Booklist alert! All of these titles are inspired in some way by Shakespeare: they might update the story to modern times, tell the original tale from a new character’s perspective, mix multiple plays together, or dial up the paranormal elements.

I’ve cheated a little bit and included adult & even middle-grade books as well, but the majority are YA. Unsurprisingly, there are LOTS of Romeo & Juliet inspired ones, but Macbeth & Hamlet are actually pretty close behind. My personal fav, Julius Caesar, doesn’t make any appearances at all. That probably means I should write a version of it transposed to a modern high school setting, right? Right. Enjoy, and click on the book title to place your TPBL hold!

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