Monday 8 August 2011

Top Ten Chick Lit Books

This one was a difficult list to compile. There are loads of books that I love so choosing just ten was difficult. Most of the books I chose are older ones but then I think to become a favourite of mine, time is needed for me to read it a few times.

Here goes:

1)  Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes

I loved this book. It was so good the way Marian Keyes told the story from Rachel's point of view, thinking her family are overreacting. I first read this book after borrowing it from the library and enjoyed it so much, I bought my own copy.

2)  Thirty Nothing by Lisa Jewell

I've lost count of the number of times I've read this book. I love it just as much now as I did when I first read it. I don't think it will ever get old.

3)  One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell

Another Lisa Jewell book. I always feel quite sad when I read this because of the lost relationship between the two sisters but that doesn't affect my enjoyment of the book. It's another that I read again every year or two.

4)  Babyville by Jane Green

I think this book will always have a special place on my bookcase. I read this while pregnant with The Jellyfish and I read it for the millionth time a couple of weeks ago.

5)  Come Together by Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees

For the first time, I actually read the first in a line of books. Usually I pick up new (to me) authors several books in and have to play catch up but with these I started at the beginning.

6)  The Bad Mother's Handbook by Kate Long

Loved this book and, quite surprisingly, the tv version was good too

7)  Snap Happy by Fiona Walker

Couldn't put this book down! I had a copy for months and months (back in the days when I had piles of books to get through - sigh) but kept putting it off. I'd been interested enough to buy it but couldn't muster any enthusiasm to read it until one day I ran out of books. And it was fabulous. A great read

8)  Just the Three of Us by Clare Dowling

Another author who I picked up late. I read Just the Three of Us and loved it. The writing flowed nicely and was witty. I then read Going It Alone and have a copy of Amazing Grace waiting to be read.

9)  Mummy Said the F Word by Fiona Gibson

The title of this one pulled me in and I'm glad as I enjoyed the book. Having just looked at her website, I have a few to catch up on!

10) Kiss Him Goodbye by Victoria Routeledge

I've had this book since I was 17. Before going on holiday with my mum, I bought myself three new books from WH Smith. They were the first 'grown up' books I'd read. The three were Bookends by Jane Green, What's New Pussycat by Alexandra Potter and Kiss Him Goodbye by Victoria Routeledge.

I must admit, I read the others first as the covers appealed more with their cartoon people but, having read this book over and over, it is definitely one of my favourites, though I haven't read any others of Victoria's.

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So that's my top ten. How did I do? What are your top ten chick lit books?

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