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The Chick Lit Chick: Brown Girls Speak

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Wondering where’s the diversity in Chick Lit? If you’re craving a little more color in your cityscape, check out some of the reads below.


Last Night a DJ Saved My Life by Lyah Beth LeFlore
. Destiny Day is the hottest party promoter in NYC. With amazing friends, a bounty of boy toys, and generally dazzling life, Destiny seems to have it all. Packed with fun musical references, you’ll want to turn up your jams after reading.

Gotham Diaries by Tonya Lewis Lee and Crystal McCrary Anthony. These two ladies offer an interesting peek into the lives of New York’s Black upper class. From the glitz and glamour of lavish parties to the reality of life behind closed doors, Gotham Diaries will take readers on a drama-filled journey.

It Chicks by Tia Williams. In this teen novel, Williams shows you don’t have to be in your twenties or thirties to be fabulous. The girls that attend Louis B. Armstrong performing arts school could give many a Candace Bushnell character a run for their fabulosity. Pretty girls, bad boys, and plenty of drama (it IS a performing arts school after all) make for a delicious read.

The Night Before Thirty by Tajuana “TJ” Butler. Five women win a radio contest to ring in their 30th birthdays on a cruise to the Bahamas. During their trip, the ladies open up to one another about life, love, and bonds are formed. Each woman gains a new perspective on the lives they lead before they return home. Each woman has a unique story so you’re bound to find a character you relate to.

–Ashleigh Menzies

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Written by whitney teal

February 23, 2010 at 9:55 am

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