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The best-selling books coming to the big screen in 2016

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Read these books now, before their adaptations hit cinemas later this year

Me Before You

Jojo Moyes’ romantic novel-turned-film sees small-town girl Louisa (Emilia Clarke) fall in love with a quadriplegic man Will (Sam Claflin) after taking a job to care for him.
Released: 3 June

The BFG

Celebrating 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, Steven Spielberg adapts this fantasy story about the adventures of orphan Sophie and the BFG (Mark Rylance). 
Released: 1 July 

The Girl on the Train

Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ bestselling thriller, the film is transplanted across the Atlantic with Emily Blunt playing New Yorker Rachel Watson.  
Released: 7 October 

A Monster Calls

Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver star in this reimagining of Patrick Ness' novel about a boy who seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his mother’s terminal illness.
Released: October 

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

In her screenwriting debut, JK Rowling turns her novel about eccentric wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) into a film.
Released: 18 November

The Circle

An all-star cast including Emma Watson and Tom Hanks take on Dave Eggers' 2013 thriller about a tech worker who joins the world's most powerful internet company where privacy isn't an employee benefit.
Released: date to be confirmed

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