What to Read While You’re Missing Your Favorite TV Shows

It’s August, and there’s still nothing on TV. So what to do with all that free time in the evenings? Pick up a book, of course. And if you’re at a loss, your obliging Flavorwire editors have got you covered. After all, books are kind of like television, except better for you (sometimes). After the jump, a guide to what to read based on your all-time favorite TV shows (both current and past) — because fans of The Sopranos don’t necessarily want to read the same book as fans of Buffy. Check out our suggestions after the jump, and add your own in the comments.

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If you love: Veronica Mars 
Read: Jane Eyre, Charlote Brontë

No, Jane Eyre wasn’t a teen detective, and no, Neptune High doesn’t exactly bring Thornfield Hall to mind, but when Jane says things like “I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself,” you just know that she and Veronica share a soul.