Bond Girl by Erin Duffy
This is a chick-lit novel with a heroine you would actually be friends with. Alex Garrett rises at a Wall Street brokerage firm by doing things like trekking to the Bronx for a Dh3,600 wheel of Parmesan cheese and dealing with her unpredictable boss - and soon she ends up near the top. But when the financial crisis hits it looks like she may lose it all (including her love interest) and she's forced to make some tough decisions.
An Available Man by Hilma Wolitzer
This heartwarming, funny book looks into the unpredictable event of suddenly becoming single later in life and the unique joy of falling in love the second time around. Following Edward Schuyler who, still mourning his late wife, is bombarded with offers from other women, his encounters are in turn sad, funny and startling, until a chance meeting leads him to someone special.