Title: Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails
Authors: Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss
Illustrator: Carolyn Bahar
Original Publication Date: May 01, 2018
Genre(s): Fiction, Humor, Chick Lit

Goodreads Synopsis: “Based on the column of the same name that appeared in The Toast, Hey Ladies! is a laugh-out-loud read that follows a fictitious group of eight 20-and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and, of course, the planning of a disastrous wedding. This instantly relatable story is told entirely through emails, texts, DMs, and every other form of communication known to man.

The women in the book are stand-ins for annoying friends that we all have. There’s Nicole, who’s always broke and tries to pay for things in Forever21 gift cards. There’s Katie, the self-important budding journalist, who thinks a retweet and a byline are the same thing. And there’s Jen, the DIY suburban bride-to-be. With a perfectly pitched sardonic tone, Hey Ladies! will have you cringing and laughing as you recognize your own friends, and even yourself.”


Hey Ladies! was such a fun book! The best part was the illustration of all the characters on the very first page. I didn’t have to imagine how anyone looked because I already knew! There were also Pinterest board screenshots and selfie illustrations embedded in their back and forth e-mails– this just added so much spunk! My heart jumped every time I saw one, seriously, that’s how happy they made me.

I was laughing my booty off all throughout and, I honestly loved all the girls. They may have been annoying but, they were always there for each other when it was important. Gracie was my least favorite– she was super flaky and my most favorite was Allie, even if I’m in the minority with that opinion. She’s the kind of friend I would want.

Every page is an e-mail from one of the girls, sometimes there are texts, and other times, Jen’s mom is included, too. I was such a fan of this format but, it’s hard not getting to actually read about the events. We just get the “that was so much fun last night” e-mails. I wanted to know more about what happened…

If anyone says they hated this book, they’re lying! Just because it’s a pointless read doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good one.

Dates Read: Oct. 03-Oct. 06, 2019
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5

The only time you should text a man first is never.Ice Queens Melt Hearts

“I know the holidays can be a very stressful time — people tend to take stock of where they are in life vs. where they thought they might be. That disconnect can be really painful.”

28 thoughts on “Hey Ladies! by Michelle Markowitz & Caroline Moss

  1. “The only time you should text a man first is never.” – is this where I go wrong? I’m not afraid to say hi first because I feel like not all girls do and it might be seen as being more assertive 😛

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    1. Lol, aw, it’s more of a joke because they are saying if you are an “ice queen” (like cold at heart) you wouldn’t text first but, I asked my boyfriend & he said, “I’d never expect a girl to text me first but, I wouldn’t mind if she did.” In my opinion, though, I am more submissive than assertive & in the beginning of a relationship, I haven’t & probably never would text first. 😛

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          1. Nooooo I want to own a hardcover. I don’t think they made a hardcover though. I didn’t see one on Amazon where they says “See all editions” or whatever it is it says. “See all versions” something.


  2. Ooh this book sounds like fun! I’ve never read a book in this format before, I was expecting a much different review because I couldn’t imagine the emails etc being enjoyable but I’m so happy to hear how much you liked this book that I’m actually very keen to give it a read 😍😍😍 I’m definitely going to have to pick this up at some point, I love how it’s based upon the girls friendship etc! So fun! Thanks for sharing Hunida ❤️

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    1. I really like books like this! Ones that are written in back & forth snail mail letters, diary entries, or include text messages, too! It’s always so fun & quick to read. 😊 I hope you like it if you read it, Jennie! 💗

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  3. I had never heard of a book in this kind of format that’s kind of fun and it actually kind of reminds me of the one I just read, Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. We get insight from the guy who reads their emails and some emails are definitely more detailed and go in-depth. But anyway I will add this to my list too

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      1. You think so? XD LOL
        I did like Attachments, even though it was a back and forth and we are reading emails, we still get an idea of what kind of person they are, and we as readers also get to know the “internet officer” and his thoughts on reading said emails and his feelings about it more or less, like he feels conflicted and what not. The ending was a given I think but I really liked the story that got them there. I’d recommend it and if you ever read it, I cnnot wait to read your thoughts on it 🙂

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        1. Ah, maybe! The characters are just a bit annoying lol. I think I had recently removed Attachments from my TBR on Goodreads because I saw in the Preview that it’s narrated in 3rd person but, I re-added it to my list for the e-mails. I’m looking forward to reading it now that I know you enjoyed it, hehe, thank you, Rossy!! I’ll def let you know what I think when I get to reading it!! ❤

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          1. Yeah I forget you’re not a huge fan of 3rd person, I don’t mind it much, it’s a different perspective because you also get in everyone’s heads instead of guessing about the other person(s) lol
            i hope you like it but will not take offense if you don’t 🙂

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