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I love reading Chick lit. For the uninitiated, that’s fiction targeted at single women around 30 years of age, consisting of a good dose of humor and maybe some romance in it.

“Although usually including romantic elements, women’s fiction (including chick lit) is generally not considered a direct subcategory of the romance novel genre, because in women’s fiction the heroine’s relationship with her family or friends may be equally as important as her relationship with the hero.”, says Wikipedia.

Of course, I have already read “The Devil wears Prada”, “Everyone worth Knowing” and “Chasing Harry Winston”, by the author Lauren Weisberger. They are classic examples of chick lit.

 One author I discovered recently was Megan Crane. I read her “English as a second language”, which was hilarious, engaging, and kept me company as only a friend could! It also happens to be her first novel.

The story is about Alexandra Brennan, who decides to leave the US and her dead-end job there to study her Master’s in English Literature in the UK. All because her ex-boyfriend said she didn’t have it in her. She makes new friends, adopts a nocturnal lifestyle that involves hanging out at the pub, sleepwalks through classes during the day, draws a motley crew of friends and acquaintances toward her with whom she experiences several misadventures, only to discover that she has found home. What sets this book apart is the author’s AMAZING sense of humour. Each sentence is hilarious. The writing style is light and irreverent. I can’t wait to read her other titles “Names my sisters call me”, “Frenemies”, and “Everyone else’s girl”.

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Aishwariya Laxmi

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