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5 Book Recommendations Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

Kennedy Gregory, Culture and Entertainment Writer

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We’ve all been there, staring at our screens after an intense binge-watching session wondering what to do next. Whether you’re mourning the series finale of your favorite show or in need of something to hold you over until the next season, wait no longer. Here is a list of 5 book recommendations based on popular TV shows that can hold you over. And remember, while they’re no substitute for the real deal, they’re a pretty close second.

If you love the fairy tale elements of Once Upon A Time…

 

…try Cinder by Marissa Meyer

While Once Upon A Time blends classic fairy tales with the modern world, Cinder puts a futuristic spin on Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and more! Cinder follows a young girl who is part human, part cyborg who finds herself in the middle of an intergalactic war. This series is full of sci-fi action and a diverse cast of characters that you’ll immediately fall in love with. A must read for sure!

Fans of Pretty Little Liars are sure to love… 

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

 

If you were one of the many PLL fans who was always trying to find out who A was and just couldn’t get it, maybe this book will give you another chance to try out your detective skills. One Of Us Is Lying follows five different students who go to serve detention but only four walk out alive. This book captures the creepy uncertainty of not knowing who the killer is and the fun of trying to figure it out, something PLL fans would be well accustomed to.

 

Are you a Gilmore Girls Junkie? 

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han should be next on your “to read” list!

Baking and delicious food? Check. Close family relationships? Check. The all so familiar love triangle? Check! To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before follows Lara Jean, a hopeless romantic who writes a letter to every boy she’s ever liked and safely hides them away, until one day they all get sent out. Fans of Gilmore Girls will love the close family ties that Lara Jean shares with her sisters and the happy, light-hearted feelings that it gives off.

 

For the Game of Thrones lovers…

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake is sure to pique your interest!

 

For fans of brutal family competition for the throne and power across the lands, Three Dark Crowns will be right up your alley. This book follows three triplet sisters, each gifted with magical powers, that must fight to the death when they turn sixteen and the last one standing gets the throne. GOT fans will love the themes of fierce competition and magical elements that are in Three Dark Crowns.

 

For all the Stranger Things junkies…

 

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughn is for you

 

 

Last but not least, the show EVERYONE has been talking about: Stranger Things. If you’ve already binged watched both seasons and are in need of something with 80’s nostalgia and creepy occurrences, give Paper Girls a try. Paper Girls is a graphic novel that follow four 12 year old newspaper delivery girls who start to notice some strange things happening after Halloween. Stranger Things fans will appreciate the 80’s theme and the compelling story line that Paper Girls provides.

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