20 Books To Read Before The Movie Comes Out In 2016

Take a look at twenty of the best-selling books adapted into movies in 2016. In order of movie release date.

1. 13 Hours, Mitchell Zuckoff

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What it’s about: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Release date: January 15, 2016
Starring: John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Max Martini
Watch the trailer: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

2. The 5th Wave, Rick Yancey

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What it’s about: As 16-year-old Cassie prepares for Earth’s 5th alien attack, she meets a young soldier who may become her final hope to save her younger brother.
Release date: January 22, 2016
Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston
Watch the trailer: The 5th Wave

3. The Finest Hours, Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman

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What it’s about: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Release date: January 29, 2016
Starring: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger
Watch the trailer: The Finest Hours

4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

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What it’s about: A feisty heroine and a fierce zombie killer must swallow their pride and join forces in order to conquer the undead.
Release date: February 5, 2016
Starring: Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Lena Headey, Douglas Booth
Watch the trailer: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

5. The Choice, Nicholas Sparks

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What it’s about: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life’s most defining events.
Release date: February 5, 2015
Starring: Teresa Palmer, Benjamin Walker, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario
Watch the trailer: The Choice

6. How to Be Single, Liz Tuccillo

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What it’s about: After a break-up, Robin teaches Alice how to get back into the dating scene and navigate a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.
Release date: February 12, 2016
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie
Watch the trailer: How to Be Single

7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs

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What it’s about: 16-year-old Jacob follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children.
Release date: March 4, 2016
Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Ella Wahlestedt, Samuel L. Jackson
Watch the trailer: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

8. Allegiant, Veronica Roth

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What it’s about: The third installment begins as Tris and Four venture into the world outside of the wall and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
Release date: March 18, 2016
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Jeff Daniels
Watch the trailer: The Divergent Series: Allegiant

9. The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling

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What it’s about: Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat.
Release date: April 15, 2016
Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken
Watch the trailer: The Jungle Book

10. Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll

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What it’s about: "Alice Through the Looking Glass" revisits Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories with an all-new new tale. Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
Release date: May 27, 2016
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway
Watch the trailer: Alice Through the Looking Glass

11. Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs

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What it’s about: Years after leaving the jungles of Africa, Tarzan is invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge.
Release date: July 1, 2016
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou
Watch the trailer: The Legend of Tarzan

12. The BFG, Roald Dahl

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What it’s about: "The BFG" tells the tale of a young London girl and a mysterious Big Friendly Giant who introduces her to the beauty and peril of Giant Country.
Release date: July 1, 2016
Starring: Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement
Watch the trailer: The BFG

13. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

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What it’s about: Rachel takes the same train into London every day, daydreaming about the lives of the occupants in the homes she passes. But when she sees something unsettling from her window one morning, it sets in motion a chilling series of events that make her question whom she can really trust.
Release date: October 7, 2016
Starring: Emily Blunt, Édgar Ramírez, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, Justin Theroux
Watch the trailer: The Girl on the Train

14. A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness

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What it’s about: 12-year-old Conor attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith.
Release date: October 14, 2016
Starring: Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson, Toby Kebbell, Sigourney Weaver
Watch the trailer: A Monster Calls

15. Inferno, Dan Brown

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What it’s about: In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces… Dante’s Inferno.
Release date: October 14, 2016
Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Ben Foster
Watch the trailer: Inferno

16. A Jack Reacher Novel: Never Go Back, Lee Child

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What it’s about: In this sequel to "Jack Reacher" (2012), former military cop Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) and Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) go on the run to clear their names after being accused of crimes they did not commit.
Release date: October 21, 2016
Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh
Watch the trailer: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

17. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling

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What it’s about: The story follows writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Release date: November 18, 2016
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell
Watch the trailer: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

18. High-Rise, J. G. Ballard

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What it’s about: The veneer of civilised society is stripped away as the inhabitants of a luxury high-rise building, driven by primal urges, create a dystopian world ruled by intimidation and violence.
Release date: TBA, 2016
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller
Watch the trailer: High-Rise

19. Tony and Susan, Austin Wright

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What it’s about: Titled "Nocturnal Animals" for the big screen, the story follows an English teacher, who is forced to confront her own dark fears and regrets after receiving a thrilling book manuscript written by her ex-husband.
Release date: TBA, 2016
Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Kim Basinger, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Armie Hammer
Watch the trailer: Nocturnal Animals

20. The Circle, Dave Eggers

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What it’s about: A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.
Release date: TBA, 2016
Starring: Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega
Watch the trailer: The Circle

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