HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 20 – Chick Lit

HUSH: a podcast from your libraryThad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a roundtable discussion with our guests around an engaging and interesting topic — Chick Lit – and the funny and engaging relationship stories about young women that appeal to Chick Lit fans.

Listen now, download the mp3, or subscribe to “Hush: a podcast from your library” through iTunes.

Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction, Lad Lit and more

Erin Seeger, Library Associate is currently working towards her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University. She discusses why she enjoys reading Chick Lit and why you might too!

Books and Authors mentioned

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  • Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella
  • Something Borrowed series by Emily Giffin
  • Arranged by Catherine McKenzie
  • Bookends by Jane Green
  • Marian Keyes
  • In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
  • The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
  • Elizabeth Berg
  • The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  • Meg Cabot
  • Helen Fielding
  • Why Girls are Weird by Pamela Ribon
  •  Austenland by Shannon Hale
  • The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
  • Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
  • Nick Hornby
  • Jonathan Tropper
  • John Green
  • These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen

Movies mentioned

  • Bridget Jones’s Diary
  • Devil Wears Prada
  • In Her Shoes
  • 27 Dresses
  • Something Borrowed
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Harry Potter
  • Twilight
  • Hunger Games

Your turn to talk

Continue the conversation about Chick Lit books and movies. Why do you like them? What can you recommend? Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group at our people in peril discussion.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future topics please comment on our blog post or send us an email at


Remember: the first person to post a comment requesting the new Chick Lit book that Erin promotes during the podcast gets the book!

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.

2 thoughts on “HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 20 – Chick Lit

  1. I would be interested in reading These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen. Once finished if someone else is interested would be willing to pass it on to them or vice versa.

  2. Melanie, that’s great! I will shoot you an email to figure out how to get that book to you. Thanks!

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