Girls' Night In

Girls Night In TALES FROM THE HOTTEST FEMALE WRITERSIn this must have short story collection Jennifer Weiner revisits on of her Good in Bed characters and tells the story from ahem his point of view Jill A D

  • Title: Girls' Night In
  • Author: Lauren Henderson Chris Manby Sarah Mlynowski Jill A. Davis Stella Duffy Lisa Jewell Marian Keyes Sophie Kinsella
  • ISBN: 9780373250745
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • 21 TALES FROM THE HOTTEST FEMALE WRITERSIn this must have short story collection, Jennifer Weiner revisits on of her Good in Bed characters and tells the story from, ahem, his point of view , Jill A Davis Girl s Poker Night offers darkly humorous take on starting over in New York and working with the Elizabeths and Alisa Valdes Rodriquez The Dirty Girls Social Club 21 TALES FROM THE HOTTEST FEMALE WRITERSIn this must have short story collection, Jennifer Weiner revisits on of her Good in Bed characters and tells the story from, ahem, his point of view , Jill A Davis Girl s Poker Night offers darkly humorous take on starting over in New York and working with the Elizabeths and Alisa Valdes Rodriquez The Dirty Girls Social Club muses on how different the words lady and woman are when paired with cat.Girl s Night In features stories about growing up, growing out of, moving out, moving on, falling apart and getting it all together So turn off your cell phone and curl up on the couch this is one Girl s Night In you won t want to miss.

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    1. This is not really the kind of book that is good for me to read straight through, but that's what I'm doing because that is how I read my books.It is, however, a beachy, soaking-in-the-tub, not requiring a lot of thought sort of read.Lots of well-known chick-lit authors contributed, but I felt like many of them did it half-assed - as though they knew they weren't making any money off their contributions and didn't bother to put much effort in because of that. And, maybe that's not really how the [...]

    2. This book was an easy read. Most short stories were a hit, but a couple were a miss. I'd recommend it as a beach or tub read. It was not necessarily intellectually stimulating, but it was fun.

    3. I just finished up this book and enjoyed getting a taste of so many different authors. Most stories were great but some were bad.My favorites:What Goes AroundKnow It AllChanging PeopleParty PlannerDougie, Spoons and the Aquarium SolariumMy dislikes:Siren SongsThe Marrying KindRudyFrom The Cat Lady by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez:"She wore a flirty pink velour J.Lo jogging suit she had promised herself she'd get rid of now that she was the same age as the singer/actress."Hmmmm Last I checked, if you ar [...]

    4. I ended up with this book somewhat by accident but glad I did. It gave me a chance to sample the writing of various authors so now I have a nice list of new (to me) authors to check out. I'm most excited about Sarah Mlynowski but there were a lot of really strong female writers featured. I also learned this is part of a series and plan to follow up with the other collections. It also benefits an organization called War Child if you buy it. I actually got it from the library though.

    5. OK - so as I was reading this I kept thinking it sounded so familiar . . . guess I've already read it. It has short stories from many of my favorite chick lit authors, so it is a fun read. The stories are quick too!

    6. This book was really awesome! It's full of short stories, and you can enjoy a sample of different authors!

    7. This book not only supports a great cause but introduces you to a number of great authors through their short stories.

    8. I have read a few previous books by some of the authors who wrote short stories for this one. That being said I wasn't in love this this collection. Out of 12 stories I only enjoyed a handful. My favorites were "Traveling Light," "Know it All," and "What Goes Around." The collection of short stories covers all aspects of relationships from friendship, dating, cheating, divorce, loss of a loved one, etc. If you are looking for something similar, I would recommend "American Girls About Town".

    9. Like so many anthologies there are always some good ones and some not so good ones. Unfortunately I think there were more stories that I didn’t like and just felt like I was getting through than there were ones that I truly enjoyed.My favorites were:Party Planner by Meg CabotCat Lady by Lisa Valdes-RodriguezChanging People by Sophie KinsellaKnow it All by Sarah MlynowskiWhat Goes Around by Louise BagshaweThe Truth is Out There by Marian KeyesActing Strangely by Chris Manby

    10. I would say two thirds of the short stories were crap. The authors didn't make money off this book because it was for charity and it seemed like some of them didn't bother to put effort into their story because of that. There were a couple great stories though that left me wanting more. Those were written by Sarah Mylnowski, Meg Cabot, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez and Sophie Kinsella

    11. This book was a fun weekend read. If you’re not sure what book in particular you want to read next or which author to read, this book is for you. Each chapter is a different story from a different author which gives you a taste of their writing style. Authors donated these stories to go into this book and proceeds from this book go to help children of war. it’s a feel good book all around!

    12. This book could have been so good! Sadly, it wasn'tParty Planner by Meg Cabot 5/5 This story was a great one to start with! It was super funny and super cute. It was just what I expected from Meg Cabot. And it took place at the NY Journal <3Traveling Light by Carole Matthews 1/5This one started off strong, and ended terribly. I almost didn't finish it. I felt no connection to the characters and there was zero chemistry between the MC and the love interest.Cat Lady by Alicia Valdes Rodriguez 1 [...]

    13. (Review was originally posted on Alexa Loves Books)The reason I picked up this book was because two of my favorite authors wrote short stories for it - Meg Cabot and Sophie Kinsella. Plus, I love a good short story and the book promised to contain a bunch of stories geared towards a female audience for the most part.The book called out multiple reactions from me - some stories I loved, some stories I liked and some I didn't end up caring about at all.I, of course, have my favorites:1. Party Plan [...]

    14. I am on a bit of a short story kick. I have another one of these books by the same title to read, it is a series of short stories by famous authors that were put together by red dress ink and the proceeds benefit a charity. I am not sure how many versions were done, this one I just read was kind of the American or North American one, with Jennifer Weiner and Meg Cabot being authors. Since I am trying to write some short stories, there is more opportunity to submit them in contests and such, I th [...]

    15. Yes, I know, more chick lit, aaaaaiiiyah! But this was a collection of short stories, to benefit the War Child charity. Had I actually bought it, instead of renting it, I'd probably feel like one of those Good People© you hear so much about. In any case, with any compilation, you get your good and your bad. In CDs, this usually has a better good-to-bad ratio. In books, maybe not so much. I admit, I rented this because of Meg Cabot, who, I've mentioned before, is one of my guilty pleasures autho [...]

    16. Overall, I was disappointed with this book. There were some that I liked a lot, and others that I did not enjoy.Party Planner by Meg Cabot - 4 stars ★★★★ Traveling Light by Carole Matthews - 2 stars ★★Cat Lady by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez - 4 stars ★★★★ Changing People by Sophie Kinsella - 3 stars ★★★New York by Jill A. Davis - 1 star ★Revenge by Emily Barr - 1 star ★Here Comes Harry by Jessica Adams - 1 star ★Know It All by Sarah Milynowski - 2 stars ★★In Agony [...]

    17. I am not a huge fan of short story collections but I decided to pick up `GIRLS NIGHT IN' because some of the stories were penned by some of my favorite authors in the chick-lit genre and some by authors that I have never read but wanted to. Unfortunately, I cannot say that I was impressed by this collection, out of the twenty-one stories I can honestly only say that I liked seven, the rest were either mediocre, left something to be desired, or were just bad. However, on a positive note, out of t [...]

    18. I used to love anything by Red Dress Ink. I've read books by most of the authors in here and picked it up not only for that reason but also because I remember RDI books fondly from my early 20s. I knew it'd be fun and easy and light. Plus I meant to read this 10 or so years ago when it came out. I figured it'd be a good book to keep in my desk at work for my lunch hour. Anyway, some stories were great. I'm always a fan of Sarah Mylnowski and Jennifer Weiner and some others. The first story, writ [...]

    19. I'm starting to think that maybe I'm just not a person who enjoys the short story - although I like the idea of a quick read and getting an opportunity to read from a sampling of a variety of authors, this collection was disappointing. Maybe I had too high of hopes for it after the book spent years (literally) on my TBR shelf. I found many of the stories to be overly quirky, strange and not able to hold my attention for even the short amount of time that they took to read. Also, I found it to be [...]

    20. I picked up this book for two reasons: One, I couldn't wait to get my hands on anything else featuring author Sophie Kinsella, and two, it gave me a chance to get acquainted with some more of chick-lit's greatest writers.On a whole, GIRL'S NIGHT IN was an average read. Suffice it to say, the first story, Party Planner written by Meg Cabot had to be my favorite. It was a great introduction, and really had me psyched for what followed. But it seemed from there, many of the stories became deficient [...]

    21. In a book of 21 short stories by 21 different authors, one could not logically expect to encounter mostly very good stories. I recognized five of the authors' names, but the rest were unknown quantities to me. I Assigned 4 four-star ratings and 9 three-star ratings to the stories; which indicates that I thought 13 of the 21 were good to very good short stories. In my opinion the rest were okay(two-star), except for the 4 that I specifically did not like and rated one-star. Interestingly, since I [...]

    22. A collection of short stories from the best of the chick lit genre. If you read any chick lit, I would say this is worth picking up. I liked taking a break every little bit to read a short story that I could get into quick and then come to the conclusion in just a few short pages. I think I should do this more often, adds variety to my reading.Although there were some stories that I wished were full blown novels, there were some that I was glad would be ending quickly. Without going and dissecti [...]

    23. This one gets 2.5 stars from me. I read it at the end of October/beginning of November (it's now April) and there's really nothing that sticks out to me. It took me longer to get through than I expected for a book of short stories, and while it has a ton of authors that I love, and all the proceeds went to a good cause, it was just an okay collection of stories. If you're trying to get in the habit of reading regularly and want something easy to get you started, I would recommend this book. But [...]

    24. This fluffy, quick read made a pleasant companion for my summer vacation. By turns bitchy, confessional, self-deprecating, and poignant, Girls Night In contained all the elements that make Cosmopolitanmagazine compulsively readable despite its questionable journalistic or educational value. Although happy endings generally prevailed and there were too many unlikely Cinderella twists for my taste, the sappiness of those stories was tempered by the inclusion of a revenge fantasy and a few tales of [...]

    25. A fun light read. Several different stories by several different authors. Some I laughed out loud at, others I started and skipped, and a couple ended too soon. A couple of my favorites were: Party Planner-Meg Cabot(hilarious), Cat Lady-Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, Know It All-Sara Mlynowski, What Goes Around-Louise Bagshawe, Here We Are-Lynda Curnyn(wasn't ready for it to end), The Truth is Out There-Marian Keyes (alien!),and Acting Strangely-Chris Manby (sweet).

    26. It is a collection of short stories and just what I was looking for. it is perfect for those times when you are waiting for short periods and don't want to get engrossed in a full book. I enjoyed most of the stories, they all were very different which made it nice. Some made me want the whole story to continue into a full book while others made me glad they were only several pages long. All in all though I enjoyed it.

    27. This is a book contains 21 short stories by many different writers. Most of them taking place in New York City, London or different parts of England. Out of the numerous short stories I only found about 5 or 6 that I really cared for. This is mostly for 18 and older books; there was too much smut involved and some of the stories were quite odd. Not one I would put at the top of my list, but if one wanted a book for the plane this wouldn't be a bad choice.

    28. half of these stories are great typical chick lit, the other half are terrible crap that i couldn't bring myself to finish (and the stories are only 5-10 pages long). overall a great book because it didn't require a lot of attention. i thought it would be great for the beach, but a little more than halfway through i realized i wanted something with a little more substance. i'd recommend it for more of a quick winding down before bed.

    29. This was an anthology and as with many books like this, some of the stories I really liked and others, not so much.I particularly liked Party Planner by Meg Cabot, Know it All by Sarah Mlynowski, The Truth is Out There by Marian Keyes and Acting Strangely by Chris Manby.As strange at it seems since these are all NYT bestselling authors, I've not read anything else by them so I will be checking out more in the future.

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