The Greatest Chick Lit Books Of All Time

Voting Rules
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
    199 votes
    • 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
    Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, ...more
  • Sense and Sensibility
    125 votes
    • 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
    Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of ...more
  • Jane Eyre
    Charlotte Brontë
    139 votes
    • 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
    Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name "Currer Bell." The first American edition was ...more
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
    53 votes
    • First Published: 1958
    • Subjects: Call girl, Café Society
    • Genres (Book): Fiction, Novella
    • Original Language: English Language
    Breakfast at Tiffany's is a novella by Truman Capote published in 1958. In it, a contemporary writer recalls his early days in New York City, when he makes the acquaintance of his remarkable ...more
  • Little Women
    Louisa May Alcott
    63 votes
    • First Published: 1868
    • Subjects: Literary, Adolescence, New England, Women, 19th century
    • Genres (Book): Coming of age, Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
    Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books rapidly over several months at the request of her ...more
  • Emma
    Jane Austen
    110 votes
    • 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
    Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and ...more