Posted May 8, 2015
Spring is here! The grass is green. Flowers are in bloom. And soon baby birds will be hatching. And speaking of chicks, we’ve got plenty of chick lit to brighten up your mood. If you’re looking for something humorous, light-hearted, and easy to read, try one of these:
Isabella, Mary, and Lauren are contemporary, modern women making their way in New York City. Having graduated from college, these “new adults” are adjusting to careers and exploring relationships, however they often feel they are living the life of their acquaintances rather than their own. Attending bachelorette parties, weddings, and baby showers, life seems to happen to everyone but them so, in return, they relish in their singledom. Humorous and witty, Close celebrates female friendships from each protagonist’s point-of-view as well as encompassing additional quirky stories of their friends and family. Smart, funny, and realistic, Girls in White Dresses is totally relatable with delightful shenanigans.
Thirty-eight year old Julie Jenson gets a wake-up call, literally, when her friend calls her frantically to tell her that her husband is leaving her. This sets in to motion a series of events that illustrate the challenges of navigating the dating world. First, Julie gets all the girls together for a fun night out in New York City, but after some soul searching, Julie realizes she is still disappointed with her relationship status. Taking up the torch, Julie leaves her job to travel the world to commiserate with single women. Her travels include Paris, Rio, Sydney, Bali, Beijing, Mumbai, and Thomas, an attractive man in an open marriage. Funny and touching, How to Be Single will indulge your singleton days whether you’re attached or not.
Leaving her friends, family, and former relationship back in Maine, twenty-eight year old Lauren Cunningham travels to England for one thing and one thing only: British men. Even though she only wants a good time with no commitment, men still walk away from her. So, Lauren tries a new, well, twelve new approaches actually. Each month she looks to “expert” dating literature from Victorian etiquette to modern-day methods to help guide her in her dating endeavors. While Lauren’s dates range from exciting and adventurous to disastrous, there is one date that may beat her at her own game. Witty and smart, Love by the Book examines relationship dynamics while closely relating to millennials.