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Chick Lit is a genre comprised of books that are mainly written by women for women. There is usually a personal, light, and humorous tone to the books. The plots usually consist of women experiencing usual life issues, such as love, marriage, dating, relationships, and friendships.

  • Lean In\\ by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell
    In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women's progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.
  • In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
    Twenty-eight-year-old Maggie Feller, who goes from job to job on the fringes of show business, and her older sister Rose, a lawyer, have had no contact with their grandmother, Ella, since their mother's death years ago, but all three need to find each other to reach happiness.
  • Baby Proof by Emily Griffin
    Having agreed from the start of their relationship that they did not want children, Claudia and Ben find their previously idyllic marriage tested when Ben realizes that he wants to be a father after all.
  • Being Committed: a Novel by Anna Maxted
    Refusing her long-time boyfriend's marriage proposal, acerbic private investigator Hannah regrets her actions when he becomes engaged to his traditional next-door neighbor, a situation that forces her to rethink her beliefs about faithfulness
  • How to Meet Cute Boys: a Novel by Deanna Kizis
    A young journalist who chronicles her romantic disasters for Filly, a women's magazine, believes that she has finally met the man of her dreams in Max, until she discovers that he is a lot younger than she is and is demonstrating signs of male commitment phobia.
  • How To Seduce a Ghost by Hope McIntyre
    Resisting her boyfriend's marriage proposals while immersing herself in paranoia over a series of local arson fires, ghostwriter Lee Bartholomew undertakes the assignment of writing a soap star's autobiography, a job that prompts her investigation into the mysterious fires
  • The Dim Sum of All Things by Kim Wong Keltner
    A thoroughly modern young American woman living in San Francisco, Lindsey Owyang has little in common with her Chinese heritage, until an unexpected event forces her to reexamine her family's history and the need to meld the old culture with the new.
  • Imaginary Men by Anjali Banerjee
    In India to attend her sister's wedding, Lina Ray, a young Bengali-American matchmaker still mourning the death of her fiancÚ, comes up with a scheme to satisfy her marriage-minded, traditional parents by inventing an imaginary suitor, but her scheme begins to backfire when she begins to fall for Raja Prasad, a handsome Indian prince
  • Confessions of a Teen Nanny by Victoria Ashton
    Drawn into the glamour, luxury, and romance of Manhattan's elite by the sister of one of their charges, two sixteen-year-old nannies enjoy high salaries, extravagant gifts, and attention--for which they may have to pay a very high price.
  • Tales From the Crib by Jennifer Coburn
    In the sequel to Notes from the Underbelly, Lara Stone struggles to cope with the overwhelming challenges of new motherhood, while dealing with the arrival of her long-estranged father and his stripper girlfriend, her husband's flirting with a gorgeous young thing, and her nanny's voodoo spells.
  • Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
    After being killed in a car accident, fashion savvy Betsy Taylor becomes one of the undead and, with the help of her newfound friends, the lure of designer shoes, and a sexy vampire, must destroy a dark enemy and fulfill her destiny as the prophesied vampire queen
  • Wanderlust by Chris Dyer
    Taking a job writing a low-budget travel column for a New York newspaper, Kate Bogart soon discovers that her dream job has some drawbacks, including a hectic schedule, not-so-exotic destinations, and uppity British journalist Miles Maxwell.
  • American Idle by Alesia Holliday
    After being knocked unconscious with a frying pan by her celebrity chef boss, Jules decides to turn her life around by taking a job as a production coordinator for a new reality TV show, but she soon finds herself dealing with a judge with bubonic plague, a murderous coworker, an executive producer with a split personality, insane fans, and a handsome guy who believes her to be an alcoholic.
  • Literacy and Longing in L.A. by Jennifer Kaufman
    Whenever her life hits a crisis, Dora escapes into a carefully selected stack of books, shutting herself away from the outside world until she emerges from her book binge capable of facing her problems.
  • Original Cyn by Sue Margolis
    When a coworker steals her idea for an ad campaign, Cynthia Fishbein, the quintessential good girl, reaches her breaking point, taking the other woman's identity and embarking on a double life.
  • Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer
    Maggie and Olivia were overweight adolescents together, but their friendship becomes more complicated when Olivia, who has lost the weight, decides to get married and Maggie becomes her bridesmaid.
  • The Go-To Girl by Louise Bag Shawe
    Tired of being overlooked and ignored among the glamorous and gorgeous women who surround her, lowly script-reader Anna Brown, with the help of her friends, sets out to turn her life around, escape her dead-end job and dead-beat boyfriend, and win the man of her dreams, powerful and reclusive Mark Swan, Britain's hottest director.
  • Spooning by Darri Stephens
    Recent college graduate Charlotte "Charlie" Brown and her new friends in New York form a cooking club that meets once a month to share food, recipes, and gossip, but when she decides to put her newfound culinary talents to work to ensnare the man of her dreams, investment banker J. P. Morgan, she receives a valuable lesson in love and life.

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