7 books to read before you binge the TV show

From 'Game of Thrones' to 'Genius,' these TV series are best enjoyed first as page-turners.

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Walter Isaacson's 'Genius' book cover. Walter Isaacson's 'Genius' book cover. (Photo: Genius)

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'Einstein: His Life and Universe'

With the late physicist Albert Einstein continuing to make his mark on everything from pop culture to technology, it only makes sense that the man who gave us the theory of relativity and E = mc2 would one day get his own TV drama.

Enter "Genius," the Emmy-nominated television event based on American author Walter Isaacson's 2007 biography "Einstein: His Life and Universe." Starring Australian Geoffrey Rush and Ania Bukstein, a rising Israeli star, the series pulls from the book's deep dive into the life of the 20th century's greatest scientist.

"I wanted to show what the true nature of genius is like, and Einstein was somebody who not only was smart, but he was also creative and imaginative," Isaacson said in an interview.

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