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ALL OF THESE ARE ON MY SHELF, I'M GETTING RID OF TO GET MORE AMAZING BOOKS!
I'M ALSO OFFERING A 3 FOR 2 THIS WEEK.
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I would recommend two different series...
1. The first series starts with Bubbles Unbound by Sarah Strohmeyer, and is similar to the Stephanie Plum novels...very funny and pretty quick reads.
2. The second series starts with Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson...these are HILARIOUS!!! They are VERY quick reads and just crack me up the entire time I am reading...
Hope you enjoy these series as much as I did!
I just finished a book by Shane Bolks called The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Men I've Dated and it was so good. It's been awhile since I've read a book I could not put down, and after a few disappointments from books that were on top of my list of must reads I grabbed this book from my shelf and was so happy I did.
I"m sorta new to then genre and older (40 almost 41) so my tastes might be a bit different but I've enjoyed the following books(probably more that I can't think of!) for one reason or another..
Kyra Davis' 3 books - sophie katz mysteries : 'sex, murder and a double latte', 'murder, betrayal and killer highlights', and 'obsession, deceit and really dark chocolate'...silly in a way but I've liked the first 2 and started the 3rd
I'ts Never too Late to get a life - heather estay - woman is older (think 50 something) and it's funny. there are 2 more that I've gotten but haven't read in the series
Jemima J - ok, have no idea why this appealed ot me other than the woman being overweight but I couldn't put the book down once I started it so must be something to it LOL!
Harlequin Next line - no, these aren't 'romances' per se..at least not the ones I've liked..there's been some romance in it but not the descriptive love scenes/focus on 'needing a man' etc but the main characters are older and my favorites have been sorta like mysteries : debra webb's 'never happened' sure wish she'd done a series out of this one!, charlotte douglas' maggie skerritt series, and stevi mitman's life on long island can be murder series are all very good reads.
Miss Inivisble - Laura Jensen Walke - chrisitan based chick lit and belive me it has to be good for me to recommend this genre (ok I'm christian but hate hate hate having it shoved down my throat or being so dang obviously preachy) this one has an overweight person and I really enjoyed it.
Reconstructing Natalie - laura jensen walker - another christian based chick lit about struggling through breast cancer. this one wasn't as fu nny as miss invisible due to the subject matter but did have its cute parts. enjoyed it and also cried in places.
Meg Cabot's heather wells msyteries - size 12 is nto fat and size 14 is not fat either..have big boned(the 3rd) ordered..these are great reads. very funny in places and a very likeable main character.
laura jensen walker has 2 other chick lit boks that are out
dreaming in technicolor and dreaming in black and white
she has a new one coming out next year as well - daring chloe
A lot of the books I recommend are wishlisted.
1. The Shopaholic series - Sophie Kinsella
2. The Men's Guide to the Women's Bathroom - Jo Barrett (very quick read and funny)
3. Little Pink Slips - Sally Koslow
4. Diary of a Mad Bride/Diary of a Mad Mom to Be - Laura Wolf
5. Hollywood Girls Club - Maggie Marr
6. The Stephanie Plum series (I know this is not really "chicklit" but it's fun to read - Janet Evanovich
Let me keep thinking of more.
Books I recommend that I have on my bookshelf:
I absolutely loved Something Borrowed and Something Blue, both by Emily Giffin. Her books are more substantial than some other chick lit, I think, but they're just as juicy. I appreciate how Giffin writes about real-life situations without depriving the stories of their complexity.
Of course, I also loved Good in Bed, by Jennifer Weiner. A classic! And an uplifting one, at that.
Sarah Dessen's This Lullaby is considered YA fiction, but I think it's appropriate for adults as well (I'm 24 and I love her work!). I also have hardcover Dessen if you are interested--just PM me!
Books I recommend that I don't have on my shelf:
Summer Sisters, by Judy Blume (one of my all-time favorites)
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte; Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen (the original chick-lit!)
I LOVE the two Laurie Notaro books I've read. She has a whole bunch of them, that I'm on wishlists for though. I've read Autobiography of a Fat Bride, and The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life. She's REALLY funny, esp if you are a member of the Idiot Girls' Action-Adveture Club like I am. The IGAAC is her first book, so you might get a better since of her writing if you read that first, however I liked her Fat Bride one a little better.