It’s been five full days since season 3 of Stranger Things dropped on Netflix, which means you’ve probably had plenty of time to binge-watch all 8 episodes by now, right? Just in time, to fill that Eleven-shaped hole in your heart, we’ve rounded up a few books to transport you back to Hawkins ASAP while you wait for season 4 which, if the past three seasons are any indication, won’t be released for another year.
- It by Stephen King: The Duffer Brothers managed to think up a show so terrifying that it feels like watching one of King’s novels, so why not read one? Come to think of it, the group of kids from Hawkins are pretty similar to the ones in this book…
- Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand: In a town where girls have gone missing for decades, three girls team up to discover what’s taking the girls from Sawkill Rock, and how to stop it. It’s like an Eleven-Max team up.
- Rooms by Lauren Oliver: Oliver’s novel matches the dark, spooky tone of Stranger Things, but with ghosts instead of a demonic Demogorgon.
- Underground Kingdom by Edward Packer: a choose-your-own-adventure book that reads like the gang’s latest Dungeons & Dragons campaign. (Or better yet, get your own group together for a D&D campaign with a guidebook like The Player’s Handbook).
- House of Furies by Madeleine Roux: Mr. Morningside plays the part of a Dr. Brenner to Louisa’s Eleven in this mysterious horror novel.