Did you fall in love with a film this year, or can’t figure out how to fill the hiatus of your favorite Netflix series? If so, step away from the screen for a while and try one of these binge-worthy books instead!

 If you liked the movie Lady Bird, read The White Album by Joan Didion

  • Like Greta Gerwig’s film, Didion’s essays explore coming of age in Sacramento, California, and recognize the importance of the places that make us who we are. Lady Bird even begins with a quote from Didion!

If you liked the movie The Shape of Water, read Mrs. Caliban by Rachel Ingalls

  • If you were entranced by the magical world of Guillermo del Toro’s film, you’ll love this whimsical cult classic about a lonely housewife finding companionship where she least expects it.

If you liked the movie I, Tonya, read Gold by Chris Cleave

  • With the 2018 Olympics in full swing, try filling those commercial breaks with this gritty novel about the inner lives of two Olympic cyclists. Just like I, Tonya, Cleave captures the athletes at their least glamorous, yet most intimate, moments.

As the Olympics wind down and awards season approaches, take a break from the television to curl up with one of these timeless tales!