Chick Lit

How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life by Kaavya Viswanathan

In her hilarious debut, the Harvard sophomore (above) spins a tale about an ambitious teen angling to get into college. Breezy dialogue and pop-culture references give snap to this charming tale.

Jane Austen in Scarsdale by Paula Marantz Cohen

Inspired by Austen’s Persuasion, Cohen’s tale focuses on a high school administrator confronted by a love she once rejected. Smart and funny, it’s a gem.

Un-Bridaled by Eileen Rendahl

Chloe Sachs runs out on her wedding—and ends up finding herself. A surprisingly moving, engrossing read.

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