If you love HBO shows as much as we do, then try out some of these books.
If you like Game of Thrones, then try (after you’ve read the entire "A Song of Fire and Ice" series):
The Iron King by Maurice Druon; The "Gentleman Bastard" series by Scott Lynch; and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Why these books? George R.R. Martin explains in his own words and provides even more suggestions on Not A Blog, his online journal.
If you like Girls, then try:
Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler - If you enjoy the spectacle of Hannah Horvath’s misadventures, you might also like Handler’s memoir of her drunken exploits before finding fame.
The Group by Mary McCarthy - This book follows the lives of eight young women after their graduation from Vassar in the 30s. It’s like the Girls crew hopped in the DeLorean, gunned it to 88, and were transported to the Great Depression.
I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosby - Like Girls, this collection of personal essays captures mid-20s life in New York with lots of wit.
For more suggestions, try this post over on The Millions.
If you like True Detective, then try:
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler - A classic hard-boiled detective novel, Philip Marlowe is called to investigate a blackmail case and gets more than he bargained for. Like True Detective, this tale is filled with twists and quips.
Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto - This suspense novel was penned by a True Detective creator and writer.
The King in Yellow by Robert Chambers - This collection of short stories (published in 1895) is frequently referenced in True Detective.
For even more suggestions, take a look at this Buzzfeed article.
What books would you add to these lists?