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Initial post: Apr 9, 2011 6:53:37 AM PDT
Mary Malone says:
Are chick-lit books funny? I found 'Mr Right for the Night' and 'Mile High Guy' by Irish writer, Marisa Mackle, funny and romantic. They're priced at $1.16 each. Any other good chick-lit recommendations, preferably funny and not more than two bucks?

Posted on Apr 9, 2011 11:55:13 PM PDT
I have to ask: does Chick-Lit necessarily -need- to be funny? Isn't being romantic enough? (^_^)

I ask because I consider "Jane Eyre" to be a prime example of chick-lit. While it's long on romance, it definitely comes up short in the laughs department. However, it's available at a price point of $0 (the perfect price point for us budget-conscious types.)

You can even have it read to you via Librivox.org and give your eyes a rest (I recommend Version 3, read by Elizabeth Klett; she does the voices really well).

Of course, Jane Eyre might already be old hat to you (in which case, I apologize). I only mention it because it's one of those ponderous classics that seems to be oft-neglected because of its sheer size, but actually has a lot to offer 21st Century audiences.

Posted on Apr 10, 2011 6:15:21 PM PDT
Mary Malone says:
I don't think chick lit necessarily has to be funny but a lot of good chick lit IS amusing. I love Jane Eyre and I consider her the chick lit queen of her era. I personally do find her writing amusing. It's a very subtle humor!

Posted on Apr 10, 2011 6:58:13 PM PDT
Zara says:
Jane Austen was funny. Not laugh-out-loud funny, maybe, but more tongue-in-cheek. I think Romance woul be a boring genre without an injection of humor.

Posted on Apr 10, 2011 8:34:36 PM PDT
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Posted on Mar 21, 2012 12:16:28 AM PDT
Celia says:
It's Not A Wonderful Life is a romantic comedy. It's 99 cents and it will be free on Thursday according to the author's blog. http://unataliaowen.blogspot.com/
The description of it that she gives is really vague, but it does remind me of Sex and the City, with a little bit of Seinfeld since the protagonist's friends are mostly guys. I like that it's realistic and not hoakey like some other ones.

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 11:02:35 AM PDT
DJK says:
Tanned, Toned and Totally Faking It by Whitney Boyd is a chick lit, funny and romantic. It is on sale right now... seriously, check it out!! Totally recommend it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 28, 2012 9:35:48 AM PDT
GAMNY says:
If you're a Sophie Kinsella fan, I also enjoyed, And the Winner Is by Erin Brady. Now on Kindle for $0.99. It is a light romantic comedy read with a screwball character similar to Becky Bloomwood

Posted on May 28, 2012 12:44:34 PM PDT
Mark Taylor says:
A book that is Sex and the City like, but with a gay twist, is It's not me, it's you, by John James Ashton - it's hilarious and really cheap! Bit of a beach read, I think :)

Posted on May 29, 2012 6:51:02 PM PDT
Cheryl Cory says:
Chick lit definitely needs to be funny. Being romantic isn't enough (or even required, really). That would be called romance, right? (And, no, Jane Eyre does not qualify as chick lit, in my book.)

Amazon just discounted my first novel, Must've Done Something Good, to $.99 today.

It's a romantic comedy/chick lit novel about a first-year teacher who's having a pretty terrible time of it!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 4:54:10 PM PDT
If I Were You I may be biased. I wrote this. Check out the sample for Kindle or Nook. Let me know what you think.

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 4:58:32 PM PDT
Okay, for you ladies seeking a good, chick-lit inspired laugh, check out my spoof advice manual for women. It includes dating, marriage, the workplace, parenting and travel. There is a sample available on Kindle. Let me know what you think.If I Were You The cover is a bit startling--by design. And yes, that's me.

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 5:00:36 PM PDT
Okay, for you ladies seeking a good, chick-lit inspired laugh, check out my spoof advice manual for women. It includes dating, marriage, the workplace, parenting and travel. There is a sample available on Kindle. Let me know what you think.If I Were You The cover is a bit startling--by design. And yes, that's me.

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 5:02:35 PM PDT
Okay, for you ladies seeking a good, chick-lit inspired laugh, check out my spoof advice manual for women. It includes dating, marriage, the workplace, parenting and travel. There is a sample available on Kindle. Let me know what you think.If I Were You The cover is a bit startling--by design. And yes, that's me.

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 5:12:51 PM PDT
Grace says:
'Mile High Guy' is funny because it's based in an airline and involves crazy passengers. Romantic? Not so sureMile High Guy (Irish Romantic Comedy)

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 11:08:50 PM PDT
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