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03/05/2014 11:27 am ET Updated Mar 05, 2014

10 Book Recommendations Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

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"...

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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"...

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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"...

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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"...

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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"...

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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"...

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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"...

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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"...

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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"...

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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"...

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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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