Top Ten Tuesday: Chick Lit Authors

October 16, 2012 Meme, Top Ten Tuesday 27

PhotobucketTop Ten Tuesday is an weekly meme created by the awesome people at The Broke and Bookish, who love lists as much as I do.

Top Ten Favorite Authors In X Genre (Ex- Top Ten Favorite Science Fiction Authors, Top Ten Fave Contemporary YA authors)

I don’t read as much chick lit as I used to, but I still love it. I just love how there are always happy endings and how it always makes me feel good! Here are my favorite authors (covers link to Goodreads)

Sophie Kinsella Can You Keep a SecretSophie KinsellaI've Got Your NumberSophie Kinsella Confessions of a Shopaholic1. Sophie Kinsella
I freaking love Sophie Kinsella. Her books are filled with a ton of fun. Seriously, it just fun all over the place. Yes, I know that sometimes it’s a bit ridiculous, but that’s what makes it so good! The Shopaholic series is my favorite but Can You Keep a Secret comes in a close second.


Susan Elizabeth Phillips It Had to be YouSusan Elizabeth Phillips Nobody's Baby but MineSusan Elizabeth Phillips The Great Escape

2. Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Her books are always fun and filled with emotion, both good and bad. My all time favorite is Nobody’s Baby but Mine, it probably has the most ridiculous plot, but I don’t care. I also love how her books are connected but not connected, if that makes sense. You’ll see bits and pieces of characters from other books, but you can still enjoy the story even if you haven’t read theirs.

Kristan Higgins  Until There Was YouKristan Higgins Somebody to LoveKristan Higgins Too Good To Be True

3. Kristan Higgins
I love, love, love Kristan Higgins’ books. She is a fabulous writer and her books are more “real” than other chick lit books, like I could actually believe the story, it’s not just a fairy tale. (Though I like fairy tale endings too!) Her main characters aren’t cookie cutter like and they don’t have gobs and gobs of money either.


Jill Shalvis Head Over HeelsJill Shalvis The Sweetest Thing

Jill Shalvis Simply Irresistable4. Jill Shalvis
I haven’t read all of her books yet, in fact I’ve only read the Lucky Harbor series, but they were fantastic. She has another 3 books in the series that I haven’t read yet, but plan on doing so soon.  I have a thing for families and small towns so these books are perfect!


Jennifer Crusie Bet MeJennifer Crusie ManhuntingJennifer Crusie Tell Me Lies

5. Jennifer Crusie
Crusie’s books are funny but they are little less cutesy, then some of the other chick lit books. Bet Me is my favorite, Min and Calvin are hilarious!, plus it’s really fun premise.



Julie James A Lot Like LoveJulie James About that NightJulie James Something About You6. Julie James
These are probably a little more on the romance side, but they are still fun reads. They’re all involving police/lawyers/FBI, which was what appealed to me cause I like that stuff.



Rachel Gibson Nothing but TroubleRachel Gibson See Jane ScoreRachel Gibson Sex Lies and Online Dating7. Rachel Gibson
I found Rachel Gibson by accident and I’m so glad I did! Her older books are better than her newer ones, but they’re all good. I’m not really a hockey fan, but I love her hockey series (you don’t have to enjoy hockey to like the books). See Jane Score is my favorite (and a lot of fun)!


Only 7 today because I can’t think of 3 other chick lit authors that I love lots like these.


27 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Chick Lit Authors”

  1. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    You should totally host a Chick Lit challenge- it would give me an excellent excuse to get back into the genre (and borrow some more books from you!) :) I also have a lot of Meg Cabot’s chick lit, which is very good.

  2. Jessie Marie

    1. I completely second Kate’s suggestion – Chick Lit Challenge 2013! : )
    2. Jill Shalvis helped me re-realize my love for the genre so I’m glad to see her here. : )
    3. I have yet to check out the others, but Kristan Higgins sounds like my kind of writer.

    Great list!

  3. Bittner

    Oh my God I have been obsessed with Cruise lately! I re-listened to the ending of Bet Me like 5 times! I wasn’t really feeling Manhunting but I think that had more to do with the audio recording, it sucked!

  4. Jennifer

    I’m a big Chick-list fan and you have featured some of my favorites like SEP and Rachel Gibson. Have you ever read any of Meg Cabot’s chick lit? They are hilarious!

  5. Mary De Bastos

    ‘Can You Keep a Secret’ is probably my most fav chic lit EVA!! I laugh so hard during that book! I think I’m going to need to re-read it now. LOVE her!

  6. Sandy

    Wow I don’t think I’ve read any of these books. Need to remedy that. I also haven’t seen anyone else (yet) who chose Chick Lit for their genre this week. Great list.

    Check out my TTT.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  7. Christina

    Hell yes, Jennifer Crusie. I freaking love her books! She’s so funny.

    Reccs: Janet Evanovich, Shanna Swendson, Meg Cabot.