Shining Girls on Apple TV+

$33.00 $23.80 - Amazon
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The Time Traveler’s Wife

$18.99 $12.69 - Amazon
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The Old Man

Inspired: The Old Man on FX

$17.00 - Amazon
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The Terminal List

$17.99 $10.99 - Amazon
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The Viscount Who Loved Me

Inspired: Bridgerton Season 2 on Netflix

$27.99 $18.49 - Amazon
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The Midnight Club

$10.79 - Amazon
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Roar

Inspired: Roar on Apple TV+

$15.99 $12.10 - Amazon
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Vampire Academy Box Set

Inspired: Vampire Academy on Peacock

$71.94 $39.07 - Amazon
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Tell Me Lies

Inspired: Tell Me Lies on Hulu

$17.99 $13.22 - Amazon
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Listening Woman: A Leaphorn & Chee Novel

Inspired: Dark Winds Season 1 on AMC

$17.99 $10.69 - Amazon
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Heartstopper Series Volume 1-4

Inspired: Heartstopper on Netflix

$69.99 $38.49 - Amazon
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The Essex Serpent

$25.96 - Amazon
Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
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Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Inspired: Lady Chatterley’s Lover coming to Netflix December 2

$19.95 - Amazon