This is our selections for 2016 Hollywood Book Race. Let’s finish the books before Hollywood takes over!!

(Some of the book-into-movies were supposed to come out in 2015 but didn’t, I still very much want to read it, so I re-add it here.)


The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The first in a trilogy, Cassie must team up with Evan if she ever wants to rescue her brother after aliens invade Earth and plunge it into total chaos. Read it before January 22, 2016.

A Review by chatsach: The 5th Wave


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

It’s a twisted spin on Jane Austen’s classic novel that puts heroine Elizabeth Bennet in the middle of protecting her family and town from the undead. Read it before Feb 5, 2015.

A Review by chatsach: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


Me Before You (Trước Ngày Em Đến) by Jojo Moyes

In this love story, young Louisa forms a bond with Will, the paralyzed man she is employed to help. Read it before June 3.

A Review by chatsach: Me before You (Trước ngày em đến)


The little prince

The Little Prince (Hoàng Tử Bé) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A must-read classic! Read it before March 10.



Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

The sequel to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has spawned a film sequel to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland. Six months later, Alice has another adventure through said looking glass and meets characters such as the Jabberwocky. Read it before May 27.


The BFG by Roald Dahl

In the children’s classic, a young girl, Sophie, befriends the titular big friendly giant. Read it before July 1.



The Light Between Oceans (Ngọn Đèn Giữa Hai Đại Dương) by M.L Stedman

The sad story about a lighthouse keeper couple who found a baby girl and decided to keep it. Read it by Sep 2.



The Girl on the Train (Cô Gái Trên Tàu Điện) by Paula Hawkin

In this mystery, a woman thinks she may know something about a crime involving a couple she sees on her train commute every day. Read it before Oct 7.

A Review by chatsach: The Girl on the Train
A Vietnamese Excerpt by chatsach: Cô Gái Trên Tàu


A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A young boy deals with bullying and his mother’s illness by inventing a fantasy world filled with monsters and other creatures. Read it before Oct 14.


Inferno (Hỏa Ngục) by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code series continues with Robert Langdon’s latest adventure as he tries to stop another international scheme by following clues in Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Read it (ie. The Devine Comedy) before Oct 18.


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Trại Trẻ Đặc Biệt Của Cô Peregrine) by Ransom Riggs

In this YA novel, a teenager named Jacob explores the ruins of a strange house on an island near Wales, UK. Read it before Dec 25.

A Review by chatsach: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Trại trẻ đặc biệt của cô Peregrine)