Books, TV

Book Recommendations Based on Favorite TV Shows: Horror Edition


Can’t get enough of these horror shows? Put down the remote and pick up one of these books.

If you like American Horror Story: Coven, then read:

Deliverance from Evil by Frances Hill – This book takes you back to the place where it all began, Salem.

Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau by Martha Ward – Delve into the world of the real Marie Laveau.

The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike – The story of three witches and their relationship with a mysterious man. It’s more satire than horror, but should still satisfy AHS: Coven fans.

If you like Bates Motel then read (besides Psycho, of course):

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin – Like Psycho, this classic horror novel was successfully adapted for film. It has also been slated for an upcoming TV miniseries.

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris – Ed Gein, a real-life serial killer, served as inspiration for Norman Bates and The Silence of the Lambs‘ pursued murderer, Buffalo Bill.

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates – If you watch Bates Motel because you’re interested in what creates a serial killer, then this book is for you. Joyce Carol Oates deftly explores the topic with her psychotic protagonist.

If you like The Walking Deadthen read (in addition to the graphic novels, obvs):

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick – The story of a 17-year-old girl’s fight to survive after a disaster kills most people and causes others to either become zombies or gain strange powers.

The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis – Real zombies?!

Zone One by Colson Whitehead – Another take on the zombie apocalypse trope. This book follows a member of a civilian team sent to resettle Manhattan after a zombie plague.

Any titles you would add to these lists?

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