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10 books you need to read before they're movies in 2016

Top up your reading list with some of these.

WANT TO BE the one saying “Ah, the book is better than the film” for a change? Get stuck into these before they end up in the cinema this year.

You can thank us later.

The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman

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What’s the story? A lighthouse keeper and his wife living on a remote island off the coast of Western Australia keep a baby girl who washes up in a lifeboat.
Who’s in it? Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz.
When’s the film out? January 8. Not much time to get the book read, but stick it on your reading list. Update: It’s been pushed back to 2017, so you’ve LOADS of time.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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What’s the story? Newly unemployed Louisa gets a job as a carer of William, a young man paralysed in a motorbike accident. Sparks fly.
Who’s in it? Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin.
When’s the film out? June 3.

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

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What’s the story? The tale of English explorer Percy Fawcett, who disappeared with his son in 1925 while searching for a lost city in the Amazon.
Who’s in it? Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller.
When’s the film out? TBC

The Circle by Dave Eggers

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What’s the story? A young woman joins a powerful social media company, but soon learns it has a dark side.
Who’s in it? Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega.
When’s the film out? TBC

13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff

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What’s the story? 13 Hours follows six members of a security team who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi after it was attacked in 2012.
Who’s in it? John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale.
When’s the film out? January 29.

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The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke

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What’s the story? In 1823, a fur trapper is mauled by a bear, robbed by his companions and left to die in the wilderness. He survives, and sets out to get revenge.
Who’s in it? Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson.
When’s the film out? January 8.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen/Seth Grahame-Smith

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What’s the story? Well, it’s Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. With added zombies. If you’re a fan of the original, what’s not to love?
Who’s in it? Lily James, Matt Smith (AKA the Eleventh Doctor) and Game of Thrones’ Lena Heady.
When’s the film out? February 12.

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Room by Emma Donoghue

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What’s the story? A young woman dreams of escaping ‘room’, where she’s held captive with her five-year-old son.
Who’s in it? Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, William H Macy.
When’s the film out? January 29.

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The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

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What’s the story? The true story of Antonia Zabinska, the wife of a zookeeper in Warsaw, Poland in the 1930s, and how she dealt with WWII.
Who’s in it? Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh.
When’s the film out? TBC

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

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What’s the story? An elderly patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital decides to write about her early life in Sligo at the turn of the 20th century.
Who’s in it? Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Aidan Turner, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.
When’s the film out? TBC

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