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Publication Order of Gossip Girl Books

Gossip Girl (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Know You Love Me (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
All I Want is Everything (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because I'm Worth It (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Like It Like That (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
You're the One That I Want (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nobody Does it Better (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nothing Can Keep Us Together (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Only in Your Dreams (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Would I Lie to You (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't You Forget About Me (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Had to Be You (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Will Always Love You (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psycho Killer (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Gossip Girl Books

It Had to Be You(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gossip Girl(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psycho Killer(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Know You Love Me(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
All I Want is Everything(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because I'm Worth It(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Like It Like That(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
You're the One That I Want(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nobody Does it Better(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nothing Can Keep Us Together(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Only in Your Dreams(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Would I Lie to You(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't You Forget About Me(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Will Always Love You(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Gossip Girl: The Carlyles Books

The Carlyles (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Just Can't Get Enough (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Take a Chance on Me (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love the One You're With (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of It Girl Books

Publication Order of Gossip Girl: The Manga Graphic Novels

For Your Eyes Only, Vol. 1 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Your Eyes Only, Vol. 2 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Your Eyes Only, Vol. 3 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cecily von Ziegesar Standalone Novels

Cecily von Ziegesar is one of the highly successful novelists from America who likes to write her books based on the young adult genre. She is particularly famous for her young adult novel series titled ‘Gossip Girl’. Author Cecily has also written a few other books based on the drama, short romance, and comedy genres. She was born on June 27, 1970, in New York City, New York, United States. Her family is believed to have originated from the nobility of the Germans. When author Cecily was small, she used to dream of becoming a ballerina after growing up. Her parents had admitted her to ballet classes at the age of three and when she 8 years old, she auditioned for the Ballet School of America. But, her dreams did not see the light of the day as she was rejected at the auditions. As Cecily entered into her teenage years, she began communicating to Manhattan every morning at 6 am in order to attend The Nightingale Bamford School. After her graduation from the Nightingale, author Cecily joined the Colby College. Post her graduation, she began working for a radio station in Budapest, continuing for a period of one year. Cecily returned back to the United States in order to study creative writing at the Arizona University. However, she dropped out from there very soon.

At one point in her life, author Cecily was working for a book packaging firm in the New York City called as Alloy Entertainment. During this time, she got the idea of writing a novel of her own and inspirationally came up with the first book of the Gossip Girl series. Over the course of the next few years, a whole series of novels were published by her in the Gossip Girl series. The books in this series deal with the different views of the high end teenage lifestyles. It became such a huge hit that it was listed on top of the New York Times bestseller list in the year 2002. Later, author Cecily also wrote a spin off of the original book series titled as ‘The It Girl’, which also entered in the bestseller list of New York Times in the year 2005. One of the books in the series revolves around a school called ‘The Constance Billard Girls School’, in which author Cecily has given descriptions of her own alma mater, the Nightingale Bamford School. The novel, Gossip Girl, was adapted into a television shown in the year 2007. It received mixed reviews from the viewers at the time of its premiere. Between episodes one and two, the show lost over a million viewers. For the rest of the episodes, the viewers kept increasing and decreasing.

Several criticisms and controversies also surfaced related to the television show because of the fact that the makers did not include a major portion of the book’s plot, several facts, and a few important characters in the TV show. Due to this, the viewers were very much disappointed. Author Cecily had to come to the rescue of the producers of the show saying that it had most of the plot that has depicted in the original novel. She even highlighted the fact the television show takes place in New York City just like in the novel. In the year 2011, renewed version of the television series was developed in which also Cecily also made a cameo appearance. The Yen Press announced in the year 2009 that it is planning to create a graphic adaptation of the novel that will feature the original story lines and characters. The chapter of the graphic novel was published in the 2010 issue of the Yen Plus magazine. Currently, author Cecily lives in Brooklyn along with her husband named Richard, who works as a Deputy Director at an art fund. They have a couple of children named Oscar and Agnes. The family of author Cecily also consists of a Cornish cat as well as a westie, which is called as Frosty.

The Gossip Girl series written by author Cecily von Ziegesar consists of 13 novels and one novella in total, which were released between the years 2002 and 2011. One of the earliest novels in this series is titled as ‘All I Want is Everything’. It was published by the Poppy publication in the year 2003. The important characters depicted in this book include Nate Archibald, Vanessa Abrams, Serena van der Woodsen, Charles Bass, Blair Waldorf, Jenny Humphrey, Dan Humphrey, etc. The plot begins at the time of Christmas and Serena and Blair are depicted as best friends, who continually play their tricks of partying hard and breaking the hearts of many men from the Caribbean to Park Avenue. On the other hand, it is shown that Cyrus and Blair’s mother are celebrating their honeymoon in a luxurious hotel in Salt Key. When the school holidays begin after the end of midterm exams, Blair, Aaron, Serena, and their company of friends head out to party in the near the coast. While spending their relaxing time between topless bathing and Pina Coladas, Blair and Serena decide to take revenge on Chuck Bass, who was a super jerk. After the holidays, all of them head back to New York City for the New Year’s Party at Serena’s place. At the time of the new year celebration, Blair and Nate seem to go all the way and it is learned about Serena that she is the secret crush of one of the hottest leading men of Hollywood.

One of the other successful books released in the Gossip Girl series is titled as ‘I Like It Like That’. It was also released by the Poppy publishers in the year 2003. The plot of this book revolves around the same set of characters as in the previous novels of the series. At the beginning of the book, it is shown that there is spring break in the school and Serena has moved back to her best friend Blair. The two go on to explore their new love feast and in the process end up almost pulling each other’s hairs. Nate is shown to have indulged in a new relationship with his girlfriend named Georgie. It appears that Nate is going to have a lot happening in his life that he had imagined as Blair, Georgie, and Serena decide to hand out together in the Sun Valley, located in Idaho. Jenny lives in Manhattan and spends lovely time with her new and mysterious boyfriend. Dan has joined office at a literary journal called Red Letter and seems to be going through a hard time in trying to adjust to the new lifestyle. Vanessa is also shown having a good time while shopping with her new boyfriend. As the cold winter gives way to the shining sun, the most fabulous company of youngsters looks ready for an outrageous vacation.

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