Book Recommendations Inspired By Your Favourite Netflix Show

Finished binge-watching all your favourite shows on Netflix? Then we’ve got just the thing for you. To make waiting for Stranger Things 2 or the much-anticipated Making a Murderer follow-up easier, we’ve collated a list of books that remind us of five successful Netflix originals. Thank us later…

If you like Stranger Things, try Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Fans of Stranger Things will enjoy Dark Matter, a compelling thriller that turns protagonist Jason Dessen’s world upside down (get it?). After being knocked unconscious, he is woken up by a masked stranger and finds his life completely changed. He is now a celebrated genius instead of a teacher, his wife is not his wife and his son was never born. Which of his two lives is real and who does he have to battle to get back to the world he knows?

If you like Orange is the New Black, try Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson

If you’re engrossed in the stories of Piper and Alex, you will love Perfect Little World. It follows Isabelle Pool, who is fresh out of school and pregnant with her art teacher’s baby. Faced with raising a child on her own, she is given the unusual opportunity to join nine other families in a spacious and secluded compound as part of an experiment. Will living as one large extended family with a group of strangers work out for her?

If you like Making a Murderer, try The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Making a Murderer took the world by storm in 2015. While we’re all waiting for the second season, we recommend passing the time with The Fact of a Body. This true crime story focuses on a law student working on a retrial for the death row convict Ricky Langley…

If you like House of Cards, try Absolute Power by David Baldacci

Power grabbing and manipulation are rife in House of Cards. Also set in Washington DC, Absolute Power tells the story of Luther Whitney – a burglar and break-in artist who witnesses a murder while on a job. To cover things up, unthinkable abuses of control and a criminal conspiracy are set in motion by those appointed to work for the President of the United States…

If you like The OA, try Gilded Cage by Vic James

Gilded Cage is the first in a trilogy focused on a modern Britain where commoners serve the aristocracy for a decade at a time – not unlike those trapped in The OA’s other dimension. While those in power try to keep hold of the upper classes, one of them plans to remake the entire world with his dark gifts…

 

The Netflix releases to watch this August 2017…