Then you’ll enjoy this diverse list of page turners that made their way to the big screen in 2016, so you can get your fill of reading and watching without the wait in between. We recommend always reading first!
The Girl on the Train
If you love mystery and drama, look no further than The Girl on the Train, written by Paula Hawkins. The troubled protagonist of the story, who is played by Emily Blunt, finds herself immersed in a missing person investigation, and the twists and turns don’t quit. You’ll be left questioning every character and second-guessing motives right until the very end.
Me Before You
Get the tissues ready for this love story from Jojo Moyes, which still manages to fill you with happiness as you become attached to its main characters. Will, a handsome and wealthy young man is left paralyzed in an accident. Lou, a quirky young woman who doesn’t come from much is hired to take care of him. The two have nothing in common, but a bond is formed that changes both of their lives. Me Before You is both inspiring and heartbreaking, and is not without a moral controversy.
11.22.63 didn’t technically make its way to the big screen, and isn’t even a movie, but it was brought to life in an eight-part miniseries picked up by Hulu, and is definitely worth the mention on this list.
Written by Stephen King, the science fiction thriller will take you back in time with a high school teacher who hopes to solve many of our modern-day problems by preventing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The combination of suspense, history and love will undoubtedly hook you in, and is all tied together with a profound lesson that stays with you long after the story ends.
How to be Single
If you’re in need of something more comedic and light, there’s How to Be Single, written by Liz Tuccillo. However, you’ll get two pretty different story lines between what you read and what you watch, which will be a bonus to some and frustrating for others. This one is really meant for the ladies with relatable topics, and if you choose, even some lessons to be taken away.
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
Calling all Harry Potter fans, you won’t want to overlook Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, from the beloved J.K. Rowling. Released first as a book and then as a screenplay for the film, the fantasy will bring you back to her Harry Potter universe, focusing on all of its magical creatures. You’ll leave Hogwarts for 1920s New York City with a wizard named Newt Scamander and some of his escaped fantastic beasts!