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Subject: I want to order more books! What are your top THREE favorite Chick Lits?
Date Posted: 1/19/2008 9:16 PM ET
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Need ideas!  TIA~!

Subject: Chick Lit Books
Date Posted: 1/20/2008 4:24 PM ET
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I recently read Hot Wheels and High Heels by Jane Graves.  Hillarious!!  I went out and ordered several more by her because I really like her writing style! 

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 12:34 PM ET
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Anything by Jane Green and Sophie Kinsella.  Also check out Candy Covered Books LiNK  Gives you many more chicklit books than I could ever mention!  LOL

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 11:23 PM ET
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I just finished  "A Total Waste of Makeup" , by Kim Gruenenfelder, and it was so funny.  Laugh out loud funny.  It reminded me a lot of Sophia Kinsella books.  I can't wait to read another one of her books.  I highly recommend this book! 

Subject: Chick Lit
Date Posted: 1/23/2008 5:28 PM ET
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Sophie Kinsella is my #1 runaway favorite!  I also like Jill Kargman (some are co-authored with Carrie Karasyov).

For the Moms out there, Ayelet Waldman.  Many of Waldman's books are mysteries, but as a Mom, I found them to be hilarious!

 

Some other great reads lately: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls; Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald, and The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani.

 

I just finished Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez.

 

BTW, I am so happy to have found this Discussion Forum!!!!

Date Posted: 1/25/2008 6:20 PM ET
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I liked Meg Cabot's Heather Wells books (Size 12 is not Fat, Size 14 is not fat either, and Big Boned). I also liked 'It's Never too late to get a life' by estay (I'm older!), and am reading the 3rd book by Kyra Davis about Sophie Katz..I think it starts with 'sex, murder and a double latte'. I also liked 'miss invisible' by laura jensen walker.

Date Posted: 2/1/2008 4:55 PM ET
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Sophie Kinsella

Marian Keyes

Anita Shreve

Date Posted: 2/1/2008 9:25 PM ET
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Marian Keyes, Meg Cabot, and I LOVED P.S. I Love You.

Date Posted: 2/2/2008 3:39 AM ET
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I recently read a gem called Julia's Chocolate by Cathy Lamb that I'd highly recommend.  Another favorite isn't so new - but Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner.



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Date Posted: 2/10/2008 11:13 PM ET
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I just read my first two Stephanie Bond books - I really liked them.  They read with a light and easy style, yet are well thought out who-dun-its.

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 4:35 PM ET
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Top 3 faves...

Jennifer Crusie, Sophie Kinsella, JoAnn Mapson (for "friendship" chick lit)

LaurieB

 

Subject: top three chic lit
Date Posted: 2/27/2008 9:40 AM ET
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Bridget Jones' Diary, Bridget JOnes Edge of Reason, and Confessions of a Shopaholic, and anything by Jane Austen. Okay, that's not 'top three'...and maybe not stritcly 'chic lit' either. But there you go.

 

PLEASE CHECK OUT MY SHELF. And if anybody out there reads German and would like to read some german 'chic lit' let me know! I love this author named Ildiko von Kuerthy who writes fanstic chic lit.  Bridet Jones-esque...

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 11:20 AM ET
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I'm a big Carole Matthews fan as her books tend to deal with marriage and children and those days when we just want to escape all of that. She is English so her books reflect that. I think I have almost all of her books and haven't read a bad one yet.

I also really like Wendy Markham, Melissa Senate and Jane Sigaloff to give you a few authors that haven't been mentioned. :)

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 4:29 AM ET
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Nora Roberts is the best ever.

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 11:24 AM ET
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My two favorites are Janet Evanovich's Number series (with Stephanie Plum) and Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series.

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 7:55 PM ET
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One book I read lately that was different that the typical chicklit was The Men's Guide to the Women's Bathroom by Jo Barrett. I'm not sure if it's available or not, but certainly worth picking up.

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 11:09 AM ET
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I love Nora Roberts, Fern Michaels, Sandra Brown, Debbie Mcomber and Susan Wiggs. Just to name a few....lol

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 3:35 PM ET
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Meg Roberts "Queen of Babble" is hilarious.  She has 2 other Queen of Babble books I am going to pick up as soon as I can get my hands on them.   Also another series I am going to track down.

Whitney Lyles' books are also funny and I can't put them down.

Sophie Kinsella - enough said!!!!

 

 

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 11:04 AM ET
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Everyone Worth Knowing (I forget the author's name at the moment...it's the same woman who wrote The Devil Wears Prada....Lauren Weis-something?) I LOVED that book.

I also really enjoyed Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown by Adena Halpbern (spelling could be wrong there), which is non-fiction but I think still fits in the chick-lit catecory. It was a really great, quick read.

 

And I'll second the "anything by Jane Austen." She's so wonderful.



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Date Posted: 3/19/2008 11:25 AM ET
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The Good,The Bad, and The Ugly Men I've Dated- Shane Bolks was one of the best chick lit books I've ever read.  I loved it, didn't want it to finish.  Also A Student of Weather which isn't really a chick lit but was such a awesome book that I have to recommend it.  Stayed up till 4 am reading this book. 

Date Posted: 3/22/2008 5:47 AM ET
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Yes, I agree that Marian Keys and Jenifer Cruisie are great reads. I also enjoy Jane Heller, whom I've discovered recently. I don't know if Susan Elizabeth Phillips is exactly chick lit, but she has some very enjoyable characters and hilarious scenes. Oh yes, and Sarah Strohmeyer's "The Sleeping Beauty Proposal" was fun. I'm getting ready to read her "Cinderella Pact".

Since people have mentioned Jane Austen, I will submit Georgette Heyer as well.  I'll be sure to check out some of the above-mentioned authors myself.

Subject: a list of the above mentioned books alphabetically, by author
Date Posted: 3/22/2008 7:52 PM ET
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Below is a list of the authors and books discussed so far. Feel free to PM me if I have misspelled anything or gotten anything wrong.

I hope I do not offend anyone my taking it upon myself to make this list. I was going to make it for myself so that I could check off new authors to try. I thought I might as well post it so others could use it too.

Amirrezvani, Anita - The Blood Of Flowers

Austen, Jane

Barrett, Jo - The Men's Guide To The Women's Bathroom

Bolks, Shane - The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Men I've Dated, A Student Of Weather (?same author)

Bonds, Stephanie - Well thought out who-dun-its

Brown, Sandra

Cabot, Meg - Size 12 Is Not Fat, Size 14 Is Not Fat Either, Big Boned (Heather Wells books), Queen of Babble

Candy Covered Books - see MaryMary's post on 1/21/08 for the link, I am not sure what this is.

Crane, Caprice - Stupid And Contagious

Cruisie, Jenifer

Davis, Kyra - books about Sophie Katz - Sex, Murder And A Double Latte

Estay - It's Never Too Late To Get A Life

Evanovich, Janet - Number Series with Stephanie Plum

Fielding, Helen - Bridget Jones' Diary, Bridget Jones Edge Of Reason

Fitzgerald, Laura - Veil Of Roses

Graves, Jane - Hot Wheels And High Heels

Gruenenfelder, Kim - A Total Waste Of Makeup

Halpbern, Adena - Target Underwear And A Vera Wang Gown

Heller, Jane

Heyer, Georgette

Kargman, Jill  (some are co-authored with Carrie Karasyov)

Keys, Marian

Kinsella, Sophia - Shopaholic Series

Lamb, Cathy - Julia's Chocolate

Lyles, Whitney

Markham, Wendy

Matthews, Carole - her books tend to deal with marriage and children/English

Mapson, JoAnn - for "friendship" chick lit

Mcomber, Debbie

Michaels, Fern

Mlynoski, Sarah - Fishbowl, Milk Run, As Seen On TV, Monkey Business, Me Vs Me

Phillips, Susan Elizabeth

Roberts, Nora

Rodriguez, Deborah - Kabul Beauty School

Rosenberg, Sarah Lee - Fate And Ms. Fortune

Royce, Brenda Scott - Monkey Love

Senate, Melissa

Shreve, Anita

Sigaloff, Jaone

Strohmeyer, Sahra - The Sleeping Beauty Proposal, Cinderella Pact

Walker, Laura Jensen - Miss Invisible

Walls, Jeannette - The Glass Castle

Waldman, Ayelet

Weiner, Jennifer - Good In Bed

Weis, Lauren - The Devil Wears Prada, Everyone Worth Knowing

Wiggs, Susan

* Shaking Her Assets - this is the title of the book. Anyone know the author(s)?



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Date Posted: 3/22/2008 10:18 PM ET
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A Student of Weather is written by Elizabeth Hay.

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 12:26 AM ET
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I can't believe no one brought up the awesome books of Sarah Mlynowski.   Some of her books are

Fishbowl

Milk Run

As Seen On TV

Monkey Business

Me vs. Me

 

All are very, very good books and you get hooked right away

Date Posted: 3/27/2008 2:03 PM ET
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yeah, if you haven't read the BRIDGET JONES DIARY and the sequel, read those!

The movies were funny, but the books were wet your pants laughing funny!

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