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What to Read Based on Your Favorite Bold Type Heroine

by  | April 25

The ladies of The Bold Type are back and in fine form in Season 3! As Jane, Kat, and Sutton continue to figure out this whole adulting thing, balancing their careers at women’s magazine Scarlet and their juicy personal lives, we get to enjoy the delicious drama. While we wait to see what all adventures are awaiting them this season, though, why not treat yourselves to book recommendations inspired by your favorite characters on the show? Here are 5 books to read based on the Bold Type heroine you relate to the most….

Make Trouble

Make Trouble

by Cecile Richards

Jane Sloan
Make no mistake: Jane Sloan is out to change the world. A talented writer, she’s already carved out a niche for herself at the magazine through powerful, personal articles that resonate deeply with millennial women. From sexual assault to breast cancer, Jane has tackled hard-hitting issues that deserve more attention. If she hasn’t already read Cecile Richards’s Make Trouble, I bet it’s on her to-be-read pile; Jane shares the former president of Planned Parenthood's drive.

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Queenie

Queenie

by Candice Carty-Williams

Kat Edison
Between running Scarlet’s social media department and scoring invites to all the hottest clubs and events as an influencer, Kat’s got it all. Or does she? Kat has been open about her struggles with everything from casual racism to painful breakups, which is something she shares with Queenie Jenkins, the heroine of Candice Carty-Williams’s debut novel. But like Kat, Queenie has two very good friends to help her through whatever life throws her way.

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The Hating Game

The Hating Game

by Sally Thorne

Sutton Brady
She may still be unsure of where exactly her fashion career will lead, but Sutton feels secure in her love for Richard. Considering they work at the same company, though (she’s a fashion assistant, he’s in Legal), their relationship probably won’t be smooth sailing forever. And who could relate to the complexities of an office romance quite as well as Lucy and Joshua in The Hating Game? Those two could teach a master class in hiding one’s true feelings at work.

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Flâneuse

Flâneuse

by Lauren Elkin

Adena El Amin
Adena, with her bohemian artist’s soul and brilliant photographer’s eye, is always jetting off somewhere for work. She’s seen a lot of the world and clearly has a serious case of wanderlust, which has (temporarily?) spelled trouble for her relationship with Kat, whose career is in New York. Something tells me she’d appreciate the travel memoir Flâneuse and get really into the idea of mindful wandering through cities such as Paris, London, and Venice. Maybe someday, if she and Kat reunite, it’d even inspire a romantic, globe-trotting vacation for two?

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The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You

The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You

by Lydia Fenet

Jacqueline Carlyle
Tough but fair, Jacqueline is more than Jane, Kat, and Sutton’s boss—she’s their mentor too. She’s also made it clear that she’s still learning and evolving herself, and open to new ways of thinking. You could just see her reading and enjoying The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You, then passing out copies of this empowering self-help book to her young employees at Scarlet.

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Heather Waters is the senior manager of content verticals at Simon & Schuster, where she runs the Tips on Life & Love blog. She enjoys reading everything from romance to true crime to political memoirs, and in her free time you can often find her binge-watching Netflix, refreshing Twitter every 10 seconds, and listening to the latest episode of the podcast My Favorite Murder.