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Subject: Your favorite chick lit books
Date Posted: 4/1/2008 10:46 PM ET
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Would love to find some really interesting, readable chick lit ... please post the ones you liked/loved, and PM me if you think there is one that I definitely should read.  Thanks:-)  Amie

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 12:25 AM ET
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Amie, anything by Melissa Nathan I would highly recommend especially The Nanny.

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 12:28 AM ET
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Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

Dating Without Novocaine by Lisa Cach

Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella

Jemima J by Jane Green

Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner

Not in any particular order!  They are all good!  :)

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 7:35 AM ET
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More suggestions:

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes

The Balance Thing by Margaret Dumas

Something Blue by Emily Giffin

Unpredictable by Eileen Cook

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 5:23 PM ET
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Freya North is good.

She has four books that are linked, but each book is about a different member of the family, three girls, and their uncle, who has been a mother to them since their mother left to be with a cowboy from Texas.

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 5:30 PM ET
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The Undomestic Goddess was hilarious! I also liked Confessions of a Shopaholic and  The Nanny Diaries.

Subject: Thanks!
Date Posted: 4/2/2008 6:48 PM ET
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Thanks to the gals who posted some of their favorite books/authors.  I plan to try these books out!  Amie

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 6:49 PM ET
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Oh, I forgot about The Dim Sum of All Things by Kim Wong Keltner.  A good one, too.



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Subject: Good Chick lit
Date Posted: 4/2/2008 11:45 PM ET
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Have you ever read anything by Meg Cabot? Because she is hilarious! My favorite books by Meg Cabot are
Boy Meets Girl (really fun and readable, I've read it about 5 times) and the Heather Wells series (begins with "Size 12 is Not Fat). The Heather Wells series is basically mystery/chic lit . . . but mostly chic lit.

Subject: Good chick lit
Date Posted: 4/3/2008 4:23 PM ET
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I would recommend any of the books by Alisa Valdes Rodriquez. I happened upon one of her books by accident and had to go out and read all the others.

Date Posted: 4/3/2008 11:30 PM ET
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I LOVE Janet Evanovich's "Plum Series", but really any Janet Evanovich is good.

I also recommend Emily Giffin books.

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 7:34 AM ET
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My favorite is Mary Kay Andrews, especially Little Bitty Lies.  I think of it as Sex and the City goes South, although more of chic-lit for the middle-aged.

Subject: chick lit.
Date Posted: 4/4/2008 11:25 AM ET
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first of all I must agree with everyone else's posts. I would have to say anything by Marian Keyes and Jennifer Wiener.

 

angela

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 12:00 AM ET
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Marian Keyes is the best.  I just picked up 3 book at our FOL today.  I hope they are good.  One is "Confessions of a Pregnant Princess" by Swan Adamson, the others are "You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs" and Looking for Mr. Goodfrog" by Laurie Graff.  I have never heard of any of the authors but I hope they are funny.  I am in the mood for "funny".

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 9:40 PM ET
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Meg Cabot's Heather Wells books: Size 12 is Not Fat, Size 14 is Not Fat Either, Big Boned. I liked all of these.

Miss Invisible - Laura Jensen Walker - christian 'chick lit'

It's Never too Late to Get a Life - Heather Estay - older 'hen lit'

I've also liked the first 2(haven't read the 3rd) Sophie Katz books b ut can't think of the author :-(  sex, murder and a double latte I think is the title of the 1st ETA: Kyra DAvis is the author



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Date Posted: 4/7/2008 12:34 PM ET
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I also am a big fan of Marian Keys, Sophie Kinsella, and Jennifer Wiener.

I also loved Elizabeth Noble's The Reading Group. But I was disappointed in her second book, The Friendship Test.

Ooh, and Summer Sisters by Judy Blume was awesome! It's in my bookshelf. If you loved Judy Blume as a child, you will love this book.

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 1:32 PM ET
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I will second Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series and Janet Evanovich's Number series (with Stephanie Plum)

Date Posted: 5/1/2008 11:25 PM ET
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I think it all started with Kathleen Woodiwiss many years ago.

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 12:09 AM ET
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I have read most of the suggested authors and totally agree: Evanovich, Weiner, and Giffin are all great!  I've read everything by all of them and you can't miss.

Funny Chick Lit:  Also, all of Rachel Gibson &  Jennifer Crusie' books, Lori Avocato (Pauline Sokol series), Brenda Scott Lee (Monkey Love), Linda Francis Lee (Sexy books), Cecelia Ahern (Love, Rosie)

More serious: Marisa DeLos Santos (Love Walked In), anything by Jodi Piccoult and Kristin Hannah, Susan Wiggs, Linda Howard, Tami Hoag, Julie Garwood.  All of Richard Paul Evans or Nicolas Sparks books too.

Historical Romance:  Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon is great and will keep you busy for a long time but don't let that stop you.  Sara Donati's books are great.  Paullina Simons "The Bronze Horseman" series.

I just remembered 2 more books by Lolly Winston, "Good Grief" and "Happiness Sold Separately"



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Date Posted: 5/5/2008 2:13 PM ET
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Last night I started The Men's Guide to the Women's Bathroom by Jo Barrett and so far is laugh out loud funny!  I didn't expect this, but it's a fun read so far.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 4:19 PM ET
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I'm not big into chick lit but LOVE the Marian Keyes books! 

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 4:34 PM ET
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I really like Cecelia Ahern's books.  :)

Date Posted: 6/18/2008 6:39 AM ET
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If you can find them, and this is the place for that isn't it, Esther Friesner edited a series of fantasy chick-lit anthologies, Chicks in Chain Mail, The Chicks in the Mail and Did Someone Say Chicks? are three of the titles, there may be one or two others I'm not sure.

Date Posted: 6/20/2008 2:38 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/21/2008 12:18 AM ET
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Bridget Jones' Diary is the classic of the genre, IMO. I loved that book!

I'm also very fond of Jennifer Crusie, try Bet Me or Welcome to Temptation.

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