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What the best chiclit you've read

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hughjarssss Tue 29-Jul-08 14:27:09

I don't read chicknits but I need some recommendations smile

hughjarssss Tue 29-Jul-08 14:27:35

chicklits

tiredemma Tue 29-Jul-08 14:28:20

Not very original, but Bridget Jones reamins my fave 'chicklit'

(have to add that I hate 'chicklit')

dalek Tue 29-Jul-08 14:28:57

Pleasant vices by Judy Astley - not keen on any f her other books but this one made me laugh out loud on the bus

posieflump Tue 29-Jul-08 14:32:43

Jemima J by Jane Green

Anything by Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd

Mike Gayle's early ones

The Shopaholic books by Sophie Kinsella

Also like Lisa Jewell and Marian Keyes

Love2bake Tue 29-Jul-08 14:44:35

Adele Parks is also good.

Seeline Tue 29-Jul-08 14:55:22

Jane Green and Marian Keyes (Watermelon made me laugh out loud) Katie Ford also makes me laugh.

hughjarssss Tue 29-Jul-08 14:56:47

Thanks everyone, my friend is in hospital and I know that she likes chicklits so I thought I'd get her a few to pass the time.
I know she hasn't had any time for reading recently so if I buy her new ones it should be ok.

Does anyone know if anywhere has any offers on at the moment?

BlingLovin Tue 29-Jul-08 14:58:13

Bridget Jones? She has a lot to answer for - what are we supposed to respect about a woman too lazy to work who thinks shagging her boss is a good idea?

Marian Keys - laugh out loud funny with a serious thoughtful side.

MrsTiddles Tue 29-Jul-08 18:50:39

Tesco is having a lot of offers on a lot of different books at the moment (£10 for Devil May Care instead of closer to £20). Don't know if they include chicklits, but expect they do.

Twizzler Tue 29-Jul-08 18:52:29

Mummy said the F word by Fiona Gibson. very funny-couldn't put it down.

Jane Green also very readable.

princessglitter Tue 29-Jul-08 18:52:53

Marian Keyes is fab.

princessglitter Tue 29-Jul-08 18:53:44

Also Louise Bagshawe writes some very glamorous pageturners.

Twizzler Tue 29-Jul-08 18:56:01

www.fionagibson.com

Prob not on special offer but think she is one of the best authors around at the moment. Hilarious truthful writing about parenthood. Not sure if your friend is a parent?!!

She also writes non fiction - "The fish finger years" is brilliant too.

hughjarssss Tue 29-Jul-08 20:23:52

Thanks for all the recomondations, I'm off to Tesco online smile

notthebubblyseaweed Wed 30-Jul-08 00:23:42

Ultimate chick lit to me will always be Jay Cee.

Nobody would have dissed her in a field at Glastonbury.

Hardcore.

cornsilk Wed 30-Jul-08 00:27:03

I like Marian Keyes, but think she's not as good as she was - she's actually a bit lewd now IMO! I like Catherine Alliott.

hughjarssss Wed 30-Jul-08 00:27:43

Who wrote Jay Cee NTBS?

thumbwitch Wed 30-Jul-08 00:27:55

Marian Keyes
Christina Jones
India Knight
Wendy Holden
Isabel Wolff
Lisa Jewell
Catherine Alliott - early books

notthebubblyseaweed Wed 30-Jul-08 00:30:47

Jay Cee = Jilly Cooper. Am embarrassed and small feeling now after all bluster!

hughjarssss Wed 30-Jul-08 00:33:30

No I am the one who should be blush NTBS!

Which M.keyes would you recommend for someone who doesn't have children?

cornsilk Wed 30-Jul-08 00:35:12

sushi for beginners
Lucy Sullivan is getting married
Read Watermelon anyway - it's very funny.

cornsilk Wed 30-Jul-08 00:35:53

Have you not got kids then?

hughjarssss Wed 30-Jul-08 00:36:43

I have, my friend who I'm buying for hasn't

cornsilk Wed 30-Jul-08 00:37:51

What a nice mate you are then.

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