Chick lit is a genre of literature that focuses on female protagonists. These popular fiction stories usually appeal mainly to women, having a strong female lead character directing the plot. The Chick Lit genre is different, and completely separate from romance because Chick Lit  involves all the main character’s relationships (friends, family, etc.) and not just her romantic interests.

This modern genre for women focuses on typical issues  or problems women have with men, sex, losing weight, and are most often funny and light-hearted in how the female protagonist deals with modern women’s issues.

The Chick Lit genre gained popularity in the late 1990s, with Chick Lit titles topping bestseller lists and the creation of imprints devoted entirely to Chick Lit. Although some experts say that the Chick Lit genre is dead, it's a genre that keeps itself on its toes with new angles showing the misadventures of contemporary unmarried or married working women in their 20s or 30s who struggle with multiple pressures.