Yeah, it’s my favorite part of the month! The one where I finally get to publish the posts I worked on for about an hour and a half, like, months ago!
I decided it’d be fun to do a recommendations post based off of TV shows, which is funny, since I can barely finish a show, but, you know, whatever.
(Also, I am posting this super early. Like, early in the morning. Weird things happened, and I decided to just post this early instead of waiting hours later, so here we are!)
…if you like evil girls.
…if you want a read-alike.
You liked the ridiculousness and addictive quality of Pretty Little Liars? Here are two books – the first horror and the second a thriller – with secrets and twists and evil girls.
…if you like complex fantasy and politics.
You like the war and the complex politics and the betrayal and the cast of characters? Meet Yarvi (and some other people because this is a companion series), who ends up becoming a king even though he doesn’t want to, and then gets betrayed soon after, and then meets a ragtag group of prisoners.
…if you like the “WTF” feeling.
…if you like the alternate universe Brooker likes to explore.
You like the weirdness and complexity of Black Mirror that makes you thing and effs with your mind? Here are two books that will give you the same feeling! Yeah for being more depressed and weirded out!
…if you like a smart female heir in charge.
…if you want a bent retelling of true historical events surrounding badass ladies.
You tired of hearing about men, men, men whenever you learn, read, or watch something about history or want a smart female character for a change? Here’s a read for some smart ladies, and a read for the badass ones.
(Or both, since we don’t have to limit ourselves to one.)
…if you like girls overcoming obstacles.
…if you like girls getting revenge.
…if you like girls turning stereotypes on their head.
You like a group of ladies subverting common tropes, or just feminism and gender politics in general? Here are four novels that you’ll probably devour.
(Note: The Power is out in the U.K., but not in the U.S. until October 10 of this year, unfortunately, but it still sounds awesome, right?).
…if you like the action and the drama.
You want a book about politics that’s plain drama and action and plot twists? Meet Zero Day, a mix between a political book and a mystery/thriller.
…if you like murder, mystery, and mayhem.
You want a YA book about serial killers? Okay, so the main character isn’t a serial killer, his father is, but, still. Same difference.
…if you like seeing groups of people getting into trouble with the law.
You like being on the edge of your seat to see what’s going to happen to the Keating Five (shh, don’t spoil) and like shipping gay couples on the side? Here are two books – one YA, one adult – that are basically the same thing!
…if you like secret societies, hackers, and boys in hoodies.
You like seeing all the government conspiracies and the hacking and the eclectic cast of characters and the secret societies? Here’s an underrated sci-fi/mystery series that tackles just that.
…if you like the forbidden romance.
…if you like to see both sides.
…if you want both the romance AND to see both sides.
You like the romance and the drama and, of course, the scandals in a lighter setting? Here are three books that deal with girls (and boys, in the second) around controversial subject matter and investigate the secrets of politics.
…if you want a read-alike.
…if you like it when the Winchesters get caught up in creepy PNR crap.
You wish you could be solving mysteries with the Winchesters and hop straight into Dean’s arms (because same)? Then here are two books that will give you those same unsettling feeling.
…if you like the idea of teenagers being left on the world without adults.
…if you like the idea of teenagers banding together against evil.
You like the idea of teenagers running the world? Here are a couple more books dealing with that same concept.
(Unfortunately, there’s not a gif of the opening credits. Boo.)
…if you like the sarcasm of Brian Kinney and the perfection of Justin Taylor.
…if you like the angst.
…if you like the friendship between Melanie and Lindsey with the boys or the general sense of pride.
…if you like the nerdiness of Michael and the religious angst of Brian Kinney.
You like the idea of reading about boy-loving boys with a touch of angst and sarcasm and pride and friendship? Here are four novels (How to Repair a Mechanical Heart is my personal favorite, but, whatever) that’ll model those feelings!
Okay, that took me about an hour and a half. I hope you guys thought it was adequate enough, and I gave you some interesting recs (quick reminder that I worked forever on this; holy crap).
Any books you’ve read that fit under any of the categories? Feel free to put them in the comments!