Chick Lit

B
Carrie Pilby

We've all known at least one of these people at some point in our lives (and some of us are related to one): People who are too smart for the world around them and are made to suffer for it. Carrie Pilby is a chick-lit book, so its ending is not much in question, but the way author Caren Lissner tak ...

C
Engaging Men

I picked up Engaging Men, my first venture into Harlequin's Red Dress Ink line, with a good deal of anticipation. It was, unfortunately, a struggle to finish, not an awful reading experience, but not a compelling one, either. Ultimately, the word that best describes this book is bland Angie ...

B-
Guilty Feet

During a fight Dan Baxter commits an unpardonable wrong: he compares his girlfriend, Jo Hurst, to her mother. Jo moves out without telling him why, believing he'll track her down, apologize, and beg her to come back. He doesn't. Then Dan's upstairs neighbor, Libby, tells Jo that Dan has a new hot ...

A-
Getting Over Jack Wagner

Every so often you read a book that feels as if might have been written just for you. Getting Over Jack Wagner fits neatly into that category for me, and while there are many things to love about this book, I feel that I should begin with a disclaimer that not everyone may react to this book as I di ...

C-
Shopaholic Ties the Knot

Becky Bloomwood is a transplanted Englishwoman now living in Manhattan and working as a personal shopper. At the wedding of her best friend Suze, Becky's boyfriend Luke Brandon proposes. All that remains is to plan the details of the wedding. Can Becky somehow manage to plan a successful wedding, a ...

B+
The Man I Should Have Married

The Man I Should Have Married is not a classic romance, but is instead a chick-lit type journey of self-discovery told in the first-person. Even though it has a love story at its backbone, the book is really about one woman¹s reclamation of the woman she used to be, while finding the strength to mo ...

B
Fashionistas

Fashionistas has a great cover: slick and stylish, featuring a cartoon of a trendily-dressed woman silhouetted against a cityscape. It perfectly captures the book's polished, light-hearted fashion-consciousness. The novel is narrated by Vig Morgan (and if the handsome face of Vig ...

B-
Apocalipstick

When I was given the chance to review the new Sue Margolis book, I jumped at it. I'm not a big reader of chick lit, but who could resist a title like Apocalipstick? While the rest of the book, it turns out, is as clever as the title, it clearly can't be taken seriously, since too much of the plot re ...

B-
In Her Shoes

Maggie Feller has the body, the attitude, and the dream of being a star; unfortunately she's also dyslexic and uses that learning disability as her excuse for everything that goes wrong in her life. Rose Feller has the brains, the Ivy League education, and the job at an upscale Philadelphia law firm ...

B+
A Promising Man (and About Time, Too)

This being my first venture into the world of Chick Lit, I have to say, I may be hooked. The refreshingly real, down-to-earth characters in this book just won my heart, and the plot, which sometimes seemed meandering and other times predictable, managed to throw me a few curves that I never saw comi ...