Television shows premiere year-round nowadays, it’s true, but there’s still something special about the fall TV season. Whatever your taste in genre—police procedurals, courtroom dramas, post-apocalyptic survival stories, sitcoms, teen soaps, you name it—there’s a juicy series vying for your attention. And starting a new TV show, like starting a new novel, means surrendering to a story that could take you absolutely anywhere. It’s thrilling and completely addictive, and once you’re invested, you want nothing more than to find out how it’s all going to end. Now, with a book, that’s no problem: you can read it at your own pace, reaching that last page as quickly or as slowly as you’d like. TV shows, though, are a whole different matter: unless you binge-watch the whole series after it wraps up, you’re in for a wait between seasons or even individual episodes.
Good thing that for every show making you wait for a new episode, there’s a book out there just waiting to be read. Here are our recommendations for what book to pick up next, based on your favorite fall show.