Summer Reading List

I finally got to talk to one of my favorite authors, Meg Elison. She has written the Road to Nowhere series, Big Girl, and a whole lot more! If you read the reviews on this site, you know I fawned over her piece in Best Lesbian Erotica v6. You can listen to my full interview on this week’s Fat Chicks on Top episode 207.

One of the great things to come out of this episode was a wonderful reading list! Meg talks about books she loved, those that changed the way she understood her body, and fiction that made her feel seen. I know the ones on this list I have read have all been wonderful.

So, if you are looking to put together your summer reading list, here is a great place to start!


Books mentioned in Meg Elison interview, episode e207

Sabrina Springs. Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

Boston Women’s Health Collective and Judy Norsigan. Our Bodies, Ourselves

Virgie Tovar, You Have the Right to Remain Fat

Siri Walker, Dietland

Julie Murphy , Dumplin’

Julie Murphy, If the Shoe Fits

Kate Staymen-London, The One to Watch

Peter Benchly, Jaws

Sinclair Sexsmith, ed., Best Lesbian Erotica, volume 6

Meg Elison, The Unnamed Midwife

Meg Elison, The Book of Etta

Meg Elison, Book of Flora

Meg Elison, “The Pill” in Big Girl

Collette, The Collective Stories of Collette

Pat Califia, Macho Sluts

Melinda Lao, Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Gretchen Felker-Martin Manhunter

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