If you ask us, the best way to spend your free time is to read, read, read. Not only will it make your mind sharper, several studies also show that reading can reduce stress levels and encourage positive thinking! Check out these chick lit books that will surely make your break time more fun and enjoyable.
1. Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin
What if you caught your best friend having an affair with your fiancee? Learn from Darcy Rhone whose friendship with BFF Rachel White is put to the test. The book made it to the The New York Times' bestseller list and USA Today's Top 150 list upon its release in 2005.
2. Shopaholic To The Stars by Sophie Kinsella
This installment in Sophie Kinsella's best-selling Shopaholic novel series follows the life of Rebecca Bloomwood, now known as Rebecca Brandon, as she travels to LA to pursue a new career.
3. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Loved Eleanor & Park and Fangirl? Here's another book to add to your growing Rainbow Rowell collection. Landline follows the story of Georgie McCool who got to talk to her currently-somewhat-estranged-husband Neal's past self, through a phone. Sounds complicated? You HAVE to read it to find out what happens.
4. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
If you have not read a single Stephanie Perkins book then you're missing out big time. In Isla and the Happily Ever After, you get the thrill of traveling and discovering true love as Isla and Josh start a romance that goes across New York City, Paris, and Barcelona.
5. Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
Remember that Judy Abbott cartoon series you used to love watching as a kid? That's actually based on this classic chick lit by Jean Webster. It may be classified as children's literature, but we assure you Jerusha Abbott's fun and cutesy letters to Daddy-Long-Legs about her crushes and college life will take you down memory lane.
6. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Ronnie Miller is a girl anyone can relate to in this Nicholas Sparks novel. She is a troubled teenager who faces difficulties brought about by her parents' broken marriage. Her life issues get tougher when she is sent to her estranged father to spend her summer vacation.
7. Emma by Jane Austen
If you're looking for classics, grab a Jane Austen novel, because this chick definitely made "chick lit" a thing. Emma is a story of a girl who loves matchmaking a bit too much, she'd put Tinder to shame (if Tinder existed in 1815). P.S. This book was adapted by Pemberley Digital into a modern and fun web series on YouTube!
8. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
This must-read classic was listed as the second favorite book by American readers (just behind the Bible). And if you haven't seen the movie, you have to, after reading the novel!
Can't wait to start reading? You only need one more thing: Your all-time favorite snack. For us, our break-time-slash-reading time is also our Piattos Time! An amazing book + a bag of Piattos = The perfect de-stresser!