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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Red Carpet Reading

According to Shelf Awareness editor John Mutter, “No matter who wins Oscars this Sunday, books will be winners.” ("The Envelope, Please. . ." Feb. 21, 2012). Six of the nine nominees for best picture are based on books and a seventh, Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” pays homage to writers such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein. Here’s a list of Oscar-worthy reading:

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”)

Moneyball by Michael Lewis

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

War Horse by Michael Morpugo

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