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9 Chick Lit books to read this holiday season

I’m a sucker for a good comedy romance novel especially during the holiday season. I love to either cuddle up under the covers or relax on the beach with a good book. If you’re going away or staying home or even looking for a Christmas gift idea, here’s a few of the chick lit novels on my must-read list.

P.S. I’m quite loyal to some of my favourite authors so you’ll see a more than one of their books here.

Chick Lit

Chick Lit 2014

Perfect Girl by Michele Gorman

I’ve read this one and I loved it. There’s also a short sequel to this novel called Christmas Carol. I’ll be writing a review on both very soon.

Synopsis – Carol is perfect… at least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality she’s sinking fast – her family treats her like their personal assistant and her boyfriend is so busy with work that he’s got her single-handedly running their relationship. Not that her job is any easier. As the only woman on the bank’s trading floor she spends twelve-hour days trying not to get sworn at or felt up by colleagues who put the “W” in banker.

How long can she go on pleasing everyone else before she snaps and loses it all?

With humor and empathy, Perfect Girl lays bare the balancing act that working women face in a man’s world

Available at Amazon


The Reluctant Elf by Michele Gorman

Synopsis – Meet Britain’s Worst Innkeeper Single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie, has five days to become the ultimate B&B hostess to save her beloved Aunt Kate’s livelihood. When Aunt Kate ends up in the hospital, Lottie and her seven-year-old daughter are called to rural Wales to stand in at the B&B. Without the faintest idea how to run a hotel (she can barely run her own life), Lottie must impress the picky hotel reviewer and his dysfunctional family who are coming to stay over Christmas. Without the rating only he can bestow, Aunt Kate will lose her livelihood. But will Danny, the local taxi driver who she hires to help her, really be Santa’s little helper, or the Grinch who stole Christmas?

Available at Amazon1552-0910-1419-2548

The Curvy Girls Club by Michele Gorman

Synopsis – Can the curvy girls have their cake and eat it?

Meet best friends Pixie, Ellie, Katie and Jane. Fed up with always struggling to lose weight, they start a social club where size doesn’t matter. Soon it’s the most popular place to be – having fun instead of counting carbs. And the girls suddenly find their lives changing in ways they never imagined.

But outside the club, things aren’t as rosy, as they struggle with the ups and downs of everyday life.

In this funny, heart-warming read about normal women learning to love themselves, the curvy girls soon realise that no matter what life throws at them, together, anything is possible . . .

Available at Amazon1552-0910-1419-2548

Don’t Tell The Groom by Anna Bell

I loved both books in this series. Penny is smart and very funny and her life is undeniably crazy and fun. I’ll write a review on these soon.

Synopsis – Penny has big dreams for her wedding day. She wants an unforgettable celebration, perfect down to the last detail, and has been saving for ages to make her dream a reality. When Mark finally pops the question, it’s the best moment of her life.

Until Penny checks her wedding fund and is horrified to discover that something has gone terribly wrong. There’s far less money there than she’d thought… and it’s all her fault. She can’t tell Mark the truth about what she’s done, he knows nothing about how much time she spends gambling online. Her only choice is to seek help for her addiction and get married on a drastically smaller budget.

Working under the pretence of surprising Mark with her plans on their big day, operation ‘Don’t Tell the Groom’ rolls into action, with surprising, hilarious and often moving results.

Available at Amazon1552-0910-1419-2548

Don’t Tell The Boss by Anna Bell

This book was even better than the first one. I love how Penny evolves into a wedding planner and blogger. I’ll write a review this one along with Don’t Tell The Groom soon.

Synopsis – When newlywed Penny turns her hand to some casual wedding planning she only wants to help other women afford the big day of their dreams.

But taming bridezillas turns out to be a full-time occupation, and what began as a hobby becomes a personal and professional nightmare.

Soon Penny is struggling to keep her day job and prevent her own marriage from collapsing under the strain: tired, stressed and knee-deep in ivory satin, is Penny’s life and livelihood hanging by a thread?

Available at Amazon1552-0910-1419-2548

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

This has to be my favourite Sophie Kinsella book. It’s one of the funniest books I’ve ever read.

Synopsis – Lara has always had an overactive imagination. Now she wonders if she is losing her mind. Normal twenty-something girls just don’t get visited by ghosts! But inexplicably, the spirit of Lara’s great aunt Sadie – in the form of a bold, demanding Charleston-dancing girl – has appeared to make one last request: Lara must track down a missing necklace Sadie simply can’t rest without.

Lara’s got enough problems of her own. Her start-up company is floundering, her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, and she’s just been dumped by the love of her life.

But as Lara spends time with Sadie, life becomes more glamorous and their treasure hunt turns into something intriguing and romantic. Could Sadie’s ghost be the answer to Lara’s problems and can two girls from different times end up learning something special from each other?

Available at Amazon1552-0910-1419-2548

Shopaholic to the Stars  by Sophie Kinsella

I’m a huge fan of the shopaholic series and I can’t wait to read the latest book to the collection.

Synopsis – Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is in Hollywood! It’s as if all her life has been leading to this moment. She’s hanging out with the stars … or at least she will be, when she finally gets to meet movie superstar Sage Seymour, whom husband Luke is now managing.

There’s so much to see and do! And getting Minnie through the hurdles for her A-list Hollywood pre-school will require some…er…help.

Becky sets her heart on a new career – she’s going to be a celebrity stylist. Red carpet, here she comes! But Becky soon finds it’s tough in Tinseltown. Luckily her best friend Suze comes over to keep her company, and together they embark on the Hollywood insider trail. But somehow…things aren’t quite working out as they’d hoped.

Then Becky’s big chance comes, and it’s an opportunity that money can’t buy. But will it cost her too much?

Available at Amazon

1552-0910-1419-2548It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning

I saw a poster for this book in one of the London Underground stations a while back and I’ve wanted to read it ever since but I just haven’t had the chance.

Synopsis – Ellie Cohen is living her dream. A great job at an exclusive Mayfair art gallery, loyal mates, loving family, and really, really good hair. Well, there’s the famous rock-star father who refuses to acknowledge her and a succession of ‘challenging’ boyfriends, but nobody’s perfect.

But when a vengeful ex sells Ellie out to the press, she suddenly finds herself fighting to keep her job, her reputation and her sanity. Then David Gold – handsome, charming but ruthlessly ambitious – is sent in to manage the media crisis . . . and Ellie.

David thinks she’s a gold-digger and Ellie thinks he’s a shark in a Savile Row suit, so it’s just as well that falling in love is the last thing on their minds . .

Available at Amazon

1552-0910-1419-2548Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

Isn’t it amazing what bloggers/vloggers are achieving these days? This is the incredible debut novel from YouTube phenomenon Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella.

Synopsis – I have this dream that, secretly, all teenage girls feel exactly like me. And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we’re something we’re not… But until that day, I’m going to keep it real on this blog and keep it unreal in real life.

Penny has a secret.

Under the alias Girl Online, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly Penny is falling in love – and capturing every moment of it on her blog.

But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny’s cover – and her closest friendship – forever.

Available at Amazon



One thought on “9 Chick Lit books to read this holiday season

  1. Great list of recommendations here and thank you for giving a synopsis for each! I hate when people recommend a book and tell me nothing about it! I have added quite a few to my TBR list 🙂 I just finished the funniest book that I’d like to recommend to you and your readers. It is called “Revenge of the Cube Dweller” by Joanne Fox Phillips (http://www.tanzielewis.com/). I read it for my book club and we all LOVED it. The book focuses on a former rich, socialite named Tanzie, who’s husband left her for a younger woman, was cheated out of a divorce settlement, and seems to be going nowhere fast. She decides to take matters into her own hands by digging through the dirt of the corporation where she is employed. I don’t want to give too much away but this book really delivered! Whether you work for idiots or have been treated poorly in a past relationship this book lets you root for the underdog and keeps you laughing and entertained along the way 🙂

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