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From THE ONE WOMAN + THE MERCIES To REAL LIFE + SMALL GAME: Best Queer Books That Need to Be Made Into Movies

14 December 2022

Nothing compares to a well-made book to film adaptation. It's obvious that passionate readers of LGBTQ+ literature will contribute to box office successes given the recent popularity of queer movies. We've put together this list of books begging for movie adaptations now that Hollywood is paying notice to LGBTQ+ audiences.

  1. The One Woman By Laura May

The One Woman is a debut queer romance by Laura May writer.

Correct Person. Erroneous timing.

As a graphic designer, Julie works with what the eye cannot see, yet no matter the perspective she takes, her life and her relationship with her lover Mark are unremarkable. Till she runs into Ann. Ann possesses charm, beauty, and success. Julie is unable to dismiss the chemistry they had when they randomly crossed paths. The spark ignites when their present recombined in Barcelona, and it cannot be put out. Julie is forced to choose between her love for Ann and her commitment to Mark when tragedy strikes. When the time is off, can real love endure? Learn the answer in Laura May’s book.



  1. The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Norway's Finnmark in 1617. Maren Magnusdatter, a woman in her twenties, is standing on the rocky coast and watching the sea erupt into a rash storm. Forty fisherman drown and are left broken on the rocks below, including her brother and father. The women of Vard, a small Arctic settlement, are left to fend for themselves after the men have been exterminated. After three years, a stranger shows up on their shore. From Scotland, where he burned witches in the northern isles, comes Absalom Cornet. He travels with his young Norwegian wife, Ursa, who is both enamored and afraid by her husband's might. Ursa observes independent women, something she has never seen before, in Vard and Maren.

Absalom, meanwhile, only sees a region that is uninhabited by God and overrun with a powerful evil. The island is closing in on Maren and Ursa as they are drawn to one another in ways that surprise them both, and Vard's very existence is in danger due to Absalom's iron reign. The Mercies is a tale of love, wickedness, and obsession that is set at the verge of civilization and is inspired by the actual events of the Vard storm and the 1621 witch trials.



  1. So Long, Chester Wheeler by Catherine Ryan Hyde

When Chester Wheeler, his obnoxious homophobic neighbor, needs end-of-life care, Lewis Madigan, a young, homosexual, unemployed man, gets dragged into doing it. Lewis only needs the money; he does not require the annoyance. Run errands, be available at all times, and put up with a miserable old churl no one else in Buffalo can stand. Chester strikes Lewis with the big request after trading jabs, arguing, taunting, and pressing buttons.

Lewis couldn't refuse a dying wish: to take Chester to Arizona in his rusted-out Winnebago so he can meet his ex-wife for the first time in 32 years—and for the final time. 2,000 miles in one week.

For Lewis, it turns into a revelatory trip into the life and secrets of a frail man who he is now starting to comprehend. A stranger, a neighbor, and an unexpected new friend who is also only beginning to come to terms with a turbulent history.



  1. Even Though I Knew the End by C.L. Polk

In order to guarantee a future with the love of her life, a magical detective investigates the dealings of Chicago's supernatural creatures. Anyone yearning for mystery, intrigue, romance, magic, or any combination of the above will be mesmerized by this sapphic historical piece.

A final job before spending all of eternity in hell is offered to an exiled augur who sold her soul to save the life of her brother. When she declines, her client offers to sweeten the deal by giving her the one payment she can't refuse: the opportunity to spend the rest of her life with the person she loves.

She has three days to locate Chicago's most infamous serial killer, the White City Vampire. Only torment and heartbreak await if she fails.



  1. Real Life by Brandon Taylor

Wallace almost completely contradicts the Midwestern university town where he is hesitantly pursuing a degree in biochemistry. Black and homosexual from Alabama, he is a quiet young guy who has left his family behind but hasn't been able to escape the dark memories of his upbringing. Wallace has maintained a watchful distance even within his own group of pals out of self-preservation; some of them are dating one other, others are dating women, and some are acting straight. However, over the course of a late-summer weekend, a string of altercations with coworkers and a chance meeting with a seemingly straight, white classmate work to weaken his defenses while revealing long-hidden currents of animosity and desire inside his group.



  1. Small Game by Blair Braverman

Six weeks and four strangers are all that stand between Mara and a financial windfall that might change her life. She was taken aback when reality TV producers showed up at Primal Instinct—the survival school where she trains wealthy clients to avoid dying while spending the night outside—and even more taken aback when they hired her in their next series, Civilization. She merely needs to continue to survive off the land with the other survivors for a while to collect the reward money.

Mara and her teammates are flown to an unidentified location by chopper: the aged outdoor enthusiast. Eagle Scout. the expert in white collar work. And Ashley, who is both attractive and inexperienced and only want fame. Mara was equipped for the hardships and arduous work ahead by her strange and untamed youth. What about her fellow survivors, though? Not a strength of Mara's.

Fear spreads throughout the cast when they awaken one morning to realize that something has gone dreadfully wrong. Are the producers posing them with additional difficulties? Or are they entangled in a riskier situation? As "survival" transcends the realm of a game, Mara and the others will soon have to make horrific choices.


Written by Sandra Haney
Sandra Haney is a book reviewer and blogger.

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