Posts tagged with "Chick Lit"
If you are a fan of Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series you will like 40 Love --Madeline Wickam is Sophie Kinsella's pseudonym. 40 Love is being released in the U.S. but was originally published as The Tennis Party in the U.K. in 1995. What starts out as a weekend tennis party for four couples reveals itself as more. Throughout the weekend, pretenses disappear and couples lives are changed by what they learn of each other. This book is both comedic and moving.
If you want a light and funny read over the winter holidays this is a good book for you. Imogen and her husband Alex find themselves leaving their London townhouse because of financial troubles. They are offered a free cottage to live in . . . great, except it is owned by Alex's beautiful and rich ex girlfriend. All sorts of craziness seems to come into this marriage.
Question of Attraction is the first novel by David Nicholls, author of One Day (which was recently made into a movie.) This debut novel is a coming of age story for college freshman Brian Jackson. The book takes place in the mid 1980's at a university in England and Brian has one ambition and that is to get a spot on the school team to compete in the BBC quiz show "University Challenge". Brian spends his first year at college bumbling through classes, trying to impress a special girl, and generally learning to grow up. This is a humorous and touching book and left me rooting for Brian.
Lucy Jorik is the daughter of former President of the United States. Meg Koranda is the offspring of legends. One of them is going to marry Ted Beaudine, "Mr. Irresistible". The other is not happy about it. The newest book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is the book her readers have been waiting for! Sassy, funny, romantic tale of true love Texas style!
During this busy holiday season, if you want something light, funny and a "classic" chick lit book, then Can You Keep a Secret is a good choice. It is an oldy but a goody (2004). Emma Corrigan is a junior junior junior marketing representative for Panther Corporation and is flying home from a business trip. There is turbulence in flight and frightened Emma panics and tells her seatmate all her dirty little secrets in life. When she shows up to work the next day everyone is bustling with the excitement of the CEO's impending visit to their office. Emma is shocked and mortified when the CEO turns out to be the seatmate she revealed her secrets to!! The story goes from there. . .
All you have to do is turn on the television and you hear about the upcoming Royal Wedding! So, why not read a book about weddings? The heroine, Isabel Bookbinder is trading her floundering career in fashion in for a career in wedding planning. She attempts to take on a celebrity client, her best friend and even move her own relationship forward toward marriage. Many mishaps and stumbles happen and this reads like Bridget Jones! This is a fun read!
When Julia finds an unexpected package of homemade Amish Friendship Bread on her doorstep she is not sure what to do. Included is a note that says, "I hope you enjoy it" and instructions on how to make the bread and instructions to pass on a bag of starter dough to three other people. Julia fulfills this request and passes it on. . . soon everyone in Avalon is baking Friendship Bread. As it makes its way through town the reader learns about life, love, friendship and the community.
Girls In White Dresses follows a tight group of friends as they enter the "real" world post college. Together they navigate first jobs, dating, disastrous dating, vacations, engagements and even walking down the aisle. This debut novel is being compared to the 1999 best-seller The Girls Guide To Hunting and Fishing.
Back in 1974, Petra had a crazy teenage crush on superstar David Cassidy . She and her best friend, Sharon, devoured every photo and tidbit contained in The Essential David Cassidy Magazine. The second half of the book finds Petra 25 years later and comes full circle when she meets up with some of the characters from her teenage life. This is a fun book that proves that inside of every woman a teenage girl still lives!
If you like Bridget Jones Diary or Sex In the City, then you should try J'adore New York. Catherine Lambert is a lawyer in Paris who accepts a transfer to work in New York City. Catherine is determined to handle the high pressure job, the glamour and glitz and find love.