Wednesday, November 26, 2008

National Blog Posting Month # 26: Chick lit

Did you ever jump on the chick lit bandwagon? I know I did. I don't remember the first one I read, but it was around 1998-1999. I did not read the Bridget Jones-diaries until a couple of years later. Since January 2003 I have kept track of my reading and been pretty good at it too. So I have a good idea about exactly what books I have read in different genres. So for today's post in the NaBloPoMo-challenge I am going to post a list of all the chick lit I have read between 2003 and 2006 (where I more or less dropped the genre). I know that I have read books during that period which others will classify as chick lit, like the YaYa-books etc., so this is just a list of what I think are chick lit books. And of course I know that there are a lot of authors out there that I haven't read. But bottomline is that with the last Kinsella-book I read, I was so done with chick lit. Maybe I'll take it up again as it has been awhile since I read a real chick lit book.

Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
Bookends by Jane Green
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes
In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
Jemima J by Jane Green
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella
Shopaholic & Sister by Sophie Kinsella
Spellbound by Jane Green
Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

This is post # 26 in the NaBloPoMo-challenge. See my page here.


Bernadette said...

I'm not a huge fan of this genre although to be fair I haven't read too many - the title kind of puts me off because I don't think all women like the same things (I for one am not a fan of shopping). I haven't read any on your list although I did read a different Jane Green book this year - the Beach House - it was OK but not great

Melody said...

I rarely read chick-lits nowadays, and I blame it on my reading mood. But I've a few of them in my pile and I'm waiting for the right moment to read them again. ;)

Louise said...

Yeah, I guess you are right. You have to be in the mood for chick lit. Also, I have noticed (at least from reading reviews and on the back of books) that chick lit is not necessarily only about shopping and love these days. But I know that it has been much about those things before, and if you are not interested in shopping, then the shopaholic books are definitely not worth reading :o) They also stopped being cute with the Shopaholic and Sister, which was the last in the series I read.