How To Get Your Bridgerton Fix While Waiting For Season Two

If you have Bridgerton fever, you are not alone. Entertainment Tonight brilliantly describes the Netflix hit as "Gossip Girl meets Downton Abbey." Season 1 of the series dropped on Christmas Day 2020, and millions of fans want a new Bridgerton fix yesterday! Inquiring minds want to know what's next for the eight Bridgerton siblings and their friends. Fans have gone wild for Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon (Regé-Jean Page), aka The Duke and Duchess of Hastings. Luckily, we are here to help you get your Bridgerton fix while you wait for Season 2. 

In case you have been hiding under a rock, Bridgerton is the new drama series by Shonda Rhimes and it is on track to be of the biggest hits in the history of Netflix. According to Forbes, "Bridgerton will be seen by 63 million households in its first four weeks, marking the fifth-largest debut of any show on the service." Netflix UK and Ireland has an excellent video explaining the story of Bridgerton for those who want to learn more prior to their inevitable binge session.

The Netflix hit is based on author Julia Quinn's eight romance novels. If you are swooning and you cannot wait until Season 2 drops, you can read the Bridgerton book series (via Good Housekeeping). Bridgerton is the first show produced for Netflix by Rhimes' company Shondaland. Rhimes brought her talent to the streaming giant after creating addictive hits Scandal and Grey's Anatomy for ABC. The show is the brainchild of Rhimes' collaborator Chris Van Dusen.

Keep reading to learn how you can satisfy your Bridgerton craving while waiting for the next Netflix installment.

Julia Quinn's 'Bridgerton' books are flying off the shelves

Fans are wild for Bridgerton on Netflix. People reports that some hardcover Bridgerton books are selling for "as much as $768.57, while a collection of the complete paperback series is selling for $200." People also notes that regular-priced books exist in e-book form or you can wait for more paperback versions. In total, there are eight books in the Bridgerton series, with each focusing on one of the eight siblings in the family. One of the reasons fans love the story is because the books overlap.

The first season of Shonda Rhimes' series mostly followed Quinn's first book, The Duke and I. Thus, Season 2 of the Netflix series will likely follow Quinn's second book, The Viscount Who Loved Me, which follows oldest son Anthony's search for a wife. Quinn's third book, An Offer From a Gentleman, is about second-born son Benedict Bridgerton. The fourth book Romancing Mister Bridgerton, follows the charming Colin Bridgerton. Book number five, To Sir Phillip, With Love, focuses on career-minded sister Eloise Bridgerton.

Quinn's sixth book is all about middle sister Francesca Bridgerton and is titled When He Was Wicked. Book seven, It's In His Kiss, is about youngest daughter Hyacinth Bridgerton. Finally, the eighth book, On the Way to the Wedding, follows Gregory Bridgerton, the youngest son. 

If you are anything like us, you have probably watched the Duke's swoon-worthy speech to the Queen a zillion times already. Why not add the Bridgerton books to your rotation, too?