This book is so good. I had already seen the movie, but I wanted to read the book, too – it’s gorgeously written. And now I can say that the movie is a very true adaptation of the book.
A Diamond as Big as the Ritz, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (short stories)
Joe Jones, by Anne Lamott
Supreme Courtship, by Christopher Buckley
When the Emperor Was Divine, by Jule Otsuka
This book was a beautiful, quick read. It’s about a Japanese family sent to an internment camp during World War II.
Baltimore Noir, by Laura Lippman
This is a collection of short stories by Baltimore authors. There are a number of different cities included in the Noir series; you should check them out if you have an affinity for a particular city.
Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body, by Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby
I’ve been reading “fat acceptance” blogs for over a year now, and this book is written by two of the leading bloggers in that area. I don’t know that I agree with everything they’re saying, but I certainly think the message that you’re worthy of love (and other good things) no matter what size you are is a good one.
How to Be Lost, by Amanda Eyre Ward
Why Love is Not Enough, by Sol Gordon
The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story, by Diane Ackerman
My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodie Picoult
I’m Not the New Me, by Wendy McClure
Things I Learned About My Dad (in Therapy): Essays, edited by Heather B. Armstrong
Certain Girls, by Jennifer Weiner
I’ve read everything she’s done, and I love them all, though Good in Bed – her first – is still my favorite.