7 Books You Should Read before the Oscars ...

You might've seen the films nominated for the Oscars, but have you read the books that inspired them? According to Real Simple, here are a few books you should read before the Oscars:

1. Brooklyn, by Colm Toibin

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"The film is nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, and Saoirse Ronan is nominated for Best Actress."

2. Room, by Emma Donoghue

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"The film has been nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay."

3. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis

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"The film received five nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Film Editing."

4. The Revenant, by Michael Punke

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"The Revenant leads the Oscars with 12 nominations in all of the major categories, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Sound Editing, Visual Effects, Film Editing, Production Design, Cinematography, Costume Design, Makeup, and Sound Mixing."

5. Carol, by Patricia Highsmith

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"The film also received nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Cinematography, and Costume Design."

6. The Martian, by Andy Weir

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"The Martian has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Sound Editing, Visual Effects, Production Design, and Sound Mixing. Matt Damon has also been nominated for Best Actor."

7. The Danish Girl, by David Ebershoff

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"The movie’s stars, Eddie Redmayne (as Lili) and Alicia Vikander (as Lili’s wife), are both up for Oscars. The film is also nominated for Production Design and Costume Design."

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