Having been a firm Chicklit Club favourite for years, Australian author Liane Moriarty stepped up to a whole new level internationally with this brilliant, well-plotted book about suburban secrets, playground cliques and a murder where readers are left guessing not only whodunit but who was the victim.
From an author whose books are greatly anticipated by both adult and teen readers, Landline is a relationship study with a time-warp element. With Georgie's marriage in trouble, she discovers an old landline phone that is a portal into the past so she can speak to her husband from the time before they got married.
Hannah Beckerman's highly original story is told through the perspective of a wife and mother beyond the grave as she watches on as her husband and young daughter try to come to terms with her death. The narrative offers a hugely emotional and thought-provoking journey.
Holly Martin blasted on to the chick lit stage this year with two highly commended novels - The Guestbook and One Hundred Proposals - and built herself a strong fan base.
Best friends Elle and Laurie, who head off on a singles holiday to Tuscany, are a fabulous duo and their story makes for an incredibly funny, feel-good, sunny romantic comedy.
University friends Jimmy Rice and Laura Tait wrote this rom-com together - Tait writing the female character and Rice the male - about two friends who never really got around to admitting their feelings before going their separate ways.
A Proper Family Holiday, followed by its sequel A Proper Family Christmas, introduced readers to the Benson clan - from sisters Chelsea and Ronnie, to parents Jacqui and Dave and grandad Bill. So drama-prone, so funny, so loveable.
Nic Tatano takes out this award for all-round consistency, with each of his 2014 releases - Boss Girl, It Girl and Twitter Girl - utilising a winning combination of sassy heroine, intriguing plot and snappy dialogue.
Jennifer is trapped in a coma in which she can access the different versions of her life that may have occurred with past boyfriends. Refreshing and original, this novel makes you consider the big what-ifs.
Five years after the release of his monumental bestseller One Day, everyone was wondering what David Nicholls would produce next. He returned with a funny and moving story about a socially awkward middle-aged man whose wife informs him she's leaving - after their family trip to Europe with their university-bound son. A real sentimental journey.
Despite predictions when it first arrived on the scene that New Adult would be a flash in the pan, it’s going from strength to strength, not least because of the great authors that have got on board. Colleen Hoover’s Maybe Someday exemplifies the very best of the genre.
While writing her annual Christmas letter, Angela vents about her family - she certainly never meant for this version to be accidentally sent out to all her contacts. But life is only about to get even worse for the Gillespies. With characters so quirky and vividly drawn, this storyline keeps intensifying at every page turn.