Like These Books? Here's 60+ Things You Might Also Like

We found this TERRIFIC book/movie/tv show pairing from NPR, the perfect cure for that horrible feeling you get when you finish a wonderful book, and wish there was more.

Welcome to the second installment of Read, Watch, Binge! NPR's summer recommendation series. As you may recall from last month's lit, we were tired of algorithms that only matched books to books or movies to movies. So this month, we've enlisted the help of real live humans to pair books with movies, musicals, TV, comics, podcasts and more. (And to catch up on last month's movie list, click here.)

 

Like The Neapolitan Novels? You might also like ...

The Neapolitan Novels

The Best Of Youth (movie) because it's an addictive and epic Italian miniseries about two brothers that spans generations, weaving the personal and the political together. Sometimes you want to read about Italian cheekbones, sometimes you want to watch 'em. — Barrie Hardymon, Weekend Edition editor

Gomorrah (movie) because the best part of reading Elena Ferrante was learning about the influence the Mafia still holds in Southern Italy, and Gomorrah makes that gritty picture even more clear. — Rose Friedman, arts editor


Like The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up? You might also like ...

The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up

Grey Gardens (documentary) because if you had a hard time Marie Kondo-ing your stuff, then maybe Big Edie and Little Edie, who lived in a mansion inhabited by fleas and raccoons and filled with garbage, will make you feel better about merely owning three blenders. (Or ... it might just stress you out.) — Samantha Balaban, producer

How Clean Is Your House? (TV series) because both give you the satisfaction of watching inspired gurus clean up cluttered homes, transforming lives in the process. — Katie Daugert, librarian

Unf*** Your Habitat (Tumblr) because if you feel somewhat daunted by the entire Kondo project, UFYH offers accessible little tidying victories. — Petra Mayer, books editor


Like Between The World And Me? You might also like ...

Between The World And Me

O.J.: Made In America (TV miniseries), particularly the first hour, which examines the LAPD's long history of brutal treatment of Los Angeles' black community. — Glen Weldon, Pop Culture Happy Hour panelist

Black-ish (TV series) because they're both indispensable in the age of Black Lives Matter. This comedic cousin of Between the World and Me looks at the world Ta-Nehisi Coates describes with pain and brutal honesty, and finds the humor and essential sweetness in it. Plus, you can — and should — watch it with your kids. — Barrie Hardymon, Weekend Edition editor

Read the rest of the article here. Do it, really. It's super great.

 

Article by Nicole Cohen, Rose Friedman, Petra Mayer, and Beth Novey.