Friday, January 16, 2004

Chick Lit Question

To answer Jennifer Weiner's question, the first "chick lit" book I ever read was The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank. I read it in 2000 and didn't know it was "chick lit" at the time. I read a couple of other books that would be considered "chick lit" in 2000, then read Bridget Jones's Diary the following year. But I didn't really jump on the "chick lit" bandwagon until 2003 (I know, woefully behind the times) after reading both of Jennifer Weiner's books (which I wouldn't necessarily consider "chick lit," but that's another discussion) and did some research on the genre. I've been a mystery/legal thriller gal for the past several years, but I surprised myself by not picking up on the "chick lit" trend sooner, especially since all I read as a pre-teen and young teen were Sweet Dreams and First Love from Silhouette romances. I have a lot of catching up to do!