Some movies are so affecting, we want the feeling they give us to last longer. The moment at the end of a memorable film is the moment you should cue up the bookshelf; the best books do a very good job of engaging us at length. Almost half of the 2014 Oscar nominated Best Pictures are adapted from books, but check out our suggestions of other stories you’ll connect with based on the plots or tone of each of the nine nominees.
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'THE BEST AMERICAN NOIR OF THE CENTURY' edited by James Ellroy, Otto Penzler
For fans of "American Hustle."
'SAVAGE HARVEST: A TALE OF CANNIBALS, COLONIALISM, AND MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER'S TRAGIC QUEST FOR PRIMITIVE ART' by Carl Hoffman
For those who liked "Captain Phillips."
'JACKPOT: HIGH TIMES, HIGH SEAS, AND THE STING THAT LAUNCHED THE WAR ON DRUGS' by Jason Ryan
For fans of "Dallas Buyers Club."
'THE MARTIAN' by Andy Weir
For fans of "Gravity."
'THE WORD EXCHANGE' by Alena Graedon
For those who liked 'Her.'
'THE THREE WEISSMANNS OF WESTPORT' by Cathleen Schine
For those who enjoyed "Nebraska."
'THE BLACKWATER LIGHTSHIP' by Colm Tóibín
For fans of "Philomena."
'A SLAVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE: PAUL JENNINGS AND THE MADISONS' by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
For those who liked "12 Years a Slave."
'CATCHING THE WOLF OF WALL STREET' by Jordan Belfort
For fans of "The Wolf of Wall Street."