There are two things I love in this world: television shows and YA books. Today, I’ve paired some of my favorite shows with YA books that I adore. If you like any of these shows as much as I do, these YA books are must-reads!
Love The Good Place? Try the May Bird series by Jodi Lynn Anderson
The Good Place is one of my favorite shows, but my obsession with the afterlife didn’t start there! It started with May Bird. This is a seris about a teenage girl who falls through a portal to the afterlife, where she teams up with a wacky cast of characters in order to get back home again. It’s full of humor, magic and underworld-ly fun.
Love Lost? Try Nil by Lynne Matson!
The pilot of Lost was named the 5th greatest episode of television of all time on TV Guide’s 2010 list. It’s not hard to see why-Lost is one of my all-time favorites. Nil by Lynne Matson is Lost with teenagers and teleportation. When 17-year-old Charley wakes up naked on an island with no idea how she got there, she only has 365 days to successfully escape, or she’ll die. Full of campy situations and lovable characters, Nil is a must-add to your TBR list.
Love Kim Possible? Try the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter!
I LOVED Kim Possible as a kid. Anything with spies and badass girls, sign me up. The Gallagher Girls series is about an elite spy school for girls, and it’s always been one of my favorite series. Carter is a master of both romantic tension and heart-pounding heists. Once you pick up book 1, you won’t be able to put the series down!
Love The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? Try Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys!
I almost never go for historical fiction, but Out of the Easy is one of my favorite books of all time. Set in 1950s New Orleans, it follows Josie as she walks the line between the New Orleans underworld and the elite college she might just have a shot at getting into. Like Midge, Josie finds herself caught between career and family.
Love The Vampire Diaries? Try Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead!
Like most of us, I went through a pretty intense vampire phase. But my favorite book from that phase was definitely Vampire Academy. Its told from the perspective of Rose Hathaway, half human and half vampire. She’s the sworn protector of vampire princess Lissa, and the two must navigate both high school and an elaborate plot to kill Lissa. Each book is just as good as the last, making for a great series.