Bet you didn't know that some of the biggest Oscar-winning movies and some of the most notorious Oscar snubs are based on books! Now that you've seen the movies, here are the books behind them from Off the Shelf, a daily blog that connects great books with great readers.
Some of the most beloved and respected films throughout history have found their stories in books. Just look at some of this year's nominees — The Danish Girl, Brooklyn, The Revenant, Room, Carol (from Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt), to name just a few. In advance of the 88th annual Academy Awards, here is a list of spectacular Oscar-nominated films — some winning, some overlooked (cough, Shawshank, cough) — that were adapted from equally spectacular books.