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Favorite Female Fiction Reads by Krista

by Krista, posted to Books

Kicking back with a good, girly book is one of my favorite ways to unwind. Here's my round-up of the best female fiction & chick-lit reads in 2011. Please add the books you loved to my list!


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The Brotherhood: To Slay or to Lay

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Alexandra Russell, a clever virgin who is extraordinarily fascinated...more

Suggested by Amie Nogrady

Fun book to read... fast paced and exciting

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I am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World by Eve Ensler

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Suggested by GreenWomanStore.com

To help us understand our Daughters.

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Soulless: The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger

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A brilliantly funny book of vampires, werewolves and ghosts in Victorian England. I read it in two days and am now on book 2 - Changeless...

Krista: Thanks for suggesting this! I'm going to create a new list of books I need to read and I'll be sure to save this suggestion to it (and promote on here once I read!). Do you read female fiction often?

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Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner

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“Weiner has emerged as one of the biggest names in popular...more

I love Jennifer Weiner - her books never disappoint! This book was easily my favorite chick-lit read of 2011.

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Single Girl's to-Do List by Lindsey Kelk

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Praise for I Heart Paris: 'More down-to-earth and enjoyable girly...more

One of my absolute fave chick-list authors, this is a hilarious and quick laid-back read. I read the entire book on a cross country flight!

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If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster

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Told in the uproariously entertaining voice readers have come to...more

I loved "Bitter is the New Black" by Jen Lancaster and this was an equally fun read. I love Jen's constantly entertaining voice and snappy anecdotes. A great book!

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The Violets of March by Sarah Jio

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"Feed the kids before you settle in with journalist Sarah Jio's...more

An impressive debut, I loved this book by Sarah Jio. Rightfully deserving of the Library Journal Best Books of 2011 Award, which it won.

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The Gap Year by Sarah Bird

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“A smart, witty take on one of the classic milestones of parenting ....more

This book had it all - humor & emotion. Slightly heavier than a few of the other reads on this list, all I could think about was my own experience during this time of my life & my relationship with my mom. Loved this book and definitely recommend.

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Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews

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“Andrews…is at her warm and funny best…[she] simply excels at...more

I actually haven't read this book but added it to my list as it was heralded and discussed by a few of my book loving female friends. I hope to read this one soon!

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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning

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Sarra Manning started her writing career on the music paper, Melody...more

Love this book - will definitely re-read. Reminded me a bit of Jennifer Weiner (Jemima J) and Bridget Jones (set in London) but with even more complexities woven in. If you liked either of those books, you'll love this!

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Ugly Sister by Jane Fallon

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This book got great reviews and is on my Amazon list. Here is one review I really liked: http://leeswammes.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/book-review-the-ugly-sister-by-jane-fallon/

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

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Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant...more

Suggested by Larissa

Another hilarious read that I couldn't put down - definitely a must-read if you're into the Office.

Krista: I JUST read about this somewhere else and now I know i have to read it. A list of 'must read' books is my next creation!

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Bossypants

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, April 2011: Tina Fey's new book...more

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Hilarious. I actually listened to it on tape (does that date me, I mean on iPod) and feel like she is my new best friend. Funny, poignant, witty, etc.

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RELATED LINK: Pink Thong Awards 2011

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Chicklit Club - Awards 2011 - Congratulations to all winners of the...more

Top picks from the Chicklit Club for books published in 2011. Some great picks on this list!

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RELATED LINK: Chicklit Club's "Top 10 2011 MUST-READ Big-name authors"

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Chicklit Club's Top 10 - 2011 MUST-READ - Big-name authors.

A great list of 2011 must read Chick-lit books from big name authors. Fantastic round-up!

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RELATED LINK: "Best Books 2011: Women’s Fiction" by Library Journal Reviews

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Library Journal Reviews

Happy to see a few of my picks on this list too! A top 10 of the best women's fiction novels released in 2011.

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RELATED LIST: My Favorite Female Authors

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Put down the remote and step away from the reality TV! These Chick-lit...more

Another list I made, this one is a cheat sheet to the best and most entertaining female fiction authors.

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Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

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Suggested by Paula Rizzo,List Producer

This is a sweet, sad, happy, funny and fabulous read.

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