"I cannot live without books." -- Thomas Jefferson

Monday, January 26, 2015

Liked the movie? Read the book!

Red carpet hoopla aside, we all know that movies are the real stars of the Oscars. But with so many award-winning book-to-movie adaptations, it can be an exciting night for book lovers too. The fast-approaching 87th annual Academy Awards is no different, with plenty of spectacular movie nominations beginning first as spectacular books (some might even surprise you). This year Wes Anderson’s "The Grand Budapest Hotel," inspired by The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig, leads the nominations (along with "Birdman"), so we’re especially excited to be hosting author Matt Zoller Seitz next month to sign and discuss his companion book to the film, which takes readers behind the scenes of Wes Anderson’s imaginative production. That said, we’ve collected the rest of the Oscar-nominated books below and highly suggest you give them a read.  
  • "Inherent Vice" (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson), based on Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon 

  • "Still Alice" (dir. Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland) based on Still Alice by Lisa Genova 
  • "Gone Girl" (dir. David Fincher), based on Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" (dir. Peter Jackson), based on The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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