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#1 of 24 Old 04-19-2010, 12:32 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I am in desperate need of something light and fluffy to read. After reading so many parenting books and some depressing ones (Eating animals), I am craving an easy page turner not unlike Marian Keyes. Anyone out there have some yummy chic lit book recs??
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Er, Bridget Jones' Diary? My horizons of chick lit are pretty narrow, but I did like Bridget Jones and its sequel.

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Anything by Jennifer Weiner would probably work
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MaryJanice Davidson has some great humorous vampire books. So does Charlaine Harris.
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You're talking my language

If you like Marian Keyes, you'll love Catherine Alliott. She's an english author who writes similar books, really LOL funny... Marian's been quoted as saying Catherine's perhaps her favourite author.

Ditto Cathy Kelly (irish author like Marian). Light fluffy womanly fun, less risque than Marian or Catherine Alliott (not that they're racy exactly lol).

Penny Vincenzi is great (english author).... she writes big sweeping family sagas full of betrayal & rags/riches stuff, good modern escapism.

I love Julie Ellis (american author, she's dead now). She's written a tonne of chick lit, lots of older-style drama.... war romances & southern fight-daddy-for-the-plantation type gooey stuff, delish!

Sophie Kinsella (english author) writes modern light fluffy girly stuff (ie, the Shopaholic series)

There's lots more if you want more reccs!! but there's gotta be something there you'd like
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Any of Emily Griffin's books would do the trick. I especially like her first book Something Borrowed.

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Here's a good one. Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg. Husband's in a coma. Will he wake up? Sounds heavy, but it's more on the lite side.
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Anything by Billie Letts.

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Also, Fannie Flagg...
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Definitely the Twilight Saga: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.
It is light, fun, a real page turner and leaves you with a good feeling.
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Another vote for Jennifer Weiner.

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I love the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands. Light, fun vampire/romance. Some humor but more romance.

I adore Jennifer Weiner. Adore her. But, I HATED her last book with a passion. I didn't even finish it. I can't remember the last time I hated a book so much I couldn't finish it. But, any of her other books are fantastic.

I agree about Emily Griffin - I loved Something Borrowed and Something Blue.
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I also highly recommend going back and reading the young woman lit you loved in your preteen and teen years. I reread a bunch of Judy Blume a few years ago and it was really enjoyable. I think I'll do it again. Good reminder of some emotions and angst as my own dd's get closer to those years.

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One of my favorite chick lit authors is Jill Mansell. Total light and fluffy.

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I adore Jennifer Weiner. Adore her. But, I HATED her last book with a passion. I didn't even finish it. I can't remember the last time I hated a book so much I couldn't finish it. But, any of her other books are fantastic.

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Which was her last one?
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Jen Lancaster, Bitter is the New Black et al. (and her site "Jennsylvania" has some posts that can save you the trouble of reading or watching Twilight. Or at least let you know if you want to.)

Love in Translation and Midori by Moonlight by Wendy Tokunaga are both good (and Love in Translation will also conveniently give you at least 70% of everything you need to know to get 90% of manga sort of an instant culture unshock)
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Okay, I need a gadget for my web browser that lets me select and right click a name and get a library search. Like how you can Google anything in two clicks.
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Anything by Jennifer Lancaster , emily giffin is good to .....
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Another Jane Green recommendation! I've yet to read anything from her that wasn't fun and totally light.

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Bumpity.

Anyone read "Yummy Mummy" by Polly William and can tell us whether it's fun or throw the book annoying?
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Anything by Jennifer Weiner would probably work
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And, I liked Best Friends Forever. Not my fave but it was a good read. My favorite is Good In Bed. Hands down.

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Any of Emily Giffin's books would do the trick. I especially like her first book Something Borrowed.

I fixed the spelling of her last name so you can look her up.
I'm reading the new one Heart of the Matter right now and it's so good so far.

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