Chicklit Club

Pink Thong Awards 2010


Congratulations to all the winners for 2010.

*Only books in our New Releases list for 2010 that have been rated by the Chicklit Club contributors as of 18 December 2010 are eligible for this year's awards.

Book of the Year


Good Enough to Eat – Stacey Ballis

Get completely hooked on this story of a woman who loses lots of weight - to see her husband leave her for her heavier best friend.



Welcome to My World – Miranda Dickinson

Reading travel agent Harri's story may well encourage you to also chase your dreams.

Most Popular


Mini Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella

Having Becky return for the sixth time - and with daughter Minnie in tow - was a real treat for all her fans and it didn't disappoint.

Most Humorous


Katy Carter Wants a Hero - Ruth Saberton

Teacher Katy, an aspiring romance novelist, gets into lots of funny situations and is the sort of chick lit heroine we've all been waiting for.

Book of the Year (Australian)


At Home with the Templetons – Monica McInerney

This compelling tale again proves what a superior storyteller McInerney is and the quirky Templetons are sure to stick in your mind long after you read the last page.



Bittersweet – Melanie La’Brooy

As Sabrina's wedding countdown begins, the secrets she and her sister Mimi are keeping from the other start to emerge, as well as their dark family history. This is a captivating story which wins kudos for not necessarily spinning off in all the directions you suspect.

Book of the Year (New Zealand)


Lush – Vanessa Johnson

Advertising account director Lydia may be heading towards rock bottom but this is a top read.

Best Debut and Most Promising Author


The Opposite of Me – Sarah Pekkanen

This story about sibling rivalry is masterfully steered out of cliche territory and we can't wait to read more from this author.

Best Debut (Australian)


Campaign Ruby – Jessica Rudd

Predicting the fate her prime minister father suffered in real life, this is a very funny, easy-to-read story about a girl thrown on to the political campaign trail that easily wins our vote for best Aussie debut.

Best Celebrity Read


Envy – Coleen Nolan

This is the thoroughly entertaining and outrageous inside-TV story we've all been waiting for from a TV presenter.

Most Intriguing Concept


From Notting Hill With Love ... Actually - Ali McNamara

Scarlett is obsessed with movies so jumps at the chance to house-site in Notting Hill - setting of her favourite movie. Guaranteed to be a hit with rom-com fans.

Most Inspirational


Swimming with Dolphins – Deborah Wright

After losing her job, Julia writes a list of 10 things she wants to do in her life and embarks on the trip of a lifetime.

Best Tearjerker


Promises to Keep – Jane Green

With Green inspired to write this book after a friend's illness, it is a tearjerker but the way she weaves the story ensues it never becomes unbearably traumatic.

Best Chick Lit Mystery


Bulletproof Mascara – Bethany Maines

Nikki is recruited to a secret organistion of female agents and takes us on an enjoyable, fast-paced read.



Following Polly – Karen Bergreen

Alice is suspected of murder after getting up to a bit of stalking - this got the coveted 10/10 rating.

Best New Character


Lyric Charlton (Inheritance – Tara Palmer-Tomkinson)

No doubt drawn from the author's own life experiences, recovering drug addict and It girl Lyric is still the sort of girl you'll root for.

Most Marketable


I Heart series – Lindsey Kelk

Angela's adventures continued in 2010 - this time in Hollywood and Paris.

Best Interviewee


Belinda Jones

The Living La Vida Loca author shared with us her passion for travel and her bubbly personality.

Editor's Choice


What’s Yours is Mine – Tess Stimson

Can two very different sisters be brought together through the gift of life? Find out in this gripping tale with lots of twists and turns.

* Check out our reviewers' favourite books of the year here.

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