Theaters in 2016 have been filled with movie adaptations of popular books. The Fifth Wave, Me Before You, The BFG, and of course, The Jungle Book (I mean, come on, it has “book” right in the title). Although time flies, the year’s not over yet and there are a lot more movies based on books to come. Here are some of the higher profile ones. You should have just enough time to borrow and read them so you can feel superior when you tell all your friends how the movie wasn’t as good as the book.
The Light Between Oceans (September 2nd)
After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, Tom brings his young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Click here to place a hold.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (September 30th)
A family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow, impossible though it seems, they may still be alive. Click here to place a hold.
The Girl on the Train (October 7th)
Rachel takes the same train every morning, flashing past stretches of cozy homes. A station stop allows her to watch a couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s starting to feel like she knows them. Their life, as she sees it, is perfect. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Click here to place a hold.
Inferno (October 14th)
Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last thirty-six hours, including how he got there. Langdon quickly realizes that he is in possession of a series of codes created by a brilliant scientist, a genius whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written, Dante’s epic poem The Inferno. Click here to place a hold.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (November 18th)
Straight from the library at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a book of magical creatures that no Harry Potter fan should be without! A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl. Click here to place a hold.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (November 11th)
The surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad have been sent on media-intensive “Victory Tour” stopping at Texas Stadium, football mecca of the Dallas Cowboys, their fans, promoters, and cheerleaders. A razor-sharp satire set in Texas during America’s war in Iraq, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. Click here to place a hold.