'The Girl on the Train' and 7 more books you should read before the movie

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If you haven't picked up your copy of "The Girl on the Train," you're already behind the curve. Lauded as the "next 'Gone Girl'," the psychological thriller debuted at No. 1 on the The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list and it's motion picture adaptation, starring Emily Blunt, is one of the most highly-anticipated flicks of the year.

But the can't-put-down read by Paula Hawkins isn't the only film adaptation slated for 2016 release. Many other highly-acclaimed books are making their silver screen debuts this fall and beyond, including Dan Brown's latest Robert Langdon installment and Philip Roth's Pullitzer Prize-winning novel, "American Pastoral."

Get a head star and see below for must-reads before the major motion picture.

The inventive young adult book follows Jake Portman who stumbles upon an orphanage with supernatural inhabitants. The novel creatively incorporates vintage photographs as a unique visual guide for the reader. A high-profile cast including Eva Green, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson were cast in the Tim Burton-directed film. Feature film release date: Sept. 30, 2016
If you haven't picked up your copy of "The Girl on the Train," you're already behind the curve. Lauded as the "next 'Gone Girl'," the psychological thriller debuted at No. 1 on the The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list and it's motion picture adaptation, starring Emily Blunt, is one of the most highly-anticipated flicks of the year. Feature film release date: Oct. 7, 2016
Charlie Hunman is slated to star as the legendary real-life British explorer Percy Fawcett who ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization -- and never returned. Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller also star in the upcoming film.  Feature film release date: Oct. 15, 2016
Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver star in the film adaptation of the fantasy children's novel following a young boy who struggles to cope with the consequences of his mother's terminal cancer and is repeatedly visited in the middle of the night by a tree monster who tells stories.  Motion picture release date: Oct. 21, 2016
This 1997 Pullitzer Prize-winning novel is one of the most popular literary works by esteemed author Philip Roth. Director Ewan McGregor stars as the protagonist, a businessman and former high school star athlete whose life falls into ruins. Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Connelly and Uzo Aduba round out the cast of the high-profile soon-to-be major motion picture. Release date: Oct. 28, 2016
Don't wait until November to dig your teeth into J.K. Rowling's wizarding world's American counterpart. Set 70 years before Harry Potter enrolls at Hogwarts, the film is based on fictional wizard Newt Scamander's adventures in New York's secret community of witches and wizards.  Feature film release date: Nov. 18, 2016
Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is back at it in this follow-up to Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. Release date: Nov. 18, 2016
Mae Holland, portrayed by Emma Watson in the upcoming film, starts an impressive new job at a powerful internet company --but what seems like an exciting career move slowly begins to fall apart. Release date: TBA

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