A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson - September 2nd - I have seen this book just about everywhere. Robert Redford is in it.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner - September 18th - I adored the first book in this series, but never got around to reading the second book. Maybe this movie will inspire me to grab a copy?
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer - September 18th- The film is called Everest and includes Jake Gyllenhaaul and Keira Knightley. I'm intrigued.
Room by Emma Donoghue - October 16th - I've heard a lot of praise for this book, but never got around to reading it. I'm not sure it's for me though.
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin - November 6th - I've been hearing a lot about this movie and I even bought a copy of the book to read before I see it on the big screen.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - November 20th - I am definitely looking forward to Part II.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - November 25th - The film will be called Victor Frankenstein and will have Daniel Radcliffe as Igor.
The Martian by Andy Weir - November 25th - Ridley Scott is directing and Matt Damon, Kristin Wiig, and Jessica Chastain are tied to this film. I heard the book is awesome.
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick -December 11th - Ron Howard is directing and Chris Hemsworth is in it. It seems to be action packed.
The Revenant by Michael Punke - December 25th - Leonardo DiCaprio is in this one, but I haven't heard much about it. This is another one that seems action packed.
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare - The TV show will be called Shadowhunters and premieres January 2016 on ABC Family. I hope the casting is better than the recent movie.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - March 4th -Tim Burton is directing and Samuel L. Jackson is in it!
Allegiant by Veronica Roth - March 18th - I wasn't the biggest fan of Divergent on the big screen, so I am feeling a little indifferent about this one; however, I know many people are excited for this.
- The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
- A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers - Tom Hanks is in it!
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor is currently in development.
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo has also been optioned
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - A seven figure movie deal due out in 2017.
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - Rumor has it that a TV show will premiere in 2016
- Looking for Alaska by John Green
- Fallen by Lauren Kate
- Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarity - I hear it's coming to HBO in 2016 as a TV series and includes Reece Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.
And Even More.....
(Some of these movies have only been optioned or are "in development," so let's hope they pan out!)
- Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll - With Reese Witherspoon producing
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - Emily Blunt is in talks to star
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith - Starring Hailee Steinfeld
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson - With Julia Stiles and Glenn Close
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard - Elizabeth Banks is directing!
- 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
- The Choice by Nicholas Sparks - Due out February 2016
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
- Me Before You by JoJo Moyes - Due out June 2016
- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
- Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - Steven Spielberg is directing.
- Inferno by Dan Brown - Tom Hanks is back as Langdon and Ron Howard directing - due out October 2016
- The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan - Reece Witherspoon is producing!
- The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson - Selena Gomez will play Lennie.
- To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
I'm sure I have missed many great books that are being made into TV shows and movies. Let me know some that I missed and which ones you are most looking forward to!