Yes, there are a lot of great shows coming to your TV sets this summer, but let’s give credit where credit is due—to the amazing books on which they’re all based! That’s right, the movie theater is not the only place where we get to watch our favorite books reimagined in living color. If you’re watching any of the TV shows below, you might want to follow along with these fantastic books.
Season 1 is now streaming on Starz.
Read the full review of SWEETBITTER.
Read with a Glass of Rosé
If you want to experience a wild life vicariously, just sit down with a nice glass of chilled rosé and enjoy SWEETBITTER. Stephanie Danler’s debut gives a peek into the world of a twentysomething who’s just landed a job at a downtown New York City restaurant with a pricey wine menu. It’s there that she learns important lessons about wine, about love, and about the world.
Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.
Season 5 is now airing on TV Land.
The mini-series is now airing on BBC.
The wonderful story of the March sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy and their wonderful Marmee and their joys and mishaps they face as young women and as a family. Based on Louise May Alcott's childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.
Season 1 is now airing.
Part coming-of-age story, part revenge fantasy, this is a bold, original, and funny debut novel that takes on the beauty industry, gender inequality, and our weight-loss obsession—from the inside out, and with fists flying.
Season 1 premieres on HBO July 8, 2018.
When a reporter returns to her hometown to cover two murders, she does not expect to confront her own demons—or her damaged family. A brutal mystery of paranoia, familial abuse, and the secrets we hide within ourselves, Gillian Flynn’s first novel is a thriller that haunts long after the last page is read.
Season 1 premieres on Hulu July 25, 2018.
Season 2 premieres on USA August 1, 2018.
Season 1 premieres on Lifetime September 9, 2018.
Read the full review of YOU.
Joe doesn’t like artisanal soda, trust fund kids, Dan Brown, Brooklyn hipsters, or Vice magazine. He does, however, like you, ever since you walked into his East Village bookshop looking like Natalie Portman. Shame that Joe is a cold-blooded killer and adept stalker. In the all-too-rare second-person narrative, YOU takes place inside the obsessed brain of Joe Goldberg, who’ll stop at nothing to make boho-wannabe Guinevere Beck (the “you” of Kepnes’s page-turning novel) his. Crazy like:
Crazy like:The lovesick and the just-plain-sick.
Best crazy moment: The DA VINCI CODE reading marathon.