American Gods captivated imaginations across the world when it premiered on Starz on Aprril 30, 2016, but now fans face an almost year-long wait for the show's second season. Luckily for you, I've got 10 great books you should read while you wait on American Gods Season 2.
Based on Neil Gaiman's 2001 book of the same name, American Gods centers on Shadow Moon, an ex-con who gets released from prison early because his wife and best friend have been killed during an illicit rendezvous. Aimless, Shadow finds employment with the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, later revealed to be the Norse god Odin, who is currently traveling across the U.S. to rally forces for a coming war. American Gods stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, and Emily Browning as Laura Moon.
American Gods Season 2 won't premiere until June 2018, which means viewers have many long months to weather without more of Starz's Gaiman-inspired adventures. Lucky for us, there are plenty of American Gods readalikes to keep book-lovers satisfied through this grueling, Gods-less period.
Check out the books I think you should read while you wait for American Gods Season 2, and share your inter-season reading list with me on Twitter!
1'Anansi Boys' by Neil Gaiman
2'Boy, Snow, Bird' by Helen Oyeyemi
3'Deathless' by Catherynne M. Valente
4'The Bear and the Nightingale' by Katherine Arden
5'Good Omens' by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Gaiman's 1990 collaboration with the late Terry Pratchett, Good Omens is the Armageddon story like you've never heard it before. An angel and a demon, content with the status quo, conspire to protect the Antichrist from learning who he is, thereby stopping the march of end-times prophecy in its tracks.
6'Sister Mine' by Nalo Hopkinson
Twin sisters Makeda and Abby were once conjoined, the twisted daughters of a god and a mortal woman. Things have changed. The sisters are separated and estranged, their father becomes a mortal and their mother a sea creature. But when dear old dad disappears, Makeda must reach out to her more magical twin for help finding him.