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Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of The O.C. with These 5 Books!

by | September 7

Did you know that this year marks the 15th anniversary of The O.C.? I was in high school when this show premiered, and I did not realize it had been that long!   

If you’re like me and are missing the quick quips from Seth, the spunky comebacks from Summer, the stunning clothes from Marissa, and the way Ryan could convey his thoughts with just a glance, you’ll enjoy this list!  

Fifteen years later…I still love this show.

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The Fortress of Solitude

The Fortress of Solitude

by Jonathan Lethem

Ryan Atwood:

Ryan was considered the brooding bad boy for much of the series, but Sandy could see that he was a good kid trapped in a bad situation. While Ryan didn’t seem very bookish, he did enjoy comic books, architecture, and fighting. He and Seth both enjoyed reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon in the first season. Which leads me to believe that I could catch Ryan flipping through The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem in his own fortress (the pool house) as well.

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Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive

by Jessica Knoll

Marissa Cooper:  

Marissa was the ultimate It girl, had the most fabulous wardrobe, and was the most popular girl in school, but that all changed when it came out at her cotillion that her dad had stolen money from half the city. Things only got worse for Marissa as the series progressed. Marissa had plenty of secrets that she hoped nobody would ever find out. She likely could find herself relating to Ani in Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive 

Ready Player One (Movie Tie-In)

Ready Player One (Movie Tie-In)

by Ernest Cline

Seth Cohen: 

Seth was a huge fan of comic books and video games. He also wasn’t that great with the ladies (remember the Seth, Summer + Anna love triangle?). Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is a book that Seth Cohen would surely love. It has all the action and adventure that Seth craves along with a ton of great ’80s pop culture references intertwined.

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The Revolution Generation

The Revolution Generation

by Josh Tickell

Summer Roberts:  

In the early episodes of The O.C., Summer was portrayed as quite shallow, but as the show progressed, we learned that there was more to Summer than meets the eye. In later seasons, she became passionate about saving the environment and politically active. No doubt, Summer would now be attending the Women’s March and would be leading the charge on climate change. She would enjoy reading The Revolution Generation by Josh Tickell.

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Bad Girls

Bad Girls

by Alex de Campi

Anna Stern: 

While Summer and Seth were a fabulous couple, Anna gave Summer a run for her money. Anna and Seth had a lot in common—including a love of comic books. Anna even wrote a comic book herself, which she gifted to Seth, reminding him that the first step was “Confidence Cohen!” She would definitely love Bad Girls by Alex de Campi.

 

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Saimah works on the Corporate Digital Marketing team at Simon & Schuster. She is a die-hard Harry Potter fan and loves dystopian fiction! She also enjoys reading celeb memoirs, modern romances and murder mysteries. When she's not reading, she is binge-watching her favorite shows, finding the best roof deck bars in the city and watching sporting events (while defending her Cleveland sports teams!).