It’s International Chick Lit month!
What does that mean? It means it’s time to celebrate those humourous romances that warm our heart and tickle our funny bone! In other words, read, dream, laugh, and love. Think books like Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Devil Wears Prada, Confessions of a Shopaholic, and Whiskey and Gumdrops.
And speaking of Whiskey and Gumdrops, it is on sale this week to help celebrate International Chick Lit month AND Mother’s Day! Not sure what to get Mom this Mother’s Day? Why not a gift card to her favourite bookstore and a few chick lit novels? If you need more chick lit suggestions, check out this post here on The Lovebug Blog–26 ebooks and all of them only $0.99 this week! (May 5-11, 2014)
Why Chick Lit Is Not Dead
Here are five reasons why I believe chick lit is not dead. (Some have said it is. In fact, I had literary agents read Champagne and Lemon Drops and say, “It’s funny, but I just can’t sell chick lit right now.” Funny, that book has had over a quarter of a million downloads on Amazon alone! And that is my number one reason why I think chick lit isn’t dead.
1) People are still reading and downloading chick lit. (See evidence above.)
2) There’s always room in our hearts and on our bookshelves for books that make us dream, laugh, and love while we read–and that’s the very heart of chick lit.
3) Your favourite romantic comedies that have done well in the box office? Many of them were chick lit novels first! For example, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Confessions of a Shopaholic, and The Devil Wears Prada.
4) Check out the top 100 books on Amazon. At least half of them are romance–and when the big chick lit names like Sophie Kinsella, Lauren Weisberger and Helen Fielding put out a new book you can bet they are going to show up on those lists!
5) Big publishers are still picking up independent authors who write chick lit and publishers are business-savvy business people who wouldn’t pick up a book in a dead genre.
So there you go! That’s why I believe chick lit is still alive and well. And really, over history we have always been drawn to humour and laughter, so why would we give up on it now?
What do you think? Have you read a heartwarming, funny romantic story lately? Tell me in the comment section.
Want to get your hands on Whiskey and Gumdrops for only $0.99 and read, dream, laugh, and love? Go forth my friends! It’s on sale here: