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This ultimately heartwarming book follows JT, a teen unsure of what life will be like after high school, who decides to go to New York City to compete in the Miss Drag Teen pageant. There are also RPDR references that fans of the show will appreciate. Get it here.
Though it's more historical fiction and less fantasy, this book series deals with empires, power, and corruption as two men want to be the First Man in Rome. Not only are these books gripping, but the exhaustive research that has gone into them is evident. You can get it here.
Here's another story about a totalitarian state set in alternate-reality America. This novel focuses on one journalist's role in a rebellion against the fascism instituted by Berzelius “Buzz” Windrip, a newly elected populist president and tyrant who leads the country into a dark place. Get it here.
House of Cards might be about political drama in the here and now, but this book takes you through similar themes of power struggles from hundreds of years ago. It charts Thomas Cromwell's ascent to power and would change the minds of anyone who's not a fan of historical fiction. You can get it here.
If you enjoy the big-city setting of most of Master of None, you'll enjoy this series of essays about a young woman's life in Manhattan. Each essay gives you an insight into life in New York (ideal for anyone who loved the episode "I Love New York"). You can get it here.
Much like Orphan Black, this book features clones, and charts the story of Kathy and her close friends, who go to an English boarding school where they're prepared for their fates as organ donors. This sci-fi work isn't just about cloning though, and it tackles the theme of how fragile life — and unexpressed emotions — are. Get it here.
In Tom Barren's world, technology has created a utopia, but he feels he's missing his soulmate. After getting in a time machine, he's taken to a dystopia that turns out to be like our modern day. Tom becomes conflicted between his desire to go home and the woman he meets in this alternate reality. You can get it here.
Pak Jun Do was raised in an orphanage owned by his father. This novel tells the story of Jun Do's deployment into the military and the adversity he faces. If you like the attention to detail in A Series of Unfortunate Events, you'll appreciate the intricacies of this book that are sometimes harrowing but ultimately unforgettable. Get it here.
In this collection of essays, Phoebe Robinson, the stand-up comedian and host of 2 Dope Queens podcast, tackles matters such as race and gender, while bringing her trademark humour to it. Prepare for lots of pop-culture references, laughs, and important points to take away once you finally put the book down. Get it here.
Yasmin is desperately lonely and obsessed with a classmate, Alice; in turn, he's fixated with the idea that she's going to be kidnapped. When Alice does disappear, Yasmin is left unsure of what to do and the story takes on even darker tones. You can get it here.
If you can enjoy the wonderfully weird world of Twin Peaks, you'll be into this book which follows Toru Okada on an initially innocuous but ultimately bizarre journey after his and his wife's cat goes missing. Get it here.
While on holiday with her family, Cadence suffers an accident that she can't remember at all. When she returns back to the island a couple of years later and combs for clues, she discovers all the secrets behind her family's facade. Get it here.
This coming-of-age story is set in the '50s and centres on a teenager who feels stuck in her current life, and decides to take a chance to join the world of female wrestling. But as she reinvents herself, it complicates her life in ways she couldn't have imagined. You can get it here.
Written by the same author as Big Little Lies, it tells the story of a seemingly happy couple, Sam and Clementine. When they're invited to a barbecue, everything changes. The book gives more revelations in little drips, which means you won't be able to put it down. Get it here.
A flip on The Handmaid's Tale where women have no control, this dystopian novel shows a world where women suddenly discover they are able to release electricity through their fingertips, ultimately changing the power dynamic between women and men. Get it here.