Bingewatching YA read-alikes

Just as finishing an excellent book can make you sad and a bit lonely, the same can be true when you finish a really great TV series! Maybe you had some extra time over the summer or holiday weekend and binge-watched an entire show, and now can’t imagine becoming as emotionally invested into a new story. Well, this list is here to help!

In this article from YALSA’s “The Hub” blog, author Tara Kehoe offers some suggestions for your next book, based on your favorite TV series. You can read a few options below:

Are you a fan of Gilmore Girls? Give these titles a try (and check out this librarian’s blog):

  • Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacherthe-unbearable-book-club-for-unsinkable-girls
  • Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quinterogabi-a-girl-in-pieces

Loved The Walking Dead (and struggling with the wait for the beginning of Season 7?!) Check out these books:

  • Forest of Teeth and Hands by Carrie Ryanforest_hands_teeth_hb_cover
  • The Stand by Stephen Kingthe-stand

Enjoyed Friday Night Lights? Maybe you’ll like these titles:

  • The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Shroederbridge-from-me-to-you-the-large
  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieutruth-about-alice


If you have a favorite TV series and can think of a book or two that would appeal to fans, let us know in the comments!