Stuck Inside? Read These Books Before You Watch The Shows They’re Based On

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If you’re like me, you have a stack of books you swore to friends you’ll read someday, whenever you “have the time.” For many of us now stuck in self-quarantine, the thing we have the most of in the age of coronavirus is time. 
It’s all too easy to turn on Netflix and fall into the comfortable arms of a Stranger Things binge. We’re certainly not shaming you for that — after all, you have all the time you need now to overanalyze every frame of season 3 for potential fourth season clues. 
There is another way to feed your TV passion:  picking up a book. This year, many highly-anticipated shows are based on books you can read right now. Right now! Sometimes, the old saying is true: The book really is
better than the show. You won’t be able to know that for sure unless you read it. 
There’s a little something for everyone on this list, from domestic dramas to heartbreaking romances to spooky graphic novels. Which book you pick up may depend on your mood — or, you may be bored enough to want to tackle the entire list. Either way, grab a cozy blanket, get reading, and then add the corresponding shows to your streaming queue.
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