Chick lit is a genre of fiction which states the issues of modern womanhood, often humorously and lightheartedly. The books in the genre are always in the best selling list. The plots usually consist of women experiencing usual life issues, such as love, marriage, dating, relationships, friendships, roommates, corporate environments, weight issues, addiction, and much more. However, it is different from the typical romance novel genre, as here the heroine’s relationship with her family or friends is often just as important as her romantic relationships.
The word Chick lit was first mentioned in the print in 1988, originally used as slang for course titled “Female Literary Tradition”. The Chick lit heroines are super confident, hip, stylish and career driven. To define the genre in the most general way, chick lit features a female protagonist whose womanhood essentially impacts the plot.
Some of the famous Chick lits adapted into movies/Series are:
Bet Me and Anyone But You by Jennifer Cruise
I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Sex And The City by Candace Bushnel
Five famous chick lit writers and their famous works:
Helen Fielding: The Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Bridget Jones’s Diary: Edge of Reason
Sophie Kinsella: Shopaholic takes Manhattan, The Gatecrasher
Lauren Weisberger: The Devil Wears Prada Series, Last Night at Chateau Marmont, Weisberger Shoe Box
Meg Cabot: Princess Lessons, Ransom My Heart,Size Doesn’t Matter, Princess In The Spotlight
Candace Bushnel: Lipstick Jungle, Four Blondes, Sex And The City