This year’s books-to-film

Vampire_AcademyEvery year many popular books make their transition to the big screen. You’re probably familiar with some of the really major ones of late; The Hobbit films, Life of Pi, The Hunger Games, The Silver Linings Playbook just to name a few.

The BuzzFeed news website has released their list of the top 16 books to read before the film versions are released this year, some that seem to have missed out on the media hype, and several that come from the non-fiction collection.

This year features  entries based on real-life stories from World War 2, including Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken featuring some relative unknown actors, but directed by Angelina Jolie and The Monuments Men, featuring an all-star cast.

wildThe hugely popular teen series Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, will screen in February, and Reese Witherspoon plays the protagonist in the journey of self-discovery title, Wild.

You can see the full list from BuzzFeed here.


There are plenty of others due out this year that have not made this list, what are you looking forward to seeing this year?