Book Name:1- Gossip Girl
Plot:The story begins with Blair Waldorf attending a party at her house with her friends Kati Farkas and Isabel Coates. Soon after, Blair sneaks away form the party to her bedroom in order to have sex with her boyfriend, Nate Archibald. However, they are interrupted (an occurrence that happens several times throughout the series) by the arrival of Serena van der Woodsen, Blair’s old friend who left one year ago to attend boarding school. When Serena was around, Blair was always left in her shadow, so when she returned Blair was not exactly thrilled to see her.
The Constance Billiard School is based on The Nightingale-Bamford School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The author attended this prestigious school.
Book Name:2- You Know You Love Me
Plot:This second novel began on Blair’s dad’s advanced birthday party at the Le Giraffe restaurant, together with Nate. Nate and Blair attempted to have sex again, but unfortunately it was held back because her mother, Eleanor Waldorf, was now engaged to her stubby boyfriend, Cyrus Rose, and even scheduling the short-notice wedding on her seventeenth birthday, messing up Blair’s life more than ever, including her relationship with Nate.
In another setting, Serena and Dan were on an ice cream date.
To make things up for Nate, Blair decides to buy cashmere shorts but her credit card was invalid so she ended up stealing them, with Serena as an eye witness. Meanwhile, Nate meets Jennifer Humphrey and went out for a while. Halfway through the novel, Nate, his friends, Serena, and Dan, goes up to Brown University for their interviews, completely leaving Blair behind.
Aaron Rose, Cyrus’ son and Blair’s new stepbrother, moves in the Waldorf household with his boxer, Mookie. He drives Blair to her Yale University interview, but with the messed-up life she has, she ended up kissing her interviewer and telling her sad story, completely messing up her chance of getting in.
On the wedding, though, things had gotten a lot worse, because Blair found out that Nate was going out with Jenny when she caught them kissing in the hotel lobby where the reception was being held. She goes to the bathroom and bumps into Serena; they finally make up and became best friends again.
Book Name:3- All I Want Is Everything
Plot:The book begins with Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen at a Black And White charity ball, hosted by rock star, Flow. Blair is angry after being dumped by Nate Archibald in favor of Jenny Humphrey. Serena catches the attention of Flow, and, after being asked by Aaron Rose’s best friend, Miles, to go onto a new nightclub, she strikes up much speculation as to her relationship with Flow.
Blair has written a college admissions essay, based on Audrey Hepburn , but it is denied by her guidance counselor, Mrs. Glos. Blair has naturally invited Serena to her winter vacation to St. Barts, much to the envy of her classmates, and sets off, expecting to complete her essay whilst there. Aaron has developed feelings for Blair, and he starts to fall in love with her, but his friend Miles has already got Blair’s attention. Blair’s mother announces that she is pregnant with her third child, with Cyrus Rose.
Serena receives large and strange gifts from Flow and Kati and Isabel, including a talking parrot and a bowl full of baby barracudas. Blair has decided to lose her virginity to Miles, and almost does, until Aaron disturbs them. Blair is obviously furious, and asks Serena to leave with her to go back to New York.
Whilst Blair completes her college application, Serena organizes a huge New Years Eve party. Meanwhile, Nate and Jenny’s relationship is still strong, and are accidentally filmed in the park, fooling around, by Vanessa Abrams. However, Nate soon realises how much he missed Blair, and, after realising Jenny’s obsessiveness towards him, decides to break the relationship off, unknown to Jenny.
On New Years, Aaron and Serena get together, much to the dismay of Flow. Jennifer catches Nate and Blair together and realises that Nate doesn’t love her, and then Nate gets dumped by Blair, leaving him with no-one.
Book Name:4- Because Im Worth It
Plot:This fourth best-selling novel started with Blair and Serena taking over the Monday peer group, with Jennifer, her new best friend Elise Wells, and some lower-graders. Later, leaving Serena to her peer group to tell them how much she loved her new boyfriend Aaron Rose and while Blair gets a new haircut and wardrobe, she gets a stroke of good luck when an alumni interviewer from Yale and her father’s colleague, Owen Wells, calls her and tells her that Yale had given her a second chance to make up for the first one she had messed up.
But Owen had turned to be more than hot as Blair could’ve imagined, and ended up almost having sex with him in a hotel suite. Unfortunately, she found out that Owen had a daughter, who was on her peer group last Monday, and that she was convinced he was a fat liar and a idiot for hiding it from her. Although he had told her that he had a family, she was still convinced that he was nothing but a loser. With this, she blew her second chance of getting to Yale once again.
Serena, on the other hand, also had a stroke of good luck. While shopping for a jacket to give to Aaron at Les Best, a man named Guy Reed, a part of the Les Best couture, decided to put her on the Fashion Week fashion show that starred the Les Best clothing. When the whole show was a hit, and she was finally back to the good graces of everybody, she even scored to do a perfume ad for Les Best with her signature scent of sandalwood and patchouli that she always wore. On the photo shoot for the ad, where she wore a sundress in the middle of February at the park, Aaron broke up with her, with the reason that things weren’t exactly working out.
Book Name:5- I Like It Like That
Plot:It’s Spring break and love is in the air. Or is that a blend of Chanel no.9 and Gucci Rush? Is there a difference?
Blair moves in with Serena and they’re back to being best friends. But will the love-fest last or will they end up tearing out one anothers newly highlighted hair? And speaking of new, Nate is on the straight and narrow, playing Nate-in-shining-armor to his crazy new girlfriend, Georgie. But he will definitely get more than he bargained for when he, Georgie, Blair and Serena end up hanging out together in Sun Valley, Idaho. Back in Manhattan Jenny is spending time with a mysteriously nice new boyfriend and Dan is spending time crying in the office of the Paris Review literary journal. And Vanessa, wait, is that Vanessa shopping at Barneys with a guy in a Lacoste shirt?
The long cold winter is over and the sun is finally shining along Fifth Avenue. The trees are in bloom and NYC’s most fabulous are ready for a truly outrageous vacation!
Book Name:6- You’re The One That I Want
Plot:Enter the world of Gossip Girl—and watch us drown in luxury while indulging in our favorite sports—jealousy, betrayal, and late-night bar-hopping.
Well, the moment of truth has finally arrived. Everyone’s back from a week of après-ski hot tub fun in Sun Valley and cream-colored envelopes from the Ivy League are beginning to drop all over Fifth Avenue doorsteps. The question is: are the envelopes thick or thin? Has Nate’s devotion to his misbehaving heiress dimmed his chances of getting into Brown? Is Blair too busy daydreaming in Eric’s old pinstriped oxfords to remember her real mission in life—Yale?? Hopefully Serena can snap her newest-and-oldest-best-friend out of it. That is, if Serena hasn’t already become too much of a vapid, celery-eating supermodel to even care. Everyone is so consumed with who’s getting in where that they’re forgetting an even more important question: will everyone graduate?
Book Name:7- Nobody Does It Better
Plot:The uptown girls are headed downtown as Serena and Jenny take on their new fabulous roles as rock-star model girlfriends of New York’s hottest band, The Raves. Meanwhile, Dan is too busy drowning his sorrows in empty bottles to notice a mysterious French beauty who has a penchant for dirty, Jim Morrison-wannabe lead singers. Blair takes residence at the Plaza to think about her future. Will she become a gun-toting international spy or Manhattan’s snobbiest society hostess? Decisions are so difficult! Sounds like everyone needs a day off at the spa. And Senior Spa Day promises to serve up further doses of scandal for New York’s busiest private-school vixens.
Book Name:8- Nothing Can Keep Us Together
Plot:The character of Lord Marcus Beaton-Rhodes is introduced in Nothing Can Keep Us Together. He becomes the new boyfriend of Blair and is often described as a “hotter, taller, more refined, better-bred, British version of Nate…”. Lord Marcus is a Yale graduate and comes from a wealthy background. He even refers to designer Oscar de la Renta as “Uncle Oscar”.
Indie filmmaker, Ken Mogul is back as he is directing a modernized version of Breakfast At Tiffanys entitled Breakfast At Fred’s set at the restaurant in Barneys of the same name. Both Blair and Serena audition, but Serena gets the part. When Blair discovers she reflects “Serena may well have gotten the part, but Blair lived it, every day.”
Even though throughout the book there is tension between Blair and Serena (on account of Serena being Nate’s new girlfriend and snagging the role in Breakfast At Fred’s) the book ends with the two of them kissing murmuring “You know you love me” at Blair’s graduation party held at the Yale Club.
This leads us to think that Blair and Serena are both “Gossip Girl”. But there is also an occasion to suspect Blair of being Gossip Girl because she states in her final column, “I thought about making complicated plans to take a bunch of friends out to the beach in Sag Harbour in my exquisite new European-import car.” We get told earlier in the book that Blair received an imported car from her gay father in Paris. However, this might be pure coincidence as Blair might not have been the only graduate on the Upper East Side to receive a European car.
Book Name:9- Only in Your Dreams
Plot:Welcome to New York Citys Upper East Side, where the girls are dazzling, the guys are gorgeous, and the summer heat is the perfect excuse to throw a fabulous roof-deck pool party. Its their last summer together before heading off to college, and things are sizzlingno, its not just the weather. Despite that steamy kiss on graduation night, Blair, Serena and Nate have gone their separate waysthough not for long. Blair is off to London with her English Lord-boyfriend, Serenas about to become a movie staras if she wasnt a star already!and Nates rolling up his well-worn khakis and heading to the Hamptons. Back in New York, Dan and Vanessa are rekindling their love. Fiery! Watch out, this summer is going to be hotter than ever.
Book Name:10- Would I Lie To You
Plot:In the 10th book of the Gossip Girl series, old flames reunite and things take on an interesting turn. Serena van der Woodson and Blair Waldorf are now muses for a famous designer, who has decided to import B & S look-alikes from a foreign country. The only thing faker than these are those LV Handbags. Things were about to get nasty, but luckily Nate Archibald comes in and saves the day (again). Problem is this time, hes only got eyes for Blair. Serena can’t help but get jealous, especially since he’s been with her before, too. And when she accidentally hears Nate say ‘I Love You’ to Blair, she writes him a letter about her true feelings. Too bad Blair happens to find the letter before Nate, and rips it up. Can these girls get any more bitchy? Nate gets a call from his lacrosse coach who he’s been working for to get his high school diploma, courtesy of a Viagra-stealing incident, telling him to get his ass back and that he’s never going to get into Yale. Dan Humphrey has started a literary salon, and kissing his friend Greg. Vanessa goes away to the Hamptons to work, only to find herself back in Dan’s arms. What will happen when they all go off to college?
Book Name:11- Don’t You Forget About Me
Plot:In just ten short days, Blair, Serena, Nate, Vanessa, and Dan will depart the Upper East Side for college. End-of-summer festivities, now-or-never kisses, and heartbreaking farewells await—and it’s never too late for one last scandal.
Book Name:12- I Had To Be You (The Gossip Girl Prequel)
Plot:Taking place over their sophomore year, It Had to Be You unveils the secrets behind the hot and sultry summer that Blair, Serena, and Nate’s love triangle begins–and there’s a lot more to this story than anyone realizes. Find out how Blair first snagged Nate, why Serena really left for boarding school, and how the legendary Gossip Girl column began.
Book Name:13- I Will Always Love You
Plot:The original cast returns to New York. Blair and Nate have a whirlwind romance for several days and Nate realizes Blair is the one he was meant to be with. That is until he lays eyes on Serena and is more confused than ever. Dan leaves Evergreen and transfers to Columbia so he can be close to Vanessa. Vanessa is overwhelmed with all of Dan’s ideas of living together and starting a life causing her to cheat on him with Hollis her TA. Chuck returns straight, moneyless, and full of wisdom.