Feature: What Books to Read When You’re Done Binging Your Fav TV Show
Book hangovers are real but have you ever watched a TV show from premiere to finale (where my LOST and Buffy fans at!?)? Because you know. YOU KNOW. The hangover is real. You take to fanfic sites. You discuss all of the loose ends not tied up – because clearly that means there is a spin off or book series or next season comics coming, right? RIGHT. Author and local high school librarian, Gordon Jack, tasked us with coming up with some reads to go with popular binged shows for a library display. Check out our recs below (shout to the best book squad for the assist!) and take a peek at the library set up he started!
What to Read When You’re Done Binging Your Fav TV Show
Jane the Virgin – The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno, Gabi Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero, The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian
On My Block – On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, Black Enough edt. by Ibi Zoboi, A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Ramee, Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert, The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera, Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Orange is the New Black – Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson & Ellen Hagan, Something Like Hope by Shawn Goodman, Pulp by Robin Talley
The Office – I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil, all books by Jesse Andrews or Andrew Smith
Black Mirror – #MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil, Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton, Little Brother series by Cory Doctorow
Stranger Things – When the Sky Fell on Spendor by Emily Henry, Blackbird by Sam Humphries, with art by Jen Bartel, The Devouring Grey by Christine Lynn Herman
Criminal Minds – Trouble is a Friend of Mine (trilogy) by Stephanie Tromly, Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallero, The Naturals series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco
Vampire Diaries – Brooklyn Brujas series by Zoraida Cordova, The Immortal Rules series by Julie Kagawa
Pretty Little Liars – Truly Devious (trilogy) by Maureen Johnson, Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig, Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart, These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling, The Thousandth Floor series by Katharine Mcgee, Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
Umbrella Academy – The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee, Not Your Sidekick series by C.B. Lee, Miss Peregrine’s series by Ransom Riggs
Daredevil – The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes, Vicious & Vengeful by Victoria Schwab, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
The Flash – Renegades series by Marissa Meyer, Iceman by Sina Grace, with art by Alessandro Vitti and Edgar Salazar, One Piece by Eiichiro Oda, Heroine Complex series by Sarah Kuhn, Faith by Jody Houser, with art by Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage
ooohhhh so many choices! Thanks for sharing! Now my TBR is just as long as my Watch List cries
I second The Immortal Rules series by Julie Kagawa. This reminds me that I still need to read the last book in the series.
Oh and I read Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance book via audiobook after I binge watched his Netflix show. Aziz narrates it himself and was hilarious yet sincere.
Have you heard any news on if he’ll do another season of his show for Netflx?
This turned out so well!!