Friday, August 13, 2010

Chick Lit Recommendations From The Shopaholic

 Amanda’s Weddingby Jenny Colgan
Amanda's WeddingAmanda’s Wedding: This fast, funny romp was Jenny Colgan’s debut. The premise is great – a group of friends band together to save their titled friend from marrying a bitchy social climber by sabotaging the wedding. One-liners come thick and fast throughout the action, and the dialogue is always spot-on and hilarious.

Buy Amanda's Wedding

31 Dream Streetby Lisa Jewell


31 Dream Street: Reclusive Toby has filled his rambling house with a collection of misfits for 15 years. Now he needs to move on, so they must too, and this is the story of him gently edging them on. This book is rich with Lisa Jewell’s trademark warmth, wonderfully drawn characters and descriptions. It’s funny, touching and true

Old Maid
Old Maidby Suzanne Finnamore

Old Maid: Published as Otherwise Engaged in the States, this is one of the most caustic, true books I have ever read – the kind you immediately start quoting at your friends. It follows the story of Eve after her engagement and subsequent panic – the joy of the book is in her relentlessly witty, dry-as-a-bone take on marriage, advertising and life.

Buy Old Maid

The Diary of a Provincial Lady
Diary of a Provincial Ladyby E M Delafielde Diary of a Provincial Lady: This is Chick Lit of the 1930s, and the wry, self-deprecating Provincial Lady is one of the funniest characters in literature. It proves that 80 years ago woman had exactly the same concerns as us – from what our husbands are really thinking, to how to conceal that latest dress bill (thankfully we are spared the ordeal of having to Speak to the Cook). It’s a book you can dip into for a little burst of pleasure, any time.

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