Genre anglais : Chick lit

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

Gail Honeyman

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond’s big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repairing her own profoundly damaged one. And if she does, she’ll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all.
Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open your heart.

Shopaholic to the stars

shopaholic_starsSophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella returns to her beloved Shopaholic series with Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed. She and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join Becky’s husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can’t wait to start living the A-list lifestyle, complete with celebrity sightings, yoga retreats, and shopping trips to Rodeo Drive. But she really hopes to become a personal stylist—Sage’s personal stylist—if only Luke would set up an introduction. Then, unexpectedly, Becky is offered the chance to dress Sage’s archrival, and though things become a bit more complicated, it’s a dream come true!

Red carpet premieres, velvet ropes, paparazzi clamoring for attention—suddenly Becky has everything she’s ever wanted.

Or does she?

Where’d you go, Bernadette : a novel

bernadetteMaria Semple

This is a very amusing story about a family who live in Seattle. The father works for Microsoft, the mother does not work but has a mysterious past, and the teenaged daughter is quite brilliant. The family decides to vacation in Antarctica, but days before the departure the mother, Bernadette, disappears, thus the title. Funny situations occur when the nosy neighbour wants to uproot the blackberry bushes that migrate from Bernadette’s sprawling house, when Bernadette rants about the way Canadians are so very polite, and when she rants about Seattle people and their way of life, she being a New Yorker. All in all, a fun summer read.

The Rosie Project

rosie_projectGraeme Simsion

A very charming book about a man with Asperger, Don Tillman, who tries to find love in a very unusual, highly organized way. Needless to say, a lot of funny situations occur.

The Agency

agencyAlly O’Brien

This book was so much fun to read! From the first sentence, the author reels you in. Tess Drake, a spunky and sexy thirty-six year-old, has been working for the same London talent agency for ten years but now wants to go out on her own and open her own agency. When her boss dies in strange circumstances, Tess sees her opportunity and plans to leave with all her clients. The new boss, however, Cosima, a sort of Cruella Deville character, will do anything to stop her. But Tess has a very strong relationship with Dorothy, a quirky and very successful children’s book writer who has sworn to follow her at the new agency. It is an understatement to say that things will not go as planned for Tess.

Part mystery and part chick lit, this book has many unexpected twists and turns and is a great summer read.

Bet Me

bet_meJennifer Crusie

Agreeing not to pursue a relationship after one date, unlikely lovers Min Dobbs and Cal Morrisey are thrown together again in the wake of such factors as a jealous ex-boyfriend, a determined psychologist, and a bizarrely intelligent cat. [NoveList]


milkrun_mlynowskiSarah Mlynowski

A delighful and hilarious foray into the world of dating follows lively Jackie Norris as she searches for the man of her dreams amidst Boston’s Singles Scene, where she learns to deal with life’s various challenges and discovers what she really wants. (Novelist)


fishbowlSarah Mlynowski

Allison, Jodine, and Emma discover what it truly means to be roommates when their money-making scheme to school men in the ways of women goes awry. (Novelist)

Twenties Girl

Twenties GirlSophie Kinsella

Entreated by the bossy ghost of her great aunt to track down a missing necklace, Lara Lington finds her search challenged by her floundering start-up business, her best friend’s defection, and her unfaithful boyfriend. (Novelist).

Three to get deadly

une_deux_mortJanet Evanovich

Pour faire une bonne chasseuse de primes, il faut : donner toujours l’impression de savoir ce que l’on fait surtout quand ce n’est pas le cas; céder quand l’agresseur a une bombe lacrymo plus grosse que la vôtre; éviter de conduire avec un cadavre sur le pare-brise; ne pas tomber sous le charme d’un copain d’enfance, surtout quand il est devenu flic; et surtout, malgré un régime de limier à base de beignets, pizzas et hot dogs froids, une garde-robe réduite à un bonnet, une chemise de flanelle et un jean, savoir rester sexy et irrésistible! Tout un programme pour Stéphanie Plum!

Premier roman de la série de Stéphanie Plum, « bounty hunter » néophyte. Un roman qui commence plutôt léger, mais qui devient de plus en plus complexe à mesure que l’intrigue avance. La narration humoristique à la première personne vient contrebalancer le côté plus sombre de l’histoire. Plaira aux amateurs de « chick lit ». Héroïne attachante avec son côté gaffeuse. Description très colorée des milieux populaires du New Jersey.

[Résumé tiré de Payot Rivages]