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Subject: Looking for new Chick Lit.. Any suggestions? =)
Date Posted: 3/5/2009 4:53 PM ET
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I am looking for Chick Lit. It's official I am becoming addicted. =)

To maybe give you an idea of where my tastes range, Ive read and pretty much liked most of everything written by Jennifer Weiner, read the entire Sophie Kinsella series about 200 times each,  I like Kristin Billerbeck, I am completely and utterly trying to get my hands on the 'Red Dress Ink" books, I am on every wishlist for every Jen Lancaster book and probably going to just end up buying these cause I can't wait that long...

I do not like Candace Bushnell!

Truth is.. I'm bored! I have gotten alot of books on here, but the majority are topic related, texts, christian books, etc. I need some FUN books to read before I go crazy!

Can anyone give me any direction or series or author ideas? Any would be greatly appreciated.

Date Posted: 3/5/2009 5:55 PM ET
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if you like Christian chick lit there is a whole slew of authors out there - Camy Tang, Laura Jensen Walker, Erynn Mangum, Rachel Hauck, Trish Perry, Judy Baer, Ginny Aiken, Tracey Bateman, Melody Carlson, Mindy Starns Clark, Penny Culliford, Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt, Denise Hildreth,  Tamara Leigh, Hope Lyda....etc

let me know if you need any more suggestions!

Date Posted: 3/5/2009 5:58 PM ET
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Have you tried Wendy Markham? I have only gotten as far as Slightly Settled in the Slightly series, but I also liked "Mike Mike and Me".

PS: I don't really like Candace Bushnell's books either.

Also, try this: http://candycoveredbooks.com/

Date Posted: 3/5/2009 6:45 PM ET
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Wow! That is a whole lot of authors! =) Thank you guys, you have given me alot to look at. Now I have an excuse for the excessive hours I spend every evening on this site...teehee.

 

Thank you so much for the suggestions, definately going to check them out. =)

Date Posted: 3/5/2009 7:24 PM ET
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I second the Wendy Markham books suggestion. She is so fun! I have recently "discovered" Beth Kendrick lately...her books are great! Jane Porter and Whitney Gaskell are two of my very favorite authors I discovered through PBS. I also like Hester Browne's Little Lady books. If you like the Shopaholic books, you will probably like these, as she is a British author. Some more favorites: Emily Giffin, Marian Keyes, Jane Green, Meg Cabot (Queen of Babble series), Gemma Townley (Sophie Kinsella's sister), and Cara Lockwood.



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Date Posted: 3/5/2009 9:12 PM ET
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Boy am I going to be in trouble with all these new authors. Thanks for all the christian chic lit authors Deborah. I don't think I've read anything my Wendy Markham either. I'll have to look her up.

Date Posted: 3/5/2009 9:31 PM ET
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LOL. ME too!

I wrote down all the names of the authors suggested and have been RL and WL crazy ever since! =)

Oh boy! I'm going to get in so much trouble.

Thank you again everyone who offered suggestions, I am really excited at all the possibilites to check out. Thank you, thank you! =)

Date Posted: 3/5/2009 9:54 PM ET
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Hey, I didn't know Gemma Townley was Sophie K's sister. Wow! What brainpower and creativity run in their DNA!!! Their parents must be so proud and excited! That is so cool.

Date Posted: 3/5/2009 11:20 PM ET
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Oh my Brandi! You did me in! lol. While I thank you profusely for posting that link....uhoh I am in trouble. =)

Okay, so here is a starter list, does anyone happen to have some of these books that would be willing to offer a good deal? (I'm about out of credits,)

Apocalipstick :: Sue Margolis

The Breakup Club :: Melissa Senate

A Clean Slate (Red Dress Ink) :: Laura Caldwell

Fat Chance (Red Dress Ink) :: Deborah Blumenthal

Fat Girl : A True Story :: Judith Moore

Good Luck :: Whitney Gaskell

The Good Wife Strikes Back :: Elizabeth Buchan

Hating Valentine's Day (Red Dress Ink) :: Allison Rushby

Hello, It's Me :: Wendy Markham

A Little Change Of Face (Red Dress Ink) :: Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Little White Lies :: Gemma Townley

Loose Screws (Red Dress Ink ) :: Karen Templeton

Love, Suburban Style :: Wendy Markham

A Minor Indiscretion (Red Dress Ink) :: Carol Matthews

Neurotica :: Sue Margolis

Out of the Blue (Red Dress Ink) :: Isabel Wolff

Slightly Single (Red Dress Ink Novels) :: Wendy Markham

Something Blue :: Emily Giffin

Speechless (Red Dress Ink) :: Yvonne Collins, Sandy Rideout

Stupid and Contagious :: Caprice Crane

Wacky Chicks : Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women :: Simon Doonan

What Do You Do All Day"" : A Novel :: Amy Scheibe

Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakthrough :: Isabel Sharpe

Wonderboy (Red Dress Ink) :: Fiona Gibson

 

Date Posted: 3/6/2009 2:15 AM ET
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Johanna Edwards, Jessica Brody, Jane Heller, Cecilia Ahern, Judith McNaught, Julie James, they all start with J names.

Date Posted: 3/6/2009 2:42 AM ET
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Judith McNaught isn't chick lit though, she's more straight up romance



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Date Posted: 3/30/2009 5:36 PM ET
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I'd second Hester Browne. I just finished the most recent book in the series, The Little Lady Agency and the Prince, and really enjoyed it.

If you don't mind a paranormal tinge to your chick lit, the Katie Chadler books by Shanna Swendson are fun.

Pretty much anything by Carole Matthews is entertaining.

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 5:41 PM ET
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I recently got into the shopaholic books, i have shopaholic ties the knot on my bookshelf

Date Posted: 4/9/2009 10:43 AM ET
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Have you read How to sleep with a movie star by Kristin Harmel? I loved this book!

 

Date Posted: 4/9/2009 3:50 PM ET
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Check out the British/Irish Chick Lit thread. It tends to be much better written than American.

I posted a number of book reviews there that might give you some ideas.

Also, consider Lad lit - Nick Hornby, Jonathan Tropper. It has men as main characters, but contains the same elements of chick lit (ie romance and humor).

I hope you like it!

Subject: More chick lit recommendations for you...
Date Posted: 4/9/2009 9:15 PM ET
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I've found this genre pretty addicting, too. I loved Sophie Kinsella's stuff, and also loved just about everything by Marian Keyes. If you haven't read Bridget Jones' Diary and its sequel, those are must-haves. I have a bunch of other chick lit on my bookshelf that I would recommend -- they've all been fun reads: Swapping Lives by Jane Green Six Reasons to Stay a Virgin by Louise Harwood The Second Assistant by Mimi Hare and Claire Naylor Nearlyweds by Beth Kendrick 24-Karat Kids by Judy Goldstein and Sebastian Stuart The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham Goodbye, Jimmy Choo by Annie Sanders I'm With Cupid by Diane Stingley Learning Curves : A Novel of Sex, Suits, and Business Affairs by Gemma Townley Happy reading!
Date Posted: 5/27/2009 1:42 AM ET
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DEFINITELY try Kristin Higgins.  I only "discovered" her a few weeks ago myself and fell in love.  Her books are really similar to Sophie Kinsella, Meg Cabot and Jennifer Crusie.  She hasn't written too many, but I've read all of them except for her first novel, Fools Rush In, and every single one of them ended up on my "keeper" list - my favorite, though, is Too Good to be True, followed closely by Catch of the Day.

Date Posted: 5/30/2009 8:53 PM ET
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For Christian Chick Lit, I really like the Yada Yada Prayer Group series by Neta Jackson.

Date Posted: 5/30/2009 9:34 PM ET
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Every chick lit i've read lately have been so predictable.  Anyone have suggestions for chick lit that isn't so.

 

 

Date Posted: 5/30/2009 10:30 PM ET
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kYRA DAVIS has a lot of good books

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 1:48 PM ET
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Melissa, I have found Jane Green's books do not always turn out the way I think they will. Give those a try!

Date Posted: 6/1/2009 12:22 AM ET
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Good luck trying to find unpredictable chick lit.  If you were to define "chick lit" you add "predictable".  I can't help myself though, I still love it.

Date Posted: 6/1/2009 12:04 PM ET
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This post got me in BIG trouble.

LOL. I have now officially become a Chick Lit addict. Filled an entire bookshelf with TBR (mostly Chick Lit), my RL is mostly Chick Lit, my WL (the ones on there that are for me anyways) are mostly Chick Lit... My watch list on Ebay? Mostly Chick lit... Barnes and Noble wish list, you get the idea..

I am SO addicted.. HELP! lol

Date Posted: 6/15/2009 11:47 PM ET
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I just discovered a new author (for me at least) named Bridie Clark.  I really liked the one book I've read of hers, Because She Can.  I think that's her only book, but it's pretty good.  Can't wait for her second.

Date Posted: 6/16/2009 8:36 AM ET
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*** never mind!



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