I have a confession to make: I was a very late joiner of the Schitt's Creek fandom. Don't ask me what made me come to my senses finally, but it could have been the constant use of hilarious scenes in gifs and memes, or the incredibly moving response to a character's coming out scene in Season 5. Or the sad news that creators Eugene and Dan Levy have decided that the sixth season of Schitt's Creek will be its last. Whatever serendipitous event brought me to finally queue up the Netflix show, I have now been fully converted.
The comedic tale of the Rose family — patriarch Johnny, his wife Moira, and their adult children David and Alexis — and their journey from wealthy, sheltered and incredibly self-centered socialites to permanent motel guests in the small town of Schitt's Creek, is equal parts gut-busting, tear-jerking and strangely life-affirming. After all, if the Roses can find love, happiness and true connection in a place like Schitt's Creek, surely we all can in our own corners of the world.
But now that the fifth season has wrapped up and the show is about to take its final bow, you might be itching for more stories of eccentric families, riches-to-rags plots, in-depth explorations of family legacy, and lots of small-town charm. Look no further than the 13 books below, which should keep you amply occupied this summer in between marathon re-watches of the show: