If You Like [Movie/TV Show] Read [Book]


Sometimes, the only way to get a non bookworm to read a book is to compare it to a movie or TV show. And, yes, sometimes even we bookworms are drawn to books if someone tells us it’s like a movie/TV show.

And so, I have compiled a handy list of books you should read if you like certain movies and TV shows.


If you like Firefly, then read Avalon by Mindee Arnett



A ragtag bunch of mercenaries who’s only home is the spacecraft. They don’t care about politics or the something as insubstantial as the law. Plus, I’ve heard several people say that Avalon reads like Firefly fanfiction, so there you go.


If you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, than read The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness



Both take place in middle-of-nowhere towns that are overrun with the supernatural. However, while Buffy’s focus is on the chosen one, The Rest Of Us Just Live Here’s focus is on the extras, the blurry teenagers in the background who just want to survive highschool without another vampire attack.


if you like iZOMBiE, than read Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride



They have around the same sense of humor, and both are supernatural stories set in a Seattle. Also both deal with dead…or mostly dead things.


If you like Stranger Things then read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs



It’s spooky and atmospheric, with not-quite superpowers and strange monsters and possibly parallel universes.


If you like Sherlock, then read A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro



Both are modern day Sherlock retellings, which eccentric Sherlocks and somewhat exasperated but equally fascinated Watsons.


If you liked Frozen, then read The Imposter Queen by Sarah Fine.



Ice and snow powers and queens. Like the always lovely Cait from Paper Fury says it’s like Frozen, but remade and violent and YA.


If you liked The Force Awakens then read Cinder by Marissa Meyer



Tough mechanics living in less-then-ideal circumstances, adorable androids, spaceships, and mysterious and somewhat science-y powers of persuasion.

So, blogglings, can you think of any epic book-and-movie combos? What are some of your favorite TV shows? And are you a binge-watcher or do you tend to watch them more slowly so they can sink in, so to speak?

Happy Monday,




4 thoughts on “If You Like [Movie/TV Show] Read [Book]

  1. Omg you just made me smile SO MUCH RIGHT THERE.😊😊😊 I’m glad you agree about the Frozen / Impostor Queen comparison. IT’S SO AWESOME. Ahem. #humble And I totally think it works. It would be awesome to actually find books for all the Disney movies, right?!? I think Rapunzel = Cress is a definitely obvious one.😂 And Aladdin = The Wrath and the Dawn.


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