If I was putting together a course for people wanting to write chick lit, female-led fiction or whatever you’re comfortable calling it, Mhairi McFarlane’s latest book would be required reading. Don’t You Forget About Me is an exemplar of the genre; it fizzes with energy, it’s hilariously funny and offers some swoon-worthy romance but at … Continue reading Book Review: Don’t You Forget About Me.
I haven’t read a slow burn for a while (they have either been all or, in thankfully rare cases, nothing) but it took some time for The Boyfriend Swap, by Meredith Schorr, to warm up for me – although when it did, it caught fire. I’m not sure whether it was the characters I struggled … Continue reading Book Review: The Boyfriend Swap.
Marian Keyes is an author I adored in my 20s when she was among the pioneers of a new genre that was felt like it was written just for young women like me. While I have aged a *tiny* bit since then - and chick lit has gone from strength to strength - her first … Continue reading Book Review: The Break.