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Book to Screen: Top 5 Titles to Read Before Their TV & Film Adaptations Come Out in 2016

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The year 2016 will be massive for books, movie and TV buffs alike with adaptations of popular and bestselling titles set to hit the big screen. One of the most awaited and talked about in this category is "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a "Harry Potter" spinoff by J.K. Rowling set to be released as a film starring Eddie Redmayne in November next year.

However, there's plenty more where that came from. More books are being hurled from the shelves all the way to the small and silver screen. For those who want to read the book first before the movie comes out, here is a list to guide you through that endeavor.

1. "The Mortal Instruments" by Cassandra Clare

A TV series called "Shadowhunters" is being made out of Clare's bestselling saga, which comprises six installments. From what the trailers and details have established, those who plan to follow the show would be more entertained with background knowledge about Clary Fray's discovery about her true identity of being a shadowhunter -- a human with angelic qualities.

Katherine McNamara plays the role of the heroine on the series, which premieres on ABC Family on Jan. 12.

2. "The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey

Released in 2013, the young adult sci-fi novel follows 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan, who is trying to work her way out of the alien invasion that obliterated mankind. She is one of the last survivors of the planet, which is now on the fourth wave, where the "unlucky" survivors are advised to trust no one.

The book tells of the fifth and the deadliest phase of the destruction as it dawns on planet Earth. The film adaptation, which stars Chloe Grace Moretz as the heroine, will be out Jan. 22.

3. "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Seth Grahame-Smith

This book in itself is a reimagining of "Pride of Prejudice," a Jane Austen classic. Grahame-Smith added a twist that no one would have thought they would see merged in the 19th century England -- the undead.

Here, Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters will not only be dealing with problems of social classes but also a horde of zombies racing to eat their brains. Lily James will star as Elizabeth Bennet with Lena Headey, Charles Dance and many others co-starring.

The "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" film will be out Feb. 5, 2016

4. "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes

This story follows Lou Clark and Will Traynor, two people with completely different situations who are about to cross each other's worlds.

The former works at The Buttered Bun tea shop and is mulling over the possibility that she really isn't in love with her boyfriend Patrick. The latter, on the other hand, lost his desire to live after the motorcycle accident.

Fans will see these characters come to life on Mar. 4, 2016 with "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke as Lou and Sam Claflin as Will.

5. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins 

Hawkins's thriller is undeniably a headline-maker this year for its unparalleled success. With the popularity it gained, it would be easy to believe that millions have already read it.

The book follows Rachel who sees from the train what she always thought was a happy couple until the woman disappears. Rachel gets entangled in the mess, which surprisingly has more connections to her life than she expected.

Emily Blunt will portray the protagonist, with Rebecca Ferguson and Justin Theroux co-starring, in the movie adaptation that releases on Oct. 7, 2016.

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