It’s no secret that I love to read. It’s always one of my goals to read a certain amount of books a month. I also love to go back and reread favorites. One of my favorite things is sharing book suggestions with you guys, and I always get such great feedback and requests to share more. Today I am sharing my favorite chick lit books with y’all. These are more of a fun, beachy, travel type read. Granted travel is not required 😉
Favorite Chick Lit Books
One of my all time favorite authors is Emily Giffin. I have met her several times in person and she is SO SWEET! Also, her books are very relatable in my opinion. I have been asked numerous times which of her books is my favorite and it is without a doubt, Love The One You’re With. Her other books are great, but this was the first of her books I read and I always really loved the story.
Another author you’ve heard me rave about time and time again is Colleen Hoover. Ugly Love is one of her books I’ve read at least 5 times. It’s so raw and real and you just never see certain twists coming. That’s a lot to pack into one book.
I really love all of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books. I read the first two on my honeymoon, and while I would not exactly suggest that as the best time to read them as they both have to do with marriage they were both amazing. I read each of them in one day. After I do, is my favorite of her books although asking me to choose is really hard since I loved them all. Maybe In Another Life is also not to be missed. I have even interviewed her on my blog which you can read here.
When I discovered Bethany Chase and the book, The One That Got Away my biggest complaint was that she didn’t have any more books out at the time. She does now. But go get this book ASAP!
I read The First Husband by Laura Dave years ago and I could not put it down. It seriously drew me in from the beginning and had me hooked the entire time.
I read a TON of Jane Green books in college and I think Jemima J will always be one of my favorites. It’s so real and I remember using a book light (remember those?) to not wake up my roommate trying to finish it at 3 AM.
Admittedly I saw In Her Shoes the movie before ever reading the book. In fact I believe seeing that movie drove me to get the book, which in turn drove me to check out more of Jennifer Weiners books. I love her as an author and as a person. Also her Bachelor and Bachelorette live tweets are AMAZING.
I really wish it was socially acceptable to read a lot of Judy Blume’s books for kids as an adult. I really loved them growing up, and her books for adults are just as amazing. What an awesome author who has written books for so many generations so you can actually grow up with her. Her latest book, In The Unlikely Event was SO GOOD. I’ve read it twice.
These are my favorite chick lit books and I would LOVE to know what you would add to this list. I always need suggestions.
I LOVEEE Emily Giffin too! I’ve read all her chick lit books and I can’t choose a favourite – but I really like Love The One You’re With too. She’s basically the only author I follow on Facebook, haha, and that’s saying a lot because I hate notifications!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Chick lit books are probably some of my most favorite to read. They just flow so easily. Thanks for writing this! I’ll keep these in mind. Also, I pretty much love anything written by Cecelia Ahern.
I have never heard of her, but I just checked her out and her books look great. Thanks!
What is the plot about in The First Husband? That sounds interesting!
Those all sound like great reads. I will add them all to my reading list now.
I LOVE Colleen Hoover! All of her books are easy reads with relatable characters. Can’t wait to check out the rest of these recommendations
These are some great options!! I remember reading Judy Blume when I was younger! Love the one your with is such a great book. I like your style!
Ooooh I was just able to add 3 more books to my TBR list! I love me some chick lit!
I’m not big into books, but have friends who sure are! I will pass along the information for these books to them.
GIRRRL I just added all those books to my Amazon cart. Haha, chick lit is one of my fave genres, if only because when life gets shitty, it’s nice to read something light and happy. I love Sophie Kinsella (not the shopaholic books, the other ones) and Jennifer Crusie too (she’s so snarky!). Emily Griffin is one of my faves too, although I feel her books can be a little sad at times (but I loved the Something Borrowed series!). Thanks for sharing this!!
michenn Chanel Slingbacks Review
Looks like a great list! I wish I had time to read. Passing it on,
JUDY BLUME! I loved her novels as a child…I’ve actually never read her adult books!
I love reading! I’m going to have to read some of these when I get on vacation. I’m always looking for new books!
I don’t even REMEMBER the last time I read chick lit…that needs to change ASAP! This inspired me to get back to the book I’m reading…I need to be better at devoting solid time to it, cos I love it!
Coming Up Roses
I need to add a few of these to my list of must reads! I remember Judy Blume when I was younger, my daughter loves her books. I didnt know she wrote adult books!
I love Emily Giffin too! I haven’t met her, but she seems extremely relate-able by the way she writes. I still haven’t read Judy Blume’s adult book(s). I need to add that to my list!
Ugly Love is now one of a few I have added to my list from your blog. And I can’t wait to dig into a Judy Blume for adults, I had no idea! I loved her as a child. Her books were the first that I remember ringing true at all. Thank you!
I’ve never read anything that any of these authors so I’ll have to check them out since they are new to me right now I’m reading draw the circle the 40 day prayer challenge by Mark Batterson it’s a really great book.
I like your suggestions! I think relaxing and reading something nice each day would be great. I’ll have to look into Emily Giffin.
How awesome that you met Emily Giffin- I love her books! I’ll have to check all these reads out!
Great suggestions! I’ve been compiling a list of books to read over the summer and we seem to have the same taste in books! I love Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin so much! Thanks fo rsharing
I have not read any of these books!! I will definitely be checking these out!! I’ve heard lots of great things about Emily Greens books but I have never read any of them.
Man judy blume brought back so many memories growing up
Oh my gosh the fact that you listed Jemima J makes me SO happy! That is one of my favorite Jane Green books but no one ever seems to mention it! And Ugly Love made me ugly cry…. a lot.
This is a great list! I’m getting ready to go on vacation next week and have been searching for some awesome “read-by-the-pool” books. I’ll definitely be checking these out!
I seriously have to get a few of the books on this list. Although I am more of a crime/mystery/suspense novel kind of girl, I still would love to read chick lit books. The titles of the book are enough to entice me to get a copy. I am drawn to the book The One That Got Away and Maybe in Another Life.
I have to be honest. I haven’t read any of these books. Also, the only author I am familiar with is Judy Blume. After reading your post I am curious to read these. Going to check them out in Amazon or my library.
You know you’re my book guru so I’m downloading every single one of these books! Hope you still are able to find time to read with the little one keeping you busy! <3
I haven’t heard about all these, I’m a fan of Emily Griffin long before the movie Something Borrowed so I’ll have to check that one out for sure! I’ll have to add a few of these to my reading list this year! Thanks!
I’ve read four of these and the rest are on my list!
If you haven’t already, you should check out Kelly Rimmer’s Books. I read one and went and read through her whole catalogue and wow. I am really hoping she releases a new book soon!
I love Emily Giffin! (Well, her books anyways.) And randomly, I read somewhere that she’s from my hometown!
I LOVE Emily Griffin’s book. I just reread it recently and it just reminded me how great that book is! This list is awesome. I’ve only read a handful of them, but you can bet i’ll be adding the rest to my shopping cart.