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Recommendation for humorous "chick lit" please

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ArcticLemming Wed 22-Jul-09 15:11:40

My friend's daughter (early 20s) is going into hospital and I'd like to buy her a book to help while away the time. I'm looking for something light and funny, but not about having children / family life. Can anyone recommend something please? Many thanks.

ArcticLemming Wed 22-Jul-09 16:03:47

Bump anyone?

MissyBellatrix Wed 22-Jul-09 16:08:14

Anything by Marian Keyes is a great yarn, well written and well paced in the world of humorous chick lit. The characters are down to earth and believable. MK is so popular your friends DD may well have read some already so would check before. If not, I really recommend The Other Side Of The Story.

Pruneurs Wed 22-Jul-09 16:09:52

Sparkle Hayter books - about a single childless feminist tv journalist-cum-accidental crimefighter, v funny. The Last Manly Man is one of the best ones.

barbie1 Wed 22-Jul-09 16:12:16

mike gayle, very funny writter from a mans point of view...
adele parks is also very witty

ArcticLemming Wed 22-Jul-09 16:14:23

Thanks so much for these suggestions - will look them out

Besom Wed 22-Jul-09 16:16:41

Jenny Colgan

Sophie Kinsella

There are probably some new younger ones. Worth just going into Waterstones and browsing.

spiralqueen Wed 22-Jul-09 16:17:39

Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Starts with "One for the money"

Really funny, doesn't take loads of thinking about if you're not feeling 100%.

Check it out on Amazon. Hope your friend's daughter recovers quickly.

ArcticLemming Wed 22-Jul-09 21:53:07

Thanks for all the ideas

ZacharyQuack Thu 23-Jul-09 10:46:13

Another vote for Janet Evanovich, also try Jennifer Crusie.

Sunshinemummy Thu 23-Jul-09 10:59:55

Slummy Mummy made me laugh out loud.

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