If You Like This TV Show, You’ll Like This Book / Blogtober Day 24

Hello! I’ve had this blog post idea for a long time because it was a popular Booktube trend. I think it’s so fun to watch, so I’m putting it in blog form!

A lot of these pairings were chosen not because the plot lines are similar, or the entire story is the same. I chose them because they either have a similar vibe or both involve the same kind of trope/element, so keep that in mind!

Truly Devious

Gilmore Girls – Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Ok, hear me out on this one. The atmosphere of both the book and the tv show just seem like a perfect fit for me. When I think of Gilmore Girls, I think of cozy, fall, and school. Rory reminds me a lot of Truly Devious’ main character, Stevie. Ellingham Academy is a school for only the brightest students, much like Chilton is a school for the elite in Gilmore Girls. Obviously, there is no murder mystery involved in Gilmore Girls, but I do think Truly Devious is a cozy book to read in the fall time, and in between chapters, you can watch some reruns of Gilmore Girls!

gilmore girls

Bonus- If you love Gilmore Girls, I HIGHLY recommend reading Lauren Graham’s (who plays Lorelai) memoir Talking As Fast As I Can. The audiobook is narrated by her, and it made me feel like I was back in Stars Hollow. She tells a lot of stories about the show, too. Very enjoyable.

the unexpected everything

Scandal – The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

I always try to stay informed on the latest news and political drama. I absolutely LOVE the show Scandal. It can be a bit too dramatic at times, but it was entertaining and interesting. The Unexpected Everything is about a girl whose dad is a governor (or mayor? something like that), so we’re not exactly at the same playing field here (Scandal is about the President of the US). But, both still involve a SCANDAL–haha, get it?–so I think they’re comparable. There is also romance in both, and plenty of drama.

I feel like The Unexpected Everything is the PG-13 version of scandal.

With the Fire on High

Switched at Birth- With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

I feel like Daphne from Switched at Birth has a similar personality (and interests) to Emoni in With the Fire on High. Both are super fierce, intelligent, and love to cook! Daphne was raised by a Puerto Rican mother, but her biological parents are white. Emoni is afro-latinx, so they also have that in common. I just loved both of these characters so much, and I can totally see them being friends because of how close they are in personality.

sanctuary bay

House of Anubis- Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns

I love stories about creepy boarding schools. That’s what you get in both of these. I know, I’m really bringing it back with House of Anubis, but I feel like there aren’t that many shows about creepy boarding schools. Luckily, there are plenty of books to fill that void in my life! If you like that creepy school-vibe, both of these will give that to you!

Sanctuary Bay is also super underrated, and I think more people should pick it up! I got it off of BookOutlet on a whim one time, but I was so surprised by it. I need to do a re-read.

and then there were none

How To Get Away With Murder – And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

This one might seem like a bit of a stretch, but both involve murder (and getting away with it). If you are into murder mysteries, you will love And Then There Were None. I honestly wasn’t able to guess the murderer, so it was definitely a great plot twist for me! How to Get Away With Murder is exactly as the title suggests- it’s about a group of law students who try to get away with murder!

let's chat

If you’ve seen any of these tv shows and read the books, let me know what you thought of my pairings! I know they are not super straightforward, but I personally can see the connections between them! They make sense in my mind at least.

Thanks for reading. Bye!

Jessica

Perfect Fall Reads / Blogtober Day 6

As promised, today I want to share with you some creepy, spooky, books that are perfect to read in the Autumn season!

Recommendation

The Night Circus
This is now one of my all-time favorite books so of course I had to include it on the list. The atmosphere of this book is like this slightly-haunted-but-also-kind-of-homey vibe. It’s all about a circus and it just perfectly sets you up for the fall.

To Drink Coffee With a Ghost
This is the only poetry collection on the list, but I think it is so fitting. The title says it all- coffee, ghosts. What else is Autumn for? But seriously, this collection is beautiful, and I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t. Even if you’re not a fan of poetry, I think Amanda’s work makes it really easy to get into because it tells a story. It’s so well done.

The New Neighbors
I’ve talked about this book before, but it is seriously one of my favorite adult thrillers. It was actually one of the first adult thrillers I’ve read, and it still haunts me. It was so good

Wilder Girls
This is a newer novel that everyone has been talking about. It is AMAZING. I know it has some mixed reviews and it’s definitely not for everyone, but if you’re into horror but don’t want like Stephen King level scary, I think this is such a good option. The ending broke me, but it was definitely a worthwhile read.

Sanctuary Bay
This is a really underrated read, but I think everyone needs to read it. It’s a boarding school mystery that was super atmospheric and full of twists. It’s YA, so it’s not too scary and has just the perfect amount of thrill.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
Whenever I think of this book I automatically think of Halloween. It’s a creepy book filled with even creepier photographs in between the chapters. There’s a girl who floats and has to wear lead shoes!?

The Lady Rogue
I just talked all about this book in a review, so you can check that one out if you want. This is a historical fantasy/paranormal novel which, again, is perfect for fall!

The Book Thief
This book is narrated by death. How spooky is that? It’s actually also a book I’ve read like three times (all for school) and didn’t enjoy the first time. But it’s definitely grown on me.

Books I Haven’t Read:

I thought I’d also include some books that I think would be perfect for the fall, but that I myself haven’t read yet in case you want some more ideas!

Emma in the Night
This book follows a girl who went missing with her sister three years ago. Now she has returned. What happened that night they disappeared?

Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft
This is a short story collection where all of the stories are about witches, both good and bad. Lots of cool authors wrote a story, and I’ve been meaning to read it for ages.

Sawkill Girls
Three girls are on an island where girls have been disappearing from for decades. They need to come together and save the island because they’re the only ones who have the power to.

If We Were Villains
All I know about this one is that it’s about a group of students who studied Shakespeare and one of them is arrested for murder. It’s literary fiction, which is a genre I’ve been really into recently.

City of Ghosts
This is a middle grade by V.E. Schwab that I think would be perfect if you’re not really a big horror fan. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it, too.

The Turn of the Key
Okay, if I’m being honest, I have no idea what this one’s about. BUT, I know that Ruth Ware writes thrillers that a ton of people love. This one has been getting a ton of hype, so I am definitely intrigued.

There Will Come a Darkness
I want to own this book more than anything. The cover is stunning. It’s a recent release that I’ve seen a lot of people talking about, but I actually haven’t seen any full reviews of yet. I did hear that if you like Game of Thrones, you’ll like this one!

His Hideous Heart
I’ve got one last book for you, and it’s another anthology. It’s actually a collection of stories inspired by Edgar Allan Poe (and it includes his original stories, too). Poe is the peak of fall reading. I am very interested in this one, and I almost broke my book buying ban for it.

let's chat

I hope you found a new book for your Autumn TBR in this post! If you’ve read any of these, or have any more to add to the list, feel free to let me know in the comments!

See you tomorrow :)

Jessica