You might want to add these books to your tbr (if you haven’t done so already) to feed your addiction to Stranger Things.
- Monsters of Verity (series) by Victoria Schwab
Explore different kinds of monsters with Schwab’s latest books. The final installment is already on sale, so you don’t have to wait for it. This duology may not be a fan-favorite, but frankly it is one of my favorite Schwab books. I really think Eleven and August could get along.
- Carrie by Stephen King
Telekinesis used to be a thing in the horror genre between the 70s-80s (even the 90s, I’m looking at you R.L. Stine!) I’ve watched the movie before reading the book (I know, but who cares? You do you). I thought this book was rather sad than creepy. While this book isn’t sci-fi and it had more to do with the paranormal, I would still recommend this one because of the small town vibe and the telekinesis.
- Night Film by Marisha Pessl
I would recommend this book because Barb is still remembered in Stranger Things Nancy hasn’t quite forgotten what happened to Barb and Barb’s parents won’t stop investigating what happened to their daughter.
Nancy puts up an image that everything is fine, although everything isn’t fine. Stranger Things may be as dark as Night Film, in my opinion, especially if you don’t take into account the supernatural element in this Netflix show. Night Film is a thriller investigating the death of a young girl. It was said that she committed suicide, but Scott McGrath (the investigative journalist) begs to differ.
- My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
For the 80s vibe. I mean, the title of the first chapter is…
- Any of the Fear Street books by R.L. Stine
You get the small town vibe in Fear Street. I don’t know how people think it’s a good idea to live in a street called “fear” street. And like Hawkins, unexplainable supernatural phenomena does occur and may affect some people. Heck, the high school is called “Shadyside,” definitely nothing shady going on. *sarcasm*
This one has the Stranger Things (Eleven) vibe:
But you can never go wrong with these classics:
(I’m not surprised there’s a bind-up for the three books)
- The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
This is a story about changelings. One thing that drawn me to this book is the fact that MILD SPOILER IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE SHOW (highlight at your own risk): Will is not entirely Will. He’s the spy to the demogorgons. This is why I chose to mention this book. Anyway, I didn’t truly get this part in the show as it’s kind of related to (correct me if I’m wrong) dungeons and dragons. Wish I played this sort of thing, it looks fun. Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone who does this. Haha.
Obviously, there are better lists out there. I’m just including the books I’ve read or heard of. If you have any more suggestions, feel free to leave it in the comment section down below. Thanks for stopping by!