Books to read if you’re a fan of author Sophie Kinsella

If you are anything like me then you are always waiting for the release of Sophie Kinsella’s latest novel. It’s so nice to bury my head in a funny, lighthearted book. They’re enjoyable and quick to read too.

Over the years I have fallen in love with several other authors who have a similar writing style to Kinsella.

If you are a fan of the author, here are seven books (in no particular order) that you will enjoy.

1. The Dating Detox by Gemma Burgess

My thoughts:

This book is hilarious and impossible to put down. It follows Sass, a 20-something woman, who decides to give up dating after her sixth failed relationship. She starts to follow a list of rules she created, called the dating detox. But struggles to follow them when Jake stumbles into her life. I liked that Burgess allowed the female lead to discover herself first. The dialogue in this book flows naturally as the characters are relatable and realistic. I didn’t want this book to end.

Rating: 4/5

2. Who’s That Girl? by Alexandra Potter

My thoughts:

Author Alexandra Potter takes her lead character, Charlotte Merryweather, back in time to meet her younger self, Lottie, in this unique novel. There are lots of references to the 1990s as the protagonist feeds advice to Lottie, who is ten years younger. The novel is full of unexpected twists and turns and focuses on the lead character’s personal growth. This is a perfect holiday read.

Rating: 3/5

3. The Chocolate Lovers’ Club by Carole Matthews

My thoughts:

Carole Matthews’ novel, The Chocolate Lovers’ Club, is the first of four instalments into the world of chocolate addicts Lucy, Autumn, Nadia and Chantel. This is a book about friendship. The girls have regular meetings to catch-up on their day-to-day lives in the Chocolate Heaven cafe. The women bonded over their love of chocolate and are there for each other no matter what happens in their individual lives. While the book deals with marital problems it also is very funny, especially the chapters following Lucy’s life. This book was lovely to read but you should probably have some chocolate at hand.

Rating: 3/5

4. Deep Heat by Chris (Chrissy) Manby

My thoughts:

Deep Heat was the very first book I read by Chris Manby and since then I have read all of her work. This novel begins with several disastrous events. Ali Harris’ fiance breaks up with her while she is in hospital after having her appendix removed. Not long after, she discovers she and her ex won a holiday competition so instead of staying at home to dwell, she hops on a plane for sun filled adventure. There are plenty of cringeworthy but laugh-out-loud moments to be had while reading this book.

Rating: 4/5

5. Fairytale of New York by Miranda Dickinson

My thoughts:

This is a perfect winter read. The romantic and uplifting novel tells the story of Rosie, an optimistic English-born woman who runs a floristry in New York. To her friends’ disappointment she seems to have given up on ever finding love. But when she comes face to face with her past she knows she has to confront the secret she has been holding on to for six years. This is a warm and cosy novel that is very cleverly written. It’s not a comedy novel like some of the others on the list but is fun. Fairytale of New York was Miranda Dickson’s debut novel. It is magical and sweet – perfect for a night in.

Rating: 4/5

6. The Single Girl’s To Do List by Lindsey Kelk

My thoughts:

Lindsey Kelk is extremely talented and her I Heart Series are one of my favourites but her standalone novels are great as well. The Single Girl’s To Do List is no exception. When Rachel’s long-term boyfriend decides he wants to take a break, she decides, with the help of her friends, to make a list of everything she wants to do while being single. Kelk has a knack for creating exciting new worlds and characters that you can imagine being friends with. This is a very good comedic book that you will want to binge-read in a day or two.

Rating: 3/5

7. The Newly-weds by Jane Costello

My thoughts:

The Nearly-weds by Jane Costello is one of my favourite chick-lit novels. It is warm, fluffy and sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. When main character Zoe is jilted at the altar she hops on a plane to America to escape from the mess that her life has become. She takes on a job as a nanny of two children under five. Her boss is a single father who finds it difficult to come to terms with the death of his wife. This story was very easy to read and it was not predictable in the slightest. The characters were very believable and likeable which made the book that much more enjoyable.

Rating: 4/5

What are your recommended chick-lit books? Let us know by commenting below or Tweet @bookwormgirl_24

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