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3 books to read if you liked watching Barbie

Updated: Aug 20, 2023

The Barbie movie in one word was…unexpected, and so are these books! They revolve around the central themes of love, affection, and self-discovery. One is about perfect dystopian fiction, one is about creativity and the last book is about vulnerability, symbolizing the 3 stages of the Barbie movie.


"The Selection" is a book that combines romance, royalty, and a hint of dystopia, making it an excellent choice for fans of the Barbie movie. The story takes place in a future society ruled by a monarchy, which adds a fascinating twist to the traditional fairy tale elements. America Singer is a relatable and determined protagonist who dreams of a life with her true love, Aspen, away from the constraints of royalty. However, her life takes an unexpected turn when she's selected to compete in The Selection, a competition where she vies for the affection of Prince Maxon.

Throughout the book, readers will find themselves swept away by the glamorous world of the palace, with its elaborate gowns, lavish parties, and avant-garde settings, much like the constant perfect parties, in Barbie movies. The story also delves into themes of love, duty, and self-discovery as America grapples with her feelings for both Aspen, who is a caste lower than her, and Prince Maxon.


"Beach Read" is a contemporary romance novel that beautifully explores themes of self-discovery, love, and the power of creativity and collaboration. The book follows two authors, January and Gus, who find themselves facing severe writer's block and personal challenges. In a refreshing twist, they decide to swap genres to reignite their creativity during the summer.


Readers will enjoy the picturesque beach town setting, which evokes a sense of relaxation and escape. As January and Gus share their struggles and collaborate on their writing projects, their emotional journey reflects personal growth and empowerment just like Barbie and Ken.


"Beach Read" reminds readers that life is not always as perfect as it seems, and the road to self-discovery and love can be filled with ups and downs, only then do you find out ‘what was I made for’.


"The Roughest Draft" is a charming and humorous romance that explores themes of embracing individuality and taking chances. The two protagonists, Laila and Nash, are opposite in personality, yet their unexpected connection through swapped journals leads to a heartwarming experience.


The book's high school setting and relatable characters make it resonate with young adult readers. As Laila and Nash collaborate on their college application essays, they learn that vulnerability and authenticity can lead to the most meaningful connections and beautiful stories.


We hope you had fun reading! See you next Sunday. Till then, adios :)



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