Book Recommendations Based On Your Favorite Emmy Nominations and Winners
Cameron CapelloSep 13 2022
Wondering what to read after binging your favorite Emmy-winning show?From the 1950s fashion world of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to a hitman pursuing acting in “Barry,” we’ve been enraptured by these Emmy-winning story worlds. If you’re looking for books that contain the same je ne sais quoi as these shows, Fable has you covered.
Only Murders in the Building
French Exit by Patrick Dewitt! It’s got wealthy New Yorkers, weird family dynamics, a tabloid murder, and is a wry, dark comedy that’s surprisingly charming overall.
Native Tounge by Carl HiassenEqual parts satirical and ridiculous, this book embodies the same zany characters of Barry. Hiassen’s knowledge of politics is remarkable in this colorful and witty story about a PR man turned detective when blue-tongued mango voles are stolen at the Amazing Kingdom by some thugs.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik BackmanLooking for the same wholesome and optimistic energy Ted Lasso seems to have in plenty? At heart, a Man Called Ove is a book about sadness hidden behind a cold exterior. Ove is a disagreeable curmudgeon. But when a young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, a comical but unexpected friendship follows.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris A master at comic writing, Sedaris’ witty and dry essays about his wild adventures through Tokyo to quit smoking or having a lozenge fall from his mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane shows there’s no shortage of bizarre tales in his series of short stories.
What We Do in the Shadows
A Southern Book Club Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix It may not take place in Staten Island, but Grady Hendrix’s new twist on the undead is a refreshing and hilarious story about a gang of southern mothers attempting to take down their new vampire neighbor. Not only is it laugh-out-loud funny, but it also speaks to the female housewife experience.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
Writer and director Amy Sherman-Palladino is known for her snappy dialogue and fast-paced- plots (i.e., Gilmore Girls). For fans of her wit, we recommend Funny Girl by Nick Hornby. Set in 1960s NYC, Barbara Parker moves across the pond to London to become the star of a BBC sitcom.
"All of Us Villains" by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn HermanLee Jung-Jae became the first Asian actor to ever win lead actor for his role in Squid Games. Highly violent and fast-paced, this dystopian setting is similar to the environment Foody and Herman create in "All Of Us Villains." Reminiscent of The Hunger Games, this story includes seven families in the remote city of Ilvernath who each name a champion to compete in a tournament to the death during the Blood Moon.
Bad Blood by John CarreyrouAmanda Seyfried took home the award for Lead Actress in a Limited Series. The Dropout is partially inspired by John Carreyrou's "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup," which examines the Stanford University dropout, Elizabeth Holmes, who promised to revolutionize the medical industry with breakthrough technology. The only issue? The technology didn't work.
Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden KeefeDopesick examines how the opioid crisis started in America and how the Sacklers were responsible for making and profiting off OxyContin, which led to the catalyst for the opioid crisis. Based on the book "Empire of Pain," Keefe sheds light on how one family marketed off one of America's most devastating drug epidemics.
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty For fans of the suspense of White Lotus, "Nine Perfect Strangers" will surely provide the same eery undertone as nine people venture to a mysterious wellness retreat to heal from personal traumas they're running away from. It is also a limited mini-series on Hulu!
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