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6 Fictions Books to Read Before They Make it to the Big Screen

If you’re an avid book reader and movie watcher, 2016 is definitely the year to be alive!

ThroughTheLookingGlass1. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (May 27th, 2016) ‘Through the Looking-Glass’ is a novel by Lewis Carroll, the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Set six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it.  The film adaptation of the book is directed by James Bobin, and produced by Tim Burton. The film stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and features the voice of the late Alan Rickman.

MeBeforeYou 2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (June 3rd, 2016) Me Before You is a romantic novel written by Jojo Moyes. Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart? Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin star in the film adaptation as the main characters, Louisa Clark and Will Traynor.

TheGirlOnTheTrain3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (October 7th, 2016) The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller novel by Paula Hawkins. The story follows Rachel Watson, an alcoholic divorcee, who develops an obsession with a seemingly happy couple she sees from the window of her daily train ride home. The film adaptation is directed by Tate Taylor and stars Emily Blunt as Rachel.

AMonsterCalls 4. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (October 14th, 2016) Written by Patric Ness, from the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd, A Monster Calls is a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined. Juan Antonio Bayona directs the film adaptation and stars Lewis MacDougall as the main character, Connor.

FantasticBeasts5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling (November 18th, 2016) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, appears to be a reproduction of a textbook owned by Harry Potter and written by magizoologist Newt Scamander. In the series, Magizoology is the study of magical creatures. A spin-off/prequel of the Harry Potter film series and directed by David Yates, the film is written by J. K. Rowling as her screenwriting debut after inspiration of her own book by the same name. It is the first installment of a trilogy.

missperegrine6. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (December 25th, 2016) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children follows the story of sixteen year-old Jacob, on his journey to uncovering the truth behind the crumbing ruins that were once home to a slew of peculiar, and possibly dangerous, children. Directed by Tim Burton, the film adaptation stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Judi Dench.