Nine Women, One Dress, by Jane L. Rosen

9women1dressTitle: Nine Women, One Dress

Author: Rosen, Jane L. (Author’s Website)

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

Bibliographic: Doubleday, 272 pages, Hardcover List Price $24.95, Audiobook List Price $24.50, Audiobook CD List Price $35.00, ISBNs 9780385541404
9781410492975, 9780385541435

Publication Date: July 12, 2016

Rating: ★★★★☆/♥♥♥♡♡ (The rating scale is here).

Appeal Factors: Heartwarming, engaging

Why I picked it up: I needed to read some chick lit for my readers’ advisory class, and I had heard that books with dresses on the cover were a good place to start.

S.I.A.S.: A series of women in New York City have their lives changed by one particular dress.

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The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

thenestTitle: The Nest

Author: Sweeney, Cynthia D’Aprix (Author’s Website)

Genre: Women’s fiction, literary fiction

Bibliographic: Ecco, 368 pages, Hardcover List Price $26.99, Paperback List Price $16.99, Audiobook List Price $23.95, ISBNs 9780062414212, 9780062441652, 9780062414236, 9780062414229, 9780606396622

Publication Date: March 22, 2016

Rating: ★★★★☆/♥♥♥♥♥ (The rating scale is here).

Appeal Factors: Domestic fiction, flawed characters, character-driven, moving, sardonic, compelling

Why I picked it up: I knew I needed to read some women’s fiction for my RA class, and I kept hearing good things about this particular title.

S.I.A.S.: The Plumb siblings have been counting on their inheritance, but one stupid mistake changes everything.

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