in Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Husband Habit.
Duran has a love for cooking, gardening, and married men. When she agrees to
care for her difficult and ailing mother, Vanessa meets Paul, a single and attractive
Iraq war veteran.
her husband leaves her for her sister, Bella Shaughnessy, a Boston stylist in
her father’s salon, swears off men, steals a bride’s dog, and is confronted with
a challenging but handsome business rival. Claire Cook is the author of Must Love Dogs.
James, mother of two children, has been divorced for two years. Bored with
both her professional life and her love life, Ally markets her own dating
seminar which leads her to a stream of interesting dates. Single mothers
everywhere will enjoy Ally’s journey.
Denham, a bank receptionist from London, shares her life in a collection of
serious, funny, and risqué emails. Denham’s book began as a website http://www.hollysinbox.com.
Every dress and every customer has a story.
Phoebe, a London vintage boutique owner, relishes the history of vintage
clothing and the details of her customers’ lives. A contemporary novel filled
with historical detail, vintage fashion, romance, and a set of fascinating
try Behaving Badly by Isabel Wolff
An Offer You Can’t Refuse.
and Dougie were high school sweethearts from two different social classes. Ten
years ago, Lola accepted a bribe from his mother and broke up with Dougie. The
two have been reunited and Lola wants to set things straight.
Also try Miranda’s Big Mistake by Jill Mansell
addicts and best friends, Lucy, Chantal, Autumn, and Nadia, hold emergency
meetings at Chocolate Heaven, their favorite chocolate café, where they indulge
in scrumptious chocolate while trying to solve each other’s latest dilemmas.
Also try For
Better, For Worse by Carole Mathews, a Kelly Ripa book club selection.
Drake, a ruthless London literary agent, has a rather complicated life; one of
her clients has been accused of plagiarism, she is having an affair with two
men on both sides of the Atlantic, and her boss has just suffered a mysterious
death. This novel is filled with schemes, mystery, and scandal.
Stevie, a 34 year old magazine designer battling her biological clock, marry
her fiancé Jez or will she be swayed by long time crush Sam? A bride’s tale of
“I do” versus “I don’t”.
in Los Angeles
Hale, a successful television producer for crime show, Fresh and Bone, has a fascination for dead people. Insecure about
her relationship, Dani uses her “crime detecting skills” to spy on her ex-boyfriend.
“junior chick lit” by publishers, L.A.
Candy is the story of two best friends, Scarlet and Jane, who agree to open
their lives to the public and film a Los Angeles based reality television show.
Misery Loves Cabernet.
Edwards is living a Hollywood love triangle. She regrets breaking up with her
boyfriend, who recently accepted a job in Paris, and her “A-list” actor
employer is fighting with Liam, the attractive movie producer, who has recently
moved into her house.
to A Total Waste of Make-Up.
Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Single: A Novel.
Johnson is perpetually single. She works for Kellers, a family-operated
department store, and lives in a Hello-Kitty adorned apartment. Along comes
Brad Keller, heir to the Keller fortune, and he has his eye on Jennifer. A
fresh and funny novel from the author of
Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel.
in New York
B as in
Maria Zavala, also known as “B”, does not feel as if her name
implies-beautiful. With misguided help from various friends and co-workers, B
searches for her place in the world.
Retrograde: A Novel.
women, a fallen socialite, a struggling reporter, and a jittery lawyer, form an
unlikely friendship as they inhabit a grungy NYC apartment building.
Haobsh, Nadine Jolie.
Confessions of a Beauty Addict.
Hunter, a fashionable beauty expert at ultra-chic Enchante magazine, is fired after making an inappropriate comment
to a reporter. Forced to take a job at the not-so-young and-hot Womanly World publication, Bella is
forced to reevaluate her life.
is Haobsh’s, a popular beauty blogger, first work of fiction.
embellishing her resume, Rebecca Abbott has landed an associate editor position
at Candlelight Books, a popular romance publishing company. Rebecca quickly
learns that the corporate world of romance publishing is not exactly an amorous
setting. However, there is the cute literary agent she keeps meeting in the
Rosenblatt, Jill Amy.
losing her job and discovering her ex-fiancé just married a woman named
Jennifer, Joan Benjamin embarks on a life changing make-over.
in Washington D.C.
Come Home To.
age 36 Prudence Whistler thought she would be happily married with children. Single
and recently unemployed, Prudence accepts a job at a boutique and attempts to
redefine the definition of family.
somewhere in the United States
Gone to the
distraught that her fiancé has broken up with her, Rena steals his dog.
Although she claims it was an accident, Rena must find a way to resolve the
matter. Along the way, we meet Rena’s family, and you’ll note they’re slightly off-balance
Will Write for Shoes: How to Write a Chick Lit Novel.
a women’s fiction author, not only instructs how to write a chick lit novel but
discusses the history of the genre.
PN 3377.5 C45 Y37 2006
Books and Authors
reader’s advisory database accessible through the electronic resources page of
the Boston Public Library’s website.
international club dedicated to the Chick Lit genre.
Lit is Not Dead
Compiled by Rebecca Campbell, Reader and Information Services, June 2009