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List Rules Books written for a female audience that deal with traditionally female themes and experiences

What are the best modern chick lit books? Chick lit, aka literature for women, includes a wide variety of different kinds of novels, but for the most part, they're connected to romance in some way. From the goofiness of Rebecca "Becky" Bloomwood in Sophie Kinsella's 'Shopaholic' books to the crazy antics of Bridget Jones in Helen Fielding's 'Bridget Jones' series, the books listed here all qualify as great, entertaining chick lit reads.

Which chick lit books are your favorites? Vote them up! And feel free to add any that might be missing. Let's keep this modern, though, so as much as we all love Jane Austen, she stays off the list. She might be one of the best romance novelists ever, but she is not modern (sorry, Jane).

The best modern chick lit books feature memorable characters and fun storylines. No, they aren't always "deep" reads, but that's not what most of us want when we pick up a chick lit book. We want good, solid entertainment for a few hours, to take us away from our troubles. Or we want a great summer beach read, as we listen to waves crashing and dig our toes into the sand.

Need some ideas? If you've already ripped through all of Charlaine Harris' 'Southern Vampire Mysteries' novels, check out this list of books like the Sookie Stackhouse series for a little inspiration. And yes, the 'Twilight' books might be technically Young Adult ("YA"), but they definitely qualify as "chick lit." Finished them already? Need more? This list of books like 'Twilight' might be helpful.
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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Bridget Jones's Diary Helen Fielding

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The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
The Devil Wears Prada Lauren Weisberger

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Good in Bed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Good in Bed Jennifer Weiner

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The Secret Dreamworld of a Sho... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit

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PS, I Love You is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
PS, I Love You Cecelia Ahern

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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
The Notebook Nicholas Sparks

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Eat, Pray, Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette? is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit

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Revenge Wears Prada: the Devil... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit

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Queen of Babble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Queen of Babble Meg Cabot

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The Girls' Guide to Hunting an... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit

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Wedding Night: a Novel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Wedding Night: a Novel Sophie Kinsella

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Si... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit

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Watermelon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Watermelon Marian Keyes

The Greatest Chick Lit Books Of All Time

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The Nanny Diaries is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
The Nanny Diaries Nicola Kraus, Emma McLaughlin

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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
A Walk to Remember Nicholas Sparks

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My Sister's Keeper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
My Sister's Keeper Jodi Picoult

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The Sisterhood of the Travelin... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit

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Dead Until Dark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Dead Until Dark Charlaine Harris

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In Her Shoes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
In Her Shoes Jennifer Weiner

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Jemima J is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Jemima J Jane Green

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Where Rainbows End is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Where Rainbows End Cecelia Ahern

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He's Just Not That into You is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
He's Just Not That into You Liz Tuccillo, Greg Behrendt

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Twenties Girl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Twenties Girl Sophie Kinsella

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The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
DeannaChurch added The Color Purple Alice Walker

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Can You Keep a Secret? is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Can You Keep a Secret? Sophie Kinsella

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I don't know how she does it is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit

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The Joy Luck Club is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
DeannaChurch added The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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Baby Proof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Baby Proof Emily Giffin

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Good grief is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Good grief Lolly Winston

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Twilight Stephenie Meyer

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Forget About It is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Forget About It Caprice Crane

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Ladies Night is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Ladies Night Mary Kay Andrews

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Sex and the City Candace Bushnell

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Whiskey Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Whiskey Beach Nora Roberts

The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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The Last Original Wife: a Nove... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
The Last Original Wife: a Novel Dorothea Benton Frank

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Rachel's holiday is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Rachel's holiday Marian Keyes

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The Friday Night Knitting Club is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit

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L.A. Candy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
L.A. Candy Lauren Katherine Conrad

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Dead Ever After is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Dead Ever After Charlaine Harris

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The Starter Wife is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
The Starter Wife Gigi Levangie Grazer

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Hissy Fit is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Hissy Fit Mary Kay Andrews

The Best Selling Novels of the 1970s

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The Repeat Year is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
AndreaPoole-Presslor added The Repeat Year By Andrea Lochen

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The All You Can Dream Buffet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
AndreaPoole-Presslor added The All You Can Dream Buffet By Barbara O'Neal

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Accidental IT Girl is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Accidental IT Girl Libby Street

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Miranda's Big Mistake is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Miranda's Big Mistake Jill Mansell

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The Bride Wore Size 12 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
AndreaPoole-Presslor added The Bride Wore Size 12 By Meg Cabot

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Something Borrowed is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Something Borrowed Emily Giffin

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Little earthquakes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Little earthquakes Jennifer Weiner

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Between you and me is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Modern Chick Lit
Between You and Me Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus