Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Top 10 Books for People Who Like Reality TV

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week, we get to pick Top 10 books that would be good for people who like X, such as The Naturals for people who like the TV show Psych. As you can see, I chose the topic reality TV, my guilty pleasure.

If you like reality TV...

 Something Real by Heather Demetrios
I always knew reality TV wasn't actually REALITY, but I am now way more suspicious while watching my guilty pleasures after reading this. This is such a horribly good take on reality TV. 

You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle
I wasn't much of a fan of this while reading, but have appreciated it more as time goes on. The concept, however, is still very intriguing.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
One word: Duh. 

Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway
Technically, not reality TV. I love Robin Benway and in this, a girl becomes famous after her ex-boyfriend writes a song about her and it becomes a hit. She still has to deal with fame and all the crud along with it. 

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
While I didn't like this as much as the one before, this involves an actor in disguise, which is like reality TV, okay? *starts singing Happy by Pharrell*

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Again, technically not reality TV. But she's a PRINCESS. We get to read her diary, she has a bodyguard, and part of the royal family. 

It's about an actual actress, but hey, reality TV is mostly scripted anyways. 

All-American Girl by Meg Cabot
Another normal girl-turned-famous story. It counts.

The Selection by Kiera Cass
I actually didn't like this, but MAN, just like reality TV, it's so sickeningly addicting. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. And yes, it does involve a reality TV aspect of competition. 

Airhead by Meg Cabot
Cabot rules this story plot, how did I never notice this before? 

Do you watch reality TV?


  1. I love This is What Happy Looks Like, and enjoyed All-American Girl a lot! I didn't love You Look Different in Real Life, but I agree it's perfect for this list! I just bought The Princess Diaries, I might try it in the next week or two! :)

    1. I didn't really either, but it KINDA grows on me. Please, PLEASE try TPD asap. So good.

  2. Great List!! Seriously it's perfect!! I loved Audrey Wait and I really want to read You Look Different in Real Life.

    My TTT

  3. The only book up there that I've read is THG. I'm not really drawn to books like this, I guess. The only book that I can recall that has reality TV infused in it is Kiss the Sky, but that aspect is kept to a minimal.

    1. I mean the only book I've read. I loved it too.

    2. I don't know why I'm drawn to it, I guess it has to do with my weird draw to actual reality TV and the drama that ensues.

  4. This is such a great categorization for books! I've only read The Hunger Games and The Princess Diaries, but I'll definitely have to check out some of these, since I love books that deal with anything reality TV.

  5. Great minds think alike... We went with reality tv too! :) Great picks. I still need to read You Look Different in Real Life. I thought of using This is What Happy Looks Like too, but went with something else. My co-blogger and I each did 5, and it was actually hard for me to narrow it down! :)

  6. I have read all of your selections, besides the first two, and I agree with everything. However, as someone who doesn't care for reality TV, I would say that the books are far superior to any reality show. :) I would also recommend Jen Calonita's standalone novel Reality Check, which I enjoyed just as much as the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series.