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Subject: Need chick-lit for a young chick!
Date Posted: 7/13/2010 5:07 PM ET
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My daughter loves Chick-lit and so do I but we like different kinds.

While I am 48 and love reading about divorce and having kids etc.

my 22 yr old daughter doesn't.

Her birthday is coming up (Sept.) and I would love to get her some books.

Can you all help with some seggestions of some "Young" chick-lit books (I am not talking about YA)

Just chick -lit for young single, childless women (she liked "Milkrun" if that is any help)

Come on, hit me with the lists! I want a lot to choose from.


Thank you so much for your help!

Date Posted: 7/13/2010 5:40 PM ET
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anything from the Red Dress Ink line she would probably like. also the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella, and almost anything by Meg Cabot

Date Posted: 7/13/2010 6:50 PM ET
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Laurie Graff, whose books are part of Red Dress Ink, wrote one of my favorite books ever, which is called "You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs." It's about the perils of dating and definitely not about divorce and kids and being a mom.

Date Posted: 7/13/2010 8:03 PM ET
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Try Whitney Gaskell: True Love & Other Lies, She, Myself, & I, and Good Luck

Red Dress Ink author Laura Caldwell & Jennifer Sturman (Rachel Benjamin series)

The Frog Prince by Jane Porter

Anything by Emily Giffin, Beth Kendrick, or Sophie Kinsella


Date Posted: 7/14/2010 10:07 AM ET
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She might enjoy a Carol Snow book.  I agree with Emily Giffin or Sophie Kinsella.

Date Posted: 7/14/2010 11:09 AM ET
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Here's some of my favorites:

Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes, Chloe Does Yale by Natalie Krinsky, Everyone Worth Knowing by Laren Weisberger, The Lipstick Chronicles by Emily Carmichael and others, The Second Assistant by Clare Naylor and Mimi Hare, What a Girl Wants by Kristin Billerbeck

There's lots more, but those are some that come to mind for your category. Hope it helps!

Date Posted: 7/14/2010 12:13 PM ET
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I agree with any of the Red Dress Ink books. However I especially like Wendy Markham. I also would like to suggest Meg Cabot, Whitney Lyles, Libby Street, Kirsten Sawyer, Megan Crane, Liza Palmer, Caprice Crane, & Beth Kendrick.

Last Edited on: 7/14/10 12:15 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/14/2010 12:21 PM ET
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This is great guys!

I am making a list!

Thanks you all sooooo much, you have no idea how much this helps!

Last Edited on: 7/14/10 12:29 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 7/14/2010 11:19 PM ET
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Jennifer Weiner's Good in Bed too.

Date Posted: 7/15/2010 9:20 PM ET
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I am around your daughter's age, and I agree, Jennifer Weiner's books are really good. I liked Goodnight Nobody a lot. I also liked Emily Giffin and Tasmina Perry.

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Date Posted: 7/19/2010 4:43 PM ET
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I have a couple of suggestions.  It's Not You, It's Me by Allison Rushby and Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner.  Both have protagonists in their early 20's.