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Smart Chick Lit

What's Your Favorite Smart Chick-Lit Novel?

Chick lit gets a bad rap. Yes, there are books with ridiculous plots and atrocious writing, but as author Michele Gorman points out that's true of any genre.

You never know when you're going to find quality writing slapped between a pink cover and purple font, so tell us your favorite chick-lit find and why.

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carolineishere carolineishere 6 years
I love Kinsella, Giffin and Kristen Billerbeck. I trudged through the crap that was the Devil Wears Prada (I swear she didn't have an editor & I hated the 'heroine'--movie was tons better). Bushnell's books are pretty much the same with unlikable lead characters. Speaking of movies that are better than the books: Legally Blonde. Movie=adorable & book=high school style writing.
LaBellaViola LaBellaViola 6 years
Jen Lancaster! All of her books are hysterical! Start with her first, Bitter is the New Black.
blooditsnotfunny blooditsnotfunny 6 years
Just finished reading The Center of Everything-- I really liked it! All time favorite at this point is Eat Pray Love-- not sure if I'd classify that as chick lit, but I doubt many males would enjoy it, so... just putting it out there.
frumpydarling frumpydarling 6 years
I love Candace Bushnell's books, & I enjoy Cecilia Ahern's books. Are we all expected to read serious books about wars all of the time? It's nice to read a book that makes you think once in a while, but chick lit is a fun, light genre to have fun with!
whats-her-name whats-her-name 6 years
Pretty much anything Jodi Picoult. Keeping Faith, Vanishing Acts, The Tenth Circle, The Pact...
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
The closest thing to chick-lit I've ever read is The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing. Is that considered chick-lit? I quite liked it, whatever it is considered.
sandra6dee sandra6dee 6 years
What about Jennifer Crusie? I adore her books. They're perfect if you just want a fun and easy read.
Datura2112 Datura2112 6 years
The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri, Texas Hill Country Series by Lisa Wingate (fun!), My Heart May Be Broken But My Hair Still Looks Great by Dixie Cash, Sweet Dreams at the Goodnight Motel by Curtiss Matlock. I didn't care for Sophie Kinsella, her writing just seemed to go on and on without going anywhere. Never read Candice Bushnell.
bentley1530 bentley1530 6 years
Twenties Girl is my favorite book by Sophie Kinsella. Also My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson is a great three hankie read.
littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 6 years
Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes! Also, is Dorothy Koomson classed as chick-lit? She is good. Lauren Weisenberger also :-)
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 6 years
Marian Keyes- Sushi for Beginners or Last Chance Saloon
laceykk23 laceykk23 6 years
Emily Giffin's books, all of them, they are all so good! also the Jessica Darling series, it follows her from high school to adulthood, its a favorite of mine. Jennifer Weiner's books are all good!
ladylove004 ladylove004 6 years
Something Borrowed/Something Blue and Summer Sisters... They keep you intrigued in what will happen next, which is one of the main qualities I look for in the books I read.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
I love chicklit and have many favorites, but I love Something Borrowed and Something Blue the most too, plus Emily Giffin's other books including the new one, Heart of the Matter (less so on Love the One You're With, but loved Baby Proof as well). I also love Sophie Kinsella and the Shopaholic books, but my fav of hers is Undomestic Goddess. And her books written by pseudonym Madeleine Wickham are less good, though I'm getting into Wedding Girl right now. I agree, Candice Bushnell is quite amazing, and then there's just other random books I love, including The Devil Wears Prada and Everyone Worth Knowing.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
I really don't like the chick lit genre, and I think its bad rap is very well-deserved. But, I have to admit that I liked The Devil Wears Prada.
susan1326 susan1326 6 years
Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella. Better than the Shopaholic series to me.
millarci millarci 6 years
The Devil Wears Prada!
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