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Chick-lit Reading List

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Another one of my great loves is reading! I love to settle in with a good book and read for hours on end. My favorite type of books are quick witted romantic comedies...I used to call them bubble gum pop love stories, until I found out the proper name for them, chick-lit. It all started with the recommendation that I read a Sophie Kinsella book, then after reading all of her books I moved onto Emily Giffin (my favorite thus far) and I was then stuck on all books chick-lit. I have dabbled with a few other authors like Lauren Weisberger and Candice Bushnell, but in my personal opinion while these books are good I do not LOVE these books as I do the other two authors.  I have since been looking for other similar authors to read and just yesterday I came across this article from TresSugar.com...see below: 

Chick lit gets a bad rap, but we don't think it's a waste of a genre. Breezy and smart need not be mutually exclusive, so we asked you for your favorite chick-lit novels that are as intelligent as they are fun.

Here's 20 books to watch for when you want a read that's light but not empty.

 

  1. Can You Keep a Secretby Sophie Kinsella
  2. Something Borrowedby Emily Giffin
  3. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  4. Smart Girls Like Meby Diane Vadino
  5. Sushi For Beginnersby Marian Keyes
  6. Twenties Girlby Sophie Kinsella
  7. My Best Friend's Girlby Dorothy Koomson
  8. Pink Slipby Rita Ciresi
  9. Trading Up by Candace Bushnell
  10. The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank

Get the other 10 below.

  1. Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell
  2. The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne
  3. The Godmother by Carrie Adams
  4. Something Blueby Emily Giffin
  5. Last Chance Saloonby Marian Keyes
  6. The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri
  7. My Heart May Be Broken, but My Hair Still Looks Great by Dixie Cash
  8. Sweet Dreams at the Goodnight Motelby Curtis Ann Matlock
  9. Four Blondes by Candace Bushnell
  10. The Pactby Jodi Picoult

So in between designing candy buffets for upcoming events I am going to attempt to read my way through this list, I will keep everyone updated with my thoughts after each one. Keep in mind I have already read all the Sophie Kinsella, Lauren Weisberger, Candice Bushnell and Emily Giffin books so I will not blog about those, but if you have any questions or comments about them I would love to chat about it.  Or if you have any other recommendations that are not on this list let me know. 

Just last night I started reading Sushi for Beginners...so far it is a quick witted funny book that takes place in Ireland. I will keep you posted on my review!