Top Ten Tuesday: Books You Should Read If You Like…

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (click the image to visit them) who pick a different topic each week.

This week the topic is 10 Books You Should Read if you Like X (TV show/Film etc).

Ooh I like this topic, it’s fun. But I had a hard time coming up with 10 books for just one TV Show or film so I’ve split it into a few categories.

Books you should read if you like…

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
BTVS is my favourite show of all time. It’s everything a high school drama with vampires should be! It’s witty and has a kick-ass protagonist, as do the following books.


The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Veronica Mars
V Mars is so awesome. She’s ridiculously intelligent and mature for her age, and she can’t help getting herself into sticky situations. Her dad -who is pretty adorable- is a PI, and the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. These books also have feisty female protagonists whose inquisitive natures get them into all sorts of scrapes, whether it’s fighting octopuses (Ruby Redfort) or studying poisons (Flavia de Luce).


The Ruby Redfort books by Lauren Child
Skulduggery pleasant by Derek Landy
The Flavia de Luce mysteries by Alan Bradley
The Lily Pascale mysteries by Scarlett Thomas

True Detective
I just finished watching this show last night (gooooood ending), and I did enjoy but it has such a slow-burning pace. And that’s what really reminded me of this book.

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

Author: lipsyy

Creative Writing graduate. A Northerner in London. I probably love books a bit too much. Also enjoy vampires, unicorns, man love, tennis & can't get enough of trashy teen novels. I find myself thinking 'What Would Buffy Do?' way too frequently. HIYA!

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books You Should Read If You Like…”

  1. I want to read VA just because I’ve seen it EVERYWHERE recently and…hehe, I like to know what everyone’s raving about. 🙂 I do absolutely love Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight. They’re extremely epic and awesome. My TTT!

  2. Ahhhh. I told myself to watch True Detective but I haven’t gotten around to it yet–it just sounds like stellar acting galore. I followed BTVS pretty religiously back in the day and couldn’t agree with you more on what vampires in high school should be (not that I’ve read any current YA vampire novel of recent to compare…)

    joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts

  3. Buffy and VMars are simply the best! I’m all in favor of anything — TV or books — with strong female characters, particularly ones that show younger women what being strong and smart can be! Great list — I’ll have to check out some of your recommendations.

  4. I like how you’ve split up your list, it definitely makes it easier I think. I should’ve done it.

  5. My first thought when this topic came up was Veronica Mars. I don’t have any of your recommendations on my list, so I’ll have to check them out. Great list.
    My TTT

  6. Forgive me if I’ve already mentioned it, but I got to meet Laura McHugh at her first book signing for The Weight of Blood. It’s next on my list. She was very gracious, and I wish her the best of luck with this book and future work.

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