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Looking for books like This Is Us? If you love this popular television series about a complicated family, told over decades, then you’ll definitely want to try these read-alikes.
As we approach fall, there are many things those of us who love stories look forward to: new books, new television shows, and the return of old favorite shows.
One of those shows that quickly became a favorite for many viewers is the show This Is Us. If you’ve been following my book reviews, you know the type of storytelling on this show is right up my alley.
The show tells the story of the Pearson family over the decades. Flashing between past and present, the story of the family is slowly parceled out to viewers, who learn about the start of Jack and Rebecca’s relationship, the birth of their triplets, the death of one of them and adoption of another baby who was abandoned that same day, and the childhoods and dramas of the whole family over the subsequent years.
This Is Us continues to mine the depths of the Pearsons’ pasts, and how they affect their present lives. These are exactly the types of books I love reading.
If the stories told on this show are up your alley, you might want to check out some of the books below. While the stories are different and not all of them are told over the decades, they all cover themes that overlap with This Is Us.
Books to Read If You Love This Is Us
No matter what specific storylines on This Is Us resonate with you, you’ll find a book here to keep you entertained until the show returns (or between episodes).
- 11 Devastating Books Like A Little Life
- 13 Evocative Books Like Where the Crawdads Sing
- 11 Irresistible Books Like Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
- 11 Books Like Big Little Lies that You’ll Race to Finish
What books would you recommend for fans of This Is Us?