Chick Lit

B
The Wives of Bath

The Wives of Bath has the pure silliness and lightness of Chick Lit, but with grown up emotions and more intense problems, this "Mommy Lit" novel is a bit of a deeper read. To say that Amanda and Alice dislike each other would be an understatement. Conceited and materialistic, Amanda blames p ...

B+
Balancing in High Heels

Alissa Lindley, nee Jacobs, is a lawyer in the Public Defender's office in Los Angeles. Her marriage to the handsome Thomas is in "a rough patch" and she's having difficulty getting an urgent six-page fax to go through to a judge. The fax machine dies, Thomas calls to demand an immediate divorce b ...

C+
Sleeping Over

One thing I enjoy about Chick Lit is the fact that many of the books are written in the first person since I enjoy how that perspective lets me get inside a character's head. In her latest novel, Stacey Ballis alternates narrators, allowing readers to see friendships and relationships from the ...

B
The Pajama Game

Only now and then am I tempted to pick up a Chick Lit title. I know there's originality out there, but it still seems like the genre is populated by countless hordes of twenty-somethings who just lost their publishing jobs and their boyfriends. I picked up The Pajama Game because the heroine and I h ...

C-
The Mommy Fund

The Mommy Fund is not my first foray into Mommy Lit. I recently very much enjoyed Jennifer Weiner’s Little Earthquakes and thought I’d be up for another tale of modern mommy woe – being a new mommy myself, this new sub-genre is suddenly relevant. Unfortunately, Madeleine K. Jacob’s story wa ...

B
If Andy Warhol Had A Girlfriend

I am a sporadic reader of Chick Lit. I like the first-person point of view and the beta heroes that are frequently found there. If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend is just the kind of story I like. It has a heroine I can relate to, a sweetheart of a hero, and a nice touch of character growth. ...

C
Play Dates

For those readers who think Chick Lit is all about spoiled, status-conscious Manhattanites, this book will do nothing to dissuade you. Replace the Manolo Blahniks with a kid, and that's what you've got here. Instead of shelling out a small fortune she can't afford on the latest designer shoes, the h ...

B
Every Boy's Got One

Even though I enjoy the occasional Chick Lit book, I am not exactly a huge fan. But from the beginning, Meg Cabot's fun and silly story, written primarily in journal entries and emails, pulled me in for an enjoyable read I had trouble putting down. World renowned cartoonist Jane ...

C-
Dress Rehearsal

The heroine in Dress Rehearsal is a bit untypical for Chick Lit in that she has her life together, at least financially. Unlike a lot of Chick Lit chicks, she's not flaky or scatter-brained or overdrawn on her credit cards. But she has a number of other quirks which unfortunately make her less lov ...

C
Dating Can Be Deadly

A Chick Lit mystery could borrow from the best of both worlds and really have something going. Sharp wit, off-the-wall adventures, and a tight mystery - what's not to like? Sadly, this type of hybrid could also go awry and saddle the reader with a TSTL heroine and so much zaniness that by the ...