Pop Culture Connection: Scandal Never Dies
After 7 seasons the Shondaland hit political thriller Scandal has wrapped. Got the post series finale blues? Check out these recommended reads!
Scandal was groundbreaking in many ways. It was one of the first TV shows that revolutionized how viewers interact with live content (Live-Tweeting), while also laying the foundation for diversity in narratives as well as casting.
Although nothing can ever truly replace Olivia Pope, below are a few books you can read to get your weekly dose of politics, romance, murder, and betrayal.
Molly Malone Mysteries by Maggie Sefton (also available in Large Print)
There were no shortage of deaths on Scandal when someone was either in the way or too close to the truth. In this series by Maggie Sefton, Molly Malone learns that her niece has been having an affair with a congressional chief of staff. After the niece is found shot to death Molly investigates and is led down a dark path of corruption and deception in the US Capitol.
Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel
Peter Rena and his partner Randi Brooks are "fixers" just like Olivia Pope & Associates! When the duo gets hired to vet the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, they find themselves working double duty to not only cover the judge's past, but also to save his life after a string of seemingly random killings move closer to home.
Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta
Remember the good ol' days when David Rosen was just an Assistant U.S Attorney trying to find out if an election was rigged? Meet Anna Curtis, Assistant U.S Attorney in Washington, D.C who handles domestic violence cases. Laprea Johnson, Anna's latest case, lies on the witness stand and frees her abusive boyfriend, only to later be found dead. Things get even more complicated when Anna's own boyfriend is the defensive attorney for the accused.
Available as an audiobook via Hoopla (Instructions on how to get started with Hoopla: https://www.olpl.org/content/hoopla-get-started )
The 500 by Matthew Quirk
B613 was a covert government agency that operated without impunity throughout the entire series of Scandal. If you're looking for more of the same, look no further than The 500! Mike Davies becomes an associate at The Davies Group, a renowned strategic consulting firm. The firm specializes in influencing the 500 most powerful people in Washington, D.C and by extension, the United States and the globe.
Capital Wives by Rochelle Alers
We all want Olivia Pope to finally figure out who she can "stand in the sun" with. Jake? Fitz? What about Mellie's happiness? In Rochelle Aler's book Capital Wives, three women, Bethany, Deanna and Marisol, are married to Washington, D.C's most influential men. They meet at a high profile political event and develop a deep friendship. The women lean on one another as they struggle to fill the void in their marriages and find their own happiness.
Available as an eBook via the Libby app (Instructions on how to get started with Libby: https://www.olpl.org/content/libby-link )
If you're new to Scandal or way behind you can check out our DVD Collection with Seasons 2, 3, 4, & 5 to catch up!
Created by Kristin Lansdown on
Apr 23rd, 2018 @ 11:00 AM.
Updated on Apr 24th, 2018 @ 8:52 PM.