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7 Books That Will Give You Gossip Girl Vibes

Whether it's in the midst of New York City or in a small suburban town, there's bound to be drama. Messy scandals, thrilling secrets, and dangerous romance--these reads have it all.

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She Regrets Nothing by Andrea Dunlap

At her mother’s funeral in Michigan, Laila Lawrence meets three cousins from New York who show up unannounced. The cousins come from the glamorous, wealthy family from which her father had been estranged from years prior. Two years later, Laila moves to New York to seek out the decadent lifestyle she was denied growing up and to uncover the truth about her family. Along the way, Laila learns old family scandals all the while sparking new ones. She Regrets Nothing is a sharp, glittering story of wealth, family, and fate and one woman’s search to find her place in it all.

Halsey Street by Naima Coster

After failing to make it as an artist in Pittsburgh, Penelope Grand moves back to Brooklyn to be with her ailing father. She discovers her past home has been transformed by wealth and gentrification and struggles with the fact that her mother, Mirella, has returned to the Dominican Republic. Penelope adjusts to her new life until her mother sends a postcard, hoping to reconcile. Switching between the perspectives of mother and daughter, Halsey Street is a novel about navigating New York, the world, and one's life.

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Amber Patterson is done with being a nobody. She wants everything Daphne Parrish, the beautiful socialite and philanthropist of her Connecticut town, has: money, power, and a real-estate mogul husband. To get it, Amber crafts a deliberate and cunning plan to grow close to Daphne—until dark secrets threaten everything she’s worked toward. The Last Mrs. Parrish is a thriller you’ll be gossiping about for days.

This Could Hurt by Jillian Medoff

Imagine if Gossip Girl were set in a corporate office. This Could Hurt follows the lives of five HR colleagues at Ellery Consumer Research, a small company in the midst of economic troubles. There's Rosa, the longtime chief of HR and leader who has earned the respect of her staff. And then there's her staff: a vice president who's obsessed with the business, a married associate director wanting more with a colleague, an ambitious young professional, and a manager set on finding something better. A portrait of corporate life, this novel explores the meaning of work and loyalty as the characters deal with the hopes and heartbreaks of daily life.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Elena Richards is content to live out the life expected of her in Shaker Heights, an idyllic, progressive suburb of Cleveland. Then Mia Warren, a mysterious artist and single mother, and her daughter Pearl arrive and rent a house from the Richardsons. Family friends of the Richardsons try to adopt a Chinese-American baby, provoking a custody battle that divides the town and pits Elena against Mia. In this novel of secrets and motherhood, Elena attempts to dig up Mia's past, but finds more than she wants.

The Widow of Wall Street by Randy Susan Meyers

Since they met as teenagers, Phoebe has always believed in her husband Jake, even as he set out to create a financial dynasty. But then Phoebe learns of Jake's involvement in an elaborate Ponzi scheme and must question the life they've built. Caught in the middle, Phoebe must choose between unswerving loyalty or abandoning him and winning her children back over. A provocative tale of loyalty and morality, this novel will introduce you to the scandalous side of New York.

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

After her husband and successful public figure James is accused of a horrible crime, Sophie is desperate to prove his innocence and protect her family. Kate, the experienced lawyer hired to prosecute the case, is convinced that he's guilty and should pay for his crime. As she grapples with the accusations, Sophie can't help but remember the mysterious disappearance of her tutorial partner Holly and the beginning of her life with James. Anatomy of a Scandal is a thriller filled with courtroom drama and plenty of gossip.

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