Classic Chicks: A Chick Lit Primer

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The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing
Melissa Bank

Jane’s journey through love, sex, relationships, and workplace dramas is punctuated by advice from a pop-psych guide to life.

 

Sex and the City
Candace Bushnell

The interpersonal relationships of the “young and beautiful” people of New York City are profiled in a collection of essays from the author’s column in the New York Observer.

 

The Boy Next Door
Meg Cabot

Mel turns sleuth as she sets out to find out who nearly murdered an elderly woman next door by investigating her neighbors, including an alluring, mysterious man dog sitting for his aunt.

 

Bridget Jones’s Diary
Helen Fielding

The daily journal of an English "singleton" who believes if she lost weight, stopped smoking, and developed "Inner Poise", her life would be perfect.

 

Babyville: a novel
Jane Green

Maternity presents three very different challenges for three friends, as one tries to conceive, another deals with an unexpected pregnancy, and the other experiences marital strife after the birth of her new baby.

 

Female Intelligence
Jane Heller

Humiliated by her straying husband, a renowned linguist specializing in teaching men how to communicate with women tries to regain her reputation by softening the man who made the cover of Fortune magazine’s “America’s Toughest Bosses” issue.

 

Sushi for Beginners
Marian Keyes

Three women deal with drama, challenges, joy, and happiness while balancing their worlds of love and careers in the fashion trade.

 

Confessions of a Shopaholic
Sophie Kinsella

Shopping provides solace for Rebecca Bloomwood, a financial journalist with questionable budgeting skills, but when her habit brings her close to financial disaster, she encounters a story that will change her life.

 

The Nanny Diaries
Emma McLaughlin

Nan negotiates the neuroses and demands of a dysfunctional Park Avenue family who hired her as a nanny for their young son, Grayer.

 

Bergdorf Blondes
Plum Sykes

A broken engagement and pressuring phone calls from her mother in England to marry the Earl next door forces a young, wealthy, and spoiled woman from New York to ponder the meaning of life.

 

Good in Bed: a novel
Jennifer Weiner

Pop culture reporter Cannie Shapiro’s life is altered when she finds out her boyfriend has written about their sex-life in a national women’s magazine.

 

The Devil Wears Prada
Lauren Weisberger

A naïve, small-town girl fresh out of college gets a job at a prestigious fashion magazine, but finds the perks are overshadowed by the ultra-eccentric and demanding editor.