By Leslie Grant, Graduate Assistant, McLure Education Library
For fans of popular television series, there’s never an episode long enough to satisfy, and the wait between seasons can feel like an eternity. To bide your time until then, you might be interested in reading some similar stories. Here’s our list of read alikes for a few of your tv favorites:
If you like The Bachelor, you might like…
The Selection by Kiera Cass.
PZ7.C2685133 Sel 2012
“America Singer is chosen to compete in the Selection–a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea’s prince–but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.”
If you like Once Upon a Time, you might like…
The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley.
PZ7.B882323 Fai 2005
“Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.”
If you like Hannibal, you might like…
Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory.
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“Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats.”
If you like The 100, you might like…
The Maze Runner by James Dashner.
PZ7.D2587 Maz 2009
“Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.”
You can find all of these suggestions at McLure. Let us know in the comments if there are any other tv show/book comparisons you think we’re missing.