I think women love very hard. We love men. We just love with everything we have. And sometimes I don’t know that that love is met with the type of dignity that we wish it would be met with. You know, we’re not trying to make you less of a man. We just want you to love us as deeply and as wholesomely and as fully as we love you.
—  Lady Gaga on CBS Sunday Morning (Nov 27, 2016)


Last night’s Oscars saw some of the most glamorous gowns and debonair tuxes (and even a gown/tux combo—we’re looking at you, Gaga) and we at NOVL HQ loved watching the year’s biggest stars make their way down the red carpet. But the only thing better than a best-dressed starlet? A best-dressed book cover! That’s right—book nerds never take a night off.

In honor of Hollywood’s biggest night of the year, we’re bringing you a round-up of some of our favorite looks that remind us of our favorite books with NOVL’s very own re(a)d carpet.

1. Charlize Theron—Josh Sundquist’s We Should Hang Out Sometime 

Who do we wish we could hang out with sometime? Red-hot Charlize Theron of course! And we think Josh Sundquist, author of We Should Hang Out Sometime would agree. After all, her stunning Dior dress pairs perfectly with his hilarious memoir. Best-dressed couple alert!

2. Leonardo DiCaprio—Jeff Garvin’s Symptoms of Being Human 

Is getting a little weak in the knees when you see Leo smolder on the red carpet a symptom of being human? We’d wager so. In any case, his classic black tux reminds us of the eye-catching cover of Jeff Garvin’s debut novel. Side note: How cute were Leo and Kate posing together? We’ll never let go, Jack.

3. Naomi Watts—Rebecca Serle’s Truly Madly Famously 

Naomi Watts was working the carpet in support of her man Liev Schreiber and Spotlight’s Best Picture win, but her shimmering Armani gown kind of stole the show! If her look were a book, it would have to be Rebecca Serle’s Truly Madly Famously. And how appropriate! This sequel to Famous in Love gives readers a glimpse of life and love behind the silver screen.

4. Brie Larson—Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Crime

We bow down to Best Actress winner Brie Larson, who looked downright regal in Gucci. A royal blue gown paired with a glistening silver accessory? It reminds of another stunner, Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Crime. Of course, Brie rocked a bejeweled silver belt and Kestrel is wielding a sword, but to each her own!

5. Mindy Kaling—Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia’s Dangerous Deception

What’s black, blue and breathtaking? Mindy Kaling in her off-the-shoulder Elizabeth Kennedy gown. Equally dazzling is Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia’s Dangerous Deception. Sure, looks can be deceiving but there’s no doubt about it: these two are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.  

it is because of people who say that marry the night video is “another parade of costumes and weird makeup and shit that made her famous”, when actually it is full of meaning and so personal, that Gaga gets down sometimes and says “they see wigs and makeup and they just shut down cause they don’t understand”. but it’s okay, because she’s right. no one will ever destroy the kingdom that we are.

Aren’t they so cute? He’s amazing! He’s just creative and generous and so kind. And you know… When we started working, we were love interests and, you know, Lady Gaga has 45 million of followers on the Internet… so you can imagine being the woman who has to kiss her boyfriend at work?!? It was a little intimidating… all those people were tweeting me like “step off Lady’s man!” and I was like “she’s my lady! I love her and I don’t want her man.” She’s around a lot, she’s kind, she’s amazing.
—  Sophia Bush talking about Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga on Wendy Show (http://youtu.be/-00i99UxCds)