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Sick of feeling guilty about the books you should be reading, but aren’t? Annoyed that the books you read don’t seem to “count” as literature? Join author and journalist Caroline O’Donoghue as she discovers the chick-lit classics her guests were raised on, from schmaltzy romances to family comedies to bodice-ripping dramas. We talk to authors, fans and cultural critics about what makes chick-lit tick, and investigate why it’s so often overlooked.

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    • 5.0, 20 Ratings

Sick of feeling guilty about the books you should be reading, but aren’t? Annoyed that the books you read don’t seem to “count” as literature? Join author and journalist Caroline O’Donoghue as she discovers the chick-lit classics her guests were raised on, from schmaltzy romances to family comedies to bodice-ripping dramas. We talk to authors, fans and cultural critics about what makes chick-lit tick, and investigate why it’s so often overlooked.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

trolololson13 ,

My new favorite podcast

I really love this podcast. I'm from America and for some reason haven't really branched out into listening to podcasts from the UK or elsewhere and stumbled upon this one. I love Caroline, she's such a sweet, smart, friendly host. She has the cutest accent :) I really love the discussions she has with a great array of guests about "chick lit" books. I've never really listened to a book podcast either and didn't know it could be enjoyable to listen to conversations about books (that I mostly haven't read) but I DO. The latest episode on Maeve Binchy made me so excited to read Circle of Friends that I requested it from my local library right away. Thanks, Caroline!

RFelty ,

Wildly funny and super smart!

This podcast is always a hoot as female authors discuss the books that left a mark on them, for better or worse. Very smart and lively dialog. I’ve learned a lot about books I might want to explore. Highly recommend this clever show.

Jessicls ,

The best!

I can’t explain how much I love this podcast - it’s like discussing your favorite books with your best girlfriends, where you both ADORE whatever book it is, but you can also talk about its flaws and spin-off into discussions about how it relates to the world and your lives. Even episodes where I haven’t read the book being discussed are awesome! Try it out.

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