No more are the days where fantasy characters (and lovers!) all look alike. Check out what made the list!
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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With the premiere less than two weeks away, Netflix released a new trailer on Thursday for season three of Stranger Things. Based on the trailer, the show still maintains its creepy and uneasy atmosphere.
Netflix released a description to introduce audiences to the upcoming season.
It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.
According to Variety, the episode titles for the third season are “Suzie, Do You Copy?,” “The Mall Rats,” “The Case of the Missing Lifeguard,” “The Sauna Test,” “The Source,” “The Birthday,” “The Bite,” and “The Battle of Starcourt,” respectively.
The new mall is supposedly set to serve as an integral setting for the new season.
Cary Elwes will join the cast, as well as Jake Busey and Maya Hawke. Stranger Things has been nominated for ten Emmy awards, as well as four Golden Globe nominations. It has also won six Creative Arts Emmys.
Season three of Stranger Things will premiere on July 4th, and you can stream it on Netflix.
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Hold your breath and grab your nearest box of eggos. Netflix has dropped the trailer for Season 3 of Stranger Things (finally!) and this season looks even more exciting than the second. Featuring the return of all the actors from the previous season, including Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matazarro, Caleb MacLaughlin, Charlie Heaton, Sadie Sink, and Dacre Montgomery. A new addition to the cast is actress Maya Hawke, who made her screen debut in the BBC 2017 adaptation of Little Women. She will be playing a new character who works at the town’s mall, which looks to be a centerpiece for the season.
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Highlights from the trailer include the characters dealing with something more horrible than any demogorgon: puberty! Yes, it seems this season will be about growing from kids into teenagers in this season and dealing with the pressures of growing into adulthood. The kids, from Eleven to Mike to Max, all looking to be handling these confusions with appropriate teenage angst and it looks to add even more drama to the circle of friends. Of course, not all threats are grounded in reality, and besides the themes of maturity, the monsters are coming back in full force as well. Glimpses of a terrifying new beast are seen near the end of the trailer, a grisly thing pulsating with tentacles and teeth. Not to mention, the whole thing is set to the chaos of July 4th, with images of fireworks and celebrations littered throughout the trailer.
We look forward to seeing the continued adventures of the Stranger Things crew this summer. The new season drops on July 4th and should prove for a binge-worthy time.
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One of the most controversial episodes of Stranger Things was “The Lost Sister”, in which Eleven goes to Chicago to find a woman named Kali who also has special abilities and was a test subject in the same facility Eleven was held in. It was a departure from the norm for the series, one that drew as much praise as it did criticism.
More test subjects are bound to be revealed in the next season, but a new comic-book series might give us a sneak preview!
Entertainment Weekly reports that Dark Horse comics is publishing a new series titled Stranger Things: Six. It will tell the story of Francine, a young girl who can see the future. The evil wants to harness her powers, but Francine can see a future where she is free.
The four-issue series will go on sale May 29th. Here are photos of the covers of the issues.
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