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Well-written chick lit?

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mimolette Fri 28-Jun-13 09:28:03

Please don't flame me, but am after some easy reading! Can anyone recommend any well-written, not too cringey chick lit (or even mum lit)?
Or anything easy going and funny (eg really loved The Common Reader)?

GW297 Thu 04-Jul-13 23:28:47

Lindsay Kelk has a new one out.

LaQueen Thu 04-Jul-13 21:07:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

i absolutely love milly johnson and melissa hill

tumbletumble Wed 03-Jul-13 06:55:28

Maybe you're right decaff. I struggle a bit with the definition of chick lit.

SolidGoldBrass Tue 02-Jul-13 20:11:04

Try Christina Jones, particularly Jumping To Conclusions and the one about the greyhound. The later ones get a bit too silly with all the magic spells, though Heaven Sent has good characters.

decaffwithcream Tue 02-Jul-13 20:10:21

Second Joanna Trollope, Sophie Kinsella and the earlier Emily Barr books.

decaffwithcream Tue 02-Jul-13 20:09:08

I really can't see Anne Tyler or Penelope Lively as chick lit. Great authors though.

HenriettaPye Tue 02-Jul-13 20:08:08

Paige toon! Love her books

GW297 Tue 02-Jul-13 20:04:07

Jane Costello too! Girl on the Run was my favourite.

Boonyjinkies Tue 02-Jul-13 18:55:20

Jane Green and Victoria Clayton

Chubfuddler Tue 02-Jul-13 18:41:38

Nancy Mitford.

DStone Tue 02-Jul-13 18:39:14

Jojo Moyes - brilliant! And quite a few to choose from...

drwitch Tue 02-Jul-13 16:39:58

the horsey ones by fiona walker are like the best of jilly cooper without the snobby/racist/dubious attitudes to body fat bits
Jane Fallon is the one that viannefox is talking about
Anna Maxted wrote a brilliant book about anorexia called running in heels
cause celebre (by helen fielding aka the bridget jones one) is very good as well

BOF Mon 01-Jul-13 21:25:04

I read Erica James' ^The Queen Of New Beginnings^- it was quite a satisfying romp,mand very funny in parts.

Theselittlelightsofmine Mon 01-Jul-13 20:57:19

The mummyfesto by Linda Green


mrsmindcontrol Mon 01-Jul-13 14:46:14

Adele Parkes

I meant Erica James. Obviously

EnlightenedOwl Sun 30-Jun-13 22:22:17

just reading and enjoyed very much on Kindle quartet of books by Janet Tanner - starting with The Black Mountains, only £2 each

Erics James books are excellent with complex plots and some good twists whilst generally being happy easy reading

if you want a good weepy that's beautifully written try Never Change by Elizabeth Berg

oddslippers Sun 30-Jun-13 20:44:26

Lisa jewell books are always a good read

GW297 Sun 30-Jun-13 20:43:03

You had me at hello by Mhari McFarlane. Enjoyed both!

VianneFox Sun 30-Jun-13 20:42:50

Yes to Catherine Alliott. Also have enjoyed a couple of Adele Parkes and Carole Matthews. Oh and another-for the life of me I can't remember her name but she was a writer/producer on 'spaced' and married to ricky gervais

GW297 Sun 30-Jun-13 20:41:30

Sophie King

Theselittlelightsofmine Sun 30-Jun-13 20:36:25

And the school run by .............


Sophie ?something?

Theselittlelightsofmine Sun 30-Jun-13 20:34:52

I liked the personal shopper series by Carmen Reid smile

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