These are the most searched books and novels on the internet in 2022

We often say that we don’t have the time or inclination to read… But Internet users seem to be equally interested in reading. Especially if you take a closer look at what they’re looking for online. According to this literary selection, which is based on research of Internet users for the year 2022*, they are interested in current trends in literature (for example in books that have won literary prizes), but also, and above all, novels adapted. in movies. Because many of these books are in line with the 7th art in their internet research. Note: some requested books may also be best-sellers or even controversial books, but the basis remains the film adaptation of said book/novel.

Spoiler alert as this selection is based on the year 2022: Harry Potter, Fifty Shades of Gray and Twilight are not included in this list. Instead, we find romance novels, novels about historical facts or inspiring personalities, recently adapted to the cinema, or broadcast on streaming platforms such as Netflix or Canal+, or where historical subject is regularly commemorated. .

Discover a selection of the most wanted books in 2022:

  1. Her name is Sarah book by Tatiana de Rosnay, Editions Héloïse d’Ormesson, 2007
  2. Before you book by Jojo Moyes, Milady, 2012
  3. Waiting for the Bojangles book by Olivier Bourdeaut, Editions Finitude, 2016
  4. I Am Legend novel by Richard Matheson, Gold Medal Books, 1954
  5. I hope there is a book by Anna Gavalda waiting for me somewhere, I read it, 1999

Her name is Sarah by Tatiana de Rosnay, a novel about the Vél’ d’Hiv cycle

The novel “She was called Sarah” by Tatiana de Rosnay and published in 2006 won many literary prizes (Prize for Pocket book readers – Booksellers’ Choice, Chronos Prize 2008, Corsica Readers’ Prize 2008, – category of high school students , Prix Gabrielle d ‘Estrées 2007) because the subject is very moving and takes us back to France of the dark years of 1942 with the Rafle du Vél d’Hiv… It is adapted into a film in 2010 by Gilles Paquet-Brenner with the headlining actresses. Kristin Scott-Thomas and Mélusine Mayance.

Her name is Sarah Roman by Tatiana de Rosnay

The main subject of this novel is a journalist’s investigation of the Vél d’Hiv commemoration, or rather the Roundup of the Vél d’Hiv. A dark event in the history of France under occupation as Jewish families and many children were parked and then deported to the Auschwitz camp. Sarah is a 10-year-old girl separated from her family… Tatiana de Rosnay touches our hearts in this novel of just over 400 pages.

  • A historical novel
  • A tribute to the victims of the Rafle du Vél d’Hiv
  • A novel you will never forget
  • Prix ​​​​​​​​Chronos 2008, category of high school students, twenty years and over

>> SOURCE CODE: Discover the true story of the Rafle with this Podcast from Le Parisien

Avant toi by Jojo Moyes, a book of love and self-acceptance

“Before You” is a 2012 romance novel by author Jojo Moyes. It was adapted into a 2016 film by Thea Sharrock starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. You can currently watch it on Netflix or Prime Video by subscribing.

New Mo by Jojo Moyes

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Before You is a love book, although the story seems to start off poorly for the two main characters. In over 500 pages, the author painstakingly provides us with a path to restore self-esteem and that of others after an accident. Disabled, one of the characters no longer has a taste for life… But an encounter will disrupt his daily life.

  • A good story
  • An affordable price

Waiting for Bojangles by Olivier Bourdeaut, a book about a lonely man

The novel “Waiting for Bojangles” written by Olivier Bourdeaut was published in 2016. It was adapted in 2022 by Régis Roinsard with the main actors Virginie Efira and Romain Duris. The topic is difficult because it deals with mental illness, in particular bipolarity.

Waiting for Olivier Bourdeaut’s Bojangles book

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    €7.20

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A love book set to the gentle rhythm of Nina Simone’s hit Mr. Bojangles. But l’amour fou deserves its name when you read these pages, which has won the author many literary prizes such as the Grand Prix RTL lire or the Prix France Télévisions roman and the France Culture-Télérama.

  • An award-winning book
  • crazy love book
  • Less than 200 pages

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, an American science fiction book

The sci-fi novel “I Am Legend” was written by Richard Matheson and published in 1954. The last survivor of an epidemic seeks to save humanity from a hostile world inhabited by vampires/zombies. It had many adaptations, but a Francis Lawrence one in 2007 with Will Smith in the role of Robert Neville was a real success in theaters with many differences, especially for the main actor… You can watch it (or the review) on Prime Video or Netflix, with a subscription or on VOD.

I am a Richard Matheson legend

This science fiction book makes sensitive souls shiver. Published in the 1950s, it nevertheless brings hope: we can save humanity, but together we have a better chance of doing it than alone…

  • The film adaptation is world famous
  • Pocket version
  • Less than 250 pages

I hope someone is waiting for me somewhere by Anna Gavalda, a love book

The novel “I would like someone to wait for me somewhere” written by Anna Gavalda was published in 2003. It was adapted for cinema by Arnaud Viard in 2020 starring Camille Rowe, Benjamin Lavernhe, Elsa Zylberstein and Jean – Paul Rouve. It is available on VOD.

I hope someone is waiting for me somewhere by Anna Gavalda

This book is a collection of short stories, with 12 short stories and characters living a relatively simple life full of humanity, which explains the success of this book.

  • A collection of short stories
  • It is available in paperback format.
  • Happy reading

If you are not attracted to any of these reading proposals, don’t worry, you still have a choice of 5 novels to read at least once in your life… Or the cinematographic version of one of these books!

Do you prefer paperbacks or paperbacks?

Obviously, you may prefer the paperback versions over the paperback versions for your library and reading. We chose to offer you books at affordable prices, mainly paperbacks, even the anniversary or paperback versions of these 5 books are worth the tour!

An example thinks of the version described by Christian Cailleaux of the novel “Waiting for Bojangles”, that “Her name is Sarah” or of “I want someone to wait for me somewhere”.

What is the name of the movie based on the book?

Movies and series are regularly inspired by novels or books. It is a film adaptation of the book. The production on the big screen is more or less faithful to the original work, which can sometimes disappoint readers. Other times, readers prefer not to watch the movie to preserve the magic of their imagination, especially the appearance of the characters or the environment…

We can cite a few examples of these numerous adaptations in the cinema:

What other novels and books have been discussed in 2022?

In another category, you can also treat yourself to the books that received the literary prize in 2022. This is the case of Brigitte Giraud, for Vivre vite, who received the Goncourt prize or Annie Ernaux who received the Nobel Prize for Literature of this year.

In other genres, you can take a look at our selection of graphic novels or our selection of comics, considering that the best-selling book this year is nothing but a comic strip: “Le monde sans fin”, by Christophe Blain and Jean-Marc Jancovici. A comic strip on ecology and climatic drifts that became a real bookstore phenomenon.

I bought Le monde sans fin at Fnac

*Selection of books and novels based on the average number of keyword searches over the past 12 months, with an internal selection of books that represent an underlying trend related to the adaptation of literary works to cinema.

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