Top 10 Chick Lit Books of 2017

 

One of the most beloved books of all time are chick-lit books. They are often the best books one can read, to uplift their mood when they’re down. Often found on the lists of the top 10 books, chick-lit books are universally loved and are often found in book recommendations to people of all ages. In 2017, many of the top books were those on chick-lit. They were listed among the top 10 books of 2017.

Oh, Henry

The second book of the Ohellno Series, this is one of the top 10 chick-lit books. The book deals with Henry Walton, an NFL player, who needs to get back with his ex-girlfriend whom he believes to be his good-luck charm.

Read it For:
A sweet romance, as both the protagonists work through some serious issues.
Don't Read it For:
The female protagonist is often conceited, self-involved, and selfish and sometimes even outright mean to the male protagonist.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is funny, charming and sweet as well as frustrating and horrifically sad at times. The characters are well-written and the book has some intriguing twists.

My Not So Perfect Life

Katie’s life comes crashing down when she is sacked from her job, which forces her to move to Somerset and help her father with his glamping business. A dilemma presents itself when her former boss, along with her family, books a holiday with them.

Read it For:
The realistic and well-developed characters that are not afraid to step out of their comfort zone.
Don't Read it For:
The storyline is very predictable.
What makes this book stand out?:
An enjoyable and light read that also talks about contemporary issues plaguing the society.

I Have Never

Blair has a list of rules about things she must not do. However, when she is fired and is dumped by her boyfriend on the same day, she decides to revolt and do everything on the list.

Read it For:
A strong female character, a handsome boss, a cute puppy and some heart-warming moments.
Don't Read it For:
The main male character might not interest some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The style of writing which is humorous, thus making the book a perfect romantic comedy.

After Hello

The sequel to You Had Me At Hello, the book traces the journey of Ben and Rachel and the misunderstandings that sprout between them, when a face from their past reappears.

Read it For:
A realistic point of view on life and a reminder that life is not always easy.
Don't Read it For:
Readers might find the book hard to follow if they have not read the prequel.
What makes this book stand out?:
A book that creates a warm atmosphere, along with lots of banter and wit.
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Love the Wine You’re With

A novel about the lives of three best friends who decide to open a wine bar and the trials and problems of love, life and dating, that they encounter on their journey.

Read it For:
The likeable characters and moments of deep wisdom with detailed observations.
Don't Read it For:
This is a light, predictable read and readers might get confused between characters
What makes this book stand out?:
The heavy dialogue, romance, and an entertaining storyline.

The Cafe by the Sea

Flora is the main female protagonist, who must go home to her grief-stricken father and bitter brothers. Soon, she decides to open a café next to the beach and tries to accept the mistakes she made in the past.

Read it For:
The book is a modern-day retelling of the classic story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
Don't Read it For:
The ending of the book might not appeal to many people.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has a sparkly, sunny feel along with being funny and heartfelt.

Friend Zone

The second part of the Just Friends series, this part follows a love triangle between Alice who is in love with Jack and Peter, Jack’s best friend who is in love with Alice and Jack who is jealous of Alice and Peter’s relationship.

Read it For:
The book has several narrators, and there is a good mix of personalities and backgrounds.
Don't Read it For:
There is a lack of communication between the characters that will frustrate some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
A book that is cute and entertaining and provides a light read.

I Heart Forever

I Heart Forever' is the seventh full-length novel in the 'I Heart' series, which follows the life of Angela Clarke, who moved to New York from England. The book deals with the upheavals and changes in Angela’s personal life which she has to deal with alone.

Read it For:
The powerful and positive female friendship between Angela and her best friend, Jenny.
Don't Read it For:
This book is not as good as the other ones in the series.
What makes this book stand out?:
The incredibly witty writing and the perfect comedic timing of the author.

Dating You / Hating You

Carter and Evie are forced to compete for the same position when their two rival agencies merge which turns a blossoming romance into an all-out war of sabotage.

Read it For:
Some very important and relevant themes are explored in the book.
Don't Read it For:
There are too many boring industry details and the communication between the two protagonists could’ve been increased.
What makes this book stand out?:
The snarky banter and a light-hearted romance that soon turns into angst.

Moonlight Over Manhattan

The sixth book in the From Manhattan, With Love series, is about Harriet, who, in an attempt to conquer her shyness, challenges herself to do different things in December and ends up falling in love with a gruff doctor. This is a story about finding love and facing one’s fears.

Read it For:
Action, happiness, warmth, and love characterize this Christmas tale.
Don't Read it For:
Harriet’s character is too silly and naïve at times. The only virtues that her love interest seems to have is that he is a doctor. He is manipulative and even violent at times.
What makes this book stand out?:
One of the best in the series, the tale is delightful and romantic.

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