The Greatest Chick Lit Books Of All Time

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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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  • Pride and Prejudice
    1
    • First Published: 1813-01-28
    • Subjects: Popular literature, Literary, Education, 19th century, English Language
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Satire, Novel of manners, Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Sense and Sensibility
    2
    • First Published: 1811
    • Subjects: Popular literature, Literary, Education, 19th century, English Language
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Children's literature, Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Jane Eyre
    3
    Charlotte Brontë
    • First Published: 1847-10-16
    • Subjects: Popular literature, Social class, Morality, England
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Bildungsroman, Fiction, Novel, Gothic fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Little Women
    4
    Louisa May Alcott
    • First Published: 1868
    • Subjects: Literary, Adolescence, New England, Women, 19th century
    • Genres (Book): Coming of age, Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
    5
    • First Published: 1958
    • Subjects: Call girl, Café Society
    • Genres (Book): Fiction, Novella
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Bridget Jones's Diary
    6
    Helen Fielding
    • First Published: 1996
    • Subjects: Self-image, Career, Marriage, London
    • Genres (Book): Comic novel, Chick lit, Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Emma
    7
    Jane Austen
    • First Published: 1815-12
    • Subjects: Popular literature, Literary, Education, Linguistics, Women
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Children's literature, Comedy of manners, Fiction, Comedy
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Persuasion
    8
    Jane Austen
    • First Published: 1817-12
    • Subjects: Literary, Education, Literature, Classics, 19th century
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Suspense, Children's literature, Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Devil Wears Prada
    9
    Lauren Weisberger
    • First Published: 2003
    • Subjects: Publishing
    • Genres (Book): Roman à clef, Chick lit, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Notebook
    10
    Nicholas Sparks
    • First Published: 1996-10-01
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
    11
    Arthur Golden
    • First Published: 1997-09-23
    • Subjects: Women, Japan, 20th century, History, Geisha
    • Genres (Book): Historical novel
    • Original Language: English Language
    • First Published: 2001
    • Subjects: Young adult, Women, Friendship, Video, Film
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Young adult literature
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Time Traveler's Wife
    13
    Audrey Niffenegger
    • First Published: 2003
    • Subjects: Time travel
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Speculative fiction, Novel, Science Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
    • First Published: 2000
    • Subjects: British Cuisine, Shopping
    • Genres (Book): Chick lit, Fiction, Comedy
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Anna Karenina
    15
    Leo Tolstoy
    • First Published: 1877
    • Subjects: Music, Upper class, Literature, Russia, Adultery
    • Genres (Book): Literary realism, Novel
    • Original Language: Russian Language
  • Water for Elephants
    16
    • First Published: 2006-05-26
    • Subjects: Literary, Circus
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Fiction, Novel, Historical novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Something Borrowed
    17
    Emily Giffin
    • First Published: 2005-03-10
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Comic novel, Chick lit
    • Original Language: English Language
  • He's Just Not That into You
    18
    Liz Tuccillo, Greg Behrendt
    • First Published: 2004
    • Genres (Book): Self-help
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Valley of the Dolls
    19
    Jacqueline Susann
    • First Published: 1966
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Nanny Diaries
    20
    Nicola Kraus, Emma McLaughlin
    • First Published: 2002
    • Genres (Book): Chick lit, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Lovely Bones
    21
    Alice Sebold
    • First Published: 2002
    • Subjects: Literary, Murder, Afterlife, Literary criticism
    • Genres (Book): Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Dead Until Dark
    22
    Charlaine Harris
    • First Published: 2001
    • Subjects: Epic film, Telepathy, Paranormal, Vampire, Louisiana
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Paranormal romance, Speculative fiction, Mystery, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
    • First Published: 1996-05-22
    • Subjects: Women, Louisiana
    • Genres (Book): Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • White Oleander
    24
    Janet Fitch
    • First Published: 1999
    • Subjects: Literary, California, United States of America
    • Genres (Book): Bildungsroman, Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The enchanted April
    25
    Elizabeth von Arnim