Watch This? Read That.
Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different Top Ten list topic that a bunch of bloggers take and make their own list of those things.
But, because I couldn't narrow down the show or type of movie, I'm not giving full explanations for my reasoning. This post would be pages long if I did that. I'll try to give a sentence or two, though.
Here we go.
If you like Romcoms:
-Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
-Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
These are pretty obvious choices, Rainbow Rowell is a master at getting me to "Awww" (often out loud), while still having beautiful character development.
-Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
-Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Again, Stephanie Perkins is a master at squeal-worthy romance. These books are beautiful. [Here's a link to my summary of YALLFEST where I got to see Stephanie Perkins and Rainbow Rowell talk about why they love writing good guys as love interests]
If you like Action Movies:
-The Legend Trilogy
-The Maze Runner Trilogy
If you like gritty action, action that is non-stop and often crazy and intense, you'll love these series.
If You Like Marvel Movies:
-Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Humor, action, and insanely high stakes combine into a unique and truly fantastic story. This movie also works to deconstruct many tropes in superhero movies, something that I have always thought Marvel does brilliantly through their brand of snarky humor.
If you like Doctor Who:
-The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
-The Host by Stephanie Meyer
These book focus heavily on what it means to be human, much like Doctor Who's main theme. All three of these things examine humanity through the lense of human beings interacting with aliens, both the
hostile and the unexpectedly compassionate.
If you like Avatar: The Last Airbender
-The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
-The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
These have the same sort of themes as Avatar. They dissect having power, Mistborn talks about war, they both talk about bias against people who are different than you. Each book has powers that are interesting and awesome, just like in Avatar.
If you like Merlin
-Eragon by Christopher Paolini
-The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Both expansive, massive stories about young boys entrusted with powers, or objects, or missions, that they're not quite prepared for, or that they don't believe they are prepared for.
-Song of the Lioness Quartet
This is probably the best fit. I mean, Alanna comes to the capital city, befriends a prince and is entrusted with protecting him. Then she goes on multiple adventures, saves the kingdom multiple times, and grows up.
If you like Sherlock
THIS ONE MIGHT BE A SHOCK BUT
Sherlock books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Seriously. It's so fun getting all the little jokes that are worked into the show, and seeing the original Sherlock and Watson and how different, but the same their relationship is in the books.
So far I've only read A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four, but I loved them both.
If You Like Supernatural
Jackson Pearce's Retelling books
These books involve chasing down paranormal creatures (namely, werewolves, mermaids, and ice queens). They have a bunch of sibling relationships, siblings with hard pasts or who are really codependent. There are even quite a few road trips. I think three of the four books include at least one road trip.
These books have action, heart, and fantastic character development.