If I love Marian Keyes Sophie Kinsella and some Jane Green, what shall I read next?

(53 Posts)
NoRoomForMeInMyBed Sat 04-May-13 20:18:32

Need tips havent read a great chick lit in a while! Please help!!

Bowlersarm Sat 04-May-13 20:23:13

Veronica Henry
Sinead Moriarty
Adele parks
Catherine Alliott

littlemefi Sat 04-May-13 20:23:40

Sheila Flanaghan and Patricia Scanlan are other Irish writers in a similar vein to Marian Keyes, also Cathy Kelly. They are all easy 'holiday read' type authors that are easy to pick up and put down, IMO.

KindleMum Sat 04-May-13 20:33:32

Milly Johnson for UK based chicklit. Love her stuff.
Erin Kaye is another good Irish one.

Meringue33 Sat 04-May-13 20:38:15

Lisa Jewell?

NoRoomForMeInMyBed Sat 04-May-13 22:31:51

Milly Johnson sound promising, which one should I start with?
Have read some Sinead Moriarty, hmmm am now engrossed in Amazon reviews...smile

juneybean Sat 04-May-13 22:35:11

Cecelia Ahern?

Likesshinythings Sat 04-May-13 22:42:25

Jojo Moyes and Jenny Colgan would be my suggestions

KindleMum Sat 04-May-13 22:46:30

For Milly Johnson, I'd start with The Yorkshire Pudding Club or A Spring Affair or The Birds and the Bees. But they're all good.

perplexedpirate Sat 04-May-13 22:52:41

Bernadette Strachan?

AngryFeet Sat 04-May-13 22:55:58

Fiona Walker. Kiss Chase, French Relations, Well Groomed, Snap Happy and Between Males are the best but she has done lots.

wiltingfast Thu 09-May-13 09:08:05

Milly Johnston
Fiona Walker
Adele Parks.

Best suggested so far.

I'd add Jill Mansell

wiltingfast Thu 09-May-13 09:08:54

Oh and Katie Fforde's early books also vg. Rose Revived etc.

SkaterGrrrrl Tue 14-May-13 03:16:46

Jill mansell!

TheRealFellatio Tue 14-May-13 03:24:05

Jane Fallon

AgIomparClinne Wed 15-May-13 06:47:06

Fiona Walkers books are very racy!

Sarah Mason is not very well known but excellent.

I love Lisa Jewell and have re-read so many if her books.

Not strictly "chic" lit but I enjoy Mike Gayles books.

Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees write together and give the male and female side of the story.

Chris Manby?

AngelsWithSilverWings Wed 15-May-13 07:22:34

I read First Last Kiss by Ali Harris recently and really enjoyed it.
Always enjoy Adele Parkes too.

driftwoodsands Wed 15-May-13 15:51:06

Carole Matthews is very good.

NotAQueef Wed 15-May-13 15:55:44

Angels I cried a lot at the First Last Kiss - lovely book

JoJo Moyes - you before me - another lovely read

Adele Parks is another whose books I love and would recommend.
Dorothy Koomson

cmt1375 Wed 15-May-13 15:56:55

Erica James

NotAQueef Wed 15-May-13 15:57:06

Also - I love Emily Barr's books - they tend to have a bit of an edge to them.

hardbeingme Wed 15-May-13 16:01:53

wendy holden?

Lavenderhoney Wed 15-May-13 16:59:56

Nancy Mitford, jilly cooper..
Wendy Holden is good too.

Me before you- Jojo Moyes. Didnt think it was going to be my cup of tea, but I loved it!

AngelsWithSilverWings Thu 16-May-13 12:27:15

NotAQueef - First Last Kiss was set where I live. It was funny being able to picture the places where various scenes took place.

We seem to have similar tastes in books so I'll have to check out the others you have mentioned.

I second the recommendation for Dorothy Koomson - I've read every book she has written. Always brilliant.

NotAQueef Fri 17-May-13 13:09:23

Angels Yes, do - Emily Barr's are always set in part in another country so I like that element. Cuban Heels, and the Backpack are ones I've re-read.
I love reading or watching things set in places I've lived - though where I live now is unlikely to appear anywhere in fiction

Just finished You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi Mcfarlane. Debut novel, recommended by Marian Keyes on Twitter. I enjoyed it.

Also Jojo Moyes as others have said.

NoRoomForMeInMyBed Tue 28-May-13 18:22:29

Read You before me, very different from what I thought, very much enjoyed it. Will try First last kiss next! Thank you! Have also ordered a few of your recommendations for later, thank you all for your tips!smile

holidayseeker Sat 01-Jun-13 12:33:34

Paige Toon
Lindsey Kelk

poshbeaver Sat 01-Jun-13 12:39:37

I've just finished Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson, I could not put it down. Definitely worth a read!

LadyVJJ Fri 07-Jun-13 15:48:30

merringue33 I was going to suggest Lisa Jewell too! Also Dorothy Koomson. smile

DuchessofMalfi Fri 07-Jun-13 17:55:16

Not really chick-lit, but I would recommend This Is How It Ends by Kathleen MacMahon. I finished reading it last night. It really is good.

Iwritechicklit Mon 29-Sep-14 16:39:28

Try some of the debut authors out there. And I agree, all the authors mentioned above are excellent. The rest of us aspire to these standards of excellence...

TsukuruTazaki Mon 06-Oct-14 01:17:33

Liane moriarty

BakedBeanQueen2014 Mon 06-Oct-14 06:58:32

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YonicScrewdriver Mon 06-Oct-14 07:05:16

Elizabeth Noble
Mhairi something... MacFarlane, I think.
Jennifer Wener (US based)

coffeecups Mon 06-Oct-14 07:05:17

Surprised no one has mentioned Harriet Evans yet. Havent tried her latest but the last one was excellent.

YonicScrewdriver Mon 06-Oct-14 07:06:38

Oops, did not notice it was a zombie!

sandgrown Mon 06-Oct-14 07:10:14

Adele Parks

joanofarchitrave Mon 06-Oct-14 07:21:38

YY to Erica James and Patricia Scanlan/Cathy Kelly.

BikeRunSki Mon 06-Oct-14 07:33:43

I loved Milly Johnson, the Yorkshire Pudding Club, but then I read it when I was of with my first, booked in at the hospital in the book.

I second Lisa Jewell.

Ali McNamara is my new find! She is very good. I also recommend Katie Fforde!

elkiedee Sat 11-Oct-14 05:02:43

Sarra Manning
Rowan Coleman

elkiedee Sat 11-Oct-14 05:05:01

Pippa Wright

elkiedee Sat 11-Oct-14 05:05:40

Freya North

whatsbehindthegreendoor Tue 14-Oct-14 15:08:57

Christina Jones (she's fab), Carole Matthews, Milly Johnson, Catherine Alliott, Trisha Ashley, Jill Mansell - they're all brilliant. Oh and Jenny Colgan and Chrissie Manby are fab too...

Mhairi McFarlane is brill.

haveagoharibo Wed 15-Oct-14 21:40:18

Jenny Colgan and Lucy Dillon, love their books

JuanPotatoTwo Thu 23-Oct-14 22:37:55

Did anyone see MillyJohnson on Come Dine With Me once?

Madaboutthrows Sun 26-Oct-14 15:16:37

The celebrity shopper series by carmen reid

ilovecolinfirth Wed 29-Oct-14 16:18:19

Jojo Moyes definitely!

SilentAllTheseYears Tue 04-Nov-14 20:31:45

Have you looked at www.goodreads.com ?

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