Do You Miss The Bold Type? Check Out These 4 Reads!

by | December 18

It’s been four months since the Season 2 finale of The Bold Type, and I don’t know about you, but I’m missing our badass leading ladies! I love The Bold Type for so many reasons: the smart, witty dialogue; the focus on female friendship; the unapologetic feminism. All of those things make this one of the most relatable shows on television for me and my fellow millennials.

We know Season 3 is coming (the cast posted wrap photos on their Instagrams, and we got a peek at Betty Who’s upcoming role too), so while you wait, grab your gals, find your nearest Fashion Closet, and check out these four books to hold you over! These reads include themes at the core of The Bold Type, and might even be enjoyed by our girls themselves.

When's Happy Hour?

When's Happy Hour?

by The Betches

Kat, Jane, and Sutton are all career-oriented women who know how to work hard and play hard. In When’s Happy Hour?, the Betches are dedicated to making you the most successful, betchiest career woman you can be. As New York Times bestselling author Jessica Knoll says, “I only ever want the cold, hard truth from a betch.”

So whether you’re trying to become a CEO, navigate an office hookup, or just save enough money to go to happy hour twice a week, they’re here to help. It’s time to channel your inner Elle Woods, Miranda Priestly, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Per our last email, you better read this.

The Dirty Book Club

The Dirty Book Club

by Lisi Harrison

Female friendship is at the heart of The Bold Type, and it’s at the heart of this book as well! Follow M.J. Stark as she leaves her seemingly perfect life in New York City for a new life with her boyfriend in California. Once there, M.J. is left to fend for herself in a small beach town, with only the company of her elderly neighbor Gloria and an ocean that won't shut up.

One afternoon, M.J. discovers that Gloria has suddenly moved to Paris with her friends to honor a fifty-year-old pact. And in lieu of a goodbye, she's left a mysterious invitation to a secret club—one that only reads erotic books. Curious, M.J. accepts and meets the three other hand-selected club members. As they bond over naughty bestsellers and the shocking letters they inherited from the original club members, the four strangers start to divulge the intimate details of their own lives...and as they open up, they learn that friendship might just be the key to rewriting their own stories: all they needed was to find each other first.

Rage Becomes Her

Rage Becomes Her

by Soraya Chemaly

One of the most powerful and talked about episodes of The Bold Type was Season 1’s “Carry the Weight“ in which Jacqueline took a stand and opened up about her sexual abuse. The Bold Type reminds us that it’s okay to be angry, and Soraya Chemaly does the same in Rage Becomes Her.

In these potent essays, Soraya argues that our anger is not only justified, it is also an active part of the solution. We are so often encouraged to resist our rage or punished for justifiably expressing it, yet how many remarkable achievements would never have gotten off the ground without the kernel of anger that fueled them?

Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating

Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating

by Christina Lauren

If you’re a fan of the relationships and situationships in The Bold Type, then you’ll love Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating! Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them...right?


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