Tell Us What you Love About Stranger Things And We’ll Tell You What to Read After You Binge Season Two!

Stranger Things season two is FINALLY HERE!

We are so excited to wrap our favorite gang in a big bear hug and binge watch the entire season in one night.


So after you watch the entire season in one setting and you’re left tired and empty because there are no more episodes, we’ve got you covered. We’ve broken down some of the things we love about the show and found corresponding book recs that will help you fill the void.

1. The Sense of Mystery

Hawkins, Indiana, seemed like such a cute little Midwestern town. But we didn’t have to spend much time watching Stranger Things to realize that there is a lot of weird stuff going on. If you can’t get enough of that creepy Hawkins vibe, try The Breathless by Tara Goedjen, which also has a spooky, atmospheric feel.


A haunting tale of deeply buried secrets, forbidden love, and how far some will go to bring back what’s long dead.

2. Those Terrifying Scenes

We can’t be the only ones who watched parts of Stranger Things peeking through our fingers or who went through the past summer with a lingering concern about swimming pools. If you enjoyed being scared as much as we did, try Little Monsters by Kara Thomas, which is about a new girl in a small town whose best friend suddenly vanishes.


A psychological thriller, from the author of The Darkest Corners, about appearances versus reality and the power of manipulation amongst teenage girls.

3. The Amazing Friendships

Have you fallen in love with the loyal, quirky, smart kids in Stranger Things? Try One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus, which features a group of high school students in detention who have to band together when they become suspects in a murder.

One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in this addictive story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.

4. All the Possible ’Ships

Maybe romance isn’t at the very top of the agenda for most of the characters in Stranger Things, but there are still a lot of potential pairings we have our eye on. If you’re as intrigued as we are by all the possibilities, we recommend you try A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck, which is about a boy who is secretly in love with his best friend.


An equally hilarious and heartbreaking story of unrequited love that will appeal to fans of Jennifer Niven, John Green, and Jesse Andrews.

5. The Cool Sci-Fi Elements

Do you love to geek out over Stranger Things’s sci-fi elements and quirky, smart characters? Then you should definitely try Nyxia by Scott Reintgen, which is set on a spaceship and features an ensemble cast and some evil goings-on.


A sci-fi thriller that is like The Maze Runner plus The Hunger Games, set in space.

6. The WTF-Is-Happening-Here Parts

If you’re obsessed with the “what’s real?” and “who can you trust?” aspects of Stranger Things, you should trust us and try Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart. It’s about a girl who may not be what she seems.


A masterful new psychological suspense novel about young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. The twists and turns and the reverse-chronological narration will leave you guessing until the very last page.

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