Welcome to our chick lit section, where some of the most successful authors writing today recommend some of their own favourite books. (We’d have loved to include our Jane Austen interviews here, as one of the pioneers of the chick lit genre, but she’s been relegated to another section of the site).
Romance is by far the best-selling genre in the world and it’s no surprise. While tales of murdering one’s landlady and trying to live with the subsequent guilt may touch on universal themes, trying to find someone to love and spend our lives with is a lot more immediate for most of us.
Sophie Kinsella (real name: Madeleine Wickham) is one of the masters of the chick lit genre and her own books are well worth reading. New York Times bestselling romance author Eloisa James is Mary Bly in real life, a tenured professor in English literature at Fordham University. You’ll find their recommendations below.