29 Books Only Basic B*tches Love

Over 3.7K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of 29 Books Only Basic B*tches Love
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Vote 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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  • Twilight
    Stephenie Meyer
    1,527 votes
    • First Published: 2005-10-05
    • Subjects: Education, Schools, Vampire, Love
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Horror Film, Fiction, Young adult literature, Fantasy
    • Original Language: English Language
    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 moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington and finds her life in danger when she falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. The novel is followed by New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. Twilight was published in 2005 to a lukewarm reception. Some praised the novel's tone and its portrayal of common teenage emotions such as alienation and rebellion. Others criticized Meyer's prose and argued the story was lacking in character development. Nonetheless, it reached number five on the New York Times bestseller list within a month of its release and eventually reached first place. The novel was also named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of 2005. The film adaptation, released in 2008, was a commercial success, grossing more than $392 million worldwide and making an additional $157 million in North American DVD sales as of July 2009. The book was the biggest-selling of 2008; in 2009, it was the second-biggest selling, losing only to its sequel New Moon.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
    1,443 votes
    • First Published: 2011-06-20
    • Genres (Book): Erotic romance novels, Erotic literature
    • Original Language: English Language
    Fifty Shades of Grey is a book written by E. L. James.
  • The Notebook
    Nicholas Sparks
    1,177 votes
    • First Published: 1996-10-01
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
    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 film, Zindagi Tere Naam, starring Mithun Chakraborty, is also based on it.
  • The Hunger Games
    Suzanne Collins
    1,430 votes
    • First Published: 2008-09-14
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Utopian and dystopian fiction, Alternate history, Young adult literature, Adventure fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
    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 nation of Panem in North America. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, exercises political control over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games is an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12–18 from each of the twelve districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle to the death. The book received mostly positive feedback from major reviewers and authors. It was praised for its storyline and character development, though some reviewers have noted similarities between Collins' book and Koushun Takami's Battle Royale. In writing The Hunger Games, Collins drew upon Greek mythology, Roman gladiatorial games, and contemporary reality television for thematic content. The novel won many awards, including the California Young Reader Medal, and was named one of Publishers Weekly '​s "Best Books of the Year" in 2008.
  • The Fault in Our Stars
    1,154 votes
    • First Published: 2012-01-10
    • Genres (Book): Young adult literature
    • Original Language: English Language
    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 by her parents to attend a support group where she subsequently meets and falls in love with the seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee. The title is inspired by Act 1, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, in which the nobleman Cassius says to Brutus: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings." A feature film adaptation of the novel directed by Josh Boone and starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff was released on June 6, 2014.
  • Eat, Pray, Love
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    1,063 votes
    • First Published: 2006-02
    • Subjects: Literary, Spirituality, Bali, Women, Travel
    • Genres (Book): Biography, Memoir
    • Original Language: English Language
    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 world after her divorce and what she discovered during her travels. The book remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for 187 weeks. The movie rights for the memoir were purchased by Columbia Pictures. The film version, which stars actress Julia Roberts and actor Javier Bardem, was released in theaters on August 13, 2010. Gilbert followed up this book with the sequel Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, released through Viking in January 2010. It covers her life after Eat, Pray, Love ends.