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A brief guide to the books that inspired this year's Oscar nominees

Some of the most popular films Hollywood has produced have been based on books. And that's no less true of the best films of 2014. Of the many movies nominated for Oscars at this year's ceremony, six are book-to-movie adaptations.

Here, from BookBub, is a handy graphic of information about the films and their source material.

Oscars book graphic

(As the graphic notes, those box office numbers are as of January 15, 2015. Both Imitation Game and American Sniper have soared well past those totals.)

Each of the above books was well received, but some are standouts. Wild, for example, by Cheryl Strayed, peaked at no. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list for seven consecutive weeks, while Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl spent eight weeks at no. 1, and 91 weeks overall on the bestseller list.

Check out these books at your local library. Or you can purchase each of them below:

(H/t Electric Literature)