Summer Reading List, Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

'Tis nearly the season for lounging by the pool, indulging in midnight movie releases and foregoing all academic obligations. The last thing you want to face is your summer reading list.

We'd never advocate catching the movie version instead of the book, though some of your classic literary novels are hitting the big screen (in the case of "The Great Gatsby," in 3-D). Somehow, teachers always know. But there are tons of other books getting adapted to film that won't make you feel like you're in English class. Some were just destined to be translated by Hollywood ("World War Z," anyone?) but the next year has a slew of book-to-movie projects that will pique your interest.

Check out our gallery of the best books to spend your summer with — here are 15 soon-to-be-movies you won't be able to put down.