15 Must-Read Books If You Loved These Fantastic TV Shows
Some pretty perfect pairings!
It’s the kind of “problem” a person wants to have: with so many entertaining and critically-acclaimed books and TV shows out there, where to begin? One place is by continuing to center Black and other global-majority authors and TV writers. If you’re still reading and watching majority-white perspectives, not only are you reinforcing white supremacy culture and its many harms, but you’re simply depriving yourself of some of the world’s best art.
As a rabid reader and occasional TV-nerd, all of the TV/book pairings suggested below are ones I’ve personally enjoyed immensely. They are all beautifully written, and provide entertainment that is also nutritious. They are the entertainment equivalent of making a smoothie bowl with all the toppings — a delicious energy rush that lasts longer than the empty fizzy stuff.
12. If you watched Pose, read Redefining Realness: My Path To Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More.
14. If you watched Mrs. Fletcher, read What Do Women Want?: Adventures In The Science of Female Desire.
Correction: Lola Kirke will star in the TV show being adapted from Jen Beagin’s books. A previous version of this post misstated the actor's name.