Gretchen Berg is the perfect heroine. Witty, demure, and fashionable. Oh, and she’s real. I Have Iraq in My Shoe is one of the funniest books/memoirs I’ve ever read. Keep reading to learn more about shoes, luggage fees, and “The Iraq.”
In the theme of not-doing-any-work-myself-today, I’m thrilled to announce we have a guest review from the talented and genius Angela Terry about “All Fall Down” by Jennifer Weiner.
Spooky, delicious, and full of shiver-inducing thrills.
I’m impressed, horrified and excited to announce that a dear friend of ours is launching into a real-life chick lit mission: thirty dates, in thirty days.
We’re live in San Francisco June 28th! Come see Jennifer Coburn & Cindy Arora, plus sample local wines, cakes and chocolates — all for free!
Despite a catty premise that should have carried it right to the just desserts we hoped for on the last page, Easily Amused begins to meander and actually loses its way when it’s still only half-poured.
The world will be forever grateful to Sophie Kinsella’s long commute at age 24.
Secret cookies baked by nuns in Madrid. “Space cake” in Amsterdam. This isn’t your ordinary travel novel, and it certainly isn’t your average memoir.
Why we’re in a good mood and want to share it with you It’s Wednesday – and we’re happy. Whether you believe in hump day, #WineWednesday, #WriterWednesday or any other ...
I am still not entirely sure whether I have just read an inconsistent and ill-thought argument that deflates under its own weight or sophisticated and subtle treatise on the psychological chainsthat enslave us. Both, perhaps.
Ready to #rocktheredpump?
“Thirty-two going on spinster” is sure to please even the crabbiest spinster on your gift-list.
Happy Valentine’s Day to our true loves – our readers! New review & a chance to win our new favorite things.
Exclusive Chick Lit & Wine Interview with Khloe’s Flower Shop author Isabella Louise Anderson.
Take a sneak peek into Isabella Louise Anderson’s new novel written during NaNoWriMo 2013.
Now’s your chance to get to know who’s behind Syrah, Chardonnay and Noir.
As the book jacket says – Lilly never wanted to settle. And neither do I.
How I wish I could judge this book by its cover.
We may be late to the party reviewing this book, but it’s simply that good. Consider it the perfect last-minute gift for anyone on your list.
We want to honor others who finished their chick lit novels during NaNoWriMo 2013 – whether it’s your first effort or you’re an established author we want to hear from you!
Ripe grapes, warm weather and elegant restaurants pairing scrumptious delicacies with local California wines: yes, wine country is all it’s cracked up to be.
Lest the title fool you into hoping that Elasticity contains snap or zing, be warned: this sparkly-orchid-drenched book is poised to disappoint.
I’ve never been a soccer player, but Coburn’s latest hit scores major points.
A behind-the-scenes look at Chick Lit and Wine Live 2013.
Are you a miserable bitch? Turn to “Happy Bitch” – a self-help book that helps readers lose the baggage and find themselves.
Join us Tuesday, August 6th at 7:00pm at Book Passage in Corte Madera for live chick lit readings by best-selling authors and free wine samples from Cline Cellars!
We’re kicking off Bitch Week with Skinny Bitch in Love by Kim Barnouin!
It’s Bitch Week here at Chick Lit + Wine. That means we’re celebrating bitches all week long with book reviews on the hottest, happiest bitches throughout the Chick Lit world.
“Money can’t buy happiness. But it sure can rent it for awhile.” – just one piece of sage advice Charlize Edwards plans to pass to her great grandniece in the hilarious 2006 novel “A Total Waste of Makeup” by Kim Gruenenfelder.
Dee Detarsio delivers in her latest chicklit hit focused on a haunted laptop, a steamy soap opera, and one complicated life. Indulge, and read more…
Win a copy of Meg Donohue’s latest beach read! We’re looking for photos of you enjoying yummy chick lit in your fave summer hangout.
Free books, chilled wine, and laugh-out-loud-writing. Cheers to all the mommies – Happy Mother’s Day!
Like the deadly melody of the furies, the plot of Furious dug deep into my psyche and I couldn’t put it down all weekend. Don’t be fooled by the youthful cover – this book is a must read for any age.
One Day by David Nicholls is unabashedly soulmate-centric – but never judge a book by its movie. You’ll love it by chapter three.
The second in the Rock Star Trilogy by Nicky Wells is out – what could be better than a simple recipe for Rocking Mussels in White Wine & Garlic Sauce?
Lara Lington is either being haunted or going mad, but either way her spoiled great aunt is back from the dead and on a mission. Grab a chilled Gewurztraminer and get ready to be hooked.
Congratulations to our Totlandia contest winner Robyn Grauer!
Did someone say Thin Mints?
Take kismet into your own hands, and grab a bottle of Syrah by the fire tonight.
The perfect storm of new faces, frenemies and mean girls are back, all grown up, and changing diapers.
We’re busy at Chick Lit + Wine making the website more fabulous than ever – but inevitably we’ve run into a few hiccups.
Totlandia is – in a word – addictive. Join me in an interview with author Josie Brown where we discuss kids, the cut-throat world of mommy-tot groups, and her favorite wines.
It’s no secret that I love Meg Donohue’s writing. “How to Eat a Cupcake” was one of my favorite books of 2012. Meg read at our event at Book Passage ...
I devoured “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple without remorse through the holidays. Gone was the craving for egg nog. Lost was the hope of a decent night’s sleep. All that mattered was reading this book.
It’s 2013 and Chick Lit + Wine is back after a long holiday nap.
The descriptions of the fabrics, the flirty remarks, and the hints toward Maya’s real identity all add up to a fun read and a great gift for anyone who might need just a little escape this holiday season.
“Haole Wood” dishes out murderous revenge, a splash of serendipitous ventures, and a light dusting of romantic intrigue.
That’s right. There’s buzz that a third Bridget Jones Diary novel is coming out next year. Singletons gather ’round; thirteen years after the sequel came out our favorite heroine is back. I ...
Sneak peek! New book coming soon from Lauren Clark, author of Dancing Naked in Dixie – the big cover reveal is today!
This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for our loyal readers: win a copy of this laugh-till-you-pee pick from Anna Lefler!
Holiday gift guide pick #2: “The Heartbreak Pill” by Anjanette Delgado is a treat any woman would love
The holidays are coming. Start planning now with our first Holiday Gift Pick: “How to Eat a Cupcake” by Meg Donohue.
Chick Lit + Wine’s top gift picks are finally here. Buy now + 20% of our proceeds benefit the National MS Society.
Sex, sports, money, lies: the potential for a sweeping plot and seductive characters is ripe, but the writing falls flat.
Don’t judge this book by its title. “From Notting Hill with Love… Actually” is spectacular – despite the cheesy name.
Sophie has just one question to ask herself: marry the accountant she’s been dating for two years, or marry the rock star suddenly returned from her past?
Special treat! Guest post by author Nicky Wells – plus your chance to win “Sophie’s Turn”!
For those of you who couldn’t come Tuesday night to the Ferry Building you missed out on one of the Bay Area’s most delicious desserts: Panna Cotta from Il ...
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“Dancing Naked in Dixie” by Lauren Clark is dreamy. Thick. Sweet. Southern. Join me Sept. 18th for a live reading.
One of the funniest books of 2012 is free on Kindle Tues.-Sat. Grab a glass of J. Lohr Riesling & make a night of it.
Catch Meg Donahue – and her delicious page turner “How to Eat a Cupcake” at Chick Lit + Wine Live September 18th!
Photos, video & more coming soon!
Free wine, chocolate, and live chick lit readings. Add a little sparkle to your Tuesday.
Read “Goodbye, Jimmy Choo” with a friend so that at the end you can take solace in someone saying with you, “What was that about?”
Zombie sex. Eww. Yes, author Lynn Messina warns this is the first reaction. And, yes she makes the good point that with no men left there’s little choice. But I’m still going to put it out there. Eww. With a capital E.
You don’t have to live in the Bay to get lost in the fog of this chick-lit-turned mystery addiction.
Reality as Fredericka Mercedes Hildebrand Ware knows it comes to a screeching halt the day her husband disappears. With all of her m-o-n-e-y.
“I’ve Got Your Number” is Sophie’s latest addition to her wide repertoire of chick lit classics. As much as it pains me to admit, the beginning of the novel is a little slow-going. But stick to it – you’ll be glad you did.
This is the first time Emily Giffin – a master of chick lit that is smart and entertaining in equal measure – has done me wrong.
Part stand-up special, part memoir, this short novelette had me glued to my seat for a couple of hours from start to finish.
Jennifer Coburn has done it again. Sucked me in to a book so deliciously addictive it’s hard to tear myself away to refill my wine glass.
Hollywood Ending: Hunky neighbor, hilarious best friend, and LA. I’m in.
Kate Forster as you’ve never seen her before – exclusive chat with Chick Lit & Wine!
We all know and love her “Confessions of a Shopaholic” series, but her 2005 novel “The Undomestic Goddess” is less-known. And you should know about it.
Unscripted is a misleading title. Uninteresting seems more accurate.
Love, love this book. If you remember only one thing from this review, let it be this: read this book.
As you already know, I’ve been in love with mommy chick lit lately. Tales from the Crib by Jennifer Coburn, Baby Proof by Emily Giffin, and a slew of new books waiting on my shelf have captured my heart. Check out this new essay by author (and dear friend of mine) Melissa Cistaro.
Today I’m excited to say we have a guest post from one of my favorite authors, Jen Lane. She wrote the uber-fabulous CONduct Series and has just come out with a new YA novel. Plus we’re having a one-day giveaway with lots of fun prizes. To enter, just leave a comment!
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Dee DeTarsio is easily the next Sophie Kinsella. Her writing is fast-paced, hilarious, and engaging. I loved “The Scent of Jade” and am hopelessly heels-over-head for “The Kitchen Shrink.” If you ...
These girls. I’m literally shaking my head. These girls, Grace, Meg and Bianca, collapse into laughter so often and without provocation that the story should really end in a mental ...
While there are many new books lining my shelves waiting for review, I can’t let this blog exist without acknowledging the book that ignited the chick lit phenomenon in the first place: ...
I think this novel will hit home no matter who you are. The economy has been declining for as long as I’ve been paying attention, and we’ve all been affected ...
Lacey Terwilliger’s witty snark and consistent resistance to pining of any sort bring her to the top of my favorite characters list. The plot doesn’t ring true, but not in ...
Every year has its patterns. Some years everyone’s in a new relationship. Other years they’re all breaking up. Recently I’ve had a hundred weddings to attend. Well, I don’t know what’s in the air, ...
I have to admit, I sort of identify with Claudia. I’m not so sure I ever want a baby either. Claudia Parr has everything she’s ever wanted. She’s high on ...
“Passion Fishing” sounds like an interesting game. But my mother’s warnings of spreading germs came racing back as I imagine making out with multiple strangers. Here’s how it works. A ...
Today I had the great pleasure of talking with Professor Gabriel Emerson from “Gabriel’s Inferno.” Chick Lit & Wine: Tell us what you and Dante Alighieri have in common. Is ...
Lauren Smith has it all – she drives a Mercedes, wears a three-carat diamond ring, and is about to marry the most powerful man in New York. (I’m talking Trump ...
Just a little post today. I want to officially congratulate Prangon for winning one of Jen Lane’s fab books! Your choice of “With Good Behavior” or “Bad Behavior.” Coming up! ...
For all of you who read our Summer Must Read series, you know I love author Jen Lane. Today I’m reviewing the second book in the Conduct series, Bad Behavior. ...
A trusted source told me to read this book. And I don’t regret it one bit. In fact, I find myself missing it now that it’s over. Gabriel’s Inferno by ...
Jen Lancaster is back with another in her memoir series with Bright Lights, Big Ass – and her transformation from unemployed smartass to best-selling author is as amusing as ever. ...
When Erin is proposed to by an attractive man (whose teenage daughter already gets along famously with Erin’s daughter), she just can’t excitedly greet the next chapter of her life. ...
Happy Wine Wednesday! I’m thrilled to announce Miss Cindy Roesel and Miss Keeley Puhr are the winners of our “The Scent of Jade” by Dee DeTarsio giveaway! Keep your eye out ...
YES. Read this book. Ignore the dumb title. Overlook the bizarre, consistent misspellings of names (Brittany Spears? Ashley Simpson? Why?) and the smattering of editing flubs. I’m inclined to quit ...
I picked up this short-and-sweet, mid-90s book at the library on a whim, and boy, I didn’t regret it. The story and characters are solid, but the best part was ...
Today I have a special treat – an exclusive Chick Lit & Wine interview with Dee DeTarsio, author of “The Scent of Jade” Chick Lit & Wine: You call “The ...
Bonjour! Today I’m happy to announce Chick Lit + Wine is a part of Isabelle Lafleche’s blog tour for her debut book, J’adore New York. In short, j’adore this novel. ...