Book pairings for the 2024 Golden Globe nominations for best movie

“What is your favorite season? / Awards.” — Schitt’s Creek

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived, and we’ve paired book recommendations with some of the Golden Globe nominees to celebrate!

For Maestro, a film full of music, relationship drama, and flashbacks: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

For Anatomy of A Fall, a film with secrets, murder, and complications between a mother and her son: The Better Sister by Alafair Burke

For Past Lives, a contemplative movie that glimpses into a man’s and woman’s lives through decades and questioning their decisions: Meet Me In Another Life by Catriona Silvey

For Air, a movie following a marketing exec chasing Michael Jordan for Nike: Basketball (and Other Things) by Shea Serrano


For American Fiction, a movie featuring a Black novelist using a pen name to profit off hypocritical stereotypes: Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

For Barbie, a movie examining the paradoxes of girlhood and an identity crisis that comes with being a woman: Bunny by Mona Awad

For Killers of the Flower Moon, a film based on horrifying true events featuring exploitation and murder: Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (or of course you can read … Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann)

For Poor Things, a feminist flip on a classic that focuses on humanity and equality: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

For The Boy and the Heron, a Miyazaki fantasy venturing into a world between the living and the dead: The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly.