Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Books if you like a Show/Movie

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I’d hardly find ten books to suit a particular show or movie or the connection to it would be strenuous at best. Thus I decided to list some choice books for a few shows I watch or have watched in the past. You will have more to choose from and may find an idea or two for a pleasurable read. I don’t usually choose books that are overly similar to a series – I like diversity – but if an element strikes my fancy, I might read a book that echoes it or subvert it.

Here are the books and series:


Person of Interest

Agents, police hunts, secret programs, and lots of action. This is right up the alley of the book series following Jason Bourne. Love the first three movies, not so much the latest one. But Person of Interest has really upped the ante this season.

The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)


Criminal Minds

Violent crimes, grisly murders, serial killers – if you want to read about those, these three book series are perfect for you. First is a classic, the second series I’ve only just begun to read but like so far, but the last one has turned into a favourite.

Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
Alex Cross (James Patterson)
Rizzoli & Isles (Tess Gerritsen)


Doctor Who

The series has many tie-in books, but I didn’t read them yet, so I’d go with other sci-fi books. Perhaps the second is the best fit with its humour.

Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)



Looking for monsters, creatures, magic, hot guys, and lots of supernatural stuff, these books are the right ones for you. Of course, nothing can beat the genius the first 5 seasons of Supernatural were, so I’d urge people to watch only those and spare themselves the heartbreak.

Good Omens (Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman)
Dresden Files (Jim Butcher)
Mercy Thompson (Patricia Briggs)


The Game of Thrones

I’m guilty of the bookish crime of not reading the books yet, but I love the TV series. Now the Iron Kings is just like it and I can easily see the similarities in the plots and characters. It’s a wonderful series.

The Iron Kings (Maurice Druon)

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