Saturday, 4 June 2011

CityGirl's Summer Chick Lit Reading Challenge Lists

CityGirl in Toronto has kindly taken the time to send in her summer chick lit reading list AND her list of recommends for anyone who wants to join in the summer chick lit reading challenge. 

There are lots of books to choose from and a good representation of chick lit authors from all over the world.

A big thank you to CityGirl. I know I will definitely add a few of these to my list. 

CityGirl’s Summer Chick Lit Reading List:
I Never Fancied Him Anyway by Claudia Carroll
Be Careful What You Wish for by Alexandra Potter
When in Rome by Gemma Townley
Learning Curves by Gemma Townley
Growing up Again by Catriona McCloud
Fashionistas by Lynn Messina
Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes (possibly others too) She will get hooked!
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
Something Blue by Emily Giffin
The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham
Thin, Rich, Pretty by Beth Harbison
Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella
Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella
Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Death by Chick Lit by Lynn Harris
Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell
Summer and the City by Candace Bushnell
With Her boots On by Lisa Dow
The Flirt by Kathleen Tessaro
Tantrums and Tiaras by Linda Francis Lee

And CityGirl’s Recommends:
Do You Want To Know a Secret? by Irish author Claudia Carroll
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella (This is the best Sophie Kinsella book yet - I think it reads like a movie)
The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell (Very fun and fluffy - great for the cottage)
Stuck in Downward Dog by Chantel Simmons (One of the few chick-lit books set in Toronto, so I could really picture the story unfolding in the city)
In Her Shoes – Lisa Dow (Also set in Toronto, very funny). With Her Boots On is the sequel.
Who’s that Girl by Alexandra Potter

CityGirl also suggested two books related to writing chick lit for anyone with a secret desire to write chick lit:

1. See Jane Write: A girl’s Guide to Writing Chick Lit by Sarah Mlynowski and Farrin Jacobs

Let the chick lit reading begin! And join in the #chicklitchat discussion on Twitter anytime!


  1. Yay - thanks! I have already posted a few reviews up on my blog - it's exciting to tackle this list and share it.

  2. Great! I will check them out! I'll also include a link in my chick lit update this w/e.