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What's Buzzworthy? Smart Chick Lit

What's Buzzworthy? Smart Chick Lit

After I reviewed The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, user jadenirvana put in a request for more books that fall into the elusive "thinking girl's chick lit" category. I thought that sounded like a great Buzzworthy Challenge — after all, that's one of my favorite book genres, too.

I usually bristle at the phrase "chick lit" (much like "chick flick") because I think it's come to refer to lighthearted beach reads that lack any real depth or substance. But Girls' Guide writer Melissa Bank and others prove that books about and for women can still be intelligent, well-written literature. I'd love to know which books on your shelf fit into this category. To get you started, I've bookmarked Girls' Guide along with Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, a smart novel about a small-town girl at a prestigious East Coast boarding school.

Using BuzzSugar's cool Buzzworthy bookmarking tool, just find the books you love on the Web, bookmark them as Buzzworthy, and tag or title your choices with the phrase smart chick lit. Then, I'll post some readers' favorites next week.

To find out how to create a Buzzworthy bookmark,

Don't worry: TeamSugar makes it easy to bookmark and capture anything on the Web that you consider "Buzzworthy." If you already have a "That's Fab" button on your browser's tool bar, you can use that to bookmark your Buzzworthy items. If you don't have the TeamSugar bookmarking button on your toolbar, you can learn how to get it by watching this video.


LizaToad LizaToad 10 years
awwwwww/.... i'm so sad i missed this challange! i want to add - laurie Nataro's book I love everybody and other atrocious lies... that girl cracks me up.
CortneyLynn CortneyLynn 10 years
Melissa Bank came out with another novel called "The Wonder Spot" a few years ago...very good as well, true to her writing style.
shellbelle1 shellbelle1 10 years
Oh I loved Prep!! I thought it was a great read. Laughed, cried, all that good stuff....
CM213 CM213 10 years
i love chick lits. i've read Girl's Guide and thought it was a wonderful book. Prep sounds interesting. i think i'll read it next. i've rread a couple of good ones. i recommend reading Something Borrowed and Something Blue by Emily Griffin. great chick lits. also, Can You Keep a Secret and The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella is are great reads also. oh and also I Did (But I Wouldn't Now) by Cara Lockwood. that's just some that i've read.
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
No I Haven't.
DivAshleigh DivAshleigh 10 years
i have read Prep and it is soo good!
designergirl designergirl 10 years
I also found prep to be disappointing... It started out ok and just got worse and worse. By the end, I hated that character!
sanD13 sanD13 10 years
oooh im going to put this on my summer reading list
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
No really feeling Prep.
kendallina kendallina 10 years
I have Prep on my bookshelf, but I haven't had the time to start reading it. This post might be my motivation.
swwonder swwonder 10 years
Looking forward to this challenge - I need a few recommendations.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
Really? I found Prep a little disappointing...
theworldloves theworldloves 10 years
I read prep a few years ago and I loved it!!! I LOVE reading with a passion, hehe...
luckybelle luckybelle 10 years
I love Prep!
ohmondieu ohmondieu 10 years
I don't know about prep, I started reading it when i was 13 but got bored, does it get any better?
mom2 mom2 10 years
btw LOVE girls guide - one of my fav! along with valley of the dolls! (and notebook obviously)
mom2 mom2 10 years
i have this - havent read? any more reviews??
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Prep is a great read. Love this challenge, Buzz!
xo_verity xo_verity 10 years
Ive heard about 'Prep' Apparentley, its reallt good! Next time I go shopping, I think I might buy it!
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
ugh i am so addicted to books...buying books...i cant ever just go to the library when i really should. off to amazon to hunt!
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
ohhh i love this! next to mysteries and thrillers these are my favorite type of reading for pleasure books
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