Adult Book Lists: Books on the Big Screen 2016

[Printable book list]

Diane Ackerman / 940.53 ACKERMAN
Relase Date: TBA
The Zookeeper's Wife
After Germany’s invasion of Poland, bombs left the Warsaw Zoo devastated and many of the animals dead. Zookeeper’s Jan and Antonia Zabinski decide to use the empty cages, and even their own home, to hide Jews. Jan keeps ammunition and other resistance supplies at the zoo, while Antonia takes care of the people and animals at home.

Kim Barker / 958.1047 BARKER
Relase Date: March 4
The Taliban Shuffles: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan
The movie title is Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. A humorous yet thought provoking look at life in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This account begins just after 9/11 and covers the eight years Barker, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, lived and worked there.

Edgar Rice Burroughs / FIC BURROUGH
Relase Date: July 1
Tarzan of the Apes: Four Volumes in One (also available on audiobook)
Published over a hundred years ago, in 1912, Burroughs tells the story of an orphaned boy that grows up among the apes, as his parents died shortly after being marooned in the jungles of Western Africa. Tarzan’s complete story is told in several volumes, including more than just the four in this book. The movie is titled The Legend of Tarzan, and it presents what happens after Tarzan has been civilized and returns to the jungle.

Tim Crothers / 794.1092 CROTHERS
Relase Date: TBA
Queen of Katwe: a Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster
The story of Phonia Mutesi, a teenage girl from the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Her family has a hard time getting by, but Phonia is one of the best chess players in the world. A war refugee turned missionary, Robert Katende, wanted to empower children through chess and taught her how to play. Phonia became the national champion of Uganda and has even taken part in the Chess Olympiad in Siberia.

Dave Eggers / FIC EGGERS
Relase Date: TBA
The Circle (also available in large print, audiobook, and ebook)
Mae Holland feels honored to work for The Circle, the world’s most powerful Internet company. There are many wonderful perks that come with working with the company, as well. However, the company also expects complete transparency in Mae’s life, and they may go even further than she is prepared for. A satirical look at privacy in the age of the Internet.

Ben Fountain / FIC FOUNTAIN
Relase Date: November 11
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (also available in ebook)
A group of eight men from the Bravo Squad that survived the Battle of Al-Ansakar Canal in Iraq are America’s most sought-after heroes. On their return to the states, the Bush administration sends them on a nationwide victory.

Neil Gaiman / SF GAIMAN
Relase Date: TBA
How to Talk to Girls at Parties: a short story from Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders (also available in large print)
In the Croydon suburb of London in the 1970s, a teenage boy, Enn, meets a beautiful alien girl, Zan, at a punk party. Zan is on Earth for a rite of passage, and it may take Enn and all of his punk friends to save her from certain death.

Seth Grahame-Smith / FIC GRAHAMES
Relase Date: February 5
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: the Classic Regency Romance -- Now with Ultraviolet Zombie Mayhem (also available in audiobook)
There is a lot of the original novel worked into his rewrite, but the rest is filled with plenty of “zombie mayhem” and Elizabeth, along with the other Bennet family warriors, must take them down.

David Grann / 918.11046
Relase Date: TBA
The Lost City of Z: a Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (also available in large print and ebook)
New Yorker writer, David Grann, looks into what happened in 1925 to British explorer, Percy Fawcett during his quest for The Lost City of Z (or El Dorado). After years of searching for evidence, Fawcett was certain that he could find the lost city in the jungles of the Amazon. Fawcett, along with his son and the rest of his party, vanished into the jungle. Many explorers have tried to follow his path, in order to find out what happened to the expedition, but many have failed in their attempt (losing their lives or sanity). Grann chronicles this all within his narrative.

Paula Hawkins / FIC HAWKINS
Relase Date: October 7
The Girl on the Train (also available in large print, audiobook, and ebook)
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning on her way to work, and she always pays attention to a certain couple that breakfast on their deck. She even starts to feel like she really knows them. One day, however, she witnesses something shocking, and soon she finds herself in the middle of a missing person’s case.

Jojo Moyes / FIC MOYES
Relase Date: March 4
Me Before You (also available in audiobook and ebook)
Louisa Clark lives a very ordinary life, never roaming much further than her tiny village in England. She receives a much-needed job assisting Will Traynor, who recently became a quadriplegic in a motorcycle accident. Will is used to over-the-top living, and he is sure that he doesn’t want to continue living this way. Louisa discovers his plans, and she decides to show him that life is worth living.

M. L. Stedman / FIC STEDMAN
Relase Date: TBA
The Light Between Oceans (also available in audiobook)
Tom Sherbourne is reeling from the horrors of World War I, and so he takes a position as a lighthouse keeper on an Australian island. Isabel joins him there as his wife. They try for years to have a baby, and after several miscarriages, Isabel is depressed and Tom feels helpless. Then one day a baby washes up on the shore in a boat with a dead man. They both decide to raise her, but they face the guilt and worry that one day, someone may come looking for her baby.

Mitchell Zuckoff / 363.32509612 ZUCKOFF
Relase Date: January 15
13 Hours: the Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi (also available in audiobook)
This is the account of what really happened during the terrorist attack on U.S. State Department Mission Compound and local CIA station in Libya on September 11, 2012. A team of six security operators fought to protect the Americans that were stationed there. This narrative was taken from their personal accounts of the 13-hour battle. The movie is titled 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.