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Raise your hand if you've ever felt serious FOMO when you think you've discovered a bingeworthy new show, only to find out some of your friends have actually read the book series its based on. Don't worry, our hand's raised, too.

Netflix's frothy and fun Bridgerton is just the latest example of a beloved novel being adapted into the latest Netflix obsession, with fans now scouring online for the rest of the series to find out what could possibly happen in future installments of the Shonda Rhimes' drama.

To help you prepare for all of 2021's page-to-small-screen projects coming your way, we've assembled a list of 12 books to check out before they hit a streaming service near you. 

17 Books to Add to Your Reading List in January

So consider this your homework and catch up on these reads before they hit the small screen by shopping physical copies of our picks or pulling them up on Kindle Unlimited (or maybe try a free trial of Audible?).

Need even more reading recs? Check out our list of the 17 best new releases to add to your reading list this January.

12 Books to Read Now Before They Become Your Next Binge Obsession originally appeared on Eonline.com