2016 is sure to be a great year for movies, and here are the top 5 must-reads that are becoming movies this year. (Now you can brag to your friends you read it first!!!)

The 5th Wave

Amazon review: 4.3/5 stars

Release date: IN THEATERS NOW!!!

Cassie Sullivan, the female protagonist, is struggling to live on a Earth that has been invaded by aliens. They attack in 5 waves – (giant power outage, immense natural disasters, epidemics, and worldwide chaos and looting. The Fifth wave is… HA NO I’m not going to spoil it. READ THE BOOK). Her little brother has been taken by the aliens and she must save him and the world before it is too late. Filled with romance, action, and aliens, this is a thrilling read. (Also a trilogy – the third book comes out this May!)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Amazon review: 3.4/5 stars

Release date: Feb. 5

In this rendition of the well known classic Pride and Prejudice, young Ms. Elizabeth Bennet lives in a quiet English town in the countryside – quiet, unless you count the zombies. Elizabeth and her sisters are raised and trained as fearsome zombie-killing machines by her father. She does relatively well until the rich Mr. Darcy shows up, threatening to change her life forever. Romance, zombies, comedic relief, blood, and gore are major components of this novel.


Amazon review: 3.4/5 stars

Release date: March 18

The last book of the Divergent series, this novel follows Tris Prior through her adventures beyond everything she has ever known – and everything changes as she is faced with choices she was not prepared to make. The film will be split into two parts, such as other famous young adult books (Twilight, The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, etc.).

Through the Looking Glass

Amazon review: 4.2/5 stars

Release date: May 27

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There is the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Once again, Alice enters a fantastical world, but this time she goes to a world through a mirror. If you know of the famous twins Tweedledum and Tweedledee, you’re in luck, as they and other characters (such as the Jabberwocky) make their appearances.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Amazon review: 4.4/5 stars

Release date: Nov. 18

This is one of the textbooks found in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, and the movie is about the writer, Newt Scamander’s adventures.
Yup, 2016 will be an AMAZING year for book turned movies. So get up and get going, and read (and watch!) these books.