January 14, 2016

100 Books to Read in 2016 (Before They Hit the Big Screen)

100 Books to Read in 2016 (Before They Hit the Big Screen)

People, we have some serious reading to get through! Below are 100 books that are being adapted to film. Some are already in theaters, some are forthcoming with set release dates, and others are still in the works. Any way you look at it, we have some work to do! Which books will you be adding to your reading pile?

1.  1984 by George Orwell

2.  A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion (starring Christina Hendricks)

3.  A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (starring Zach Galifianakis)

4.  A Hologram For the King by Dave Eggers (starring Tom Hanks)

5.  A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness -- Release Date: October 14th (starring Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson, and Sigourney Weaver)

6.  A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

7.  Allegiant by Veronica Roth -- Release Date: March 18th (starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James)

8.  American Pastoral by Philip Roth (starring Ewan McGregor)

9.  American Tabloid by James Ellroy (starring James Franco)

10. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (starring Luptia Nyong’o and David Oyelowo)

11. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

12. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (starring Imogen Poots)

13. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (starring Garrett Hedlund and Joe Alwyn)

14. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks (starring Nicholas Hoult)

15. Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

16. Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates (starring Jessica Chastain)

17. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (starring Matthew McConaughey)

18. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan (starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Tyler Perry, Jenny Slate, and Thomas Mann)

19. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (starring Noomi Rapace)

20. Climb to Conquer: The Untold Story of World War II’s 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops by Peter Shelton

21. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (starring Jennifer Lawrence)

22. Facing the Wind: A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation by Julie Salamon (starring Alessandro Nivola, Evan Rachel Wood, and Vera Farmiga)

23. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by Newt Scamander (aka J.K. Rowling)-- Release Date: November 18th (starring Eddie Redmayne)

24. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick (rumored to star Channing Tatum)

25. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy)

26. Get Her Off the Pitch: How Sport Took Over My Life by Lynne Truss (starring Reese Witherspoon)

27. Goat by Brad Land (starring Ben Schnetzer and Nick Jonas)

28. High Rise by JG Ballard (starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, and Elisabeth Moss)

29. Home Is Burning: A Memoir by Dan Marshall (starring Miles Teller)

30. How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo (starring Rebel Wilson, Dakota Johnson, Lily Collins, Leslie Mann, Dan Stevens, and Alison Brie)

31. I Take You by Eliza Kennedy

32. In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck (starring James Franco, Selena Gomez, Bryan Cranston, Josh Hutcherson, Ashley Greene, and Nat Wolff)

33. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin
by Erik Larson (starring Tom Hanks)

34. Inferno by Dan Brown -- Release Date: 14th (starring Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, and Ben Foster)

35. It's What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario (starring Jennifer Lawrence)

36. Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey by Peter Carlson

37. King of Heists: The Sensational Bank Robbery of 1878 that Shocked America by J. North Conway (starring Jeremy Renner)

38. Let It Snow by John Green

39. Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron (starring Kristen Stewart)

40. Live by Night by Dennis Lehane (starring Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, and Sienna Miller)

41. Looking for Alaska by John Green

42. Love May Fail by Matthew Quick

43. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

44. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes -- Release Date: June 3rd (starring Sam Claflin, Emilia Clarke, and Matthew Lewis)

45. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray (starring Reese Witherspoon)

46. Men of Granite: True Stories of New Hampshire’s Fighting Men by William McGee (starring Shirley MacLaine)

47. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and a Thousand Cocktails by Dave Stangle (starring Zac Efron, Adam DeVine, Anna Kendrick, and Aubrey Plaza)

48. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs -- Release Date: December 2016 (starring Asa Butterfield and Eva Green)

49. Nerve by Jeanne Ryan (starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco)

50. One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper

51. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith -- Release Date: February 5th (starring Lily James)

52. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

53. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

54. Silence by Shusaku Endo -- Release Date: November 2016 (starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver)

55. Sister by Rosamund Lupton (starring Emily Blunt)

56. Six Years by Harlan Coben (starring Hugh Jackman)

57. Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel by Jason Padgett (rumored to star Channing Tatum)

58. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey -- Release Date: January 15th (starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Live Schreiber, and Maika Monroe)

59. The Art of the Engine Driver by Steven Carroll (starring Guy Pearce and Rosamund Pike)

60. The BFG by Roald Dahl -- Release Date: July 1st (starring Bill Hader)

61. The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine by Benjamin Wallace (starring Matthew McConaughey)

62. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks -- Release Date: February 5th (starring Tom Welling, Teresa Palmer, and Benjamin Walker)

63. The Circle by Dave Eggers (starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega)

64. The Diary of a Chambermaid by Octave Mirbeau

65. The Driftless Area by Tom Drury (starring Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, and Aubrey Plaza)

66. The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud (starring Jeff Bridges)

67. The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan

68. The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson (starring Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman)

69. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins -- Release Date: October 7th (starring Emily Blunt)

70. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (starring Brie Larson)

71. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

72. The Good Lord Bird by James McBride (starring Live Schreiber and Jaden Smith)

73. The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck

74. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson -- Release Date: February 19th (starring Sophie Nélisse and Julia Stiles)

75. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (reportedly to star Kate Winslet)

76. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander)

77. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann (starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, and Sienna Miller)

78. The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes

79. The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin (starring Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike)

80. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

81. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

82. The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen (starring Aaron Paul and Jamie Dornan)

83. The November Criminals by Sam Munson (starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Ansel Elgort, and Catherine Keener)

84. The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through Madness by Jon Ronson (starring Scarlett Johansson)

85. The Queen of Katwe: One Girl’s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion by Tim Crothers (starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o)

86. The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke (starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy)

87. The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith (starring Jennifer Lawrence)

88. The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero by William Kalush and Larry Sloman (starring Johnny Depp)

89. The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison (starring Nicole Kidman)

90. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (starring Selena Gomez)

91. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (starring Hailee Steinfeld)

92. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

93. The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker -- Release Date: March 4th (starring Tina Fey, Martin Freeman, Margot Robbie, and Nicholas Braun)

94. The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale (starring Peter Dinklage)

95. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett (starring Johnny Depp)

96. The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas (starring Tom Hardy)

97. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers (starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tye Sheridan, and Will Poulter)

98. The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman (starring Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl)

99. Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter (starring Reese Witherspoon and Amanda Seyfried)

100. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll -- Release Date: May 27th (starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska)

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