9 Books That Television’s Most Famous Characters Read For Fun

‘Cause even these guys have hobbies.

Fault in Our Stars in Orange is the New Black

Fault in Our Stars in Orange is the New Black

Author: John Green

Read by: Yvonne “Vee” Parker

The acclaimed sixth novel from author John Green is the story of a young cancer patient, Hazel, who falls in love with Augustus whilst attending a support group. It’s a beautiful, tragic, and inspiring story which makes seeing it in the hands of the brutal Vee Parker slightly jarring.

Netflix / Orange is the New Black

Him With His Foot In His Mouth in Girls

Him With His Foot In His Mouth in Girls

Author: Saul Bellow

Read by: Hannah Horvath

In this episode of Girls, Hannah is seen reading Adam's copy of Him With His Foot In His Mouth, written by Nobel Prize winning author Saul Bellow, in order to get to know him better. The tale follows Harry Shawlmut, a man whose life has fallen apart, who becomes obsessed with making amends for a kinda-cruel joke he made to a female colleague over three decades prior.

HBO / Girls

The Nutmeg of Consolation in Parks and Recreation

The Nutmeg of Consolation in Parks and Recreation

Author: Patrick O’Brian

Read by:
Ron Swanson

Ron Swanson is the fucking man. He eats steak, drinks whiskey, and would no doubt win the battle of man versus wild if he were to ever find himself stranded on a desert island. That is why it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see him reading a novel based on a crew's survival in the hands of pirates after being shipwrecked. Ron Swanson would make a damn fine pirate.

NBC / Parks and Recreation

War and Peace in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

War and Peace in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Read by: Charlie Kelly

Some of the funniest moment in IASIP come from Charlie Kelly’s utter idiocy. I mean, the dude eats cat food to make himself nauseous and pass out every night. In the episode “Flowers for Charlie” (Season 9, Episode 8) the dynamic of the gang is upended when Charlie takes some pills, which supposedly turn him into a super-genius. And we all know that super-geniuses can’t be called a super-genius without reading War and Peace.

FXX / It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia


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