Bookish bébés, are you missing the beloved cast of Schitt’s Creek? Us too. Whether you’re waiting for the final season to arrive on Netflix or pacing yourself before another rewatch on Pop TV’s app, fulfill your craving with books that will remind you of some of your favorite characters. Pour yourself a glass of fine fruit wine and prepare to dive into some great books.
All Adults Here by Emma Straub
From episode one, it’s clear that Johnny and Moira weren’t around much when Alexis and David were growing up. Over the course of the show, they learn who their children have become as adults and how to be the parents they need right now. Like Johnny’s own fall from grace, Emma Straub’s Astrid also experiences something that shakes her to her core and makes her realize she may not have been the perfect parent. All Adults Here explores flawed and unlikeable family members learning from their mistakes and growing closer, all set in a small town where everyone knows everything about you, much like Schitt’s Creek.
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
Alexis started the first season by taking a selfish and ended the sixth with a vision for her future and career. We love that journey for her, and if Alexis is your favorite character you’ll find a lot to love in The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai, which follows Rhiannon Hunter as she works to acquire a rival dating app, fights back against industry sexism, and opens herself to love after being burned in the past. Independent, intelligent, and often incorrectly underestimated—Rhiannon is a little bit Alexis.
The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg
One of our favorite aspects of Schitt’s Creek is the safe space it’s created for both its queer characters and viewers, beginning with David’s “I like the wine, not the label” remark to Stevie. Bill Konigsberg’s The Music of What Happens captures that same feeling. This YA novel focuses on two teenage boys falling in love, and if you love David and Patrick, we think you’ll fall hard for Jordan and Max as well!
American Fairytale by Adriana Herrera
Patrick stole David’s heart and ours with his beautiful serenade, thoughtfulness, and desire to know and be welcomed by David’s family. If you loved Patrick’s sweet side (and his workplace romance with David), you can’t go wrong with American Fairytale by Adriana Herrera. This romance follows a New York City social worker who starts to fall for the rich donor funding his agency. Like our favorite Schitt’s Creek couple, Herrera’s Milo and Tom are simply the best.
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Oh, Ted. As Schitt’s Creek’s resident veterinarian, Alexis’ on-again-off-again boyfriend, and a Galapagos researcher, Ted completely charmed us. He’s the sweet guy next door who gets swept up in the absurd antics of the Rose family. He’s kind of like a golden retriever, which is why we’re recommending The Art of Racing in the Rain. We know. We know. But this heartbreakingly beautiful story of the connection between a dog and his owner truly channels the same feelings we have for Ted.
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
Linda Holmes’ hilarious and heartfelt debut novel follows a small-town woman who is stuck in a rut and finds her entire life changed by a tenant she takes in—sound familiar? If you loved watching Stevie’s growth throughout the show from directionless motel clerk to an entrepreneurial dreamer, you won’t be able to get enough of Evvie Drake.
Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig
Bébés! If you want more of Moira’s flair for the dramatic, intense love of wigs, and hilarious use of the English language, we recommend Death Prefers Blondes. Caleb Roehrig’s over-the-top YA caper follows a teenage socialite and a group of kickboxing drag queens as they rob their way across California. This high-stakes romp perfectly channels Moira’s never-know-what-to-expect-next energy. Plus, Six of Crows felt like too obvious of a choice.
A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh
From her annual murder dinner party to the secret she reveals to Alexis in the final season, Twy loves a mystery. That’s why we’re recommending Nalini Singh’s A Madness of Sunshine for Twyla fans. Set in a small New Zealand town where everyone knows everyone, this novel follows Anahera Rawiri and Detective Will Gallagher as they search for a local jogger who’s gone missing and soon realize that not all of their neighbors are who they appear to be.