Thursday, March 22, 2007

Picks of the chicks

Last week at the Guardian book blog, Diane Shipley wrote in defense of chick lit.

Some of her readers, she now writes:

didn't entirely buy my argument - but asked me to convince them: where were all these great books I was talking about?

"Persephone 251" said: "...I agree with you about Marian Keyes' Rachel's Holiday ... but Keyes is the only chick lit writer I can stand to read. I'm absolutely open to reading good chick lit but where is it to be found?"

It's a fair point: given the sheer volume of these novels, some of them (by the law of probability) are bound to be stinkers. So how do you know where to start?

Shipley names names; read about the "picks of the chicks" she recommends.

--Marshal Zeringue