chick lit

Confession: Elizabeth Gilbert Is My Guilty Pleasure

When I was in high school, I read How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and I was like, “eh.” Ever since then, every time I’ve read stories and books about…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 3, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The Jane Austen Video Game Was Made For The Wicked

Jane: The Virtual World of Jane Austena video game prototype currently crowdsourcing funding on Kickstarter, offers us the worst of real life without any of the escape. A world in which…

Sophie Leon | November 6, 2013 - 4:00 pm

10 Unconventional Chick Lit Novels

It’s time to create a new definition of chick lit, one that moves away from the tired standbys and into a new frontier. There are stories written for women by…

Megan Reynolds | October 15, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Chart: The Anatomy Of A Perfect Beach Read

Our recipe for an ideal summer weekend is pretty simple. In fact, it only requires two ingredients: a beach and a book. But what exactly are the components of a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger & Julie Gerstein | July 23, 2012 - 9:00 am

In Defense Of Chick Lit

Jennifer Egan is one of my favorite authors of all time. I devour her books, care about her characters, and recommend her novels to anyone looking for a good, meaty…

Jamie Beckman | April 19, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Writer Tawni O’Dell Comes Out Swinging Against Sexist Publishing Industry

A few months ago the author Jonathan Franzen published his novel, Freedom, and among bookworms, it was like a new “Star Wars” movie being released or Angelina Jolie popping out…

Jessica Wakeman | November 22, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Girl Talk: How I “Sold Out” And Joined The Chickliterati

In the new Atlantic, a male author lampoons Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner, “Two writers whose work is often referred to as chick lit,” for tweeting and commenting that white

Susan Shapiro | August 30, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Book Critic Says Pink Covers “Candy Coat” Books For Women And Girls

I have a favorite independent bookstore near my office. There are tables full of new fiction and non-fiction, shelves filled with New York Times bestsellers, and one particular bookshelf full…

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Will Chick Lit Survive The Recession?

Chick lit just got a whole lot less expensive. No, the price of the sometimes throwaway-quality books hasn’t gone down, but many recently published and upcoming books in this genre…

Catherine Strawn | August 13, 2009 - 5:40 pm

Chick Lit, Summed Up In 140-Character Tweets

Earlier this week, two 19-year-old college freshmen received a book deal for an idea you could have thought of: Twitterature: The World’s Greatest Books, Now Presented in Twenty Tweets or

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2009 - 5:28 pm

Quickies!: Lady Bunny’s PETA Billboard, Summer Reading, & Boozing

Drag queen Lady Bunny unveiled a huge anti-KFC PETA billboard in NYC’s Soho neighborhood, in which she is holding one of the Colonel’s famous buckets with a dead chicken hanging…

Annika Harris | July 22, 2008 - 9:00 pm

Thursday Quickies!

Chick lit trend: heroines without heads! [Bookslut]
The eight places you probably lost your virginity: his and her perspectives. [Holy Taco]
ZOMG, Anya Hindmarch and Sigerson Morrison for Target! [The

The Frisky | June 12, 2008 - 9:00 pm
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