Didn’t Have Enough of ‘Stranger Things’? Here Are 7 Books You Must Read

Published 06/21/2022, 2:30 PM EDT

Literature is the reflection of society. The books give you an insight into the minds of the characters and the writer. If the books make you imagine whatever is written in the book, the motion pictures bring it in front of your eyes. Well, we are not here to preach to you. We just want you to know that do not worry too much thinking about the finale of the Stranger Things. Why? Because if you love the show this much, we recommend you read this till the end.

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The most loved science fiction on Netflix is Stranger Things. The show is in its final season and the fans are sad about it. But don’t worry. If you love Stranger Things this much, here are some book recommendations we have for you. You can again dive into the world of these fictional characters and their drama. These books are around the same themes and they will help you understand your favorite characters more deeply.


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Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond

This book gives you a deeper understanding about the mind of a character. If you have questions about the thoughts of Eleven’s mother, you’ll be relieved to know that this book has all the answers. The certified Stranger Things prequel takes us all the way back to the summer of 1969; the time when Terry Ives lives the life of a young idealistic college student.

Darkness on the Edge of Town by Adam Christopher

All the characters have a background of their own and they all have the baggage of their past. This book gives you a peep into the mind of Eleven’s adoptive father, Jim Hopper. The book follows Hopper of the 70s era, who is fresh off a duty in Vietnam. He tries to settle back into a civilian life.

There’s so much going into his mind. The book gives us the idea of the same and makes us aware of the psychological aspects of Jim Hopper.

It by Stephen King

This best-seller, just like Stranger Things, follows the experiences of 7 children. An evil entity terrorized these children and exploits the fears of the victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey.


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Just like the group of children in the show, the book talks about a group of children affected by evil just like Venca.

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

If you learn to fight your fears, you can never fall behind. This book is about two 13-year-old best friends, and their dreadful experience with a traveling carnival. This horror fantasy exposes the horrific events by the walking carnival that comes to these friends’ Midwestern home, Green Town, Illinois, on October 24th. 

While dealing with these terrifying figures of the carnival, the best friends learn to fight their fears. This supernatural fantasy is thrilling and exciting to read.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The plot of this book is set in 2044. This novel follows the virtual adventures of Wade Watts. The teenager escapes his tedious life through a mass multiplayer VR game named OASIS.

In the game, most people try to find an “Easter egg” which will allow its champion to inherit the entire fortune and business of OASIS. Read the book to go on a journey that is fantastic.

Paper Girls by Brian Vaughn and Cliff Chiang

Time-traveling stories are always amazing. This book follows the story of four 12-year-old girls who deliver newspapers. After Halloween, while they are delivering papers in the morning, an invasion from a mysterious force from the future strikes the town.

These girls become unwillingly caught up in this conflict between 2 warring clans of time travelers. This adventurous story of these 4 girls can be your next weekend read.


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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Something that is left behind in the past, unfinished is revisited by a group of friends. This horror-comedy novel deals with a former gang of children detectives. The storyline reminds us of Scooby-Doo, or Famous Five, by Enid Blyton.

The people of the group reunite in their mid-twenties to reopen a case that traumatized them when they were kids. This exploration exposes the plot of Lovecraftian horror.


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All these books will net let you miss Stranger Things. If you have any other suggestions, share with us in the comments.



Neha Chande

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Neha Rajesh Chande is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She has pursued her master's degree with English Literature. Previously, she's been a facilitator and a lecturer of English and Communication Skills.