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Chick Lit

Sex, Murder and a Double Latte, by Kyra Davis

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on September 16, 2008

This chick-lit concoction will keep you sipping into the wee hours… The chick lit mystery is a complicated blend to pull off, but Krya Davis’s debut novel Sex Murder and a Double Latte does it right: just enough foam to be fun, with plenty of jolts along the way to keep it exciting. Mm hmm! […]


The Best Romance Novel Titles

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on September 10, 2008

You know you’ve looked at or perhaps even have a stash of, romance novels. Chick lit, smut books, guilty pleasures, whatever you call it, they’re not you’re typical “novel.” Any novel in which Fabio might grace the cover of, falls into a category all its’ own.

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Sleeping Arrangements, by Madeleine Wickham

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on August 27, 2008

I’m not going to lie. My ideal summer reading is part trashy romance, part travelogue (cue the reel for Vicky Christina Barcelona). If that’s also your literary cocktail of choice for beachside reading, “Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham is a perfectly satisfying bet.


Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on August 12, 2008

When I was first introduced to Jane Austen, I was excited. Finally I get to see what all the fuss was about. Why Emma Thompson is obsessed with making films of her novels and why Saturday Night Live took such glee is parodying them.


Summer at Tiffany, by Marjorie Hart

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on August 5, 2008

Not to be confused with the infamous Holly Golightly caper, this charming tale takes us back to the turquoise corridors of Tiffany, where jewels twinkle and customers include Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland. This time, the heroines are two Iowa-bred “long-limbed, blue eyed blondes” who are traveling to Manhattan to find summer work. The catch? The hordes of other hungry co-ed girls hellbent on the same glamorous goal.