Books to read for fans of Mean Girls on October 3

If you’re anything like me, Mean Girls is one of those movies that I always watch when it comes up as I’m flipping through channels, or more likely now, Netflix. To celebrate Mean Girls day (“On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was.”), we put together a list of books we think you’ll enjoy if you’ve also seen the movie approximately 37 times.

Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter

Liz is on a mission to catch her crush’s attention and maybe snag him as a prom date, but her plan takes an unexpected turn when she befriends her annoyingly attractive neighbor, Wes. Is her happily ever after different than she imagined?

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

Izumi discovers she’s the Crown Princess of Japan, leading to a whirlwind journey to discover her roots and navigate the pressures of royalty. Will she find her own version of happily ever after?

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maureen Goo

Clara’s summer takes an unexpected turn when she’s sentenced to work on her dad’s food truck with her uptight classmate, Rose. Can she leave her old self behind and find a new kind of happiness?

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out, but love has its own plans in this fun, romantic tale.

Cool For the Summer by Dahlia Adler

Lara’s perfect high school life gets complicated when a girl from her past reappears. Can she stop thinking about the girl even though she’s finally got the guy?

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

Nishat struggles to balance her family’s expectations with her growing attraction to a childhood friend, Flávia. Can she find love without losing herself?

May the Best Man Win by Z. R. Ellor

Jeremy and Lukas, former flames, compete for the title of Homecoming King. Can they overcome their rivalry and find a way back to each other?

One Way Or Another by Kara McDowell

Paige faces her fear of making choices when her life splits into two parallel paths. Will she learn that imperfection is part of true love?

No Filter and Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado

Kat’s double life as an online persona, Max, comes crashing down when her secrets are revealed. Can she escape the web of lies without hurting those she loves?

Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

Tessa’s love stories come to life when she’s accepted into a creative writing program. But as she checks off the steps to a happily ever after, she risks losing herself in the process.