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Saving Francesca: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review

Saving Francesca (2005) is Melina Marchetta’s second novel. Find it on Bookshop. Marchetta lives in Australia and, as her name might suggest, belongs to the community of Italian immigrants who now call Australia home. Marchetta’s first novel, Looking for Alibrandi was greeted with widespread critical acclaim and is now a standard part of Australian school… Continue reading Saving Francesca: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review

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Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review

Humaira “Hani” Khan is one of the most popular girls in school. She’s also genuinely nice, so it’s no wonder everyone loves her. Unfortunately, popularity–and friendship–only go so far as Hani learns when she tells her friends she is bisexual. Instead of supporting her, Hani’s friends wonder if Hani is sure or if she can… Continue reading Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review

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The Nowhere Girls: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review

Grace, Rosina, and Erin are used to being outsiders—nobodies. But as they get to know each other they realize they aren’t alone. Grace is the new girl in town. The quiet daughter of a newly-minted radical liberal pastor who is so focused on building up her new church that she doesn’t have much time for… Continue reading The Nowhere Girls: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review

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Moxie: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review

Vivian Carter is sick of the toxic sexism and systemic misogyny at her high in East Rockport, Texas. She’s sick of girls being targeted by the administration’s sexist dress code. She’s sick of the harassment from the football team boys and their cronies who get away with everything. But she isn’t sure what she can… Continue reading Moxie: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Re-Reading and Curating My Personal Library

I started thinking about this post when I re-read Megan Whalen Turner’s Queen’s Thief series this winter. Since I’ll be spending next week re-reviewing that series (based on my re-reads), today seemed like a good time to share this post. I never thought of myself as a person who re-reads books. I even mentioned that… Continue reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Re-Reading and Curating My Personal Library

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The Museum of Heartbreak: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review

Penelope Marx has never been kissed. She loves her family and her friends. She dreams of dinosaurs fleeing New York City. She longs for the day she will fall in love. She has no idea how many forms heartbreak can take for one girl. Penelope’s best friend Audrey is more interested in hanging out with… Continue reading The Museum of Heartbreak: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review

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The Square Root of Summer: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review

“This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It’s a little bit like a black hole. It’s a little bit like infinity.” Gottie’s grandfather, Grey, died nearly a year ago but the grief is still fresh enough to choke her. She’s spent the past year trying to… Continue reading The Square Root of Summer: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review