Book people love the Oscars because so many movies are also books. At Penguin, we are pretty thrilled to have Argo, the book, and to share with you these awesome pictures of fake memorabilia and IDs From the original Argo CIA mission.

And of course, who could forget Les Misérables, Victor Hugo’s epic tale turned musical? Or Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina? Here are our nominees for The Best Movie That’s Also a Book You Should Read:

argo les_miserables anna_karenina

And the winner is… all of them!

For more information on the 2012 Academy Awards Nominees, visit the official Oscars website.

And now some Oscar-worthy titles whose film counterparts won in years past:


Meryl Streep, Best Actress 2011, The Iron Lady

Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actor 2007, There Will Be Blood

Octavia Spencer, Best Supporting Actress 2011, The Help

Best Picture winners:

Best Picture 1975, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Best Picture 1972, The Godfather

Best Picture 1968, Oliver!

Best Picture 1948, Hamlet

Bonus titles:


Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini for all you Lincoln lovers.

The Girls of Murder City:Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago by Douglas Perry, for everyone who loved the Best Picture winner of 2002, Chicago.

Check out other Penguin Blockbusters (of screens large and small) and have fun watching the Oscars this weekend!

Posted by: Julie Schaeffer, Senior Online Content Coordinator

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