This Week In Chick Lit

~ By Melina Kantor

Hello Again Chick Lit Fans!

So how was everyone’s week?

I know last week’s chick lit roundup was a bit of a downer.

Luckily, it seems this week has been a little kinder to our favorite genre.

Read on. . .


First off, Jamie Beckman’s response to the whole Jennifer Egan “derivative, banal stuff” comment fiasco is very well put.

Thanks Jamie! It’s always nice to see someone defending the chick it genre!

In other news, there’s some interesting yet kind of odd talk about a new chick lit sub genre called “Priv-lit.” Supposedly, the genre is all about women recovering from bad relationships and changing their lives. Among the titles in this genre are of course Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.

Huh. Thoughts?

I know a lot of you are eagerly anticipating the movie version of Emily Giffin’s Something Borrowed. If you’re among that crowd, check out this interview with Molly Smith and Hillary Swank.

Finally, I leave you with something sweet and cute to start off your weekend and take your mind off of last week’s unfortunate chick lit drama. Ready for come cute overload? Here’s a video that gives a literal meaning to the term “chick lit:”

That’s right! Chicks in a library! Here’s the article that goes with it.

Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂 Don’t forget to leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts on these articles.

And please, do share what you’re reading this weekend. I just got an iPad (thanks Mom!) and am using it to read As You Wish by the fabulously talented and lovely Gabi Stevens.

See you next week!

Melina writes contemporary women’s fiction with a pinch of oregano and a dash of chutzpah. By day, she is an elementary school computer teacher. You can visit her at

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