Read These Seven Books if You're Still Obsessing Over 'The Crown' After Watching Season 3

The third season of The Crown was released Sunday on Netflix to rave reviews, and fans of the show are already desperate for more.

The series offers a dramatized account of the rise and reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The first two seasons featured Claire Foy as a young Elizabeth who assumed the throne after her father's death, while the third season depicts a more mature and settled sovereign, with Olivia Colman in the role. Season 3 highlights some dramatic moments in British history from 1964 to 1977, such as Harold Wilson's time as prime minister, the Aberfan catastrophe in Wales and the devaluation of the British pound.

The third season isn't lacking in family drama either. Whereas Elizabeth and Prince Philip's (Tobias Menzies) marriage took center stage in the series' first two installments, in Season 3 it's Elizabeth's sister, Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter), and her tumultuous relationship with husband Tony Armstrong-Jones (Ben Daniels)—and later her affair with a much younger man—that steals the show. In addition, a grown-up Prince Charles (Josh O'Connor) is introduced, along with a rather juicy storyline featuring a young Camilla Shand (Emerald Fennell), his great love.

Things are only expected to intensify for Elizabeth and the royal family when the show returns with Season 4. The only problem is that fans will have to wait quite some time, because Netflix hasn't announced the season's release date.

In the meantime, fans of the monarchy will have to resort to other means to feed their royals obsession. Luckily, plenty of thrilling prose has been written about Queen Elizabeth and her famous family's members. Below, we've listed some of the best page-turners that are sure to keep you busy and entertained while waiting for The Crown to return with Season 4.

These are the Books to Read After Watching 'The Crown' Season 3
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in Season 3 of "The Crown," which Netflix released on November 17. Des Willie / Netflix

The Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth II, by Ben Pimlott

A professor of politics and contemporary history at Birkbeck College, University of London, Pimlott has written a number of biographies of prominent figures, including Harold Wilson and politician Hugh Dalton. In The Queen, Pimlott goes behind the walls of Buckingham Palace to tell Elizabeth's compelling story, interviewing those closest to her, including Margaret, Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Runcie and Elizabeth's longtime private secretary Lord Charteris, as well as the queen herself.

Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, by Sally Bedell Smith

Bedell Smith has authored a number of biographies of royal family members, but Elizabeth the Queen may be the most prestigious. The book opens with Elizabeth's uncle abdication of the throne, thrusting her into the line of succession. It also follows the story of the young Lilibet, as she was referred to by those closest to her, who falls head over heels for the navy cadet who would eventually become Prince Philip and later ascends to the throne.

My Husband and I: The Inside Story of the Royal Marriage, by Ingrid Seward

Viewers of Seasons 1 and 2 already got a glimpse of the ups and downs Elizabeth and Philip faced in the early years of their marriage. However, Seward's book offers an even deeper dive into the couple's relationship—all 70-plus years—from their disputes about finances, politics and the way to raise their children to their intimate and loving bond and their life behind closed doors.

The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II, by Karen Dolby

Everyone knows the queen is all about her business, but in Dolby's charming book royal family fans get a better sense of Elizabeth's humor. Those close to the queen know she can be quite the comedian at times, with her unexpected wisecracks and sarcasm. Dolby highlights many of these remarks as she tells stories about some of the most humorous observations made about the queen throughout her reign.

Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World, by Charles HRH the Prince of Wales with Tony Juniper and Ian Skelly

Long before young people started crusading against climate change on Twitter, Prince Charles was spreading the word on the damage global warming could—and has—caused. In Harmony, the prince shares his views on the challenges we face due to negligence of the environment and the solutions he believes can have a positive impact on the world.

Royal Sisters: Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, by Anne Edwards

Edwards offers biographies of Elizabeth and her younger sister, Margaret, while putting special emphasis on the sisters' sometimes rivalrous relationship and their undying loyalty to each other. Full of previously unpublished photographs of the pair, Royal Sisters is an honest look at both Elizabeth and Margaret, their feelings about each other and their family, and their attitudes about the world.

Not in Front of the Corgis: Secrets of Life Behind the Royal Curtains, by Brian Hoey

Hoey has published other books about the royal family, but none of them offer as entertaining a view of the monarchy as Not in Front of the Corgis. Through a collection of stories, he uncovers the royals' everyday life, what they do in their spare time and the many interesting ways they keep themselves entertained within the palace.

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