If you like to read the book before seeing the movie, check out these titles before they hit theaters this year:
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – Follows the experiences of two survivors of apocalyptic disasters that have decimated life on Earth and transformed nearly everyone into crazed killers.
Movie release date: January 22, 2016
Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Liev Schreiber
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith – As a mysterious plague falls upon the village of Meryton and zombies start rising from the dead, Elizabeth Bennett is determined to destroy the evil menace, but becomes distracted by the arrival of the dashing and arrogant Mr. Darcy.
Movie release date: February 5, 2016
Starring: Lily James, Lena Headey, Charles Dance
How to be Single by Liz Tuccillo – Fed up with New York City’s dating scene and depressed by the marital failures of her friends, thirty-seven-year-old publicist Julie Jenson travels throughout the world to learn how women from other cultures cope with being single.
Movie release date: February 12, 2016
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – Taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer’s acerbic moods and learns of his shocking plans before demonstrating to him that life is still worth living.
Movie release date: March 4, 2016
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Charles Dance
Miracles From Heaven by Christy Beam – A mother recounts the story of her daughter’s struggle with an incurable digestive disorder and her miraculous recovery following a fall out of a thirty foot tree.
Movie release date: March 18, 2016
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah, Martin Henderson
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling – Presents the adventures of Mowgli, the Indian boy brought up by wolves in the jungle, his companions, Baloo and Bagheera, and his enemy, Shere Khan.
Movie release date: April 15, 2016
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba
The BFG by Roald Dahl – The BFG–Big Friendly Giant–kidnaps Sophie from her bed in the orphanage and takes her back to Giantland where she becomes involved in a scheme to end the loathsome activities of nine evil giants.
Movie release date: July 1, 2016
Starring: Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall, Jemaine Clement
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill, but an ancient creature that wants him to face truth and loss.
Movie release date: October 14, 2016
Starring: Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling) – A facsimile edition of the text required for the Hogwarts’ Care of Magical Creatures class offers alphabetically arranged entries detailing the characteristics of such mythical beasts as hippogrifs, blast-ended screwts, dragons, and unicorns.
Movie release date: November 18, 2016
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.
Movie release date: December 25, 2016
Starring: Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Ella Purnell