From Page to Screen and Back Again: Award Season Reads

By Kat La Mantia | January 16 2024 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllPop CultureBlog

Award show season is upon us! With the Emmys and Golden Globes behind us and the Oscars ahead, now is the perfect time to read the books that inspired your favorite award-winning movies and shows (and vice versa)! Read the true story behind Golden Globe-winning Oppenheimer, or return to the fantastical world of Emmy-winning House of the Dragon with an illustrated history of the fiery Targaryen dynasty in George R. R. Martin’s The Rise of the Dragon.

Whether you’re an A24 girlie who can’t stop talking about Priscilla or a Nintendo superfan who loved seeing Mario and Luigi having their own big-screen adventures, take a look back at 2023’s cinematic triumphs with a book from our award season title list!

Books for Award Show Nominees & Winners – 2023

American Prometheus
The Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture OPPENHEIMER
THE INSPIRATION FOR THE ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING MAJOR MOTION PICTURE OPPENHEIMER • "A riveting account of one of history’s most essential and paradoxical figures.”—Christopher Nolan#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • The definitive biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress.In this magisterial, acclaimed biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer’s life and times, from his early career to his central role in the Cold War. This is biography and history at its finest, riveting and deeply informative.“A masterful account of Oppenheimer’s rise and fall, set in the context of the turbulent decades of America’s own transformation. It is a tour de force.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review“A work of voluminous scholarship and lucid insight, unifying its multifaceted portrait with a keen grasp of Oppenheimer’s essential nature.... It succeeds in deeply fathoming his most damaging, self-contradictory behavior.” —The New York Times
$25.00 US
Apr 11, 2006
5-3/16 x 8
784 Pages

The Story of Barbie and the Woman Who Created Her (Barbie)
A fun and engaging picture book about Barbie--the most famous doll in the world--and her visionary creator, Ruth Handler. Filled with beautiful illustrations, this enchanting story will inspire children of all ages to believe that anything is possible!
$19.99 US
Jun 27, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
40 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years

Killers of the Flower Moon (Movie Tie-in Edition)
The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MARTIN SCORSESE PICTURE • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history from the author of The Wager and The Lost City of Z
$18.00 US
Oct 10, 2023
5-3/16 x 8
416 Pages

Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse  The Official  Movie Special Book
A special behind-the-scenes guide to the making of the all-new animated movie Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
$19.99 US
Jan 09, 2024
8 x 11
96 Pages
Titan Comics

Elvis and Me
The True Story of the Love Between Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock N' Roll
The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that reveals the intimate story of Elvis and Priscilla, told by the woman who lived it.
$20.00 US
Aug 01, 2023
5-3/16 x 8
288 Pages

Nintendo® and Illumination present The Super Mario Bros. Movie Official Activity Book
Power up with this full-color, action-packed activity book based on Nintendo and Illumination present The Super Mario Bros. Movie—in theaters April 7, 2023!
$7.99 US
Apr 11, 2023
7-7/8 x 10-7/8
48 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

The Rise of the Dragon
An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty, Volume One
This lavish visual history—featuring more than 180 all-new illustrations—is a stunning introduction to House Targaryen, the iconic family at the heart of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon.
$60.00 US
Oct 25, 2022
9 x 11-7/8
352 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Disney Wish Little Golden Book
This Little Golden Book is based on Disney Wish—in theaters fall 2023!
$5.99 US
Oct 10, 2023
6-5/8 x 8
24 Pages
Age 2-5 years

Tiny Beautiful Things (10th Anniversary Edition)
Advice from Dear Sugar
An anniversary edition of the bestselling collection of "Dear Sugar" advice columns—featuring a new preface and six additional columns. Soon to be a Hulu Original series.
$17.00 US
Nov 01, 2022
5-3/16 x 8
400 Pages

On the Road and Off the Record with Leonard Bernstein
My Years with the Exasperating Genius
A celebratory, intimate, and detailed look at the public and private life of Leonard Bernstein written by his former assistant. Foreword by Broadway legend Harold Prince.
$16.99 US
Feb 11, 2020
6 x 9
240 Pages

Fleishman Is in Trouble
A Novel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Just the sort of thing that Philip Roth or John Updike might have produced in their prime (except, of course, that the author understands women)."--Elizabeth Gilbert "This is a remarkable debut from one of the most distinctive writers around." --Tom PerrottaA finely observed, timely exploration of marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition from one of the most exciting writers working today
$17.00 US
Jul 07, 2020
5-3/16 x 8
400 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

Queer Eye
Love Yourself. Love Your Life.
From the Fab Five--the beloved hosts of Netflix's viral hit Queer Eye--comes a book that is at once a dishy exclusive, a practical guide to living and celebrating your best life, and a symbol of hope.
$29.99 US
Nov 13, 2018
8-1/2 x 9-1/8
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter