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Monday, October 13, 2008

baking, chefing, and chick lit

So I'm currently working on a project looking at baking and/or chefing heroines in Chick Lit novels. Do any of you dear readers have any book suggestions for me? Thanks in advance for any titles you can give me ♥


  1. I have one, and I forgot until I googled the title of the book, but the character's name is Becky, even!

    The book is Little Earthquakes, by Jennifer Weiner. It might be more "mommy lit" than "chick lit", but the author self-identifies as a chick-lit author, I believe.

    I also believe that I can't seem to decide if it is chick lit, sans hyphen, or chick-lit. Hm.

  2. I don't know if this counts as chick lit, but Nora Roberts wrote a book where the main female character is a baker. I think the title is Summer Desserts.

  3. Baking:
    Bread Alone by Judi Henricks. Sophie's Bakery for the Broken-hearted by Lolly Winston.
    Jo Barrett's This Is How it Happened begins with the main character baking poisoned brownies.
    Sweet Love by Sarah Strohmeyer.
    Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray

    Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs
    Heartburn by Nora Ephron (the character's a food writer, but she cooks and recipes are included).
    The Art of Undressing by Stephanie Lehmann

    You can read more about most of them at Trashionista, the chick lit website I edit (which is why I knew so many!). http://www.trashionista.com

    Keris x

  4. I don't know if this really counts as chick lit -- it is a fantasy story, but with romance and vampires. "Sunshine" by Robin McKinley. Sort of a Buffy the Vampire slayer who is a baker and lives in a decidedly alternate universe. It is excellent!

  5. Thanks for all of the great suggestions! Keris, I've actually cited Trashionista in an essay/presentation--thanks for all your good work! I'll have to check out that Nora Roberts book, and all the other suggestions. Y'all are awesome!

  6. Ooh, how fab! Thanks! :)