There’s a great lineup of shows coming out this Fall. Everything including action, romance, social justice, and horror will be featured in the upcoming months. But why just watch the shows when you can read their companion books? Here are some suggested readings for some of the most highly anticipated shows of the year!
1) The Show: American Horror Story Season 6
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Each season has had a theme with some history and a true story fueling it. This season, however, has been a mystery and no one is really positive what the theme this time is.
Since this seasons theme has not been revealed, we can only assume by the clues (skulls, weird monsters, sharp objects, a cabin) that it’ll be creepy.
The Book: The Mist by Stephen King
Pretty much anything by Stephen King can be paired with this series. Some sources have speculated that this season is in fact based on a King novel, The Mist. The Mist involves a mysterious mist that settles over a town in Maine and unleashes otherworldly monsters. We’ll see what it really is on FX, September 14th.
2) The Show: Rob & Chyna
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We all know the crazy success of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Reality TV has taken over our generation and now we have a spinoff of KUWTK and it involves Rob Kardashian and his fiancée, Blac Chyna. The couple is an odd one, but maybe it was fate? The whole combo is confusing, but let me break it down:
Blac Chyna and Tyga have a child together (King)
Tyga is dating Kylie Jenner
Rob Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are half siblings
Rob Kardashian is engaged to Blac Chyna and they are expecting a baby.
Get it? Yeah, me neither.
The Book: The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
Crazy dysfunctional family? Here it is. Kevin Wilson‘s novel was actually made into a movie. Based around a couple of artists who have two kids, this novel explores what it means to keep a family together, despite the dysfunction.
Catch Rob & Chyna on E! September 11th.
3) The Show: Scream Queens Season 2
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A killer on the loose and cliquey friends. Scream Queens, from one of the guys that brought us American Horror Story is coming back for Season 2. There’s blood, there’s murder, and a group of sorority sisters. What else could you need?
The Book: The Merciless by Danielle Vega
Watch Scream Queens on Fox, September 20th
4) The Show: Van Helsing
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Van Helsing is Vanessa Helsing, a female rendition of the famed character.
The Book: Dracula by Bram Stoker
We all know the tale of Dracula, but what about the character of Van Helsing? Van Helsing was made into a movie in 2004. Bram Stoker‘s character, Van Helsing, is a monster slayer, who is supposed to kill the vampire.
Watch Van Helsing on SYFY, September 23.
5) The Show: Good Girls Revolt
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This tv show is based on the novel. The show follows a group of female researchers in 1969 who started a revolutionary revolt about sexism in the workplace. Based on the book of the same name, there’s no other way to prepare for the tv show than to read the book it was inspired by.
The Book: The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich
Watch Good Girls Revolt October 28th on Amazon Prime
6) The Show: Insecure
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Issa Rae started a revolutionary Youtube series, called Awkward Black Girl. This time, she’s got an HBO series premiering called, Insecure, which explores the friendship between two black girls. HBO has been criticized for “sidelining” ethnic characters, so hopefully Issa Rae’s series is here to change that.
The Book: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
In this collection of essays, Rae discusses anything and everything about her life and those around her.
Catch Issa Rae in Insecure on HBO, October 9th
7) The Show: The Crown
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Exploring the marriage and life of Queen Elizabeth II, Netflix brings us an interesting take into the world of the UK’s Queen. Pair it with the book,
The Book: Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith
Watch The Crown on Netflix, November 4th
8) The Show: The Exorcist
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Another remake is being done. The movie version of the exorcist was released in 1973 and is a cult classic. The novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty released in 1971 explores the possession of a 12 year old in Georgetown. The series adapted by Fox follows priests, who perform various exorcisms.
The Book: The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
Watch The Exorcist on Fox, September 23rd
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