Summer ending can be a sad prospect for many of us, and not just because we didn't quite tackle our summer TBRs. For me, I know that while autumn is by far my favorite season, winter is not far behind. And while I'm all for hunkering down with tons of books and few Netflix series to binge, the constant darkness and MTA debilitating snow days are not exactly things I look forward to. But, there is one really good thing about summer coming to a close — and that's TV. Because come September, all of our favorite fall TV shows are set to return to screens.
The prospect of finally finding out how Jack Pearson died and seeing who Mindy Lahiri will end up with makes giving up long days of sunshine and dips in the pool just a little bit easier. But if you just can't wait another month for your favorite shows to come back, why not pick up a book instead? The recommendations below all correspond to a popular returning fall show and they'll give you the same feels, chills and general obsession-worthy moments as any primetime series. There's not better time to sneak in another couple of books to your TBR before you're spending your time on the couch catching up with your favorite characters.