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29 Books Only Basic B*tches Love

Updated January 14, 2019 49.0k votes 3.7k voters 71.7k views29 items

List RulesVote up the books that only the Ashleys you knew in high school claim as their favorites.

Chances are, you either know a basic b*tch, 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 b*tches 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 b*tch books, and vote your personal picks for the most basic of all up to the top of the list.

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    The Hunger Games
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    The Hunger Games

    Suzanne Collins

    First Published2008-09-14

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Utopian and dystopian fiction, Alternate history, Young adult literature, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Hunger Games is a 2008 science fiction novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. It is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Notebook
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    The Notebook

    Nicholas Sparks

    First Published1996-10-01

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Notebook is a 1996 romantic novel by American novelist Nicholas Sparks, based on a true... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Fault in Our Stars
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    First Published2012-01-10

    Genres (Book)Young adult literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Fault in Our Stars is the sixth novel by author John Green, published in January 2012. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Twilight
    1,705
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    Twilight

    Stephenie Meyer

    First Published2005-10-05

    SubjectsEducation, Schools, Vampire, Love

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Horror Film, Fiction, Young adult literature, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Twilight is a young-adult vampire-romance novel by author Stephenie Meyer. It is the first... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Fifty Shades of Grey
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    1,710

    First Published2011-06-20

    Genres (Book)Erotic romance novels, Erotic literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Fifty Shades of Grey is a book written by E. L. James.Amazon buy button
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    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    First Published2001

    SubjectsYoung adult, Women, Friendship, Video, Film

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Young adult literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a bestselling young adult novel by Ann Brashares... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Eat, Pray, Love
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    906

    Eat, Pray, Love

    Elizabeth Gilbert

    First Published2006-02

    SubjectsLiterary, Spirituality, Bali, Women, Travel

    Genres (Book)Biography, Memoir

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia is a 2006... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    The Help
    717
    953

    The Help

    Kathryn Stockett

    First Published2009-02-10

    SubjectsMississippi, African-American history, Nanny, Domestic worker

    Genres (Book)Novel, Historical novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Help is a 2009 novel by American author Kathryn Stockett. The story is about... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Gone Girl
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    Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

    First Published2012

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Gone Girl is a thriller novel by American writer Gillian Flynn. Crown Publishing Group... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Little Women
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    Little Women

    Louisa May Alcott

    First Published1868

    SubjectsLiterary, Adolescence, New England, Women, 19th century

    Genres (Book)Coming of age, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, which was originally published... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    My Sister's Keeper
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    My Sister's Keeper

    Jodi Picoult

    First Published2004-04-06

    Genres (Book)Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    My Sister's Keeper is a 2004 novel written by Jodi Picoult. It tells the story of 13-year-old... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Bridget Jones's Diary
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    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Helen Fielding

    First Published1996

    SubjectsSelf-image, Career, Marriage, London

    Genres (Book)Comic novel, Chick lit, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Bridget Jones's Diary is a 1996 novel by Helen Fielding. Written in the form of a personal... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Pride and Prejudice
    679
    1,042

    First Published1813-01-28

    SubjectsPopular literature, Literary, Education, 19th century, English Language

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Satire, Novel of manners, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    The Devil Wears Prada
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    The Devil Wears Prada

    Lauren Weisberger

    First Published2003

    SubjectsPublishing

    Genres (Book)Roman à clef, Chick lit, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Devil Wears Prada is a best-selling novel by Lauren Weisberger about a young woman who is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

    First Published1996-05-22

    SubjectsWomen, Louisiana

    Genres (Book)Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a 1996 novel written by Rebecca Wells. It follows... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    443
    885

    Memoirs of a Geisha

    Arthur Golden

    First Published1997-09-23

    SubjectsWomen, Japan, 20th century, History, Geisha

    Genres (Book)Historical novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Memoirs of a Geisha is a historical novel by American author Arthur Golden, published in 1997.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    The Time Traveler's Wife
    416
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    The Time Traveler's Wife

    Audrey Niffenegger

    First Published2003-09-17

    Genres (Book)Science fiction, Romance novel

    Original LanguageEnglish

    The Time Traveler's Wife is a 2009 American romantic science fiction drama film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
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  • 19
    Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog

    First Published2005-10-18

    SubjectsJohn Grogan, Donald Trump, Marley the Dog, The Last Home Run

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog is a New York Times bestselling... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Something Borrowed
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    Something Borrowed

    Emily Giffin

    First Published2005-03-10

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Comic novel, Chick lit

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Something Borrowed is a 2005 chick lit novel by author Emily Giffin. The novel concerns morals... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    The Nanny Diaries
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    The Nanny Diaries

    Nicola Kraus, Emma McLaughlin

    First Published2002

    Genres (Book)Chick lit, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Nanny Diaries is a 2002 novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, both of whom are former... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    The Secret Life of Bees
    340
    812

    First Published2002

    SubjectsLiterary, South Carolina

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Secret Life of Bees is a book by author Sue Monk Kidd. Set in 1964, the coming-of-age... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Good in Bed
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    Good in Bed

    Jennifer Weiner

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Good In Bed is the debut novel of Jennifer Weiner. It tells the story of an overweight Jewish... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Pretty Little Liars
    532
    1,992

    Genres (Book)Young adult literature

    Pretty Little Liars is the first book in the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard. It... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    Confessions of a Shopaholic
    513
    1,970
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