International Chick Lit Month- May 2011.

This May is the inaugural International Chick Lit month. This has been created by Chicklit Club, Chick Lit is Not Dead, and Novelicious teams, to celebrate this genre.
So what is Chick Lit? It’s modern, its smart and its fun. It’s fiction written by women, for women. Sure, shoes, shopping and fashion do feature in some of the stories, but not all. The books reflect womens lives today, covering a diverse range of timeless themes and issues that women of all ages and walks of life can relate to. These include stories of struggles and success, family dramas, friendship, romance and relationships, often told in a light hearted and fun way. Join in the fun this month and read a book from this list of recent releases by Australian authors.

The right time” by Diane Blacklock
Sticks and stones” by Isla Evans
"Playing the field" by Zoe Foster
Paris Dreaming” by Anita Heiss
Friends like these” by Wendy Harmer
Claudia’s big break” by Lisa Heidke
Chanel sweethearts” by Cate Kendall ("Armani angels", due out in June).
Bittersweet” by Melanie La’Brooy
Heart of gold” by Fiona Palmer
Getting even with Fran” by Christine Stinson (“It takes a village” out soon).

Do you have a favourite chicklit novel? Feel free to share it in the comments. If you would like to find and share some other great reads, join the 2011 Read It reading challenge, a monthly twitter reading group. This months theme is "grrlpower"!