Books 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love  

Elle Tharp
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List Rules Vote up the books that only the Ashleys you knew in high school claim as their favorites.

Chances are, you either know a basic bitch, or you are one yourself. She can be spotted a mile away: she's sipping her pumpkin spice latte, wearing yoga pants, and probably has one of the following books in her tote bag.

Books basic bitches like share some common ground. They might be written specifically for women, like the steamy Fifty Shades of Grey series. Or maybe they're intended to be inspirational to their readers - who hasn't heard of the supposedly life-changing qualities of the nonfiction hits Eat, Pray, Love or Wild? But that's not to say that books for basic girls can't be classics. Ask any woman you know how they feel about Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and you're likely to get a sigh of adoration in response.

These popular nonfiction works and novels, old and new, are beloved by basic bitches everywhere. Read through this list of basic bitch books, and vote your personal picks for the most basic of all up to the top of the list.

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Twilight Stephenie Meyer Twilight is a young-adult vampire-romance novel by author Stephenie Meyer. It is the first book in the Twilight series, and introduces seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan, who ...more

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Fifty Shades of Grey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Fifty Shades of Grey E. L. James Fifty Shades of Grey is a book written by E. L. James.

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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games is a 2008 science fiction novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. It is written in the voice of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the dystopian, post-apocalyptic ...more

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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
The Notebook Nicholas Sparks The Notebook is a 1996 romantic novel by American novelist Nicholas Sparks, based on a true story. The novel was later adapted into a popular film of the same name, in 2004. The Indian Bollywood ...more

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The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
The Fault in Our Stars John Green The Fault in Our Stars is the sixth novel by author John Green, published in January 2012. The story is narrated by a sixteen-year-old cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster, who is forced ...more

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The Sisterhood of the Travelin... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a bestselling young adult novel by Ann Brashares published in 2001. It follows the adventures of four best friends — Lena Kaligaris, Tibby Rollins, ...more

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Eat, Pray, Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia is a 2006 memoir by American author Elizabeth Gilbert. The memoir chronicles the author's trip around the ...more

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The Help is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
The Help Kathryn Stockett The Help is a 2009 novel by American author Kathryn Stockett. The story is about African-American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the early 1960s. A USA Today ...more

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Gone Girl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn Gone Girl is a thriller novel by American writer Gillian Flynn. Crown Publishing Group published the novel in June 2012 and it soon made the New York Times Best Seller list. The novel's ...more

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Little Women is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Little Women Louisa May Alcott Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books rapidly over several months at the request of ...more

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My Sister's Keeper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
My Sister's Keeper Jodi Picoult My Sister's Keeper is a 2004 novel written by Jodi Picoult. It tells the story of 13-year-old Anna, who sues her parents for medical emancipation when she is expected to donate a kidney to her ...more

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Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, ...more

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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Bridget Jones's Diary Helen Fielding Bridget Jones's Diary is a 1996 novel by Helen Fielding. Written in the form of a personal diary, the novel chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a thirty-something single working ...more

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The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
The Devil Wears Prada Lauren Weisberger The Devil Wears Prada is a best-selling novel by Lauren Weisberger about a young woman who is hired as a personal assistant to a powerful fashion magazine editor, a job that becomes nightmarish ...more

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Confessions of a Shopaholic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Confessions of a Shopaholic Sophie Kinsella

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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Pretty Little Liars Sara Shepard Pretty Little Liars is the first book in the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard. It tells the story of four girls - Hanna, Aria, Emily and Spencer - after the disappearance of their ...more

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Si... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Rebecca Wells Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a 1996 novel written by Rebecca Wells. It follows the novel Little Altars Everywhere. In 2005, Wells wrote Ya-Yas in Bloom and then The Crowning Glory ...more

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Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Gossip Girl Cecily von Ziegesar

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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
The Princess Diaries Meg Cabot The Princess Diaries is the first volume of the critically acclaimed, best-selling series of the same name by Meg Cabot. It was released in 2000 by Harper Collins Publishers, and later became a ...more

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Memoirs of a Geisha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Sarah DuBois added Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden Memoirs of a Geisha is a historical novel by American author Arthur Golden, published in 1997. The novel, told in first person perspective, tells the fictional story of a geisha working in ...more

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The Time Traveler's Wife is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger Zakletý v čase je americké romantické drama z roku 2009.

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Marley & Me: Life and Love wit... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog John Grogan Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog is a New York Times bestselling autobiographical book by journalist John Grogan, published in 2005, about the thirteen years he and his ...more

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Are You There Vodka? It's Me, ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love

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Something Borrowed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Something Borrowed Emily Giffin Something Borrowed is a 2005 chick lit novel by author Emily Giffin. The novel concerns morals regarding friends and relationships. It addresses the stigma against single women in their thirties ...more

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The Nanny Diaries is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
The Nanny Diaries Nicola Kraus, Emma McLaughlin The Nanny Diaries is a 2002 novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, both of whom are former nannies. The book satirizes upper class Manhattan society as seen through the eyes of their ...more

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The Secret Life of Bees is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd The Secret Life of Bees is a book by author Sue Monk Kidd. Set in 1964, the coming-of-age story acknowledges the predicament of loss and betrayal. It received critical acclaim and was a New York ...more

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Good in Bed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Good in Bed Jennifer Weiner Good In Bed is the debut novel of Jennifer Weiner. It tells the story of an overweight Jewish female journalist, her love and work life and her emotional abuse issues with her father. The novel ...more

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Wild: From Lost to Found on th... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cheryl Strayed Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail is a book written by Cheryl Strayed.

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The Truth About Forever is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love
The Truth About Forever Sarah Dessen The Truth About Forever is Sarah Dessen's sixth novel. It was published in hardcover on May 11, 2004 and in paperback on April 6, 2006. In 2006 the audiobook adaptation of The Truth About ...more