Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish TV Show Recommendations

Foodie Facts About Me-9Happy Tuesday! September is finally here, which in my mind means that it is officially autumn. There of countless reasons to love autumn, but today I’m here to talk about one very specific reason: TV shows. So many shows– both new and old– begin in the fall, and it can be difficult to know what to watch. Since this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is based on TV shows, I thought I would share a list of my Top Ten Bookish TV Show Recommendations in case you’d like to coordinate what you watch with what you read, or vice versa.

If you like these shows, then you would probably like these books! (And vice versa.)stranger-things

miss peregrine's home for peculiar children coverMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Creepy, mysterious atmosphere | Kids with unusual powers | Suspenseful with unexpected twists

far far away coverFar Far Away by Tom McNeal

Small town setting | Creepy vibes | A chilling mystery | Young protagonists


455373Sphere by Michael Crichton

Science fiction | Incredibly suspenseful with plenty of plot twists | Potential for alien contact | Unique setting

ten little aliens coverTen Little Aliens by Stephen Cole

Based on the TV show | An additional adventure with the Doctor and companions | Alien contact | SUSPENSEFUL!! | A fun “Choose Your Own Adventure” section


IlluminaeIlluminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Spaceships | Adventures in outer space | High pressure situations | Many different characters


11The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Outer space setting | Alien contact | Adventures on other planets | Cheesy humor (in a good way!)


84943Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Stranded on an island | Need to work together for survival | Ensuing chaos and drama

Jurassic Park by Michael CrichtonJurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Unexpected adventures on an island | A bunch of strangers brought together | Dangerous creatures | A bit terrifying | Suspense


the secret adversary coverThe Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

A snarky problem-solving duo | An intriguing mystery | London setting | Surprising twists

the rook coverThe Rook by Daniel O’Malley

London setting | Mystery to be solved | Crazy adventures | Unexpected twists | Witty, intelligent protagonist


attachments coverAttachments by Rainbow Rowell

Office setting | Adorable office romances | Witty sense of humor | Lincoln sort of reminds me of Jim Halpert (kind of)

is everyone hanging out without me coverIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Written by Mindy Kaling, a writer and actress in The Office | Absolutely hilarious | A humorous perspective on real world situations


23453112Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari plays a character in Parks and Recreation | A lot of personality and humor, especially listening to the audio book | The new methods of “modern romance” play out in the show

jane eyre coverJane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Strong, independent, intelligent female protagonist (like Leslie Knope) | Witty sense of humor | Overcoming obstacles


nick and norah's infinite playlistNick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Crazy adventures in a city | Wild schemes and plans | Romance | Funny characters, great sense of humor

the opposite of loneliness coverThe Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

Living life in your twenties | Interesting perspective on everyday situations | Witty sense of humor


anna and the french kiss coverAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Adorable romance | Private school setting | Fitting into a new school | Teenage struggles

the disreputable history coverThe Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

School setting | Struggles of growing up and being a teenager | Independent, intelligent, witty female protagonist


pride and prejudice cover 2Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Everyone is trying to get married | Family and relationship drama | Adorable romantic moments | Comedy

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Intense competition to achieve a common goal | Certainly tense, potentially violent | Competition ends when one person is left standing

What are your favorite TV shows? What do you think of the ones on my list? Any book or TV show recommendations? Let me know in the comments section below!



21 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish TV Show Recommendations”

  1. I laughed when I saw The Bachelorette and that you recommended The Hunger Games for it! I mean, I guess it’s kind of similar… though I would expect The Selection to be more like The Bachelorette. 😛

    Coincidentally, The Bachelorette is on my TTT this week – I’ve even mentioned a memoir by one of the ‘villains’ (I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends). The show is such a guilty pleasure!

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    1. I’ve never read The Selection, but I’ve heard a lot of things about how it’s similar to The Bachelorette. I’ll have to read it eventually and see how it compares!

      I feel the same way– it’s such a guilty pleasure show! I always tell myself that I won’t get sucked into the next season, but I inevitably become invested either way.


      1. It’s one of my favorite shows. I admit it has a somewhat weird moment, but it’s awesome anyway. And unlike many others, it tells you one story throughout the series,not new one with every episode. It’s more like one huge movie.

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