I’m sure you have a favorite TV show that you miss terribly. Even for the shows we love that are on break until the next season, it still feels like you’re waiting forever. When you find yourself missing your faves, we suggest you pick up a book that’s similar to fill that TV-shaped void in your heart.
Books to Read If You Miss Your Favorite TV Show
If you miss: Pretty Little Liars
You should read: This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher
Who didn’t love “A” messing with Spencer, Aria, Hanna, and Emily and the whole mystery behind who was sending their deepest, darkest secrets? And of course their actions having large consequences. If you tuned in to Pretty Little Liars each week or even binged it, This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher will be the perfect book for you.
If you miss: The Witcher
You should read: Cursed by Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller
Ok, so I know that The Witcher is already in the works for a second season, but it’s not coming out until 2021! So if you are going through some withdrawal and are in much need of monsters, moody warriors, incredibly powerful sorceresses and of course, lovable bards, then Cursed is the book for you. Inspired by the Legend of King Arthur and set in medieval England, this book is sure to give you those Witcher vibes.
If you miss: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
You should read: Chosen by Kiersten White
I mean, it is in the title. If you loved Buffy’s quips between the staking of the vampires, the complex relationships between the Scoobies, or the heavily relatable topics, Chosen is for you. This is the second book in a duology, set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This book picks up right where Slayer ended, so if you haven’t read that one, definitely read it first! These books by Kiersten White are great reads for Buffy devotees and those who just love dark fantasy action.
If you miss: Westworld
You should read: Strange Fire by Tommy Wallach
We know we have a season 3 of Westworld! But we don’t know when it’ll be coming, which is the absolute worst. While we theorize what Delos Inc. will come up with next, and what Dolores will suffer through next to continue the android uprising – reading Strange Fire by Tommy Wallach will make the break between seasons less agonizing.
If you miss: Scandal
You should read: The Perfect Candidate by Peter Stone
Ugh, how I do miss Scandal. The drama, the twists, the heart-wrenching love triangle between Oliva, Fitz and Jake. But the politics were the best part (for me, at least). If you miss the tension of each episode with the backdrop of Washington, D.C. The Perfect Candidate by Peter Stone is the book for you So grab some popcorn (or not, you don’t want your pages greasy)!
If you miss: The Handmaid’s Tale
You should read: Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
Similarly to Westworld, we’re getting another season of The Handmaid’s Tale! But we don’t know when we’ll get it just yet! So agonizing! If you miss the dystopian series that veers into real life topics and seems more like reality and not fiction, Suzanne Young’s Girls with Sharp Sticks is the book perfect to tide you over until the show is back on air.
If you miss: Game of Thrones
You should read: Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
So the last season wasn’t as amazing as we wanted it to be, but this show was amazing and we wish we could have another season. If you’re looking for a high fantasy story that features all the drama and action of Game of Thrones, but with phoenixes? Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto is calling to you.