I don’t know about you, but Ted Lasso has totally stolen my heart, with it’s funny one-liners, heartfelt moments, and charming cast of characters that never fail to make me smile. If you’ve been following the kindness comeback as heavily as I have, find your favorite Ted Lasso character below, and we’ll tell you what book to read next!

Your Favorite Ted Lasso Character Will Tell You What to Read Next

1. Ted Lasso – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Ted, while outwardly just a kind and positive soul, but he’s much, much more complex than that. The kind of guy who can warm your heart and make you cry all at once, he’s got a lot in common with the book Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Read this for Ted Lasso vibes that will have you feeling every emotion.


2. Rebecca Welton – Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

Rebecca Welton just seems like she would befriend a demon. No really, she’s got that same powerful woman, self-sufficiency that Artemisia wields so expertly in Vespertine. Only these two fierce female characters could build a bond with such a dangerous, powerful being.


3. Coach Beard – Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith

Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith has the same dark humor and lovingly bizarre wit that Coach Beard gives us 24/7. If you’re in the mood for a Coach Beard romp, this space-cruiseship dystopian adventure should absolutely be your next read.


4. Roy Kent – Vampires, Hearts, and Other Dead Things by Margie Fuston

This book just has the vibes of all black and dead inside energy but is a really sweet and deep story about family and grief. Since Roy is the gruff tough guy with a mushy gushy heart, it seemed like an apt pair.


5. Keeley Jones – Drawn That Way by Elissa Sussman

A fun and flirty rom-com starring a strong female lead trying to establish herself in a male-dominated industry? This book SCREAMS Keeley, change my mind.


6. Jaimie Tartt – City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Jaimie has mad Jace vibes and that is my whole argument. If you love Jaimie, you will lose yourself in this book. Do it.



7. Sam Obisanya – The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch

Another ray of sunshine but very deep character, Sam is a heart-melter for sure. As is Robbie Couch’s debut novel, The Sky Blues. Trust me when I say you’ll be happy crying with fervor by the end of this book.



8. The Pub Guys – Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson

If you love the pub guys, you’ll love this wacky city adventure about friendship, self-discovery, and exploring—and getting lost in—a big, grand, unfamiliar city. This book will bring as much of a smile to your face as watching the pub guys watch bake off.

9. Dani Rojas – Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter

Dani Rojas is just a smile factory. I could swear his entire role in the show is just to brighten everyone’s day all the time. If you love him the most, then you love getting the warm fuzzies, and believe us, this book is guaranteed to give you all the warm fuzzies.

10. Trent Crimm – The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

If Trent Crimm, The Independent, is your favorite character, you must read this book. Trent is after nothing but the facts—while also showing us his (very slightly) softer side of appreciating the goodness in people that Ted Lasso brings out. This book is a fantastic look at a time in history when things weren’t so clean cut or easy—it’s a story I imagine Trent Crimm would love to cover.

11. Higgins – These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

If Juliette Cai could see me comparing her story to a British TV character, she’d probably stab me. But let’s be honest, would I even mind? Higgins is the perfect partner in crime, the guy who will always tell you the truth, who is always there when you need a second. If you love that reliable sidekick trope, you’ll love Marshall, Benedict, and Kathleen.

All in all, we love these books, and we love Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond.


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