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Pretty Little Liars’ Sara Shepard on Her Latest Adult Thriller

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One of the books at the top of our must-read list for this year was The Elizas (Atria Books), which just seemed to have every element you want out of a thriller: a narrator who isn’t quite sure what’s going on but whom no one will believe; a case of identity confusion; a beautiful location; and last, but perhaps most important, a writer who really knows what she’s doing. Sara Shepard has a talent for writing some of the most complex and layered plots to ever hit the page, but she does so with what seems like little to no effort, and manages to explain everything out in the end in a way that has you berating yourself for not seeing it before.…

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Book Frenemies! The Best of the Worst Literary Girlfriends

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Whether you’re painting your nails, sweating to death in spin class or bingewatching Stranger Things together, your best girlfriend has your back. Hopefully, she also doesn’t stab you in your back — but, hey, we can’t all be perfect, right? And neither can literary girlfriends. At the end of the day we all want that special friend to gossip with over a bottle of wine and tell our deepest, darkest secrets to. Check out these literary girlfriends who we think are just the best… well, the ones who are the best at being the worst (Who are we kidding, we’d still go out on double dates with them). Gossip Girl: The Complete Collection by Cecily von Ziegesar (Poppy, 2003) I remember my parents dropping me…

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Rich and Pretty: A Socialite’s Summer Reading List

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Once summer rolls around all I daydream about is strolling down the bustling Manhattan streets in my favorite summer dress, with the perfect pair of wedges and a bright clutch to finish off the perfect ensemble. Once I have the look, then I obviously need somewhere to show it off! In my daydream I’m making stops at trendy rooftop bars, picking between the tropical 230 Fifth next to the Empire State Building or Hotel Chantelle down on the Lower East Side. Hey, I may have read too many Gossip Girl books in my life, but a girl can dream! Truthfully though, the array of rooftop bars is unlimited in the Big Apple and trying to find the time to hit them all can be a bit overwhelming. So for every daydreamer out there…

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6 TV and Book Bad Boys That Make Us Feel So Good

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Ever since I first watched My So Called Life when I was only a preteen, I knew I was in trouble. Jordan Catalano kept leaning against things. In flannel. With those bangs flopping over his forehead and that brooding look in his eyes. It was official: I was hooked on bad boys. Years later, I still haven’t beaten my addiction. There’s just something about that boy from the wrong side of the tracks who didn’t have the best upbringing but still manages to have a soft side. A soft side that only comes out around his true love, naturally. Luckily for me (and all of you), there are tons of awesome television bad boys to drool over. Here are my…

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Get Schooled by These Great TV-Inspired Fall Fashion Ideas

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Fall is the best time of year for fashion: chunky knits, leather jackets, ankle boots, and, of course, schoolgirl-inspired outfits. Even if it’s been years since your studying days, there’s just something about autumn that screams back-to-school—and all of a sudden we’re craving knee-high socks and plaid skirts. Luckily, there are plenty of television shows and movies to provide some examples of the best prep-uniform looks. So, inspired by our favorite schoolgirls on the screen, here are four scholarly outfits to wear this fall: Gossip Girl The ladies from Gossip Girl did schoolgirl uniforms right, with bright accessories, designer purses and enough attitude to pull off any look. Dress like Blair Waldorf in this pleated skirt, fitted blouse (with a…

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