chick lit

B
Seoulmates

Seoulmates is the conclusion to the story begun in Heart and Seoul. I strongly recommend reading the books in order, since events in this volume build upon what happened in the first novel. When Hara travelled to Seoul, it was with the sole intent of finding her birth mother. As a Korean adoptee, ...

B
An Accidental Odyssey

I’m a lifelong fan of mythology, and nowadays the greatest myths are being retold through web comics, romance and mainstream fiction. So when I realized K.C. Dyer had crafted a story where the characters are retracing Odysseus’ voyage through the Mediterranean, I was eager to read it. An Acci ...

B
The Christmas Bookshop

The Christmas Bookshop is a sweet, holiday offering about a woman finding the place she was always meant to be. It is loosely tied to Jenny Colgan’s Kirrinfief series and fans familiar with those volumes will recognize some of the characters - and plot motifs - from those books in this narrative. ...

B+
Just Haven't Met You Yet

Just Haven’t Met You Yet is a charming and humorous tale about how life can upend our expectations and deliver unexpected joy in doing so. Readers should be warned, however, that the back blurb is perhaps a tad misleading as to just what happens when our heroine sets off on a quest to find her HEA ...

B+
The Rules of Arrangement

While periodicals like Salon and The Atlantic sounded the death knell on chick lit back in the 2010s, I’ve been noticing a mild resurgence of the genre via reprints and new releases. The Rules of Arrangement is one of the latter, a modernized iteration of the classic formula of a young woman juggl ...

B-
Grown-Up Pose

Back in the eighties, Cyndi Lauper reached the top of the charts with her free spirited ballad, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, which celebrates the party girl lifestyle.  Grown-Up Pose is the story of what happens when a young woman, after years of being perfectly responsible, decides she’d like to p ...

B-
Breakfast Under a Cornish Sun

Remember the heyday of chick lit (still wishing they could find a better term for it) 10-15 years ago?  The combination of comedy, often with a dash of romance, and deeper emotion could be hard to pull off, but when it worked, it was such fun. Breakfast Under a Cornish Sun is a romantic comedy writ ...