We tend to think of TV as something totally separate from literature. Not so! If you’ve enjoyed any of the following on TV, consider reading the books they are based on.
Poldark, based on the Poldark Saga books of Winston Graham
Rizzoli and Isles, based on the Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritson
Boardwalk Empire, based on Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City by Nelson Johnson
Inspector Morse, based on the novels by Colin Dexter
Nero Wolfe, based on the novels by Rex Stout
Outlander, based on the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
Pride and Prejudice and other series based on novels of Jane Austen
Masters of Sex based on Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love by Thomas Maier.
Sherlock and Elementary based on the Sherlock Holmes books and stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Call the Midwife based on Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth
Game of Thrones based on A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin.
Orange Is The New Black based on Orange Is The New Black: My Year In a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman
I could go on and on: Roots, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, numerous books by Agatha Christie (including Miss Marple and Poirot), Grantchester, Anne of Green Gables, the Father Dowling mysteries, Great Expectations, the Forsythe Saga. . .
Here’s a thought: Whatever your TV passion, check it online for possible roots in books. You might find an author you love!