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Subject: What chick lit book(s) have you recently read & loved?
Date Posted: 10/27/2008 12:34 PM ET
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I really liked Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin. It's one I will probably reread in the future. I also like Unpredictable by Eileen Cook. It was funny, laugh out loud at times & I love those kind of books!



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Date Posted: 10/27/2008 1:33 PM ET
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Here are just a few to get you started

Bergdorf Blondes~ Plum Sykes

Debutante Divorcees~Plum Sykes

All About Evie~Beth Ciotta

The Stand-In~Kate Clemens

Wanderlust~Chris Dyer

Conversations with the Fat Girl~Liza Palmer

Man...it's hard to stop once you get started!

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 8:33 PM ET
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I am listening to Prep and reading Good Luck. Both decent books, but I AM LOVING Good Luck. There is a wish list for that one though.

I have an unpostable copy of Prep. A few sentences are underlined, but completely readable!



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Date Posted: 10/27/2008 9:55 PM ET
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I'll have to get Good Luck on my WL soon. My WL is always so full that I have to use my reminder list to hold books I'll eventually add to my WL. Anyways I've had Gook Luck on my reminder list for a while waiting to add it to my WL. It might be one I need to check out from the library though if it's too good to wait on the WL. Gotta love the ole library! 

Brandi, I really enjoyed Bergdorf Blondes by  Plum Sykes. Have you read Debutante Divorcee by her? I liked it too.



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Date Posted: 10/27/2008 10:00 PM ET
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Hmmm, in the past few months my favorites have been:

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

The Little Lady Agency  and Little Lady, Big Apple by Hester Browne **These were sooo funny!!**

My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson

Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

I've also read Love the One You're With recently. It was great! As were the two Plum Sykes novels and Conversations with the Fat Girl that Brandi mentioned. I highly recommend those as well!

Another good read is Losing Gemma by Katy Gardner.  I don't know if it is technically chick lit, but it is definitely a great coming-of-age story. I really got into it. Probably one of the best books that I've read this year.

 



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Date Posted: 10/28/2008 7:50 AM ET
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I really liked Debutante Divorcee, but I think Bergdorf Blondes was better. Is Love the One You're With by the author of Baby Proof? I have Baby Proof on my TBR and I had never heard of Emily Griffin before. Just wondering what she was like.

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 2:49 PM ET
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I really liked "Milkrun" by Sarah Mylonowski (spelling?!?!). It was a great tale of being single and all the hard knocks you take trying to find that guy. Apparently, that's what 'milkrun' is slang for- the act of trying to find a guy and wading through all the jerks!

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 2:50 PM ET
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Yes, Love the One You're With is the same author as Baby Proof.

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 3:25 PM ET
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Brandi, As Heather said, yes Emily Giffin is the same author of Love the One You're With &  Baby Proof. I always enjoy her books! She also has Something Blue, & Something Borrowed. They were all really good! I think you'll enjoy Baby Proof.

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 4:53 PM ET
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Heather, I tried to read Milkrun but I couldn't make it past Chapter 3. Does it get better after that?

ETA: I haven't forgotten your ornament, either! ;-P



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Date Posted: 10/29/2008 8:18 PM ET
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I just ordered Milkrun! I hope I enjoy it.

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 9:23 PM ET
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Milkrun is on its way to me too! How funny! I have been waiting on it for awhile (along with the two other books I ordered with it)....Glad to know that it's good!

Date Posted: 11/5/2008 4:11 PM ET
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Hmmmm......How to choose.......

Vince & Joy by Lisa Jewel

Love the One You're With, Something Borrowed and Something Blue all by Emily Giffin

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

It's About Your Husband by Laura Lipton

Fifteen Minutes of Shame by Lisa Daily

Unpredictable by Eileen Cook

Currently, I'm reading True Love and Other Lies by Whitney Gaskell. I'm really enjoying it!

Date Posted: 11/5/2008 9:33 PM ET
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Colleen, I'm reading Good Luck right now as well.

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 10:10 AM ET
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Oh, I LOVED "Milkrun" - I'm sorry you (Brandi) had some issues with it. I love (recently, esp) reading about stories of women who have dating troubles (aren't there soooooo many) because I'm going through it! I'm finishing "The Trials of Tiffany Trott" right now and it's very similar (I just posted a note about sending it free to someone in another thread). I say keep going with "Milkrun" because it's wonderful. Yes, typical chick lit ending, but still. Then again, there are so many good books in this world that if you DON'T like reading something, I'd say move on!

Everyone reading "Good Luck," I'm glad, b/c I'm on the waiting list! :-)

Happy reading (and happy birthday to me!!!!),

Heather

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 10:11 AM ET
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Oh, I also think that Whitney Gaskell is another of those "sure bet" authors for chick lit. I pretty much know I'll like anything by her.

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 11:09 AM ET
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I just got done with Queen of Babble in the Big City.  I thought it was better than Queen of Babble.  I need to get the third book and see what happens next!  LOL

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 11:30 AM ET
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Something Blue by Emily Giffin

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 2:44 PM ET
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Darn! I have the 3rd "Queen of Babble" book but have to wait to get book #2!!! :-) I want to read the whole series together (I have book #1 too).

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 4:17 PM ET
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I feel I have been left out of the loop. I had never heard of Whitney Gaskell til Colleens tragedy with the half-printed book. Must add her to the list....

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 4:37 PM ET
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Whitney Gaskell is great Brandi!! I believe she wrote Pushing 30. That was a great read. I just got the correctly printed Good Luck from the library yesterday, but I am in the middle of reading another book. *sigh* That was frustrating!!

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 8:58 PM ET
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I haven't read any Whitney Gaskell yet either. I have True Love (And Other Lies) and Testing Kate (both by her) on the way.

Date Posted: 11/8/2008 10:23 PM ET
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I guess she is considered Chick Lit.....but Jennifer Crusie's "Agnes And The Hitman".   I really enjoyed that book and it's a keeper on my shelf to reread at a later date.

Date Posted: 11/9/2008 7:46 AM ET
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Carol, have you read Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie? I thought that was a really good one, but it's the only one of hers I have read so far.

Date Posted: 11/10/2008 3:16 AM ET
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Hi Brandi...

I just requested that one on the 8th....so now I am more excited than ever to read it  :o)    But, thank you for suggesting it to me.  :o)

I've read a few of  Jennifers books......

"Agnes and The Hitman"  which I really liked.  If Agnes was a real person, we'd definitely be friends.  It's a Keeper.

"Faking It"...........this one gave me the giggles and the ending had me downright laughing.  It's a Keeper.

"Welcome To Temptation".......this book is either a follow up or pre-cursor to "Faking It"  as it has some of the same characters in it. I didn't like it at all.  I found it slow moving and boring.

"Bet Me" was only okay in my opinion.  it was more romance and less humor.  It's not one that I would ever read again.  If you like romance books, then you might would like this one.

I have Fast Women in my TBR stack and I know there is one more that I have, but for the life of me I can't think of the title....lolol.  Those pre senior moment things.  I would go look, but my shelves are in a closet and one of the cats is sound asleep in front of the door and I really don't want to wake her up since it's 2am and she's quiet and not into mischief...lol.

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