If you are a hardcore fan of Stranger Things like me, you would binge watch everything from Season 2 and then got stuck of having nothing to do after… But, luckily for us, there are books ! 😀 So here are some books that can delay your withdrawal symptom of Stranger Things feels for a bit or for those of you who haven’t watched it yet, reading these books would be a nice way to prepare for it 😉
To start off, what is Stranger Things ?
Netflix Tv Show. Setting : 1983. Event: A boy goes missing. A monster. Weird events happening. Dark things going on. Romance here and there. A waffle lover and X-Men mutant.
In order to choose which books will be included in this selection, here’s a list of themes that appeared on Stranger Things :
- Supernatural aspects ranging from monsters to creepy interdimensional stuff
- Nostalgia (so anything from 60s to 90s)
- A horror/suspense event
- A bunch of kids in bikes
From that, I choose the books that have the same themes. So here we go!
Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon
The funny thing is I stumbled on this book in a random book sale beside my neighbourhood library. It was the most beautiful story I’ve ever read and It’s a book you will remember. If you like that 60’s vibe and a touch of magical realism, some suspense and horror elements, this is for you.
Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson—a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever.
Paper Girls Vol.1 By Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
This graphic novel screams Stranger Thing but all girls version!! I picked this up after my friend Brianna, who worked at Indigo, recommended this graphic novel to me and I loved it. It has the right kind of humor, beautiful artwork and that 90’s vibe.
In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.
The Best Weird Tales of Lovecraft
UHM HOLAA! I just HAVE TO INCLUDE LOVECRAFT when talking about Stranger Things and their interdimensional monsters right? That screams lovecraftian everywhere.
Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and 1930s, H. P. Lovecraft’s astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmology that are as powerful today as they were when first published.
House of Leaves by Mark Z.Danielewski
One of the best suspense and thrillers I’ve read in my entire life!! Sometimes books are a reading experience, sometimes they are meant to leave something in you and this novel never leaves me to be honest. It’s kind of creepy how its story stays with me after all these years. It fits with the suspense and dark supernatural elements of Stranger Things .
The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
IT by Stephen King
The only book in the list that I haven’t read and I’m recommending it because I’ve watched the movie and I felt that Stranger Things vibe already! So of course, I had to put this on the list.
It was the children who saw – and felt – what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .
That’s it y’all 😀 Let me know which books would you add to the list 😉