“Without books, there will be no movies. Without movies, there will be no soundtracks. Without soundtracks, we will have no memories.” – Ash Stone


On a daily basis we are bogged down by the stresses of work, family, headlines, personal problems, health, politics, religion and so much negativity!  There is no greater escape than the brilliant imaginations of amazing authors brought to life. In the world of movies, the majority of motion pictures have been adapted from books. In 2016 there will be a ton of new movies based on books, but the ones that readers are really looking forward to are:

  1. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  2. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
  3. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
  4. How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo
  5. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
  6. The Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker
  7. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  8. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  9. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  10. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  11. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates by Mike and Dave Stangle
  12. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  13. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  14. Inferno by Dan Brown
  15. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
  16. Silence by Shusaku Endo
  17. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  18. The Circle by Dave Eggers
  19. The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers
  20. Looking For Alaska by John Green

These movies will have casts and crews, caterers, location scouts, casting agents, producers, directors, editors, hair, make up, costumes and everything else to turn it into what we see on our screens. Then there are the musicians, music producers, sound engineers, more caterers, and everyone involved in releasing the soundtrack album. Behind the scenes there are thousands of people working from long before the script has been adapted to long after the movie has been released. Several industries gain employed from just one book.  Several million people get to live through a story on the big screen and have that time in their life forever etched into their memory, because of that song that from the movie!

So Authors; keep dreaming up those stories. Readers; keep helping all of these industries by leaving book reviews everywhere and pimping your favorite books. The world needs you!



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