Paige Toon’s Top 5 Chick Lit Books

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Arguably the best chick-lit book ever written, I still remember reading this for the first time when I was on holiday in the Florida Keys. I’ve never laughed out loud so much in my life. It was a dark day when it came to an end. The movie was brilliant, too.

The Brightest Star In The Sky by Marian Keyes

Almost every time I read a Marian Keyes novel, I think, wow, she’s done it again. I rarely think she’ll be able to top her last effort, but with The Brightest Star in the Sky, she topped her entire backlist in my opinion. No one has the ability to make you laugh and cry quite like Marian. She’s a genius.

The Truth About Melody Browne by Lisa Jewell

Another favourite chick-lit author of mine – I’ve enjoyed all of Lisa’s books – there’s something quirky, yet beautiful about her writing – but I think this has to be my favourite. It’s about a woman who can’t remember anything before her ninth birthday. A hypnotist unwittingly unlocks some of her memories – and Melody sets out to discover the truth about her past. Amazing.

Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner

I remember when the movie, In Her Shoes, came out. I thought at the time, yep, the Jennifer Weiner book that that was based on was great, but not as great as Good In Bed, the story of plus-sized journalist Cannie who is thrown into the spotlight when her ex boyfriend writes a piece for a national magazine, saying, ‘loving a larger woman is an act of courage’. She’s miserable, but ends up having the most amazing year of her life.

The Little White Car by Danuta de Rhodes

I’m throwing this one in on a whim. It’s Dan Rhodes’ – author of the darkly funny Timoleon Vieta Come Home – cheeky attempt at chick-lit. He wanted a review in heat magazine, as he told me when I worked there as Reviews Editor, and he was successful. It’s very funny and very surprising, but I don’t want to give anything away.


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3 Responses to Paige Toon’s Top 5 Chick Lit Books

  1. Nina Priddy says:

    I’ve read Good in Bed, and loved it !! haven’t read the others, but they all sound good to me !

  2. Chanpreet says:

    I’ve read and loved all of these books, except the last one by Danuta de Rhodes. I haven’t heard of him before. Hopefully it won’t stay that way for long! 🙂

  3. Melissa A says:

    i’ve read three out of these 5. i’ll have to check out the other two. 🙂

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