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5 books that prove being single is great

‘Tis the season for some reading! While romance novels are typically the books of choice during this time of year, there are plenty of reads perfect for all of those non-taken ladies out there. Not every girl is a damsel in need of saving, and that’s why we love these single leading ladies of some of our fave novels. From nannies to journalists and everything in between, these chicks prove that you don’t need a boy to have fun. 

Which fictional single lady are you loving right now? Share in the comments below.



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    Queen Of Babble by Meg Cabot 

    When Lizzie becomes stranded in London after a fight with her now ex-boyfriend, she uses this opportunity for an adventure. The only problem? Lizzie doesn’t know how to keep quiet about anything. After a disastrous first day at work, she must somehow use her big mouth to get out of trouble and save the day.

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    The Nanny Diaries by Emma Mclaughlin and Nicola Kraus

    Written by two former nannies, The Nanny Diaries dispels the fascination of nannying in Manhattan. Follow along as Nan must prove herself in the world of the upper class by maintaining her values.

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    Looking for Salvation at Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore

    Set in the 1970s, this book follows the life of Catherine and her dream of escaping to Atlanta. So when the opportunity arises, she leaves her family, and the supposedly love of her life, to do just that. But tragedy soon brings Catherine back home. Now, she must prove herself and fight for the life she wants.

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    The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot 

    Melissa is an aspiring New York journalist who takes on a huge story after her neighbor’s surprising death. Now, she must learn who to trust and who to keep an eye on while uncovering the truth about what really happened to her neighbor.

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    Strange Angels by Lilli St. Crow

    Dru is an extremely independent girl who is used to taking on ghosts, zombies and suckers alone. But when her father turns up dead, she knows that she is next. On the hunt to save her family while trying to stay away from the two boys who are dying for her attention, Dru is determined to not let anything (even dudes) stop her from finding out the truth.

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by Caitlin Moynihan | 2/1/2016