Friday, April 25, 2014

Discussion: Chick Lit

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I've always said my favorite genres were dystopian and fantasy, and medieval, and historical fiction, and etc.
But I really didn't realize how much I love chick lit. 
They make great stand alones.
They make great summer reads.
I also didn't realize how much names I have for them.
I call them my fresh air,
my romance stories,
my summer reads of course,
my contemporary books,
my YAs,
my road trips,
my read-once-and-forgets
etc.


In other words, I go to chick lits when I'm feeling bored, down, lonely, tired, or when I'm in a book funk.
You all had those periods when you just can't seem to find a book that would interest you, right? 
When that happens, I go to my chick lits.
They're romantic. And I love those books when I'm reading them. Those are also the kind of books I tend to read and forget about.
Most of the time.
There are some I can't seem to forget.


Either way, my point is if you're getting tired of too much dystopian....well, if you just been reading dystopian after dystopian after dystopian, you can read them chick lits.
Another thing I like about them is that they can go in any direction.
The plots can be all different.
It can be a road trip.
It can be school drama.
It can be about friends.
About parties.
About first love.

 
 
About meeting someone.
SO SO MUCH.
And there's romance.
To me, there is no good book without romance.
I'm talking about the cute ones.
Cuz I ain't that horny yet. LOL. JK.
Except for the middle grade adventures.
I enjoy those too.
But even those have romances nowadays.
 

Okay. This post was entirely a rant.
But hope I don't sound too lost.
And I hope I actually make sense.
Because once I start typing paragraphs, I make absolutely no sense....according to everyone I'm texting.
 

Either way, some GOOOD GOOOD chick lits to start on.
Okay. This may sound bad. BUT I THINK THEY'RE CHICK LIT. CUZ I ASSUME THEY'RE CHICK LIT. CUZ THEY FIT UNDER MY SUMMER READS. AND MY YA ROMANCES. AND MY FRESH AIRS. SO JUST ASSUME THEY'RE CHICK LIT. Cuz they might not be. Whoops. Tell me if they're aren't or I'm probably gonna be really embarrassed.



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Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)Anna and the French Kiss
by Stephanie Perkins
Release Date: December 2nd, 2010.

Thoughts: I'm totally in love with Etienne. Every time I read this book, I can fall in love with him all over again. Despite the 'not that tall' aspect, he is so so so perfect. I just can't. 

And Anna is hilarious. I love Anna. Just do.
Yeah. I definitely read this book when I'm bored. I know I title sounds sooo cheesy. But there's a lot of chemistry. And totally clean. No dirtiness. Not that I mind. 


My Life Next Door (My Life Next Door, #1)My Life Next Door
by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Release Date: June 14th, 2012

Thoughts: Another book with a cute boy. Yes, it's the 'I fell in love with my neighbor' kind. I also love the 'I fell in love with my best guy friend' types. CUZ that is so so cute. I envy them.

Anyways, this also is an awesome contemporary on my 'summer read' list. Hope ya'll enjoy this one.
 


Amy and Roger's Epic Detour Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
by Morgan Matson
Release Date: May 4th, 2010

Thoughts: This one is one of the road trip kind. I love road trips. Cuz chemistry forms like crazy on the road. :D Btw, I ship every single couple in this list. SO CUTE. Why can't my school have such perfect couples? Maybe I just don't know their story. 

I doubt my mom would let me go on a road trip. Plus I have school. And summer school. To get ahead with my classes. So I can take AP and all next year. Ugh. Yeah, I'm living the nerd status. Gotta loosen up. LOL. That's why I read. :) 


FangirlFangirl
by: Rainbow Rowell
Release Date: September 10th, 2013

Thoughts: YES. YES. YES. She's a newly famous author and all. But I absolutely love Fangirl. This is actually more NA than YA, but I can take anything as long as it's not erotic. Please. No erotica. Sure, it's super hot. But I don't want to get hooked. I can't even drive. And just don't want to think about those things. 

Okay. Moving on. Levi. That guy right there. :) I want to meet someone like him when I go to college. It's #Stanford. Cuz that's where all the hot nerds go. Right? Haha.



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Okay. There's a whole LOT more books I can recommend that are my version of "chick lit", but I have problems thinking up of things just like that.
That's why I can never talk when I'm put on the spotlight.
So, if you want some more recommendations, feel free to leave a comment, email me, or however you can to contact me.
I would love to recommend and talk to all of you guys. And fangirl over books. :) Because my life won't be complete without fangirling. Seriously.

Happy Reading~
 

2 comments:

  1. I usually avoid chick lit, as I really don't like predictability and somehow chick lit books always are. But yeah once in a while I do read a chick lit book or two :) Great post, Cindy! :)

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  2. I know exactly what you mean about reading chick lit books. I love picking them up when I'm feeling low or just need a pick me up! And I love all the books you've recommended! :)

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