Saturday, January 11, 2014

TV to Books

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Thanks to Netflix, I've become a TV binge watcher (often times when I'm working on my blog, actually). I got through all of Doctor Who in about two months, and I've watched a few other shows since then.

Seriously, I have so many favorites, but I've narrowed it down to a few. If you like these shows, then you'll love these books (or vice versa).

Doctor Who

For the Doctor Who fan, you obviously love sci-fi. You're probably a fan of aliens, you may swoon over the occasional Time Lord, and you're accepting of all species.

So for this, I'm recommending Cinder.

Cinder is a cyborg (not a Cyberman- calm down, Whovians) and is disgraced because of it. There's also a war brewing between Earth and the inhabitants of the moon (Lunars). Oh, and there are androids (though, no robot dog... yet).


You must like pain and crying, but you're probably pretty interested in the spooky stuff, too. And Misha Collins, but I unfortunately don't know of any YA books about him. (Dear authors: GET ON THIS.)

So for you, I recommend The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. There are plenty of supernatural elements to keep you flipping the pages, a kick-butt narrator (seriously, Mara could hold her own with Bobby and the gang), and a GORGEOUS guy (hello, Noah Shaw).

The West Wing

This one is admittedly harder. It's not exactly easy to find a YA government drama, at least not one set in this world.

That is why I'm choosing Girl of Fire and Thorns for this show. It features Elisa, a princess who has recently come been engaged to a king. Throughout the series she tries to be a fair and just ruler, struggling with big issues and also, well, fighting a war. Maybe this is a bit of stretch from The West Wing, but just trust me, ok? ;)


Either you're a high-functioning sociopath, or a mystery buff. You're probably looking for something fast-paced, suspenseful, and attention-grabbing, with great friendships and a bit of an antihero.

Meet Jasper Dent, our leading lad in I Hunt Killers. He's the son of a serial killer who has started hunting serial killers, even though he's not certain he's not one himself. Basically, this is a solid fit for Sherlock fans.

What is your favorite TV show?


  1. "Cinder is a cyborg (not a Cyberman- calm down, Whovians)" LOL! I love both Cinder and Doctor Who. This is such a cool post! :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    1. Thanks, Alice! :) How do you feel about Capaldi being cast as the Doctor?

    2. I think Capaldi is going to make a very good Doctor, but I'm not sure how many episodes I'll be watching since I'm not a Moffat fan.

    3. I completely understand. I'm mainly watching now so I can better appreciate Whovian Feminism's reviews afterwards, lol.

  2. AWESOME. Also I second all of these choices!

  3. Great post! :) These shows are awesome, especially Doctor Who! I love Doctor Who! if you can find a book that has something similar to Daleks, let me know LOL. Great book recommendations :)

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