Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Ask Petite Chou - what books have you read lately?

So a dear reader asks, "You mentioned before that you are a big chick lit fan. I'm sorta getting into it now. I need some suggestions on what books to read. What have you read lately? What do you recommend?"

Yes, darling, I love chick lit. I don't care if the real literary people call them shallow and frivolous. I believe gals who read chick lit novels are happy gals because the books ARE light-hearted and humurous, and they teach you, at the end of the day, not to take things so seriously and just live your life.
The last few books I read are these ones.

Wiped!: Life with a Pint-size Dictator $11.16, by my favorite Canadian newspaper columnist/novelist Rebecca Eckler. It's a followup to her first book, Knocked Up: Confessions of a Modern Mother-to-be $7.97, that I read a couple of years ago. She chronicled her "accidental" pregnancy and the first two years after her baby's birth in these two books. They are incredibly hilarious and brutally honest (She calls her baby the Dictator). You don't have to be a mom to read them. She received some scathing reviews from critics. But who cares about the critics?!

Shopaholic & Baby (Shopaholic) $16.32. Now you can't talk about chick lit without mentioning Sophie Kinsella and her adorable Shopaholic. I read this one a few weeks ago. Hilarious as usual. At one point, you might find yourself wanting to whack her on the head. That's 'cause you feel really connected to her. In the end, I was amazed and even inspired by Shopaholic's outlook on life. She LOVEs life and all the people around her.

Shoe Addicts Anonymous $17.12, the book I'm reading now. I'm a shoe addict myself, hehe.

The Manny $16.50. You've probably heard of this one by now. It's so popular I cannot get my hands on a copy at the library. I can't wait to read it!

I have many more to recommend but the list will get too long. And on an off topic, I'm also a horror book junkie. Yep, quite the two polar opposites huh? I'm extreme. If you want me to recommend any good horror books/writers (and I don't mean Stephen King, his books aren't scary), let me know!


Kristy said...

I love chick lit books too! They are just so fun to read.

Melody said...

Do you have any other recommendations? I read every chick lit on your list minus knocked up (I didn't enjoy the movie).
Anyway, I'm a total Sophie Kinsella fan.
If you can recommend some great books, that'll be awesome!