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Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

The past year saw several popular books made into movies. The Help, Moneyball, War Horse, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Extemely Loud & Incredibly Close were just a few of the titles that were made into successful films. And 2012 is shaping up to be just as full of books-into-film productions as 2011. Listed below are only a few of the titles to be released in theaters this year. Get a head start on your reading and stay tuned for more in the coming months!

Abraham Lincoln: vampire hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith — Starring Rufus Sewell and Dominic Cooper. Release date: June 2012

Breaking dawn by Stephenie Meyer — Part 2. Starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Release date: November 2012

Cloud atlas: a novel by David Mitchell — Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess. Release date: October 2012

The hobbit; or, There and back again, by J. R. R. Tolkien. Illustrated by the author by Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 — Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and directed by Peter Jackson. Release date: December 2012

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — Starring Jennifer Lawrence. Release date: March 2012

I, Alex Cross by James Patterson — Starring Edward Burns. Release date: November 2012

Life of Pi: a novel by Yann Martel — Starring Tobey Maguire and Suraj Sharma. Release date: December 2012

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss — Voices of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Betty White. Release date: March 2012

The lucky one by Nicholas Sparks — Starring Zac Efron. Release date: April 2012

One for the money by Janet Evanovich — Starring Katherin Heigl. Release date: January 2012

The silver linings playbook by Matthew Quick — Starring Bradley Cooper and Julia Stiles. Release date: November 2012

The wettest county in the world: a novel based on a true story by Matt Bondurant — Starring Shia LaBeoug and Jessica Chastain. Release date: August 2012

The Woman in Black by Hill, Susan — Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Ciaran Hinds. Release date: February 2012

World War Z: an oral history of the zombie war by Max Brooks — Starring Brad Pitt. Release date: December 2012