Top 12 Chick Lit Books for 2022
The world of Chick Lit books is one that is often filled with lighthearted fun, romance, and humor. While the term Chick Lit is used to describe a wide range of novels, most of them share similar themes and characteristics. Like holiday romance or gritty relations.
It is no secret that chick lit books make for great beach reads. They are light, fun, and typically easy to read. What's more, they often provide a much-needed escape from the real world.
What will chick lit be like in 2022? Here are our top chick lit book picks that we think will be popular among fans in this year.
One Night on the Island, by Josie Silver (2022)
Cleo Wilder had decided to spend her thirtieth birthday alone, but her boss insisted that she go to a remote island in order to revitalize herself and discover new approaches to writing. Although she will leave her luxury hotel behind, she can at least get in a little self-care and not depend on anyone.
Mack Sullivan is hoping to spend some quiet time in his hometown. Having his life in Boston deteriorate as little by little, his quest to find the answers that he's desperately seeking is concerned with his origin. Unfortunately, he won't be able to reserve a room for a beachside. It turns out that he would be sharing his accommodations with a stranger called Cleo.
Cleo and Mack don't seem to mind each other’s company much anymore than they did at the start. But how their adventure will end?
Delilah Green Doesn't Care, by Ashley Herring Blake (2022)
Delilah Green vowed she would never return to Bright Falls. There was nothing there but the past she wants to forget.
Her life is in New York, along with her profession in photography gaining momentum and her love life finally works as she imagined. She's all right with different women every night, what could go wrong at the end of the day?
After a long time, Delilah's estranged sister, Astrid, offers a five figure payment to make her wedding photography. Delilah is then compelled to return home to her ‘cursed' little town where she spent her childhood.
If you are into exciting queer romances this chick lit book is definitely for you!
Lockdown on London Lane, by Beth Reekles (2022)
This story has some nasty moments, but it seemed to me that a lot of enjoyment could have been had if we were just stuck with the characters in the place. I'm not sure, but maybe it could be a nostalgic COVID Rom-Com this year.
A small apartment complex found a 7 days quarantine order on Sunday. This did not sound so bad, but it was actually quite disruptive for many couples. Some of them were separated, and some of them sticked together and 7 days could a be a very long time.
Liv was also there with her best friend and other members of the wedding party on a weekend planning session that went extremely well. But the girls did not have enough living space and all the arrangements led to some discomfort.
Imogen had a one-night stand with a young man whose name she forgot. She somehow managed to get out next day morning, but without luck since she had to return to her company to spend the rest of the week with him.
I liked the engaging cast of characters and found them intriguing.
Lease on Love, by Falon Ballard (2022)
Sadie Green is in desperate need of three things after being passed over for an overdue promotion. A stiff drink, a new place to live, and a one-night stand.
But when an accidental mix-up lands her on the doorstep of Jack Thomas's elegant Brooklyn brownstone, Sadie gets more excited about renting the property than she is about Jack himself.
The journey from roommates to lovers are always a delight to read. They are filled with witty banter, sexual tension, and heartwarming moments.
The book is about the story of Sadie and Jack who eventually fall in love. They have to overcome some obstacles along the way, but in the end they get their happy ending. This novel is sexy and sweet all at the same time. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good chick lit romance story.
With Love from London, by Sarah Jio (2022)
Val’s only eleven years old at the time, but her mother, Eloise, moves to London from her hometown of Claremont, California, leaving Val and her father on their own. This memory has a rough effect on Val's life something that she could never forget.
Years later Val learns the terrible news regarding her mother, Eloise passed. Val ends up to inherit a Primrose Hill apartment and the Book Garden, once belonged to her mother. As Val starts to discover her mother's life in London. She finds herself falling in love with the sky-blue third-floor flat and the plush bookstore. Soon realizing that her mother's life was far more exciting than she ever guessed.
The Reunion, by Meghan Quinn (2022)
Martin and Peggy Chance, who are celebrating their fiftieth anniversary, feel strongly that love should last a lifetime. With this in mind, they have modeled an exemplary relationship within their family.
However their three children didn't learn anything from their parents, they all struggle with their life and their relationships. Ford is the eldest, he is a workaholic and resists to enjoy romances. Cooper, the middle child, can't get over his divorce, until one day he reconnects with an eccentric local baker from his past. And Palmer, the youngest one, who is a world traveler and a real dreamer if we are speaking about love.
When, on their parents' anniversary, siblings make plans to celebrate, they'll have to work towards sibling infighting, romantic entanglements, and the inevitable end of their childhood.
The Secret Love Letters of Olivia Moretti, by Jennifer Probst (2022)
Priscilla, Devon, and Bailey, three sisters go on a women's retreat to the island of Amalfi in Italy and search for information that will help them solve their mother's past. They learn that Olivia (their mother) owned a house in Italy and hold some old love letters left by a person named “R”. Maybe she reunited with their father after the divorce or R is a stranger?
The story takes places in Italy, in a charming place, and we follow the events happening to the sisters to discover the identity of “R”. This is a real heartbreaker novel, for the lovers of deep emotions.
People We Meet on Vacation, by Emily Henry (2021)
Poppy and Alex have maintained their tight-knit relationship throughout their entire lives. While they are as different as two people can be, they still know how to get each other.
Since circumstances keep them physically apart, Poppy wants to remedy their quarrel by traveling to the same place every summer. Two years ago, they had a fight and had severed their relationship entirely. Poppy now needs to resolve the entire conflict by taking a place to go and reconnect with her favorite friend.
Poppy and Alex are bewitching together and I laughed as I read all their leisure banter and conversations. Poppy is the daffy one while Alex is the guileless one, but both are equally likable in their own way.
This is great friends to lovers book, that is well deserved the Goodreads Choice Awards in 2021.
The Fashion Orphans, by Randy Susan Meyers and M.J. Rose (2022)
Gabrielle Winslow and Lulu Quattro are half-sisters. Gabrielle, the firstborn, was raised in luxury on Manhattan's exclusive Upper East Side. Now, at 55, her life as a Broadway costume designer married to a celebrated Broadway producer has ended up in a divorce. Lulu, who spent part of her childhood with her working-class Brooklyn grandparents, is grieving at 48. With no children either biological or adopted, her life has become reduced to her work at the Ditmas Park bakery that is owned by her late husband's family.
The two sisters arrive for the reading of the last will of their mothers. They anticipate to have a sizeable inheritance, that may help them to pay off their debts, and then to continue their life. But to their surprise, what their mothers had left was a storage closet filled with high-end designer clothing and Chanel accessories.
A heartwarming and memorable tale about the concept that one individual's absence can change how things are perceived and that establishing a bond through reminiscences can facilitate the retrieval of the past.
Write My Name Across the Sky, by Barbara O'Neal (2021)
Life is simply feels great for Gloria (70), who is an influencer and lives in her Upper West Side loft with rooftop garden.
The story kick-off when she realizes that one of her past lover has been arrested for art theft and forgery. Only the matter of time when the authorities will come for her. While she is planning to leave the country, she invites her niece Willow to come to her New York City apartment and stay.
Hoping to rebuild her life, Willow moves to New York with Gloria. Sam, Willow's sister, has always been a successful individual, having founded a video game company with her friend as a teenager. Now the company has deteriorated, and Sam is looking for help in saving it. As each of the young ladies struggle, secrets are brought to light. They must find a solution together in order to save their lives from collapse.
Deconstructed, by Liz Talley (2022)
Cricket, owner of a vintage store, has built an unlikely friendship with her new salesperson, Ruby.
Ruby knows how fast things can change after a turbulent journey. She's determined to have a new beginning by working for Cricket. But Cricket's life isn't a near ideal, she just heard a rumor that her husband Scott cheats her with the kids' tennis coach, Stephanie.
In attempting to catch the cheating husband, Cricket and Ruby devise a sequence of humorous subterfuges while deepening their newfound friendship.
A thoroughly enjoyable and laid-back read had me laughing several times.
Dream House, by Stephanie Fournet (2022)
Stella Mouton gets her parents' neglected house when it was left to her by her grandmother. Unfortunately, it is no longer wise to maintain or care for the house, so she rents it out.
My favorite characters were Pen and Tyler. We are here a huge lover of spirituality and tarot. Pen was such a bundle of witchy intuitive awesomeness. It was uniquely absorbing to read about the metaphysical stuff and philosophical thoughts.
I deeply cared about the characters, wanted to know their fates, and cried for their hopeless dreams.
Chick Lit Books Conclusion
Chick Lit books are perfect for any reader who wants a fun and cheerful read. These books are perfect for sunny days, next by the pool or a rainy afternoon curled up on the couch. So, if you are looking for a good book to read, be sure to check out some Chick Lit novels!
If you are looking for more ideas, check out our favorite chick lit books from 2021.