Top 10 Chick Lit, Funny, Romance Novels

Whoever thinks these light-hearted romance novels are for young adults or even teenagers, not enriching enough and hardly a part of mainstream literature cannot be farther from being mistaken. Isn’t literature and fiction writing all about being imaginative, producing engaging stories and making the readers feel good?

I love this genre. I have been reading it since I was a teenager through my young adult days to this day and age. Even now I don’t have the slightest hesitation in picking up these young adult romance novels. The most difficult emotion to bring out in readers is laughter, and that’s how awesome these books are. They make you laugh and cry, and make you vicariously fall in love and help the main character un-complicate life.

Although I wouldn’t deny that these romance novels are dreamy to a certain extent, but isn’t that one of the purposes of reading fiction. To escape into a world which is not like our own but the kind we might like to live in.  Anyway, here’s a list of top 10 romance novels (or chick lit books or romantic comedies or young adult novels, call it anything you wish to) that will tug at your heartstrings just the right way to make you feel warm, comfortable and in love.

1. Me Before You By Jojo Moyes

Me Before You - Romance Books

Book Review 

The book is quite emotional and may lead to some waterworks (never mind if you are cold-hearted). I can’t accurately describe how this book got me into thinking and self-analysis mode and in what ways precisely the book moved me, but I am a changed person now (a considerate, kinder and gentler person perhaps.) Having said that, the book has comedy and romance in equal proportions as well.

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Other Popular Books by the Author

Still Me, The Girl You Left Behind, The Last Letter From Your Lover, After You (Me Before You Series)

2. I’ve Got Your Number By Sophie Kinsella

I'veGot Your Number - Romance Novels, Chick Lits

Book Review 

The book is super funny and enjoyable. Sophie Kinsella is the queen of the chick-lit genre. At least I think so. Most of the books (“real literature”) with nuanced characters are rather complex reads and at times depressing (every heartbreaking reality of the world like people dying, suicides, ending marriages, failed careers interspersed within few hundred pages). That’s where Sophie Kinsella comes to our rescue. Her books are super fun, interesting, funny and a much-needed escape. I wish my mum could tell me bedtime stories like Sophie Kinsella, when I was growing up (and maybe even now?).

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Other Popular Books by the Author

Can You Keep A Secret?, Twenties Girl, Wedding Night, The Undomestic Goddess

3. Sushi For Beginners By Marian Keyes

Sushi For Beginners - Romance Books, Chick Lit

Book Review 

This is the kind of book one wishes to read after a busy and not-so-good work day. It’s an entertaining, funny, feel-good and upbeat read. On a Friday night, cozy up on your sofa and read this book till dawn. You’ll surely end up with a few dark circles, but the book is surprisingly comforting and likable.

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Other Popular Books by the Author

Anybody Out There? Rachel’s Holiday (Walsh Family), Watermelon

4. The Next Best Thing By Jennifer Weiner

The Next Best Thing - Romance Books, Chick Lit

Book Review :

This is not the best work by Jennifer Weiner and not even a personal favourite. This book is just fine. You know, “Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine” fine. However, there’s something engrossing about the main characters esp. Daves and even Ruthie which makes me want to like the book. All said, the book is definitely funny, enjoyble and heart warming. It is going to make you want to read more of Jennifer Weiner.

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Other Popular Books by the Author

Good In Bed, Little Earthquakes, Then Came You

5. Heroes Are My Weaknesses By Sussan Elizabeth Phillips

Heroes Are My Weaknesses -Romance Books, Chick Lit

Book Review 

I have read a couple of books from Chicago Stars series by the author, so have  a bias towards her. This book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is witty, suspenseful and different. The book has nice and likable characters, easy breezy flow of story and an interesting narrative. I loved the intimate moments between the main characters in the book.

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Other Popular Books by the Author

Heaven Texas, It Had To Be You, Match Me If You Can(Chicago Stars), Kiss An Angel

6. Th Hudson Valley Series By Alice Clayton

The Hudson Valley Series - Romance Books, Chick Lit

Book Review 

Although all of the books on the list are my favorites, this one’s special. It is the ultimate romantic comedy one could hope for. I am in love with Alice Clayton’s sense of humor and wittiness. Nuts is an absolute laughing riot. The perfect setting, extremely well-written characters, and a clever story line make the book at an outstanding read. What more can we ask from this fast-paced, hilarious and engrossing romantic story? Nuts is the first book of the series.

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Other Popular Books by the Author

Rusty Nailed (Cocktail), The Unidentified Redhead (Redhead), Wallbanger

7. The Mediator Series By Meg Cobot

Mediator Series - Romance Novels , Chick Lit

Book Review 

The characters in The Mediator series are funny, endearing and kind of interesting. The book is witty, imaginative and fast paced, and overlaps the paranormal genre. The classic love story of Susan and Jesse is the best and well intertwined with several exciting plots throughout the book series. The Shadowland is the first book of series.

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Other Popular Books by the Author

The Princess Diaries, Size 12 Is Not Fat

8. First Comes Love By Emily Giffin

First Comes Love - Romance Books, Chick Lit

Book Review 

I love the books that are centered around best friends (Something Borrowed; an amazing read) and sisters (this one). First Comes Love is enjoyable and well written. The best thing about Emily Grifin’s books is that apart from a good romance, it offers perspective on varying dynamics in relationships. The book principally focuses on forgiveness, taking stands and responsibility of one’s actions. It’s much more than a romantic comedy or a chick lit and yet a sweet, light-hearted read.

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Other Popular Books by the Author

Something Borrowed, Something Blue (Darcy And Rachel), Love The One You’re With, Where We Belong

9. Bridget Jones Diary By Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones - Romance Books, Chick Lit

Book Review 

Bridget Jones is funny, imperfect and relatable. Since the book is pretty much a lot about Bridget’s diary,you’d get to read the messed up emotions and feelings and perspectives. The book is a modern day pride and prejudice and enjoyable to the core.  I loved how imperfect she was and that she was okay with it. Like any real person, Bridget Jones messed things up, made bad calls and found herself in complicated situations. Bridget Jones’s Diary is the first book of the series.

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10. P S I Love You By Cecelia Ahern

PS I Love You - Romance Books, Chick Lit

Book Review 

P.S. I Love You is the most touching, interesting, heartwarming and special romantic story you’ll ever come across. It’s unique, sweet and light-hearted, and yet it’ll bring you to tears every now and then. It’s intense considering its plot, but it does make you laugh once in a while.

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Other Popular Books by the Author

If You Could See Me Now, Flawed

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