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Ashraf Siddique

We all know that 2016 is considered the year of superhero movies. I mean with six large titles like Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange and many more coming out this year, you can expect the theatres to be full of joyful geeks and nerds.

But wait a minute, comic book and superhero lovers because this year is in fact the year for book worms. For those who just love getting themselves inside a good read. Bookworms can expect more than ten books to be adapted to the big screen, but I wanted to keep the list short and juicy for you. So let's see what you can expect!

1. Through the Looking-Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll

Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Goodreads: 4.08

Plot summary: The world of wonderland continues with the sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. You can expect it to be about Alice returning to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

Release Date: 27 May 2016

2. The Girl on the Train

Author: Paula Hawkins

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Goodreads: 3.84

Plot summary: The Girl On The Train will follow the story of a woman named Rachel, who goes on a train to London. She witnesses the "perfect" couple. Scott and Megan. But one day, havoc ensues this couple, and Rachel becomes involved in their drama/ murder mystery of Megan Hipwell.

Release Date: 7 October 2016

3. The BFG

Author: Roald Dahl

Genres: Family, Fantasy

Goodreads: 4.20

Plot summary: A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.

Release Date: 1 July 2016 (USA)

4. The Jungle Book

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Goodreads: 3.98

Plot summary: The jungle comes alive as an orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

Release Date: 15 April 2016 (USA)

5. Allegiant

Author: Veronica Roth

Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi

Goodreads: 3.65

Plot Summary: Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.

Release Date: 18 March 2016

6. Tarzan of the Apes

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Genres: Action, Adventure

Goodreads: 3.86

Plot Summary: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

Release Date: 1 July 2016

7. How to Be Single

Author: Liz Tuccillo

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Goodreads: 3.38

Plot Summary: New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.

Release Date: 12 February 2016

8. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author: Newt Scamander/J.K. Rowling

Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Goodreads: 3.94

Plot Summary: The adventures of 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: 18 November 2016

9. A Monster Calls

Author: Patrick Ness

Genres: Drama, Fantasy

Goodreads: 4.28

Plot Summary: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom's terminal illness.

Release Date: 14 October 2016

10. The 5th Wave

Author: Rick Yancey

Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Goodreads: 4.17

Plot Summary: Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

Release Date: 22 January 2016

It's going to be a great year for movie buffs and book worms. Lets hope the directors can adapt the book well, giving us a cinematic experience. Don't forget to comment down below what movie you're most looking forward to that was once a book!

(Source: Buzzfeed)


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