18 epic books to read based on your favourite TV and movie fandoms

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18 epic books to read based on your favourite TV and movie fandoms

I’m the kind of reader who gets stuck in a single genre of books for a very long time and I absolutely devour almost anything I can find that closely fits in it. For example, when I first read Harry Potter, I couldn’t get enough of books about fantasy and magic – it was all I wanted. Then, when I was a bit older, I found non-fiction books, then biographies, then mysteries.

If you can relate to this way of living, even in the slightest amount, then you’re going to love this list of 18 epic books to read based on your favourite TV and movie fandoms. Each book has been chosen based on its relativels similarities, in tone or topic, to a popular TV show or movie you’ve likely heard of. If you love one, chances are you’ll love the other.

Stories of teenagers and their journey to self-discovery are always relatable to young adult audiences. If your obsession with the crazed life of a few teenagers like the ones on Glee hasn’t stopped, it’s a no brainer that you have to read Kids of Appetite by David Arnold. This beautifully written tragicomedy portrays the lives of a group of outsides and will have you experiencing nostalgia of your years as a teen. | Buy it!
Love Supernatural and the creepy, bizarre ghouls they encounter on each episode? Then you won’t be able to put down Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Get ready to be thrust into a remarkable world of fantasy and adventure, as you journey to an old orphanage on a mysterious island that houses children who possess amazing abilities. | Buy it!
If the non-stop adventures in the riveting world of wizardry in Harry Potter excite you, then you’ll adore Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling. This story follows magizoologist Newt Scamander as he arrives in New York with a briefcase full of fantastic beats accompanying him. When some of the creatures escape, they must be located before it’s too late. This magical tale is another addition to Rowling’s list of mystically epic storytelling. | Buy it!
Love the sweet and satisfying taste you get from watching Revenge? Then you’ll have to read The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen. Secrets begin to surface in this seemingly perfect neighborhood after an accident and a web of lies unravels as a young girl returns from years of banishment. This twisted novel about unforetold truths will have readers questioning if they can truly trust their neighbors. | Buy it!
If you enjoy the refreshingly honest comedy show Girls depicting young women trying to discover themselves and what they want, you’ll enjoy The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters by Laura Thompson. This book captures the beautiful essence that was the Mitford sisters and their scandalous lives as they become prominent young women in the privileged society of London. | Buy it!
Is 50 Shades of Grey your favorite romantic guilty pleasure? You have to get a copy of Hitched: Imperfect Love series by Kendall Ryan, full of even more steamy love scenes and the non-stop drama of another bad boy mogul that we can’t help but love. | Buy it!
Who doesn’t drive themselves crazy trying to figure out what A has up their sleeve next for the girls on Pretty Little Liars? If you’re dying to succumb to another shocking mystery that will leave you guessing until the very end, then you need to check out Sara Shepard’s new twisted, mystery The Amateurs. | Buy it!
Do you love entering fairytale lands full of magic and monsters like in Once Upon A Time? Then you’ll be enchanted by Marissa Meyer’s Heartless, an Alice in Wonderland retelling that follows Catherine’s forbidden romance with the court jester as she prepares to become the next queen. | Buy it!
If you’re obsessed with new age tales of modern womanhood and self-discovery like The Mindy Project, you’ll go bananas for Unexpected Love by Kristy Kryszczak. Inez Champlains is a successful New York beauty writer who thinks she’s found her true love, that is, until she meets his brother. This book is an undeniably heartwarming story about choosing to follow your heart or your mind. | Buy it!
A tale of pretty girls trying to survive their day-to-day lives, even sometimes murder? Yes, murder! If you love the comedy horror about the popular, spoon-fed sorority girls that is Scream Queens, then you have to pick up The Regulars by Georgia Clark. This satirical story of three regular girls with average looks who come across Pretty, a magic elixir that makes them gorgeous, will have you entertained from start to finish. | Buy it!
If you’ve been missing a story of a whip-smart, resourceful young woman who isn’t afraid to break a few rules to discover the truth like our early 2000s favorite Veronica Mars, dive into Doubt by C.E. Tobisman. Caroline Auden is the new face at a top LA law firm who is immediately assigned a case that forces her to use her computer hacking knowledge from her dark past in order to save thousands of innocent lives. | Buy it!
The obsession for DC comic book superheroes is one that has continued to grow globally for generations. If you love these butt-kicking, fast action heroes, you have to get a copy of Justice League Vol. 8: Darkseid War Part 2 by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok. This issue follows the aftermath of supervillain Darkseid’s death and the Godly powers that are given to the Justice League. Tune in to another action-packed comic to end the four-part finale. | Buy it!
Looking to satisfy more of your itch for mystical adventures and war to rule the land like Game of Thrones? Then set out on a quest to get Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch to enter another fantasy world of non-stop battle to take control of the Primoria kingdom in the final book in this New York Times bestselling series. | Buy it!
If you can’t get enough of that spine chilling feeling you get from binge watching every creepy episode of American Horror Story season one, read Witch House of Persimmon Point by Suzanne Palmieri. When Byrd Whalen revisits her family’s ancestral home, she discovers secrets of their past and why it became known as the witch house. Out just in time for Halloween, this one is a haunting page-turner. | Buy it!
We all know that one person who has filled our minds with endless ideas of government conspiracies. If you’re a fan of Jason Bourne and his personal vendetta to take down one of the top government agencies, you don’t want to miss Provectus: Survival of the Fittest by M.L. Stover. It is a riveting story about a successful Beverly Hills doctor entering the mysterious world of government secrets that could affect the entire human race. | Buy it!
If you’re obsessed with Annalise Keating and her devious, rule-breaking law students in How To Get Away with Murder, then you’ll love Moral Defense by Marcia Clark. This legal thriller dives into a case involving a double homicide and attempted murder. Just like Keating, attorney Brinkman doesn’t care if her client is guilty or innocent, only whether or not she walks. | Buy it!
Who doesn’t love an adventurous tale occurring in the beautiful city of London, like in Sherlock? If you can’t get over the cultural and artistic beauty of this city, pick up London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton, a lovely story about Alex Sinclair’s new start in London and her bravery tackling her dream job as a writer and a chance at love. | Buy it!
After twelve seasons of endless medical and romantic drama on Grey’s Anatomy, we still can’t seem to unglue our eyes from the TV on Thursday nights. If this is one of your favorite shows, pick up Found by Emily Brett to follow the story of Natalie Ulster, an emotionally uncertain ICU nurse attempting to escape love and travel the world. Part medical drama, part mystery, Found is a definite must-read this fall. | Buy it!
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