Being a Woman
I am a die hard romantic .I do love my serious fiction but a foray into romance after a lot of heavy reading is a must to keep me going. So now I am a card holding member of the Chick Lit club 🙂
Some of my favorite Chick Lit authors are Jill Mansell, Marian Keyes, Jane Green, Catherine Alliott and Kate Thompson. I usually end up liking a couple of books of each author. There are some authors who bore me to death with their heroines either jumping from one bed to another or being coy and helpless and tearing up and tremulously whispering stuff to the grim Hero !! Gimme a spunky chick and I’m happy .
Here are my favorite Chick lit books in no order of preference. The perfect books to curl up with when u just want a break from lunch boxes and studies and cleaning up and Oh God, the list is endless !
Sheer Mischief by Jill Mansell – A no nonsense heroine and a scatty sister is a deadly combination. There is lots of humor and lots of sisterly love which is exactly what gets me going at times .There’s also a drop dead gorgeous fashion photographer thrown in for good measure. This book I adore. Olivia’s Luck by Catherine Alliott – Olivia is in the middle of a massive renovation in her house when her husband decides to leave for good. She’s left with a trio of completely kooky builders, her 10 yr old daughter with tons of attitude(I can totally understand this !) and weird neighbors . Catherine Alliott has done a wonderful job with this book. The Blue Hour by Kate Thompson – Not strictly chick lit since it’s got a slightly dark side but it’s definitely a great romance at the end of it. It’s Maddie’s journey from an ad agency in Dublin to the tranquility of Saint-Geyroux in rural France. I’m really not doing justice to this book with this short intro but I will say that it is a must-read. A fascinating book guaranteed to take you to another world. Some Kind of Hero by Donna Hay – Tess is a single mum and an English teacher who really loves her students; Jack is newly widowed and his daughter is a newcomer in Tess’s school. A wonderful story with neither Tess nor Jack ready for another relationship but fate brings them together against a whole lot of odds. The Zoya Factor by Anuja Chauhan – Advertising meets cricket and what a match it turns out to be. Feisty client servicing executive Zoya finds out that she has become the Indian cricket team’s lucky mascot ! Nikhil Khoda the captain of the team is furious with this situation and he assumes that Zoya is encouraging the team’s beliefs which is definitely not so. Loads of humor, great chemistry between the lead pair and this one is definitely one to curl up with on a rainy day with a cup of chai. Actually it’s a wonderful read for any day !