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Recommendations for chick lit type books

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Posted on 6 Jul 2011 12:29:25 BDT
Mel Comley says:
Have you tried Sibel Hodge's books? Had me in fits, I'd never read any chick-lit before I discovered her books. ;-)

Posted on 6 Jul 2011 12:34:34 BDT
elkiedee says:
Put Choclit into Search under Kindle books - they seem to have a lot of their titles on special offer at the moment (£2.15 each) but I don't know how long for as two I bought for £1.72 each the other day are now full price (over £6). I loved The Untied Kingdom which I had a review copy of for, where you can find reviews of a lot of their other publications.

Posted on 6 Jul 2011 12:38:24 BDT
I've just finished 'Saffron Skies' by Lesley Lokko- I really liked it. I'm looking forward to trying more of her books- it reminded me a bit of Penny Vincenzi's style of writing :)

Posted on 7 Jul 2011 13:24:32 BDT
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Posted on 7 Jul 2011 20:59:05 BDT
Betty Bloggs says:
Phillipa Ashley, Nell Dixon, Julie Cohen, Rachel Gibson, Jennifer Crusie.

Posted on 7 Jul 2011 21:01:07 BDT
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Posted on 7 Jul 2011 21:27:40 BDT

One day my humble book will be known and then Stella Deleuze will be recommended :-)

Just kidding, people...

My favourite authors in the chick lit genre are Cecilia Ahern and Alexandra Potter as well as Adele Parks.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2012 17:54:24 BDT
Vince Peddle says:
The Crone Club by S. V. Peddle

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2012 18:49:24 BDT
LJ Lodge says:
If you like The Inbetweeners or Keith Lemon-type humour, try Insatiable by Julie O'Neill on Kindle. It's a bit naughty but very funny if you like naughty!

Posted on 5 Jun 2012 14:01:12 BDT
Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain, I wouldn't say they are chick lit as such, but great reads with characters you really care about. also I've just finished Me Before You by Jojo Moyes ths was brilliant

Posted on 5 Jun 2012 14:27:38 BDT
Gee, this thread was dead. Well dead. Poor UK bookworm is buried under books to review :-)

Posted on 5 Jun 2012 14:33:37 BDT
Londongirl says:
Nope, the thread is not dead yet - only picked up on it this morning. May I add Jojo Moyes to the ever growing list? I highly recommend "me before you" - superior writing, whichever genre you prefer.

Posted on 6 Jun 2012 23:14:41 BDT
A Moment Like Forever by Martina Reilly- one of my favourites- made me laugh, made me cry, made me want to shout at or hug or cheer on the main character

Posted on 7 Jun 2012 09:04:03 BDT
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Posted on 7 Jun 2012 09:06:51 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jun 2012 09:10:04 BDT
Can't Live Without is one I'd recommend - it's been described as chick lit with a bit of an edge, and I guess this means there's a bit more to it than handbags and shopping :) might be worth UK Bookworm having a look :) I've also just discovered Kate Long (where have I been?) and I would definitely second the recommendation of Fiona Gibson. Thanks for all the other great names on here to try - my wish list is bulging!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2012 11:09:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jun 2012 11:10:23 BDT
But the last post before resurrecting this thing was by me back in July last year. :-)

And before I forget. Thanks for reminding me of Me Before You. Saw it a few times at Tesco and wanted to get it for ages. :-)

Posted on 9 Jun 2012 00:25:26 BDT
Janie says:
Just started reading Build A Man and I'm hooked already.

Posted on 9 Jun 2012 01:35:45 BDT
Bookworm says:
Sinead Moriarty, Jane Costello, Jane Moore, Lucy Dawson, Alison Sherlock, Claudia Carroll, Colette Caddle, Kate Harrison, Jane Fallon, Rowan Coleman, Lindsey Kelk, Claire Irvin, Lucy Diamond

Posted on 9 Jun 2012 10:07:05 BDT
Frank Mundo says:
Sarah Pekkanen and Jennifer Wiener.

Posted on 9 Jun 2012 10:21:49 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Jun 2012 10:22:13 BDT
Londongirl says:
Fantastic thanks everyone I'm an avid reader and have lots more options now before the hols. Also great for Olympics avoidance. Last thought; would be great to resurrect some of the 90s classics as ebooks - Lace by Shirley Conran, Scruples by Judith Krantz etc

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 13:03:11 BDT
Darling Gem says:
Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison is an unusual read (as far as I know, haven't read much chick lit) funny on the surface but serious comment underneath - as in The Full Monty

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 09:28:33 BDT
Karon. says:
Hi, agree with Karen Stewart , Lisa jewell for great stories the making of us is a great read. Also me before you by jojo moyles, the help for grown up chick lit and wonderful story telling oh and everything by maggie o'farrell truly gifted writer. Happy reading

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 09:56:03 BDT
The Cushion Effect by Sam Kirshaw, new English writer and traveller. Great read to the literary side of the spectrum. And currently available at only $0.99/£0.77 Fabulous value for money!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 23:31:26 BDT
S. Green says:
Try anything by Choclit Publishing
All available on Amazon in Kindle or paperback

Posted on 9 Sep 2012 22:37:53 BDT
Pageturners says:
Hi, a new website recommends Chick Lit with a difference novels including books from Ceceila Ahern, Melissa Hill, Alexandra Potter. The books recommended on the website are written in a 'Chick Lit' style, but all have quite unique intriguing premises. If you would like to have a browse, or recommend some books which fit the theme that would be great! @pageturnerswix
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