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Books on Screen: January - August 2016

Forget "new year, new you"! All we care about when January rolls around is what book-to-screen adaptations we can look forward to in the months ahead. Last year brought us some great books on screen (including plenty of award contenders), and it's looking like 2016 will be just as exciting.

We can look forward to riveting action movies (13 Hours, Ben-Hur), romantic films that are not only funny or dramatic (How to Be Single, Me Before You) but also full of butt-kicking heroines and hordes of hungry undead (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), and enough superhero movies to keep the spandex industry in business for a good long time (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War). Fans of beloved children's fiction won't want to miss adaptations of THE BFG, THE JUNGLE BOOKS and THE LITTLE PRINCE, not to mention all the high-profile YA movies that will be hitting the big screen (The 5th Wave, Allegiant). If presidential election years get you in the mood for political entertainment, you can count on movies like Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Snowden to scratch that particular partisan itch. And fans of Alexander Skarsgård's abs will see their dreams become a reality this summer when the stunning swede dons a loincloth in The Legend of Tarzan.

They weren't kidding when they said there's going to be something for everyone this year. Happy Sweet '16! Now get out there and see some books on screen!