Well-written chick lit?

(56 Posts)
mimolette Fri 28-Jun-13 09:28:03

Please don't flame me, but am after some easy reading! Can anyone recommend any well-written, not too cringey chick lit (or even mum lit)?
Or anything easy going and funny (eg really loved The Common Reader)?

MildredH Sun 30-Jun-13 10:01:32

I have a heavy going job and love a bit of light hearted reading ( thank god for kindles where noone can see what tripe I'm sometimes reading).

I just finished Fern Britton- The Holiday Home. Also recently enjoyed Amy Bratt can't recall exact title but something about the antenatal group.

I'm watching this thread for suggestions for my next read! smile

Salbertina Sun 30-Jun-13 10:16:41

Zoe Heller Jane Green Mary Wesley emily Barr india knight fay weldon
Joanna Trollope

MalkieFraser Sun 30-Jun-13 15:30:12

Jojo Moyes and Emily Barr are greatsmile

Fairyloo Sun 30-Jun-13 15:34:08

Emily Barr my current fave after reading 5 back to back on holiday and now mourning!!!

DuchessofMalfi Sun 30-Jun-13 18:15:38

I forgot to mention one I read a couple of weeks ago, which I thought was very good - Pear Shaped by Stella Newman.

AvonCallingBarksdale Sun 30-Jun-13 20:25:42

You Had Me At Hello - v easy read, can't remember who it's by, though!

Theselittlelightsofmine Sun 30-Jun-13 20:34:52

I liked the personal shopper series by Carmen Reid smile

Theselittlelightsofmine Sun 30-Jun-13 20:36:25

And the school run by .............

hmm

Sophie ?something?

GW297 Sun 30-Jun-13 20:41:30

Sophie King

VianneFox Sun 30-Jun-13 20:42:50

Yes to Catherine Alliott. Also have enjoyed a couple of Adele Parkes and Carole Matthews. Oh and another-for the life of me I can't remember her name but she was a writer/producer on 'spaced' and married to ricky gervais

GW297 Sun 30-Jun-13 20:43:03

You had me at hello by Mhari McFarlane. Enjoyed both!

oddslippers Sun 30-Jun-13 20:44:26

Lisa jewell books are always a good read

Erics James books are excellent with complex plots and some good twists whilst generally being happy easy reading

if you want a good weepy that's beautifully written try Never Change by Elizabeth Berg

EnlightenedOwl Sun 30-Jun-13 22:22:17

just reading and enjoyed very much on Kindle quartet of books by Janet Tanner - starting with The Black Mountains, only £2 each

I meant Erica James. Obviously

mrsmindcontrol Mon 01-Jul-13 14:46:14

Adele Parkes

Theselittlelightsofmine Mon 01-Jul-13 20:57:19

The mummyfesto by Linda Green

smile

BOF Mon 01-Jul-13 21:25:04

I read Erica James' ^The Queen Of New Beginnings^- it was quite a satisfying romp,mand very funny in parts.

drwitch Tue 02-Jul-13 16:39:58

the horsey ones by fiona walker are like the best of jilly cooper without the snobby/racist/dubious attitudes to body fat bits
Jane Fallon is the one that viannefox is talking about
Anna Maxted wrote a brilliant book about anorexia called running in heels
cause celebre (by helen fielding aka the bridget jones one) is very good as well

DStone Tue 02-Jul-13 18:39:14

Jojo Moyes - brilliant! And quite a few to choose from...

Chubfuddler Tue 02-Jul-13 18:41:38

Nancy Mitford.

Boonyjinkies Tue 02-Jul-13 18:55:20

Jane Green and Victoria Clayton

GW297 Tue 02-Jul-13 20:04:07

Jane Costello too! Girl on the Run was my favourite.

HenriettaPye Tue 02-Jul-13 20:08:08

Paige toon! Love her books

decaffwithcream Tue 02-Jul-13 20:09:08

I really can't see Anne Tyler or Penelope Lively as chick lit. Great authors though.

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