Have you ever caught yourself sitting in front of the television for hours on end thinking, "Okay, it's really time for me to read a book"? Of course; everyone's done it.
Choosing a book can be hard though. There are just so many out there. Things are about to get a whole lot easier though. Choose your next read based on your favorite TV show. Stories are stories, no matter what medium they're displayed in.
If you watch: "The Big Bang Theory"...
You should read: "The Rosie Project," by Graeme Simsion.
Both are: Stories about intelligent, yet socially-challenged academics who are looking for love.
If you watch: "Sherlock"...
You should read: "The Cuckoo's Calling," by Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling.
Both are: Endlessly exciting detective stories that stay mysterious until the very end.
If you watch: "Game of Thrones"...
You should read: "The Name of the Wind," by Patrick Rothfuss (assuming you've already read "A Game of Thrones").
Both are: Tales of incredibly detailed fictional worlds full of heroes, villains and a healthy dose of magic.
If you watch(ed): "Desperate Housewives"...
You should read: "The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club, by Duncan Whitehead."
Both are: Chatty, gossipy tales of suburban communities that are far more dysfunctional than they seem at first glance.
If you watch(ed): "LOST"...
You should read: "The Lord of the Flies," by William Golding.
Both are: Suspenseful, allusion-filled tales of what happens when strangers find themselves stranded on an island.
If you watch(ed): "Dexter"...
You should read: "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers," by Mary Roach.
Both are: Stories about death that are quite often funny, in a dark sort of way.
If you watch: "Orange is the New Black"...
You should read: "Bitter is the New Black," by Jen Lancaster.
Both are: Humorous accounts of women who are ripped from their cushy lifestyles and forced to reinvent themselves in less hospitable environments.
If you watch(ed): "Breaking Bad"...
You should read: "Crank," by Ellen Hopkins.
Both are: Proof that meth is not to be toyed with.
If you watch(ed): "American Horror Story: Coven"...
You should read: "The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black," by E.B. Hudspeth.
Both are: Horrifyingly entertaining tales of madmen and beasts, complete with appropriately gruesome imagery.
If you watch: "Downton Abbey" and "The Walking Dead"...
Then you should read: "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.
All three are: Deliciously over-dramatic. If you happen to have diverse enough interests to enjoy both "Downton Abbey" and "The Walking Dead," there's really no better choice.
So there you have it; no matter what your television preference is, there's a book out there for you. Put down the remote control and crack open a novel. You'll feel better for it.
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