Auckland Libraries: Books that inspired the Netflix show

Books that inspired the Netflix show

Binged the Netflix show? Now read the book! From Bridgerton to Sweet Tooth, check out these books that inspired your favourite Netflix series!

Shadow and bone

Leigh Bardugo

Book

Orphan Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protégé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

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Sweet tooth. Book one

Jeff Lemire

Graphic novel

Meet Gus, a rare breed of human/animal hybrid who was raised in isolation following a pandemic. Now, with the death of his father, he's left to fend for himself--until he meets a drifter named Jepperd, who promises to help him.

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Virgin River

Robyn Carr

Book

Melinda needs a change after violence in Los Angeles took her husband from her; but when she accepts a job as nurse practitioner and midwife in Virgin River in rural California, she gets something very different than she bargained for.

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Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief

Maurice Leblanc

Book

Arsène Lupin, the gentleman burglar: master of a thousand disguises, scourge of country-houses and fashionable drawing-rooms, and nemesis of Detective Ganimard.

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The last wish

Andrzej Sapkowski

Book

Geralt de Riv is a sorceleur, a man whose magic powers have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. His targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent.

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The Duke and I

Julia Quinn

Book

By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend's sister, the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. But they know the truth; it's all an elaborate plan to keep Simon marriage free and for Daphne to attract some worthy suitors.

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Altered carbon

Richard K. Morgan

Book

In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself.

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The alienist

Caleb Carr

Book

In 1896 New York, psychologist - or in period terminology, an alienist - Laszlo Kreizler joins forces with journalist John Schuyler Moore to track a vicious serial killer.

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Sex/life

BB Easton

Book

After spending years trying to spice up my sex life, I gave up and took to my journal. If I couldn't have that kind of passion again in real life, I could at least write about it. Nobody had to know. Well, guess what? My husband found my journal.

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