The second season of the reboot of Dynasty has come to a close—but fear not, because the epic of the Carringtons will be back for a third season. No date has been officially announced. If it follows the trend of that last two seasons, we should expect it in October.
Each of the characters has their own unique interests and goals, and thus would have different reading preferences. So, of course, we’ve compiled a recommendation for each of the main cast.
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
Blake Carrington & The Opposite of Never by Mary Kathleen Mehuron
After Blake and Alexis divorced, Blake didn’t really consider love again until he met Cristal Flores (née Celia Machado). Then when she died in a fire, he really thought he was done—until the real Cristal come into his life. He would absolutely relate to George, finding love after loss while his child(ren) create chaos.
Cristal Flores/Celia Machado & The Infinite Now by Mindy Tarquini
When Celia left Venezula and became Cristal, she was fleeing a bad situation. Being Latina was still a very important part of her life—she spoke Spanish regularly and would salsa dance in the living room on occasion. As magical realism is a proud tradition in Latinx literature, a story like this one would likely delight her.
Fallon Carrington & A Dangerous Woman from Nowhere by Kris Radish
We all know that Fallon has a profound interest in raising up women’s voices—she bought out an entire publishing company with the intent of flipping it on its head and only publishing women’s voices with stories for women. Of course, it can’t just be any women—she’s a badass woman who loves a story about a badass woman, like Briar Logan from A Dangerous Woman from Nowhere.
Steven Carrington & Tree Dreams by Kristin Kaye
Steven Carrington is first and foremost an environmentalist. Blake owns interest in oil, so they have gone head-to-head on environmental issues. Before he mustered the courage to stand up to his family for what he believes is right, this story of a girl who leaves her logging community to join the protesting environmentalists may have inspired him along his path.
Michael Culhane & Mission Afghanistan by Elie Paul Cohen
More than anything else, Michael craves an adrenaline rush—and he had it as a pro football player, until he was injured. He had it as a driver when he was having an affair with his boss’s daughter. And he had it again when he was Mike Jones. If he could capture that rush by reading an action-packed book, he’d certainly end up in the hospital less often.
Jeff Colby & Hostile Takeover by Phyllis Piano
Jeff Colby is a brilliant mind—his music software helped him earn his first billion. This put him at odds with the Carrington family, especially Blake, since Carrington Atlantic was supposed to own it. In order to exact revenge, Jeff goes into business with Fallon—and dates her. He must have pulled his game from a romance novel that mixes business with pleasure, like this one.
Sammy Jo Jones & Peccadillo at the Palace by Kari Bovée
When a photo of Fallon and Liam kissing was leaked to the press, Sam and Anders teamed up to figure out it was Adam who leaked it. When Sam dug deeper, he also discovered that Adam was sleeping with Liam’s mom and helped her fake cancer. Sam has become quite the sleuth and would love a story about another unlikely detective.
Joseph Anders & The House That Made Me by Grant Jarrett
Anders has been a loyal servant to the Carrington family for decades. To keep himself from getting sucked too deep into their drama, he likely has to remind himself of the outside world. A book like this, reflecting on the diverse homes people come from, would keep him from losing himself in the chaos.
Alexis Carrington & Bedside Manners by Heather Frimmer
Despite everything, all Alexis really wants is to be close to her children—especially Fallon, who resents her the most. She craves the kind of relationship that Marnie and Joyce have, even if Joyce is dying. That’s the kind of relationship she wishes she and Fallon had, and it would have made a great read when she was in the hospital this season.
Kirby Anders & The Leaving Year by Pam McGaffin
Like Ida in The Leaving Year, Kirby left her mother, her home, and everything she knew to get to know her father better. When she arrives at the Carringtons’ door, she begins drudging up old secretsand causing havoc with her choices. She’d relate to young Ida, who just wants to figure out who her dad was—or is.
Adam Carrington & The House Children by Heidi Daniele
Adam was a wanted child, unlike Peg. But when he was kidnapped, Blake and Alexis refused to pay the ransom at the recommendation of the police. He still grew up in a loving home—but like Peg, when he discovered the truth of her parentage, he feels angry at the life he missed out on. Peg’s story would spur Adam forward on exacting revenge.
Cristal Jennings & The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball by Dori Jones Yang
When Cristal came forward after fake Cristal died, being in the Carrington household was nearly as much culture shock as Leon’s when he was sent to the United States. Both quickly acclimate to their new environments and fall in love. Cristal falls in love with Blake, and Leon with baseball—and both know that these loves are taboo.