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What You Should Read Based on Your Favorite TV Show

I know, how could anyone possibly find the time to read when there is all this great television?! With so many distractions, it can be tough to fit books into your day, no matter how beneficial they can be. Luckily for you, I’ve compiled a list of what you should read based on your favorite show to make the transition positively seamless. You’ll be glad you did.

 

 

If you liked Succession, you’ll love ‘The Darlings’ by cristina alger 

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Like Succession, this book will make you feel much better about your own (likely low stakes) family drama. Attorney Paul Ross has married into the billionaire financier Darling family, reaping the glamorous benefits including a gig as the head of the legal team at his father-in-law’s hedge fund, but when sudden tragedy triggers a huge financial investigation Paul must decide between his family and himself. Taking place over the course of a Thanksgiving weekend in New York City, The Darlings offers a thrilling peek into the lives of the wealthy and powerful that you won’t want to miss.

 

If you liked Euphoria, you’ll love ‘Tweak’ by Nic Sheff

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The transition from child to adulthood is tough already… throw in a crushing drug addiction and you’ve got some heart-wrenching material. Like protagonist Rue in the hit HBO series, Nic Sheff has been struggling with dependency from a young age. Real, shocking, and often sad, this memoir takes you deep into the throughs of relapse and recovery in the land of temptations, California. Bonus: this book also inspired the Amazon movie Beautiful Boy starring the incredible Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, which is definitely worth checking out too.

 

 

If you liked Once Upon A time In Hollywood, You’ll love ‘The Girls’ by Emma Cline

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Okay, technically Once Upon A Time is a movie, but I couldn’t not include this book. I’m just looking for any excuse to share it. Besides, there are plenty of shows about the Manson family that this applies to as well. The fictional book revolves around a young outcast and her involvement with the infamous Californian cult in the summer of 1969. Though its plot is interesting enough on its own, the novel is plump with juicy language and thought-provoking observations: “All that time I had spent readying myself, the articles that taught me life was really just a waiting room until someone noticed you- the boys had spent that time becoming themselves.” I urge you to read this with my whole heart.

 

If you liked Stranger things, You’ll love ‘Meddling kids’ by Edgar Cantero

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Bound by the memories of their 70’s childhood detective club, four adult friends decide to return home and put an end to the case that’s been haunting them for years since… that of the Sleepy Lake Monster. Ultimately a tale of trauma and closure, Cantero lightens the load with Hardy Boys-Esque nostalgia and nutty horror-comedy. This is pretty much Scooby-Doo for grown people.

 

 

If you liked This is us, you’ll love ‘Far From The Tree’ by Robin Benway

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Perfect for fans of the sweet and sappy NBC drama, Far From The Tree deals with all sorts of touchy topics like alcoholism, teen pregnancy, adoption, and the foster care system. Beginning with adopted only-child Grace, who is inspired to find her birth family after giving her own child up for adoption, the bestseller follows three estranged biological siblings on their journey to reunite. Each sibling goes through unique chapters of development, just like our favorite “Big Three” on This Is Us, and the novel (perhaps unrealistically) overflows with a comforting optimism despite the odds.

 

 

If you liked insecure, you’ll love The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’ by Issa Rae

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If you can’t get enough of leading Insecure actress and creator Issa Rae, I don’t blame you. Thankfully, she’s written a book of personal essays to keep us satisfied between episodes. From dancing and dating to body image and hairstyles, Rae covers what it’s like to be uncool in a world that deems black as cool. Lighthearted, honest, and always hilarious, you will have no choice but to devour this in one sitting.

If you can manage to drag yourself away from glorious series binging for just a moment, I swear that’s all it will take to get sucked into one of these great novels! You’ll certainly be entertained, and you may even learn something. Happy reading, bookworms!

 

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‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Premiere Announced on Netflix!

According to EW the premiere of the much anticipated The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has been announced. The ten episode series will be a prequel to the Jim Henson original puppet fantasy film, The Dark Crystalwhich was originally released in 1982. Although it flop on release, both critically and commercially, the film has since found a cult audience, who love it for its immersive world building, astounding practical effects, and unusually dark tone for a Henson production. The film was about the fictional world of Thra, dealing with a conflict between two fantasy races: the good hearted, innocent Gelflings and the dark, sinister, conniving Skeksis.

The new series, a Netflix exclusive, will be set before the original film, dealing with three Gelfings who discover the dark secrets of the Skeksis and ignite a rebellion against the evil creatures. The series will be directed by Louis Leterrier, who has previous helmed Now You See Me, Clash of the Titansand The Incredible HulkThe filmmaker has reported he is determined to make the new series as close to looking like the old film as possible, including using old school puppetry for the characters. The director had to reportedly fight for puppets rather than CGI but is glad that he managed to get the project to use them, as it was very important to him.

Equally impressive is the voice cast for the cast of puppets. These include: Taron Egerton, Ana Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Eddie Izzard, Mark Strong, Simon Pegg, Jason Isaacs, Natalie Dormer, Alicia Vikander, and Helena Bonham Carter. The shows executive producers include Jim Henson’s daughter, Lisa Henson, who will make sure the vision of the series stays true to her father’s original film.

Below are a series of images released by Netflix as a preview for the upcoming series, all of which look utterly beautiful.

 

Several puppet characters stand in the woods together

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A puppet female character examines a book with a stick

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A huge group of vulture-like creatures sits around a massive table in a dimly lit castle chamber

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Two vulture-like creatures stand in a dark tunnel together

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A vulture-like creature wields a sword on a battlefield as dust explodes around it

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What do you think? Looks pretty incredible, huh? Are you excited to revisit the world of Thra? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

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