As Seen on TV

Check out these great reads about television and the books that inspired popular TV shows!

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community by Saul Austerlitz

The Platinum Age of Television by David Bianculli

Breaking Bad: I Am The Danger edited by Jennifer Leczkowski

American Pickers Guide to Picking by Libby Callaway

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon

Desperate Housewives: Behind Closed Doors

Wise Words from Across Space and Time: The Official Quotable Doctor Who by Cavan Scott

Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary by Jason Loborik

Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey by Emma Rowley

A Love That Multiplies by Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar

Women in Game of Thrones: Power, Conformity, and Resistance by Valerie Estelle Franke

Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes by Duff Goldman

The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek by Edward Gross

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman

The Crown: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen by Robert Lacey

Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV by Warren Littlefield

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeffry Lindsay

Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution by Brett Martin

Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of EPSN by James A. Miller

The Place to Be by Roger Mudd

Stealing the Show: How Women are Revolutionizing Television by Joy Press

M*A*S*H: The Exclusive Inside Story of TV’s Most Popular Show by David S. Reiss

American Idol: The Untold Story by Richard Rushfield

Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone: A Backstage Tribute to Television’s Groundbreaking Series  by Stewart T. Stanyard

Impresario: The Life and Times of Ed Sullivan by James Maguire

Trading Spaces: Behind the Scenes 

Baking with the Cake Boss: 100 of Buddy’s Best Recipes and Decorating Secrets by Buddy Valastro

The Magnolia Story by Chip Gaines

Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander by Phil Robertson

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith

Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar

Nevermore by Keith R. A. DeCandido

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snickett