Top Ten Books To Read If You Like These TV Shows

Posted April 29, 2014 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Books To Read If You Like These TV Shows

I love books and I love TV shows – so a topic that combines the two? Totally ideal! There are many books that I think of when watching my favourite TV shows. Here are some books I would recommend based on some of my favourite shows:

1. Buffy = Vampire Academy

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This one seems like a bit of a no-brainer really. Even though in Buffy vamps are the baddies (and they are not so much in VA – well except for the creepy-as-all-hell Strigoi) there are a lot of similarities between the two (most notably a kick-ass lead heroine and a ‘turned’ love interest).

2. TBBT = How to Repair A Mechanical Heart

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Not as obvious a connection but there are enough parallels that I am running with it! Lord knows, the boys in The Big Bang Theory attend enough sci-fi conventions!

3. The Walking Dead = This is Not a Test

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Zombies! Zombies everywhere! Both of these have at times been pretty terrifying so there are a whole lot of similarities.

4. Battlestar Galactica = Across the Universe

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Eh, because they are both set in space? Honestly, both are pretty cerebral but the main connection is the space thing.

5. Once Upon A Time = The Lunar Chronicles

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Fairytales and fairytale retellings! Honestly, I think these are pretty similar on the surface (except for the futuristic aspect of the Lunar Chronicles).

6. Veronica Mars = the Lynburn Legacy

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Plucky, short girl main character? Check! Investigative angle? Check! Asshole-ish love interest with a hidden soft, gooey centre? Check! Love triangle? Check (unfortunately). Awesome anyways? Check!!

7. Fringe = Unraveling series

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These both have a science fiction bent mainly concerning alternate realities and the like. I haven’t actually watched all of Fringe but I have it on good authority that it is a solid TV show.

8. Freaks & Geeks = Eleanor & Park

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Both set in the 1980s, about high school outsiders who don’t fit in with any of the popular crowd. There are quite a few parallels with these and if you love Freaks & Geeks, you probably will enjoy Eleanor & Park too!

9. Felicity = Fangirl

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Felicity and Fangirl are both about shy young women who are grappling with leaving home and going to college. It’s not the best example on this list but I still feel like Felicity fans would enjoy Fangirl.

10. Teen Wolf = the Darkest Powers

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Both of these have werewolves and other paranormal entities as main characters. They are also all about discovering other sides of yourself and growing up. The good stuff!

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8 responses to “Top Ten Books To Read If You Like These TV Shows

  1. Very nice and I must agree with your pics for Veronica Mars, The Walking Dead, and Once Upon a Time. I made my list for Veronica Mars if you want to check it out.

    • Some great selections in your list for Veronica Mars. I hadn’t thought of the Outsiders but you’re right – there are very similar themes (and Veronica even quotes the movie in the series!) 😀

    • Thanks! I checked your list out – I used to love watching Skins (the first two series were my favourites). I haven’t read any of the books on your TTT but I will definitely need to check them out! 🙂

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