The new fall TV shows are almost here and we’re already picking our favorites. From superheroes to thrillers, this year’s lineup looks like it’s going to be one of the best. Here are 5 new shows we can’t wait to binge on and the books we’re reading alongside them.
Watch: Ten Days in the Valley, ABC
Read: A Stranger in the House, Shari Lapena
Lapena’s suspenseful read tells the story of Karen and Tom Krupp, a seemingly happy couple with hidden secrets that threaten the life they’ve built together. After Karen suffers memory loss following a car accident, she no longer knows who she can trust. Just like Ten Days in the Valley, A Stranger in the House is all about how quickly your life can spiral out of control.
Watch: Future Man, Hulu
(Warning: trailer is NSFW!)
Read: All Our Wrong Todays, Elan Mastai
Time travel and humor also mash up in Mastai’s recent novel about Tom Barren, a man who lives in an alternate version of 2016 where everything is perfect. When he finds himself in our (much messier) version of 2016, he has to make the ultimate choice between true love and a ‘perfect’ future.
Watch: Dynasty, The CW
Read: The Bourbon Kings, J.R. Ward
Ward’s southern family saga definitely has a few storylines worthy of Dynasty, including plenty of drama, love stories that will make you swoon, and a legacy that the wealthy Bradford family will do anything to protect. The Bourbon Kings is the first book in the saga, and the soapy, heartfelt characters will pull you in from the first page. The third and final story, Devil’s Cut, came out in August.
Watch: White Famous, Showtime
(Warning: trailer is slightly NSFW!)
Read: I Can’t Make This Up, Kevin Hart
Pharoah’s character Floyd could certainly relate to Hart and his path to stardom. In his memoir, Hart takes us from his rough childhood in North Philadelphia to his ultimate success as a celebrated standup and actor. The stories of his life are both honest and hilarious, giving us an intimate portrait of a man who was determined to make it doing what he loved.
Watch: The Gifted, Fox
Read: Dear Cyborgs, Eugene Lim
Like The Gifted, Lim’s novel is all about resisting an unfair and possibly corrupt authority. He blends narratives to show how resistance can manifest in different characters and places – even in different timelines and futures. Oh, and there are superheroes too, of course. This book is like nothing you’ll ever read, but you also won’t be able to put it down.