Award Season as Told by Books

Books to read (and preorder for your TBR) if you’re watching the Grammys, Oscars, or Emmys

What is your favorite season? If, like Moira Rose, your answer is Awards, you’re in luck! Award season is in full swing, and whether you’re watching the Grammys, Oscars, or Emmys, we have recommendations for you! Tuning in for the entire broadcast? We’ve got you covered with books about music, film, and television. Have a favorite album, movie, or show? Check out our pairings!


From the herstory of hip-hop to the songs that defined a decade, from behind-the-scenes looks at historic bands (like The Velvet Underground and the female rock band that was poised to be bigger than the Beatles) to fiction set in and around the music industry, we have reads for every musical taste.


These books have the scoop on Hollywood’s biggest secrets (both real and fictional). Tender memoirs, shocking biographies, and a love story or two. Grab the popcorn and dive in (evening gown optional).


For those mourning the loss of Logan Roy, craving just one more laugh from late night or The Big Bang Theory, or hoping to escape through “reality” television, we have reads to fill the hole left by the words “series finale.”