The Greatest Chick Lit Books Of All Time

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List Criteria: Books targeted towards women and that deal with women's issues; can be from any time period

List of the best chick lit books ever. The genre of women's literature provides some of the greatest books of all time, and these books have passionate followings. From modern stories about women trying to make it through vast metropolises to classic tales of love in the English countryside, Chick Lit usually provides at least one book that turns up in peoples list of favorites.

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    Jane Austen

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    Charlotte Brontë

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    Jane Austen

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    Jane Austen

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    Jane Austen

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    Helen Fielding

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    Lauren Weisberger

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    Louisa May Alcott

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    Sophie Kinsella

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    Margaret Mitchell

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    Nicola Kraus, Emma McLaughlin

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    Truman Capote

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    Arthur Golden

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    Leo Tolstoy

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    Sara Gruen

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    Alice Sebold

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    Charlaine Harris

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    Oscar Wilde

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    Charles Perrault

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    Nicholas Sparks

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    Joanne Harris

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    Elizabeth Gilbert

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    Liz Tuccillo, Greg Behrendt

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    E. M. Forster

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    Ann Brashares

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    Audrey Niffenegger

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    Karen Blixen

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    Gustave Flaubert

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    Jennifer Weiner

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    Jacqueline Susann

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    Elizabeth von Arnim

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    Emily Giffin

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    Virginia Woolf  

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    Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

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    Rebecca Wells

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    Whitney Otto

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    Anne Tyler

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    Isabel Allende

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    Ain't She Sweet? is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chick Lit Books Of All Time

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    Melissa Bank

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    Larry McMurtry

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    Elizabeth Gaskell

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    Steve Martin

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    Janet Fitch

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    Ethel Lilian Voynich

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    The Gargoyle: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chick Lit Books Of All Time

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    Andrew Davidson

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    Blueprints for Building Better... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chick Lit Books Of All Time

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    Dorothy Allison

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    Making the A-list is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chick Lit Books Of All Time

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    Tyne O'Connell Notting Hill Art World party queen, Saskia, has turning 30 pencilled into her diary for three weeks time - although she's still hoping to cancel if she gets a better offer... 'Crucial reading'

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    Ann-Marie MacDonald

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