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Books to Read If You Loved Watching Succession

Lose yourself in a world of ambition, wealth, family drama, and far too many secrets. If you loved the show Succession, pick up a few of these novels that touch on many of the same themes, from classics like King Lear to contemporary fiction like Rich People Problems.

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    The Brothers Karamazov Book Cover Picture

    The Brothers Karamazov

    by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Dostoyevsky’s dark masterpiece evokes a world where the lines between innocence and corruption, good and evil, blur and everyone’s faith in humanity is tested.
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    The Brothers Karamazov Book Cover Picture

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    Rich People Problems Book Cover Picture

    Rich People Problems

    by Kevin Kwan

    When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside—but he’s not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch’s massive fortune. Kevin Kwan’s hilarious, gloriously wicked novel reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia’s most privileged families and their rich people problems.
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    Rich People Problems Book Cover Picture

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    American Royals Book Cover Picture

    American Royals

    by Katharine McGee

    Katharine McGee imagines an alternate version of the modern world, one where the glittering age of monarchies has not yet faded–and where love is still powerful enough to change the course of history.
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    American Royals Book Cover Picture

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    King Lear Book Cover Picture

    King Lear

    by William Shakespeare

    Full of cruelty and betrayal, King Lear is the timeless story of a kingdom held in the thrall of an aging ruler’s descent into madness. Desperate for praise, he banishes those who would guide him with honesty and surrounds himself with sycophants—an action which leads to his ultimately tragic downfall…
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    King Lear Book Cover Picture

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    White Teeth

    by Zadie Smith

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    White Teeth Book Cover Picture

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    Fleishman Is in Trouble Book Cover Picture

    Fleishman Is in Trouble

    by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

    Toby Fleishman thought he knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost fifteen years separated… until she disappears. Fleishman Is in Trouble is a finely observed, timely exploration of marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition.
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    We That Are Young Book Cover Picture

    We That Are Young

    by Preti Taneja

    When a billionaire hotelier and political operator attempts to pit his three daughters against one another, a brutal struggle for primacy begins in this modern-day take on Shakespeare’s King Lear. Set in contemporary India, where rich men are gods while farmers starve and water is fast running out, We That Are Young is a story about power, status, and the love of a megalomaniac father.
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    We That Are Young Book Cover Picture

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    The Darlings Book Cover Picture

    The Darlings

    by Cristina Alger

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    The Darlings Book Cover Picture

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