Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books if You Like Castle

This is a weekly meme hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish

This week: Top Ten books if you like X TV Show

I chose Castle because the other one would have probably been Once Upon a Time and I've already done lots of retelling lists here. Time to mix it up. So I'm picking my guilty pleasure: Castle (though really, these books would be good for other buddy cop mystery shows as well such as Bones and Elementary, which I also watch, because I have a mystery show addiction problem).

1) The Nikki Heat series by Richard Castle-Oh come on, like I was going to have this list and NOT mention these? ABC did a brilliant thing here by having a ghost writer (my personal theory is that it's James Patterson because the dude doesn't sleep) write the series that Castle writes in the show. It's a typical thriller series but if you're a fan of Castle, there are a ton of fun easter eggs in the books for you. Oh, the Derek Storm series (the other series Castle is known for in the show) has also been started, but I haven't read those so I can't say yay or nay yet.

2) Deadly Cool series by Gemma Halliday-This two book series (though apparently a third is on its way) has a sassy teen who starts off her career by clearing the name of her douchebag ex when he's implicated in a murder.

3) The Agency series by Y. S. Lee-Historical Mystery series (that has a forth book coming in June!) that has a savvy female spy who has a great snarky romance while serving queen and country.

4) Confessions series by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro-I have to give props to a author who actually has showed up on Castle. Any one of his series should please Castle fans but I'm picking his current YA series because I'm really digging it right now and can't wait for book 3 (coming god knows when this year).

5) Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs-Yes, the series that Bones is based on. Because I am unoriginal that way.

6) The Liar Society series by Lisa Roecker-Mystery series about a sassy teen girl looking into the death of her friend. Rather Veronica Mars like but manages to be its own thing at the same time (also good for VM fans)

7) Prep School Confidential series by Kara Taylor-Another one about a girl looking into the death of her friend and uncovering secrets. Also good for Veronica Mars fans

8) Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson-Old school noir, perfect for Castle fans who are there for the mystery aspect (who don't mind mysteries with darker subjects).

9) Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling-Another old school noir mystery that the mystery lovers should enjoy.

10) Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich-Plum has wacky hijinks that almost put Castle to shame.

Also, really any sort of cozy mystery series would probably do as most of them tend to follow the tv show mystery drama formula.

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