USA Today Chick Lit Article


CHICK LIT'S AREN'T JUST SUMMER READS!!

While clicking through the USA Today website, I found THIS article on Chick Lit books.  All four of these books are new and are supposedly great for “beach reads.”  It’s because of this that I think that people don’t really understand this sub-genre of Romance.  Also, HERE is another article I found from two years ago.

While I love Chick Lit to be advertised (especially in highly profiled papers) these books aren’t just good for the summertime, which is the message I want to share!  Yes, while the covers on the books can look like a great summer read, they are all-year-reads.  I can see how someone going on vacation wants to read a fun summer book and I understand why they would pick Chick Lit — the pink woman on the cover is either sipping on a drink with an umbrella in it, she’s lying on the beach staring at a lifeguard or, along with the attractive pictures are the words “hot,” “sizzling” or “heat!”  I think in this case, a lot of them are doing it for the wrong reasons.  I’m not saying that everyone does this, but it seems like Chick Lit is mainly and more popular in the summer.  For me, this isn’t true, because I read more in the fall and wintertime.  I’m inside more and I love sitting by the fire drinking hot buttered rums and losing myself into a good book.

What is your favorite time to read Chick Lit books?

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8 thoughts on “USA Today Chick Lit Article

  1. It might be because more people get holidays during summer-time so chick lit is associated with that time off to lounge and reflect and hopefully sit on the beach 🙂
    They may also feel like it is the only time they can get away with a guilty pleasure of chick lit.

  2. Truthfuly I don’t read a lot of chick lit. My favorites are historicals, which is ironic because I don’t write them.

    When you get published, however, I can guarantee you I’ll start. 🙂

  3. I am just glad to hear that Chick Lit is still very much alive. I agree with you and think this sub-genre is sometimes misunderstood. As a matter of fact, I posted something in March regarding an experience I had at a Writers Conference. According to them, publishers are “phasing out” chick lit. Really? I don’t know about that. Apparently, it’s still very much alive and it should be. I think there are plenty of fans out there waiting for more.

    Check out my post from March:
    https://coreymp.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/chick-lit-or-upbeat-women’s-fiction/

    • Thanks for you comment! I’m so happy to see that I’m not the only one who loves reading Chick Lit! It seems to be the most “real” type of book that women (and some men) can relate to. When I was reading “Something Borrowed” by Emily Giffin, I often felt that I was hanging out with my friends, Rachel and Darcy. I cannot even imagine the sub-genre “phasing out!”

      I will be sure to read your other blog post!

      Thanks again for your comment!

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