Like These TV Shows & Movies? Read These Books Then!

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books To Read if You Like X TV Show/Movie/Comic/Play

books if you like Veronica Mars

Okay, so not quite as snarky and badass as Veronica (who can be??) but if you like spy/detective-y kinds of things…read it! Plus I giggled a lot + a romance. So? It’s a read in between your VMars rewatches!


 Country music goodness!


If you like The Walking Dead for the survival + creatures killing humans aspect read this one!  I don’t think that it necessarily delves into all the deep moral issues that The Walking Dead does so if you are looking for that aspect see my next recommendation.


If you like The Walking Dead for the survival and the deep moral issues, read Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis: I LOVED this book so hard and I felt like the exploration of what to do in a society with no rules and everyone has to look out for themselves is on par with The Walking Dead.


I got all these books for review and I started the first one but ended up putting it down because I had a blog tour and then I just never went back to it…BUT..I plan on reading them all soon because they are all set in the 1500’s in some sort of royalty and I’ve reallyyy been into Reign. And romance!! So if you like YA historical romance set during this time & in castles & royal court and such…this is it!


This just had that FEEL of when I used to watch movies like Passport to Paris or Winning London!

TTT9A high school FULL of competitive performing arts teens? YEAH BUDDY.


If you like the movie Mean Girls, read: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers: MAN, mean mean girls. Some Girls Are is less FUNNY than Mean Girls but if you liked the high school politics of popular mean girls…you might like this one. Super underrated too!

When I reviewed this I said it felt like a 90’s slasher film!

Love this movie, love this book!


So tell me…would you agree with any of mine or have some better/other recs for what I picked?

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Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. Not seen any episodes of Nshville yet but I do like country music so I’m going to have to give Open Road Summer a read.

  2. I totally agree with your Nashville and Before Sunrise readalikes! Your Audrey, Wait / Veronica Mars pairing makes me want to watch VM for the first time. Good stuff!

  3. I’ll have to read “Just one day”, I love the Sunrise movies:)

  4. Before Sunrise/Just One Day – yes! I haven’t read the books yet, but that’s what they always make me think of. Also, Also Known As is so much fun – I think I need to take a week off and just watch Veronica Mars. 😛

  5. I really love NADTD sooo does this mean I should try Walking Dead?! Haha! I WANT to anyway! It looks awesome, and zombies, amirght? Need to try it. x)
    My TTT!

  6. Apparently I need to see the movie Before Sunrise. I feel like you’ve mentioned this before, and I said the same thing then. HOLD ME TO IT JAMIE.

  7. I haven’t seen most of these shows and haven’t read any of these books! Perhaps I should remedy this. Like immediately. Also loving seeing all the Mean Girls references today!

  8. Love your choices! Some of these shows I was thinking about last night and could not think of a great rec – so it was nice to see some on your list!

    Here’s my TTT.

  9. Brilliant choices Jamie. I really like the sound of Take A Bow. I think I’m gong to have to check that out! I’m also really looking forward to reading Open Road Summer.

  10. Great list today!

  11. Nice list. I’m a big fan of Veronica Mars too and made a list for those who love the series. I love The Walking Dead too and enjoyed In The After, but I’ll have to check out Not a Drop to Drink. Thank you for sharing.
    My TTT

  12. I’m crazy about Before Sunrise, I even got all three movies so I can binge watch them! It is amazing how they waited like 10 years before each sequel so the actors would be the right age. If you see all three you can tell how they have aged, lol. I’ve been meaning to pick up Gayle Forman’s books, so yay! I think I’ll do that! Great post!

  13. Thanks so much for the Reign rec! I am in love with that show and have been on the lookout for books that are similar. I am definitely going to be checking out the Lacey Chronicles!

  14. I haven’t watched Reign but I love YA historical fiction especially with romance and castles! Haven’t heard of The Lacey Chronicles but I’m adding them to my TBR list stat. Love the TTT this week!

  15. Love your picks, Jamie! Particularly that first one – I am for anything remotely like V. Mars! LOVElovelove that show. 🙂

  16. Oooh yes, Take A Bow is a great match for Glee! And I’ve been meaning to start Nashville for a really long time so maybe I can read Open Road Summer soon and start watching it at the same time! Like, in kind of a celebratory kick off to starting the series? Anyway, great list Jamie!

  17. I kind of adore Glee a ridiculous amount so just added Take a Bow to the TBR. Thanks!

  18. Awesome list! Added the Nashville and MK&A books to my list! I don’t actually watch Nashville (one day…) but I adore country music and am LOVING that more and more books are being written about country! Whee!

  19. Omg, I love Just One Day/Just One Year and never seen Before Sunrise, but I just looked up the trailer and wow – that was a spot on pick!! It looks cute, I’ll have to check the movie out! And I’m beyond excited for Just One Night to come out May 29 🙂 – Nashville is one of my favorite shows, I”m super excited to read Open Road Summer – people have been raving about it! Sounds so good! Great picks for the others 🙂 I love this topic!

  20. Great list – love it! Excited to read Open Road Summer, heard so many great things about it!

  21. Great picks. I want to read Also Knows As.

  22. Added Take A Bow to my wishlist.

    Love this list!

  23. Absolutely need to read The Lacey Chronicles right now- I just adore Reign!!!

  24. Veronica Mars has been suggested to me several times by different people, so I think I’ll have to check this out too! I have In the After and I’ve been thinking about reading it, yet haven’t had the time. If it’s anything like the wildly popular show I hear The Walking Dead is, I’ll definitely have to check it out in the future.

  25. After all the stage coach hype I would love to read open road summer! Sounds right up my old dirt road 🙂

  26. I love Veronica Mars, The Walking Dead, and Reign. I’ll be checking out those books soon. Thanks for the recs!

  27. Jaime Lester says:

    Ten was a pretty good read, and I Know What You Did Last Summer was the perfect tie-in! Some Girls Are is like a seriously jacked up Mean Girls! And The Walking Deadish books are on my TBR!