Top Ten Tuesday – September 6, 2016: Ten Book Recommendations Based on TV Shows


September 6, 2016

It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic was a TV theme and I chose Ten Book Recommendations Based on TV Shows

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Fall TV is back and I know I can’t wait for a few of my favorite shows and some quality TV time. I don’t watch nearly as much TV as I used to with reading and candle-making but I still have a few favorite shows that I never miss!

Book recommendations are always a favorite of mine and this is the perfect opportunity to recommend some books based on popular TV shows! Recs coming at ya…

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If you like LEVERAGE, try HEIST SOCIETY | I made a specific note during my read of UNCOMMON CRIMINALS, the second book in the Heist Society series, on how much it felt like Leverage! I love the heists and amazing crew throughout.
Review | Goodreads | Amazon

If you like CHUCK, try ALSO KNOWN AS | Both Chuck and ALSO KNOWN AS have such a fun feel to them! They both have spy aspects and although ALSO KNOWN AS isn’t quite as outright geeky as Chuck, I think the tone fits really well as a book recommendation!
Review | Goodreads | Amazon

If you like THE BIG BANG THEORY, try THE GEEK’S GUIDE TO UNREQUITED LOVE | Oh, this book was so much fun. One of my favorite parts was all of the totally nerdy debates that these characters get into, much like the characters on Big Bang! Plus, the whole book takes place at Comic Con!
Review | Goodreads | Amazon

If you like LOST, try NIL | I’ve always thought NIL was a great Lost companion! Teens are stranded on a deserted island and no one understands how they got there. The island really starts to become a player in itself and there are some interesting science-fiction things happening!
Review | Goodreads | Amazon

If you like HEROES, try STEELHEART | I like STEELHEART for a Heroes recommendation because it really plays with the concept of power being used and misused. There are good “epics” (superheroes) and bad “epics) in STEELHEART and I love how there are so many unique characters, powers, and situations.
Review | Goodreads | Amazon


If you like GALAVANT, try MY LADY JANE | I mean… historical satire. Can you really get much better?
Review | Goodreads | Amazon

If you like SLEEPY HOLLOW, try HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER | HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER is fun, cheeky, and full of supernatural creatures! It doesn’t have the historical aspect that SLEEPY HOLLOW does but the humor and supernatural is a great match!
Review | Goodreads | Amazon 

If you like ELEMENTARY, try LOCK & MORI | I love the contemporary takes on Sherlock Holmes! I haven’t watched a ton of Elementary but I think LOCK & MORI is a good fit with so many modern takes on the classic characters and some gender-swapped characters (Watson for Elementary, Moriarty for LOCK & MORI).
Review | Goodreads | Amazon

If you like GUILT, try DANGEROUS GIRLS | This is actually sort of a recommendation in reverse… I have Guilt on my DVR but haven’t gotten to it yet but I taped it JUST because I loved DANGEROUS GIRLS so much and it sounds like an amazing fit!
Review | Goodreads | Amazon

If you like DEXTER, try THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES | Alex is sort of a female Dexter but I also really appreciated the ways they were different. Both main characters are antiheroes and seek justice for all of the heinous wrongs they encounter. They also both start to develop normal feelings for the new loved ones in their life, appealing to the feeling-side.
Review | Goodreads | Amazon

What are your book recommendations for fans of a favorite TV show? Have you read any of these books and agree?

Hi, I'm Brittany!
Hi, I'm Brittany!

I'm an avid reader, candle-maker, and audiobook lover! Here you'll find book reviews, fun blog posts, and my other loves of photography & craft beer!

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5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – September 6, 2016: Ten Book Recommendations Based on TV Shows

  1. tiare

    My Lady Jane and Galavant are a perfect pair! I just started watching Galavant (I was unsure about the musical aspect for a long time), but it’s great! I’m sad there are only two seasons.

    Great list! 🙂

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