If you stopped by my home page, you probably guessed that Chick Lit was the genre I focused on for the month of September. I read some fantastic Chick Lit books. I was even introduced to some authors I have never read but really enjoyed. These were my picks for the month:
Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell
Killing Monica is a funny story about a woman who creates a character that takes over her life. The main character Pandy Wallis is a novelist whose books about, Monica, a woman making a life in Manhattan is turned into several films. When Pandy tires of the series and wants to try to write in a different genre her publisher denies it and only wants more Monica books. Pandy starts disliking the character who is played by her best friend, SondraBeth Schnowzer, as well as the man in her life money hungry, Jonny. Pandy just wants to find a way to kill off Monica’s character and reading her journey to get there makes for a funny comedy.
One for the Money is about Stephanie Plum, an unemployed woman that has to take a job with her cousin Vinnie. Vinnie owns a bails bond business and since Stephanie has lost everything, she believes becoming a bounty hunter will solve her problems. It is quick money and she can handle it until she gets her first bounty. The bounty is none other than her ex-boyfriend, Joe Morelli, detective Morelli that is and Stephanie has her work cut out for her. Stephanie will need back up so she gets help from a bond agent, a hooker and her grandmother. I know what a team! This was an entertaining book that makes you fall in love Stephanie Plum, the woman that doesn’t give up.
The Wisdom of Hair by Kim Boykin
The Wisdom of Hair is about Zora Adams, a woman who leaves her hometown to pursue a dream of attending beauty school. Zora can’t wait to be away from her alcoholic mother and small town life because she knows there is more out there to explore. She enrolls in Davenport School of Beauty under the direction of Mrs. Cathcart, who teaches her everything she needs to know about hair. As Zora pursue her beauty school dream she meets a widower named Winslow whose drinking reminds her of her mother. Zora feels that even though she couldn’t save her mother maybe she can Winslow and in the process discover love.
Twenties Girl is about Lara Lington, a woman who gets a visit from her dead great-aunt Sadie. Aunt Sadie wants Lara to find her missing necklace and doesn’t care if it makes Lara look crazy in the process. Lara does have a creative imagination but this takes the cake. As Lara searches for Sadie’s missing necklace both learn a lot about themselves. It is a fun ride taking the journey with Lara and Sadie. This book was true chick lit book that provided humor, mystery and unforgettable characters.
For the month of October, I will be focusing on the Women’s Fiction genre. I hope you will join me.
I shared my picks so now it’s your turn. Let me know what your picks were for the month of September. Which one was your favorite?