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Best Chick Lit Books

Dive into the realm of women's fiction with these celebrated Chick Lit books, loved and recommended by leading book bloggers. Ranked by frequency of recommendations to ensure you find the top picks.

Recommendations from 22 articles, Maria Shriver, Tim O’Reilly, Brandi Rhodes and 8 others.
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Bridget Jones's Diary
Helen Fielding - 1999-01-01 (first published in 1996)
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A hilarious and relatable story about Bridget Jones, a 30-something Singleton who is on a constant mission to improve herself. Join her on a year-long journey filled with laugh-out-loud moments as she attempts to lose weight, quit smoking, and find inner peace. In her daily diary entries, Bridget hilariously documents her attempts to form a functional relationship with a responsible adult, and even learn how to program the VCR.
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Something Borrowed
A Novel
Emily Giffin - 2004-06-01
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A young attorney, Rachel, has always been the good girl until she wakes up after her thirtieth birthday party to find herself in bed with her best friend's fiancé. As the wedding date nears, Rachel is forced to make a choice between her feelings and doing what's right. This debut novel explores the blurred lines between right and wrong, the messiness of endings, and the risks we take for true happiness. Prepare to laugh, cry, and call your best friend after reading this page-turner.
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The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic
Sophie Kinsella - 2003-11-04 (first published in 2000)
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A witty and fun novel about Rebecca Bloomwood, a fashionable young woman who can't resist the lure of shopping. She has a great flat, a fabulous wardrobe full of the latest trends, and a job telling others how to manage their money. But after trying everything from Cutting Back to Making More Money, she finds herself drowning in debt. Can Becky escape her shopping dreamworld and find true love, or will her credit card debt be her downfall? A must-read for anyone who loves a good laugh!
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Me Before You
A Novel (Me Before You Trilogy)
Jojo Moyes - 2013-07-30 (first published in 2012)
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Discover a heartbreakingly romantic love story that has captured over 20 million hearts. When Louisa Clark takes a job as a caregiver for Will Traynor, a once-successful businessman now confined to a wheelchair, they soon come to mean everything to each other. But when Will reveals his shocking plans for his future, Lou must ask herself, is making the person you love happy worth breaking your own heart? Perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, this novel brings to life an unlikely love that will stay with you long after the last page.
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Beach Read
Emily Henry - 2020-05-19
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A literary writer and a romance writer live in neighboring beach houses and engage in a summer-long challenge. He will write something happy while she pens the next Great American Novel. They take each other on field trips, but make a deal to not fall in love.
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Can You Keep a Secret?
A Novel
Sophie Kinsella - 2005-12-27 (first published in 2003)
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A witty and charming tale about Emma Corrigan, a young woman with plenty of secrets, from her outrageous relationship thoughts to her embarrassing lack of basic knowledge. When she spills everything to a stranger on a plane, little does she know that he's actually her company's enigmatic CEO, Jack Harper. A hilarious, heartwarming story about learning to embrace yourself, even with all your flaws.
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The Flatshare
A Novel
Beth O'Leary - 2019-04-18
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This charming novel follows Tiffy and Leon, who share a flat - and a bed - but have never met. It's a perfect solution: Leon occupies the flat at night while Tiffy works during the day. As they navigate obsessive exes, demanding work clients, and incarcerated siblings, they discover that home is where the heart is, even if it breaks all the rules.
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You Deserve Each Other
Sarah Hogle - 2020-04-07
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In this hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy, a bride-to-be finds herself engaged to her ultimate nemesis. Naomi and Nicholas are planning their dream wedding, but Naomi is miserable and wants out. However, breaking off the engagement comes with a hefty price tag: the nonrefundable wedding bill. As things get increasingly petty and chaotic, Naomi and Nicholas find themselves falling for each other in unexpected ways. Will they go through with the wedding or call it off for good?
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I've Got Your Number
A Novel
Sophie Kinsella - 2012-02-14 (first published in 2011)
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A lost engagement ring and stolen phone lead to a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events for Poppy Wyatt. As she navigates wedding preparations and tries to hide her left hand from her future in-laws, she finds herself in a tangled mess when she becomes entangled in the personal life of the phone's rightful owner, businessman Sam Roxton. Don't miss the surprises and witty banter in this charming romantic comedy.
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Hating Game
Sally Thorne - 2016-08-09
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In "Hating Game," Lucy Hutton is engaged in a bitter rivalry with her coworker Joshua Templeman, who has been nothing but hostile since day one. As they compete for a big promotion, Lucy is determined to come out on top and take down her nemesis once and for all. From staring contests to HR battles, their rivalry becomes addictive, and the real game has just begun. Will Lucy win and become Joshua's boss, or will she have to resign? Get ready for a page-turning battle of wills in this addictive romance novel.
Something Blue by Emily Giffin
How to Save a Life by Liz Fenton
What You Wish For by Katherine Center
In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
The Devil Wears Prada a Novel by Lauren Weisberger
Shopaholic Abroad by Sophie Kinsella
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes
The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
Deconstructed by Liz Talley
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson
The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
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How Lulu Lost Her Mind by Rachel Gibson
Lease on Love by Falon Ballard
My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes
Jemima J by Jane Green
Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey
Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho
The Love Square by Laura Jane Williams
Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella
The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Help by Kathryn Stockett