8 Books to Match your Favourite Reality TV Shows


This one is for all of you reality TV lovers out there. Whether you like science shows, cooking shows, dating shows or others, this list will give you some reading inspiration!

If you like STEM shows like How It's Made, MythBusters, Nova, and Bill Nye Saves the World

List of STEM TV shows + matching book

THE ALCHEMY OF US: HOW HUMANS AND MATTER TRANSFORMED ONE ANOTHER by Ainissa Ramirez

From the publisher: "Ramirez tells the stories of the woman who sold time, the inventor who inspired Edison, and the hotheaded undertaker whose invention pointed the way to the computer. [A] clever and engaging look at materials, the innovations they made possible, and how these technologies changed us."

If you like true crime shows like I'll Be Gone in the Dark, Making a Murderer, The Confession Tapes, and The Con

List of true crime TV shows + matching book

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI by David Grann

From the publisher: "A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history."

If you like fashion and style shows like Project Runway, Glow Up, Next in Fashion, and Queer Eye

List of true crime TV shows + matching book

SPIN THE DAWN by Elizabeth Lim

Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming a renowned tailor but is limited in her choices because she is a girl. When an opportunity presents itself in the form of a competition to become the new imperial tailor, Maia disguises herself as a boy and starts on a journey to make her dreams a reality.

THE BELLES by Dhonielle Clayton

The culture and economy of Orléans revolves entirely around extravagance and superficial beauty. But behind this dazzling veneer of opulence, dangerous secrets threaten its future.

If you like cooking shows like The Great British Bake Off, Ugly Delicious, The Final Table, and Master Chef

List of true crime TV shows + matching book

NOTES FROM A YOUNG BLACK CHEF by Kwame Onwuachi with Joshua David Stein

From the publisher "In this inspirational memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, [Kwame] shares the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age; a powerful, heartfelt, and shockingly honest account of chasing your dreams–even when they don't turn out as you expected."

SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan

From the publisher: "[A] delicious and funny novel about an overworked and under-socialized software engineer discovering a calling and a community as a baker."

If you like dating shows like The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Dating Around, Love is Blind

List of true crime TV shows + matching book

THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is an opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, live in a palace, and compete for the heart of Crown Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected means turning her back on her secret love and competing for a crown she doesn't want...

ONE TO WATCH by Kate Stayman-London

From the publisher: "Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers—and a massively broken heart... [but then] she gets an intriguing call: [the hit dating show] Main Squeeze wants her to be its next star..."

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