For outside reading I started with reading The Carlyles from the series, Gossip Girl: The Carlyles. It was about the Carlyle tripelets moving to New York City and getting used to life on the Upper East Side. This book reminded me of the original Gossip Girl books. Not just because it is a part of the series, but I can see the similarities between the characters in this book and the other books. Jack Laurent reminds me of Blair Waldorf because she is the alpha and she is with the "hottest" guy in the upper east side. J.P reminds be of Nate because all of the girls want to be with him. Baby Carlyle reminds me a Jenny Humphrey because she doesn't really quite get the ways of the upper east side yet.