Every Woman Should Pick up These Books ASAP ...

By Heather

Every Woman  Should Pick up These  Books  ASAP ...

Chick lit is really kind of awesome. Not because it's light and frothy, although it often is, but because reading good chick lit is like having a conversation with a good girlfriend. You get insight into another woman, or many of them, and that's kind of nice. Before you pass off chick lit as something reserved solely for the beach or the plane, pick up one of these books and give it a deeper read.

1 Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding


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Of course! This is the very definition of chick lit! I think you'll love Bridget more in the written form. Follow it up with the sequel … and the latest book if you're brave. I'm so not.

2 She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb


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Chick lit by someone other than a chick? Yep! This may not even qualify because there's nothing frothy about this story, but meeting Dolores will change your life.

3 Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella


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If you like chick lit at all, you have to at least give Shopaholic a try. I mean, she's got a whole series by now. You might get invested!

4 Jemima J by Jane Green


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Jane Green has many phenomenal books under her belt, but Jemima J is my absolute favorite. JJ finds her happy balance in this book, and she does so with wit, honesty, and vulnerability. She might inspire you to do the same.

5 Babyville by Jane Green


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I had to include this one, too, because it describes three women at different stages of their lives, all dealing with babies in some way. If you're a thirtysomething, it'll get you.

6 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells


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The Ya-Yas have their own series now, too, if you count Little Altars Everywhere as the first. Even if you don't, Rebecca Wells has a voice. She has things to say and stories to share and I don't think you should miss them.

7 The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger


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Duh, right? This is a fun novel and I include it if only for name recognition, but as you'll see, Laura Weisberger has even better stories to tell.

8 Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern


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This is bigger than the average chick lit novel, too – at least, I thought so. Have you read it? Tell me what you think!

9 Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes


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Oh, life on the other side. This book actually makes me giggle!

10 Me before You by Jojo Moyes


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Read this and you will cry. You will cry all the tears you have.

11 What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty


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I haven't finished this one yet. I'm almost afraid to. I simultaneously don't want it to end and don't want to get to the end.

12 Notting Hell by Rachel Johnson


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Notting Hell, Shire Hell, and Fresh Hell. You need to read all three. You're welcome.

13 Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger


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Told you! To be honest, though, I initially only picked up this book because of the title.

14 The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver


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Again, maybe not really chick lit, but everyone needs more Barbara Kingsolver in their lives.

15 Salaam, Paris by Kavita Daswani


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Let me just tell you bluntly – this book is beautiful. Just so beautiful.

16 Just Listen by Sarah Dessen


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Isn't that what we all want?

17 Summer Sisters by Judy Blume


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This reveals all the joys and complications of female friendship. I kind of really love this book.

'Fess up! What are your favorite chick lit novels?

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