3 Great Books To Read During Awards Season
It’s awards season. I fill out ballots and get my family and friends to play along with me. I watch a lot of movies but I think I like award season for the voting and the bets. Do I have a gambling problem? Maybe. I also just really like voting for things and seeing if I’m right. That being said, after you get your ballots filled out for this awards season and watch all the movies, don’t forget to read some books!
Maybe you’re looking for a book about a fictional well-known actress or a script pitch that comes together thanks to a man from Italy in search of love. Let’s not forget about stories of hard-work and some behind the scenes creative process! It takes a village to put a movie together. How about a story about the story makers? Are they animators? Why yes.
Here are three books to read during awards season.
The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
From the start of their career in an animation class in college, this book gives us a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of two animators who happen to be best friends yet polar opposites. In a male-dominated field, we watch these two women work on their craft and finally make it ten years later celebrating the release of their first full-length feature film. What happens to their friendship when their long-awaited success finally comes? You should read this book to find out. I’m not gonna tell you!
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
This book goes back and forth from past to present until the two timelines catch up with each other. One timeline has you on the Italian coastline while the other follows a writer in search of a story to write and a young woman working for a film producer who is about to quit her job. When everything finally comes together, we get a script worth making a movie out of. If you ever wonder where the idea of a movie could come from, read this book. Also, if you just want to pretend you’re on the Italian coastline circa 1962, that should satisfy your time travel bug too.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Have you ever wondered what happened to a famous movie star? This book’s got you for the story of a star being born and the scandals that followed her throughout her life. It’s a gentle reminder that the people we see on screen are humans. People who have lives that should be seen as something private. When a journalist interviews Evelyn Hugo for a piece she’s working on, she discovers more than her past but how she is somehow connected to the life of the famous and glamourous Evelyn Hugo.