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Top Ten Books If You Like This TV Show or Movie
1. The Face of Deception (Eve Duncan #1) and Bones
One of the first things I remember thinking about the TV show Bones was that one of the characters, Angela, reminded me of the Eve Duncan series. It's been a really long time since I've read the series since I read it in high school, but I remember loving it. Eve is a forensic sculptor who reconstructs the skulls of deceased people for identification purposes. Angela does a similar job but with more technology and less putty.
2. First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones and One for the Money
Charley Davidson is pretty much the paranormal version of Stephanie Plum. Stephanie is a little more accident prone and spastic, while Charley is a little more snarky and absent minded. And while Stephanie is a bounty hunter, Charley is a private eye with a little help from the other side.
3. Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods #1) by Melissa de la Cruz and Gossip Girl
When I first started reading the Blue Bloods series, my first thoughts were that it was just like Gossip Girl, but with vampires. The later books aren't like Gossip Girl, but the beginning of the series is.
4. Emma by Jane Austen and Clueless
So, this is cheating a little because Clueless is based on Emma anyway.
5. No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark #3) by Kresley Cole and The Amazing Race
Several of the beginning books in the series reference or concern the race from Immortals After Dark, but I think that this is the book in the series that covers it the most. To me, the contest is just like an immortal creature version of The Amazing Race, if there was a whole of sex involved.
6. Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock #1) by Faith Hunter and True Blood
They're both set in Louisiana and concern paranormal creatures, including vampires. The Jane Yellowrock series is a darker urban series, and I like it a lot more, but if you like True Blood then you should definitely check it out.
7. Dance Upon the Air (Three Sisters Island #1) by Nora Roberts and Charmed
Charmed is probably one of my all-time favorite TV shows (up there with Friends and Sex and the City), so I knew that it had to go on this list. I finally decided on a Nora Roberts trilogy, because no one does trilogies, especially with families that love or hate each other, like Nora Roberts. And this trilogy is about a group of women who are descendants of witches and must break a curse.
8. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman and Alice in Wonderland
Neverwhere is the London version with a male protagonist.
9. The Selection (The Selection #1) and The Bachelor
The basic underlying premise of The Selection is The Bachelor in a dystopian world.
10. The Long Walk by Stephen King and The Hunger Games
I read The Long Walk quite recently and could see the similarities in the stories. I've also seen some comparison's to one of King's other works, The Running Man.