Title Recommendations based on Igby Slocumb
Bernard Black runs a second-hand bookshop called Black Books with his assistant/lackey, Manny Bianco. Well, Manny actually does most of the work while Bernard sits behind his desk reading or insulting customers. He hates most people who walk into Black Books and tries to shoo them off. Yeah, Bernard isn't really suited to retail.
Band of Brothers tells the story of Richard D. Winters, who is the First Lieutenant in "Easy" Company, 101st Airborne Division in World War II. He and his men are dropped behind the front line in Northern France on the night before D-Day. Everyone in the war is scared, but those who know how to control their fear have the best chance to stay alive.
As a 15-year-old sophomore, Angela is starting to break away from the childhood friends she grew up with. And that means lots of drama—with her new friends, with her old friends, with her parents, and with the dreamy Jordan Catalano. Ah, life as a teen-ager.
Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.
Lincoln Burrows is convicted of murder and mysteriously rushed through death row. His brother Michael Scofield attempts the unthinkable: get jailed himself to help break Lincoln out. With prison guards, crooked politicians, and the odds stacked against them, why does Michael think he can pull off the impossible? As an architecht, he helped design the prison.
Yato is a minor deity of war without shrine. Together with his Shinki, Tomone, he runs a Delivery Wish Granting Service, granting wishes for only 5 yen. After his Shinki leaves him on less than agreeable terms, he decides to run simple errands that do not involve ayakashi-related matters. While on a mission to find a lost kitten, he is nearly hit by a bus, but saved by a girl named Iki Hiyori. Hiyori dies for a moment, but then comes back to life. This, however, causes Hiyori's soul to become unstable, leaving her body frequently. So by offering 5 yen, she asks Yato to fix her body. But Yato cannot help without a Shinki, so Hiyori accompanies him on his journey to find one, in the hopes of becoming normal again. Behind Yato's kind-hearted face lies a twisted past.
A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay begins in New York City in 1939. A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books, and in a distant corner of Brooklyn, Sammy is looking for a way to cash in on the craze. He finds the ideal partner in the aloof, artistically gifted Joe, and together they embark on an adventure that takes them deep into the heart of Manhattan, and the heart of old-fashioned American ambition. From the shared fears, dreams, and desires of two teenage boys, they spin comic book tales of the heroic, fascist-fighting Escapist and the beautiful, mysterious Luna Moth, otherworldly mistress of the night. Climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the top of the Empire State Building, Joe and Sammy carve out lives, and careers, as vivid as cyan and magenta ink. Spanning continents and eras, this superb book by one of America's finest writers remains one of the defining novels of our modern American age.
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!
Fleabag is living self-destructively in London. Fleabag's life has been quietly spiraling out of control ever since her best friend Boo accidentally killed herself after discovering her boyfriend had cheated on her. Fleabag is struggling to make real connections and tends to seek out meaningless, usually unsatisfying sexual encounters instead.
The West Wing takes place at the most famous address in America: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC. President Josiah Bartlett and his advisors have their hands full, fixing America's economic, social and political problems while dealing with threats from abroad and political challenges at home. Thankfully, Bartlett has brought in the "A" team to help him through the crises the country faces.
In 1980s Ruth Wilder is hired for a show called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling or GLOW. They have to create their characters, learn how to wrestle, and shape a semi-improvisational show. Things get more complicated when her ex-friend Debbie is hired for the show too.
Follow the lives of Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav—three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles—like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection, modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
In the 1950's, Midge spent the past four years being the perfect housewife—from mastering her brisket recipe to always looking flawless. She even supported her husband's quirky dream of being a stand-up. But when she discovers her husband's secrets, Midge begins to realize she might actually be the one with the original comedic voice with something important to say.
When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirkybut fine—until Marion decides to take a shower.