Monday, February 16, 2015

Genre Definition and Recommendation #84

Genre Definition and Recommendation is a feature where I will define a genre and a sub-genre definition and the make some recommendations.  

Chic Lit - Definition found on Wikipedia

Chick lit is genre fiction which addresses issues of modern womanhood, often humorously and lightheartedly.[1] The genre became popular in the late 1990s, with chick lit titles topping bestseller lists and the creation of imprints devoted entirely to chick lit.[2] Although it sometimes includes romantic elements, chick lit is generally not considered a direct subcategory of the romance novel genre, because the heroine's relationship with her family or friends is often just as important as her romantic relationships

My Recommendations:

Geek Girl (Geek Girl, #1)
Geek Girl by Hlly Smale 


Geek + runway = a hilarious runaway hit! This bestselling UK debut is full of humor and high-fashion hijinks—and now it’s coming to America.Harriet Manners is tired of being labeled a geek. So when she’s discovered by a modeling agent, she seizes the chance to reinvent herself. There’s only one problem: Harriet is the definition of awkward. Does she have what it takes to transform from geek to chic?Geek Girl is the first book in a hilarious new trilogy. It was also the #1 bestselling YA debut of 2013 in the UK, where it was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Best Book for Teens. With all the humor and fabulous shenanigans of Louise Rennison’s Confessions of Georgia Nicolson and Meg Cabot’s The Princess Diaries, Geek Girl is about to become an international superstar.

Going Vintage
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt 


When Mallory’s boyfriend, Jeremy, cheats on her with an online girlfriend, Mallory decides the best way to de-Jeremy her life is to de-modernize things too. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in1962, Mallory swears off technology and returns to a simpler time (when boyfriends couldn’t cheat with computer avatars). The List:1. Run for pep club secretary2. Host a fancy dinner party/soiree3. Sew a dress for Homecoming4. Find a steady5. Do something dangerousBut simple proves to be crazy-complicated, and the details of the past begin to change Mallory’s present. Add in a too-busy grandmother, a sassy sister, and the cute pep-club president–who just happens to be her ex’s cousin–and soon Mallory begins to wonder if going vintage is going too far.

What Do you Recommend? 


  1. I don't think I've ever thought of putting YA into the chick lit category, only because everything I've ever read has been adult women....

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  2. I do like Sophie Kinsella when it comes to chic-lit. She writes such witty books and they are just a pleasure to read :)

    I'm really looking forward to reading Geek Girl, though. It sounds like a great and unique read!

    Cucie @ Cucie reads

  3. Going Vintage sounds like a funny read! I've seen Geek Girl around a lot, too and saw mostly positive reviews I should keep an eye out for it!

  4. I'm actually reading Geek Girl right now, it does seem interesting - thanks for sharing :)

    Benish | Feminist Reflections


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