Books to Read If You Like The X Files

26 Feb 2016

Real talk: I’m obsessed with The X Files. Whether it’s Mulder’s unrelenting determination to find the truth or Scully’s constant skepticism, the show always keeps you on your toes and leaves you questioning everything you once believed. Although the much anticipated reboot to the show just ended, your curiosity about what’s out there doesn’t have to end too. We complied a list of books to read if you like The X Files so you can continue to feed your alien obsession. Stay vigilant, my friends— the truth is out there.

Books to Read If You Like The X Files

Alien Agenda

Steve Peek

Release Date: May 27, 2012

This story follows a rogue “keeper of government secrets” as he tries to uncover the truth behind what the government is hiding from everyone. In his research, he finds compelling evidence of extraterrestrial visitors that leads him to question why they came and what they want.


Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Release Date: October 20, 2015

It’s the year 2575, and the planet Kerenza was just invaded by two rival megacorporations. Kady is forced to work with her ex-boyfriend, Ezra, to find the truth about what’s going on within a large web of data.

The 5th Wave

Rick Yancey

Release Date: May 7, 2013

Through five waves of invasion, Earth has been taken over by strange, otherworldly species. When the 5th wave arrives, Cassie can’t trust anyone, because any human form could have been taken over by “Them.” On a mission to save her brother, she runs into Evan Walker, who may be her only hope.

Extinction Point

Paul Antony Jones

Release Date: February 13, 2013

After the mysterious red rain kills every living thing on Earth, Emily is left all alone. But just as she thought the world ended, it started to change right in front of her eyes. A new alien life-form is taking over the world, and she must find a way to stop them.

Under the Dome

Stephen King

Release Date: November 10, 2009

One day, the town of Chester’s Mill, Maine is suddenly covered by an invisible dome. Planes start crashing into it, people become separated from their families, and no one can escape. A team of citizens finds themselves fighting to figure out how to end this madness once and for all.

The Pentagon’s Brain

Annie Jacobsen

Release Date: September 15, 2015

This is the first ever history written about DARPA, “the Defense Department’s most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency.” It explores the hidden side to this part of our government, a history that might leave you a bit unsettled.

Sign up for our email and we’ll send you the best new books in your favorite genres weekly. 

Sarah Pannenberg