Preppy Books

I often receive emails inquiring about my favorite preppy books, so I decided to compile a list. This list is by no means complete. Please feel free to add your favorite books.

  • A Season in Purgatory – Dominick Dunne
  • A Separate Peace – John Knowles
  • Bergdorf Blondes – Plum Sykes
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
  • Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  • Emily Post Etiquette 18th Edition – By Peggy Post, Anna Post, Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning
  • Gossip Girl series – Cecily von Ziegesar
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips – James Hilton
  • Prep: A Novel – Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Sex and the City – Candace Bushnell
  • Take Ivy – Shosuke Ishizu
  • The Ex-Debutante – Linda Francis Lee
  • The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Official Preppy Handbook – Lisa Birnbach
  • This Side of Paradise – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • True Prep – Lisa Birnbach with Chip Kidd


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