Your Summer Reading List (Before They Hit The Big Screen)

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The box office has gone to the library for inspiration on the big screen this year. From Mockingjays to Maze Runners to Paper Towns, there’s no shortage of book to film adaptations and we couldn’t be more excited. Book nerds unite!

If you’re still looking for some awesome reading material while lounging on a hot day, check out these titles that will be hitting the big screen in the coming year.

The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence
Will Be Released: Still in the casting phase, likely late 2016
Why You’ll Love it: The book is moving and the screenplay is written by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber who wrote fan favourite 500 Days Of Summer.

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Me Before You, Jojo Mojes

Starring: Khaleesi, Neville Longbottom and Finnick Odair
Will Be Released: June 2016
Why You’ll Love It: Emilia Clarke is such a fan of the book and her role in the film that she tattooed a bumble bee on her finger in honour of Me Before You. AND SHE’S THE MOTHER OF DRAGONS.

Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín

Starring: Saoirse Ronan
Will Be Released: November 2015
Why You’ll Love It: Set in the 1950s, Saoirse Ronan plays a young Irish woman choosing between two men in two different countries. No amount of Skype or Facetime can make that decision any easier.

The Danish Girl, David Ebershoff

Starring: Eddie Redmayne
Will Be Released: November 2015
Why You’ll Love It: The last time Redmayne transformed himself physically for a role he won an Oscar. Show off your smarts and get your award show picks in early after reading The Danish Girl.


The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge, Michael Punke

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy
Will Be Released: December 2015
Why You’ll Love It: How can you not enjoy a book when picturing the two leads as Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy…shirtless?


Room, Emma Donoghue

Starring: Brie Larson
Will Be Released: Soon!
Why You’ll Love It: Canadian author Emma Donoghue scored a spot on the best seller list for most of 2010 with her seventh novel.


The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling

Starring: Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Christopher Walken
Will Be Released: October 2015
Why You’ll Love It: Sure, we’ve all seen the Disney version of The Jungle Book, but now is a great time to go back and read the story before it was Mickey-fied.


The Girl On The Train, Paula Hawkins

Starring: Emily Blunt (rumoured)
Will Be Released: 2016ish
Why You’ll Love It: Sometimes books are popular and poorly written (insert 50 Shades *shade*). Other times they’re popular because they induce CANTSLEEPMUSTFINISHTONIGHT-itis in readers. The Girl On The Train falls into the second category.


A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini

Starring: TBA
Will Be Released: TBA
Why You’ll Love It: Columbia Pictures set a release date of 2015 for the film adaptation, but with no cast or director confirmed, we’re pretty sure this year will come and go without the release of A Thousand Splendid Suns. We’d be disappointed, but Hosseini’s writing is so visual that a movie is just a fun bonus.