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The 2018 Oscar Nominations for People Who’d Rather Read Books

Okay, so I know the National Book Awards are basically the Oscars of book world (at least in the USA), but I decided to do my own Book-Oscar nominations to coincide with the real Oscar nominations because I like my own opinions better than other people’s and I have definitely read every single book on this list, yes siree, you betcha. Enjoy these opinions that are mine. 

 

Best Book

 

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Moonglow by Michael Chabon

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado 

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 

 

Best Lead Character (Male)

 

Lincoln, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Jojo, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Jazz Bashara, Artemis by Andy Weir

Allan Eastman, Eastman Was Here by Alex Gilvarry

Ryan, The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney

 

Best Lead Character (Female)

 

Mia Warren, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Aza Holmes, Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Julia, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

Fabiola Toussaint, American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Eleanor Oliphant, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

 

Best Supporting Character (Male)

 

Musa, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Simon, One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Nick, Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Raymond, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

My Grandfather, Moonglow by Michael Chabon

 

Best Supporting Character (Female)

 

Daphne, Dark at the Crossing by Elliott Ackerman

Daisy Ramirez, Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Anna O’Donnell, The Wonder by Emma O’Donoghue

Klara, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Karine, The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney

 

Best Author

 

Paul Auster for 4 3 2 1

Stephen King and Owen King for Sleeping Beauties 

Celeste Ng for Little Fires Everywhere

Angie Thomas for The Hate U Give

Viet Thanh Nguyen for The Refugees

 

Best Adapted Screenplay (Okay these are the actual Oscar nominations but I can’t argue…) 

 

James Ivory for Call Me by Your Name 

Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber for The Disaster Artist

Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green for Logan

Aaron Sorkin for Molly’s Game

Virgil Williams and Dee Rees for Mudbound

 

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