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What Your TV Watching Habits Say You Should Read

January 15, 2021
Francie Crawford

We all have specific habits when watching shows or movies, rituals for binge-watching that we almost never stray from. Find your watch style on the list below to find out what you should be reading!

What Your TV Watching Habits Say You Should Read

1. You exclusively watch mini-series — Turtle Under Ice by Juleah del Rosario

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A quick standalone read, this haunting and evocative read feels like a mini-series in book form. With compelling characters, no shortage of drama, and a dual-perspective narrative, lovers of the mini-series format will go crazy for this one.


2. You’re constantly re-watching old faves — The Shadowhunters novels by Cassandra Clare

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The Shadowhunters books make up the universe that keeps on giving. If you love to revisit the same stories, same characters, same familiar scenes, these are the books for you. Re-read the original series with one or two different editions, or discover new tales from the same characters you know and love with any of the many spin-off series.


3. You only watch movies — Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

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If you’re more of a movie watcher, then you will love standalones. This read from Margaret Rogerson is an epic tale of love and magic that perfectly wraps up by the end. Try any of her other reads for more epic standalone content!


4. You like to binge entire series in one sitting — The Arc of a Scythe trilogy by Neal Shusterman

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This is a series anyone could eat up. If you’re a fan of sitting down on a Saturday morning and being done with a show by Saturday night, you’ll go crazy for this trilogy, an exciting and engaging dystopian tale straight through all three books.


5. If you love watching true crime — I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

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This thrilling read layers police interviews, traditional prose, and a podcast by two teens trying to uncover the truth. Told from the perspective of an unreliable narrator, it’ll keep true crime fans turning the pages as quickly as they can.



6. If you love watching docu-series — Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson

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This raw, emotional memoir is the perfect read for lovers of docu-series. Layered with the best aspects of YA coming-of-age novels and real experience, you won’t be able to put it down.


7. You always watch with subtitles — Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds and Danica Novgorodoff

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You’re a pro multitasker, and clearly appreciate the clarity that having both a visual and written element to your entertainment provides. Graphic novels are the perfect read, with an illustrative element accompanying the text to round out your reading experience.


8. If you always have sitcoms on in the background — Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

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This is the kind of feel-good read you could have running through your head for comfort. Just like having sitcoms on in the background, it touches just enough on deeper topics to snag your interest now and again, but still gives your heart a little swell when you need it.



9. If you only watch Hallmark movies — Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

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A perfectly heart-warming and whimsical romp, this read is sure to be a Hallmark lover’s dream. It’s got all the romance tropes and fuzzy feelings that a true Hallmark movie does well!


Looking for more? Check out these books being made into movies that you should read ASAP!


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