If You Like These TV Shows, Try These Audiobooks

This month’s Emmy Awards celebrated some of the greatest storytelling that television has to offer. If you’re all caught up on your viewing, you may be wondering where to turn next.

Below, find audiobook pairings for acclaimed Emmy winners, beloved nominees, and today’s buzziest new series. 

Want to jump to a show you loved?
black-ish | Hacks | Pose | Ted Lasso | This Is Us | I May Destroy You | Bridgerton | Lovecraft Country | Mare of Easttown | The Underground Railroad | The Crown | The Handmaid’s Tale | Reservation Dogs | LuLaRich | Only Murders in the Building | White Lotus


black-ish

This perennial favorite and these book pairings are perfect for anyone looking for warm-hearted but provocative stories that explore race, friendship, and family.


Hacks

Empowered women, humor, cringe-inducing situations, a little bit of career advice: these memoirs have it all.


Pose

These audiobooks are the perfect companion for anyone who loves the found family and the drama of Pose.


Ted Lasso

Who isn’t looking for feel-good stories with characters who are genuinely trying their best? These books will make you grin.

This Is Us

Family dramas will never go out of style. These stories are dishy and messy, but still manage to depict the intense love between family members.


I May Destroy You

If you were moved by this show’s deeply felt examination of rape culture and evocative coming-of-age story, give these audiobooks a try.


Bridgerton

Whether you want to learn more about the enthralling origins of debutante culture or escape into a historical romance, these audiobooks will give you all the Bridgerton vibes. You also also listen to the audiobooks that the show is based on, too!


Lovecraft Country

While tackling social issues through horror isn’t new, it’s definitely having a moment. These audiobooks offer twists and thrills alongside astute cultural commentary.


Mare of Easttown

This small-town mystery took television by storm. Luckily for those of us who loved it, there are plenty of gritty, twisty novels to capture our attention in the same way.


The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Underground Railroad, was adapted beautifully for the screen this year. For more stories of enslaved peoples’ resistance and resilience, try one of these audiobooks.


The Crown

The latest season of The Crown offered a mix of royal glamour and raw political realities of the 1980s. Whichever strikes your interest, these audiobooks are a great extension of the series.


The Handmaid’s Tale

There’s no shortage of feminist dystopias on today’s bookshelves. These two are gripping one their own or as companions to the award-winning show.


Reservation Dogs

Delve into more Indigenous story-telling through one of these gripping and emotional mysteries.


LuLaRich

Whether on the screen or on the page, there’s nothing as compulsively bingeable as a scandal.


Only Murders in the Building

Our cultural fascination with true crime has gone meta with behind the scenes revelations of popular true crime podcasts and stories about crime fanatics taking matters into their own hands. 


White Lotus

Whether you’re looking for a vacation-gone-wrong plot or satirical commentary on class systems and work culture, these books are for you.

Any other perfect pairings?

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