02/22/2015 02:06 pm ET Updated Apr 24, 2015

10 Books That Will Vie for the 2016 Oscars

This year's Oscar nominees feature six book to movie adaptations in the Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Actor categories. These titles, American Sniper, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Still Alice, Unbroken and Gone Girl, prove that often times the best films are the ones that come from proven source material. Anyone can suggest that you read this year's Oscar page to screen books (and you should, because they're all great), but we're here to share with you some books becoming movies this year that we think have Oscar written all over them. Check one of these out and be one of the first to say "I read it before it was an award-winning movie!"

2015 Book-To-Movie Adaptations

Check out an excerpt from The Martian below: